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It’s official, MotoGP is switching to a 1,000cc capacity limit for the 2012 season and beyond. Why? The move will likely reduce costs, increase the marketing connection between MotoGP and road bikes and provide further separation with Moto2′s 600cc capacity. In addition to the increase in maximum capacity from 800 to 1,000cc, engines will now be limited to a maximum of four cylinders and an 81mm bore. Full rule changes below. >
There’s also an excellent explanation of the effects of increasing capacity and limiting bore over at MotoGPMatters.