ALL weekend Dani Pedrosa set the pace on his Repsol Honda and was set to be a clear favourite for the race win, when unexpectedly after three laps the Spaniard lost the front and his race was over.Pedrosa tried to make sense of the crash post-race: "It was a shame. I lost the fro...
Recently acquired patent drawings have allowed us to examine the workings of Honda’s new MotoGP gearbox. It’s clever. Very clever.It uses gears that spin freely on the output shaft when they’re not engaged, with internal ratchet mechanisms in each gear. There are four pawls on ea...
machine pitted against a street bike and car around Laguna Seca.Here is Part Two and Part Three of 'Freddie Spencer explains motorcycle racing'.Enjoy.
Casey Stoner looked all set to win at Motegi, after translating his pole position into an early race-lead. But coming over the crest on the back straight his bike momentarily lost control in a tank slapper. Regaining composure the championship leader was forced to pump his brakes...
caused by the long-duration cam timing of high-revving engines is one of the reasons race-tuned motors need to run higher compression ratios than standard, as FW Development's Ian Park explains: "Every time you increase the cam duration you're dropping
HERE'S THE official video from Piaggio explaining the latest technology used on their new MP3 Hybrid.The company claim a staggering 140mpg+ from their funky three-wheeler, which is the world's first plug-in motorcycle to combine a petrol engine
THIS IS THE technology-infested array of controls that confront reigning MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi every time he slings his leg over the team's 240bhp M1 racer. The image has been supplied by Alex Briggs, one of Valentino Rossi's mechanics.Much of the technology is al...
IN the build-up to the Le Mans race the growing tension between Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi is no more than an on-track misunderstanding.Recalling the testing incident that saw Stoner supposedly baulk Rossi under braking at the Estoril circuit, Casey commented: "I wanted to ...
The GP9's exquisite carbon chassisACCORDING TO the tech bods at Ducati, the most significant innovation of the GP9 is the monocoque frame in carbon fibre composite.The technical selection of this type of frame is the next step in the advancement of the bike that has undergone pre...
Triumph's 2011 Speed Triple clock arrangement has some new and pretty useful additions for 2011. The new more detailed digital fuel gauge has proven to be really useful with no less than 12 bars on the levels indicator plus the addition of a 'mileage range on the tank' readout - ...
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