Now MotoGP has completed its transformation from 800 to 1000cc, how do the lap times between the different bikes compare using Valencia and the post-season test as a benchmark..Yesterday, Dani Pedrosa was the quickest 1000 on his Honda RC213V setting a time of 1:32.186.To find th...
WHEN THE 800s were introduced, one of the reasons was to improve rider safety by limiting power and therefore top speed.But straight from the off, the 800s held higher corner speed and it was argued that this is where most crashes happen.And now
BMW HP2-800S ... concept coupld become realityCOULD THIS be the next incarnation of BMW's parallel-twin 800?Industrial designer Roberto Redaelli has sketched this concept, which lends on BMW's principles used for the HP range, including the HP2
and the Continental Road Attack bite. BMW's parallel-twin is an impressively smooth engine, making its best power from 6000rpm to the 9500rpm rev-limiter, yet still proving itself beautifully tractable at lower revs.The F800S's DOHC, eight-valve, fuel-injected 360
the differences between the 500cc two-stroke GP bikes, the 990cc four-stroke versions and the current 800s.He said: "For me the spectacle when we were on the 990s was very strong, it was the same when we were on the 500s too. There were great battles and great
The worst off is Marco Melandri, former 250 champion and five times a MotoGP winner on a Honda. After switching to Ducati he has slumped even further down than in his bad years with the downbeat (pre-Rossi) Yamaha team, qualifying plumb last for the Spanish GP after crashing in t...
this preconception. They know the BMW name, see the stylish showrooms and take the bike on face value. Which is the key to the F800S, because you get a lot of bike for your money and a lot of simple, well thought-out, new-rider specific features.Initially the £5995
BMW's bikes are seen as being for pipe and slippers types. But many new riders don't have this preconception. They know the BMW name, see the stylish showrooms and take the bike on face value. Which is the key to the F800S, because you get a lot
Jezza, on the 'safer' 800The 800s have been galloping around at Valencia, Sepang and Jerez - and taking everyone by surprise. Down on top speed and acceleration, their lap times are as good as the 990s', and sometimes better.Nobody expected
Triumph's new 800cc three-cylinder adventure bikes will both be called “Tiger” according to new official documents about the machines.Although the two new machines serve distinctly different purposes, with one designed to be a road-targeted model, the other a trailie, in terms of...
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