Elias ... can you spot where the extra 4kg is hidden?BOFFINS spend thousands of hours looking to shave a few grams of weight off their belived MotoGP machines, but Toni Elias has had to add 4kg in an attempt to go faster.Riding the factory
FANCY AN ex-Carl Fogarty Harris Yamaha YZR500?A rare chance to acquire the machine ridden by King Carl in the 1992 British Grand Prix has come up on eBay.It's a V4 screamer, recently restored by 500cc guru Nigel Everett and features a host of top notch accessories, including Marc...
It was at the 1939 Tourist Trophy races on the Isle of Man that I first encountered pipe-smokers, writes Dudley Churchwardenthorpe (pictured far right).I had been given a pair of long trousers to wear on my visit to Mona's Isle and was accompanied by my guardian, the celebrated d...
's just warming the tyres.Of course going fast isn't just about straightline speed. Anyone who has given an R1 or Blade its legs on a motorway will have gone faster than, say, a top motocross rider doing their day job, but try going head-to-head with him
's just warming the tyres. Of course going fast isn't just about straightline speed. Anyone who has given an R1 or Blade its legs on a motorway will have gone faster than, say, a top motocross rider doing their day job, but try going head-to-head with him
corner apex speed is only two or three km/h faster,” he said.“If we still had 990s, they would be going even faster than the 800s.”
and invested in making the Aprilia brand strong again.So where did all the money go? A doomed MotoGP effort, fewer scooter sales and some models failing to set the world on fire are the likely causes. Piaggio is keen not to repeat those mistakes
Clutchless shifting I’m always surprised by the number of riders who don’t do this, particularly since it can make your riding smoother and faster. Done properly, the technique also puts less strain on your engine and transmission.I am of course
At the time of writing, and to the very best of my knowledge, the world has yet to come to an end and doesn’t seem likely to over the next few days either. So the prophets of doom will soon have to cease their bleating and start picking on next year. Neither have we succumbed to ...
certain level, to go any faster they risk crashing. I teach a technique that takes some faith and commitment, but is safer and does not limit the level you can reach.There's nothing like riding a bike, even if you're superfit. When I was at my peak fitness
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