HRC supremo Shuhei Nakamoto revealed that the million-dollar bike, with a sprung-valve motor and standard (non-seamless-shift) transmission, will endure a delay due to maintenance issues.
"We’ll make a factory spec bike, but the engine is a bit different with a valve spring system and a standard transmission,” Nakamoto said.
“The chassis we are trying to make a little bit cheaper, but to keep the performance is not easy. This is the reason our schedule is a little bit delayed.”
The bike will also come equipped with Dorna-spec software in the Magneti Marelli ECU.