MotoGP Aero Evolution: Aprilia, KTM Lead Innovation Surge

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The MotoGP landscape has seen a surge in aero advancements since Ducati introduced winglets in the mid-2010s, prompting other manufacturers to follow suit. In 2024, Aprilia and KTM have taken a step further, unveiling radical wing and fairing designs, spearheading innovation in the sport.

Jack Miller, a rider for KTM, emphasized the significance of aero developments in enhancing MotoGP bike performance. He described aero as a cost-effective means of upgrading bikes, highlighting its potential impact as the last key area for manufacturers to exploit fully.

Acknowledging Aprilia’s unveiling of a revamped RS-GP with prominent aero features, factory rider Aleix Espargaro noted the evolving landscape of MotoGP. He emphasized the necessity of adapting to changing regulations and maximizing technological advancements to remain competitive.

Espargaro underscored the importance of aero in optimizing bike performance, particularly in achieving the desired downforce while minimizing drag. He emphasized the competitive advantage provided by effective aerodynamic engineering, crucial for success in MotoGP.


By Jayson O'Neil

Jayson is a car-o-holic, and you will often find him writing about cars & bikes here at DaxStreet. You can reach out to him at [email protected]

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