Video: FB Corse FB01 Triple at the Valencian Pit

03/20/2010 @ 1:02 pm, by Jensen Beeler5 COMMENTS

Despite not making the entry list into the 2010 MotoGP season (yet?), we have to admit it’s a welcomed sound to hear a triple taking off from the pits at Valencia. We here at Asphalt & Rubber were big fans of the Aprilia RS3 Cube, despite its propensity to catch fire. And while FB Corse may have drawn our ire for less than truthful media communications, their Oral Engineering designed three cylinder motor leaves us hoping the team can get their act together and make it into MotoGP so we can continue to hear its throaty tune. Check out the video after the jump for a sweet taste of triple goodness.


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  • It is interesting that a triple isn’t explored more by engineers. BMW stated they ruled out a triple due to weight when planning the 1000RR, but the torque differences between an i-4 & an i-3 seem enticing enough to go for it. Plus, look at what Yamaha did with the cross-plane crank. The weight went up, the hp went down, but they ended up as champions. The type of power definitely had a role in their success.

    Go triples

  • CarbonWarrior

    If I’m not mistaken (and I may well be)… isnt the triple in this bike a discarded design from BMW? I could have sworn I read it somewhere that the engine was originally designed as a study for a BMW Race bike… Hmmmm….

  • @CarbonWarrior,

    Yes the motor was designed by Oral Engineering for BMW back in the day when the Germans wanted to go racing in MotoGP.

  • Will

    That’s sweet, wish it were a bit longer.