balance of power and width, being only slightly wider than a twin yet narrower than a four. For a manufacturer, a triple can allow a bike to have great handling characteristics, allowing the rider to maintain a high corner speed because of its slim figure
"They gave me four Geisha girls to show their gratitude.” joked Phil Read, a gift from Yamaha in a big celebration for winning the manufacturer's very first Grand Prix championship in 1964.Recalling his first year with them, a relationship grown
HUNDREDS of motorcyclists will don pink bras for a charity ride in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.The 450 mile tour across Scotland was set up in memory of Alyson Porter, a fellow biker who died from breast cancer last year. The charity run departs from Kilmarmock and will stop ...
10. Aprilia RS3 Cube - 2003Insane, crazy, mental, and terrifying; words that sum up the beast that was the Aprilia RS3 Cube. On paper the Cube was a revolution in Grand Prix bikes with a 990cc triple engine built by Cosworth and an electronic fly-by-wire throttle. The most memora...
KTM's return to racing in the Moto3 class has resulted in one of the most exotic race machines for the new four-stroke replacement class.The lightweight 24kg 250cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine has been connected to a trellis frame
.Noteworthy snippets include; the glorious sound of the two-strokes interspersed with the four-stroke MV. This was Kenny Roberts debut race in Grand Prix racing in the 250 class, he qualified on pole and would go on to get on the podium in the race with third. Also
The races may only be four lap sprints but speedway racing features some of the most exhillarating battles in motorsport.Watch the above video for a perfect example of race craft.For more on speedway racing check out issue 10 of Visordown
with the number two. Mamola would always be the bridesmaid finishing second to some big names at total of four times with Biaggi losing out three times. Currently second in championship, Pedrosa will likely want to get his name off the list having already twice
on Honda machinery and then another four after transferring to Yamaha. His first championship win came in the final year of 500s in 2001, then 2002-2005 on the four-stroke 990s and again in 2008 and 2009 in the 800 era.It's all food for thought but, damn
The MotoGP circus moves into it's tenth appearance at the Estoril circuit, with the Portugease circuit playing host to a Grand Prix event in each of the previous nine years since the introduction of the four-stroke MotoGP formula at in 2002.Below
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