Ask any youngster what the right handlebar grip on a motorbike does and he’ll tell you it’s for making the bike go faster.Which is true but it will also help you slow down, steer you into corners, steer you out of corners and assist greatly when it comes to changing up and down t...
motorcycle can beat a 2.6bhp, 4.5cc radio-controlled car from a standing start over an eighth of a mile down the famous Santa Pod runway. If it all sounds just a little bit too easy with the odds stacked massively in favour of the bike, then let’s just take a
Throttle control comes from a properly set-up bike. The rider has to get the bike to handle as he wants it by feel. He needs to know when the bike will start to move around, when the tyre will reach the limit. Throttle control can be learned
YAMAHA'S revised-for-2012 YZF-R1 now comes with traction control.The six-stage system uses front and rear wheel speed sensors to monitor any rear wheel spin. Check out this video to see the system in action and when you're done watching that, you
EVERYONE'S favourite rapid WSB rider Fonsi Nieto has said that his team has sorted out the traction control problems that plagued him at Valencia.Speaking yesterday, Nieto said: "In testing after Valencia we have had many problems to try
This is what they do in Japan for kicks. Funny bunch. It's pretty impressive though. Especially considering he's doing it on a ZZR-1400..
stay in a higher gear - you can open the throttle with more confidence and safety, though obviously you're not going to be as fast.I grew up with two-strokes. Riders brought up them gain good throttle control because there's not as direct a connection
After we'd finished frightening ourselves panic braking on ice, gravel, wet cobblestones and sand it was time to test the latest Bosch traction control (TC) as fitted to Aprilia's delicious new V4 Tuono. This is an eight-stage TC system with eight
the throttle to control wheelspin, rather than giving it full gas.The nature of the tracks means there's more dirt and grip in some places, so you use the throttle to adjust to the surface. You give it more throttle on grippier parts of the track, so you head
One button to arm the system. One rocker switch (plus or minus) to adjust the speed. Touch the throttle or either brake and it's instantly disarmed. Easy.
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