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BeOn presents Moto3 prototype at Montmeló

BeOn presents Moto3 prototype at Montmeló

Barcelona-based manufacturer BeOn Automotive plans to introduce its machine for the start of the new category which will replace the 125cc class in 2012.

Engineering firm BeOn Automotive, based in Santa Perpetua de la Mogoda (Barcelona), unveiled its Moto3 prototype at the Catalunya Circuit on Thursday.

Directors of the firm Santiago Abad and Raul Cívico, engineers with extensive experience in building prototypes, presented the BeOn Moto3 machine, a light and compact bike weighing approximately 80kgs and housing a 250cc four-stroke engine.

Abad said: “It’s a basic bike, which is simple and low cost. The prototype has already undergone some tests on track with Test rider Mateo Túnez (who rode in the 125cc World Championship in 2005 and 2006) and we think that in a month-and-a-half we’ll be in a position to produce the first 15 units.”

The firm is offering potential purchasers the opportunity to buy a complete bike or a chassis kit (frame, swingarm and fuel tank), which future clients can then configure into their own bike as is currently the case in the Moto2 class.

Those developing the project expect the BeOn Moto3 machine to enter its first phase of competition in regional championships, and then line up for the final two rounds of this year’s CEV Buckler (Spanish National Championship). At present the bike is equipped with a standard Honda engine, and in the near future the final engine will be defined once the various options have been assessed.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2011, GRAN PREMI APEROL DE CATALUNYA

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