MotoGP planning 850cc engine rules for 2027
The current regulatory framework for the championship was established in 2022 and is set to expire in 2026. Suzuki left the championship last season, leaving Ducati, Honda, Yamaha, Aprilia, and KTM as the current group of constructors in the MSMA. The manufacturers’ association is working on a new regulation that would come into effect in 2027, with the hope of having six different brands once again. The aim is to reduce the speeds of the prototypes in order to improve safety on current circuits. One possibility being considered is reducing the engine displacement from 1000cc to 850cc, although there are alternative options being discussed. Changes to aerodynamics and fuel are also being considered for 2027, with a possible ban on rear height devices. The MSMA is set to have a meeting after the season in Valencia to finalize the agreement. This move to 850cc engines would be the fourth change in the premier class of the championship’s history.