THIS YEAR promises to see the return of hub-centre steering to the MotoGP circus with more than one project under way to bring the technology back to the track.Last seen on the Elf 500, as raced by Ron Haslam in the 1980s, proponents of the design
TIER Motorsports have come up with a design concept R1 prototype that uses a single-sided front swingarm instead of the bike's standard telescopic forks.The system features four-bar steering for a perfectly vertical steering axis, as opposed to the tilted steering axes found on t...
Bimota Tesi 3DSpecs to follow
TODAY sees the release of pictures of Benelli's new BN600 – an inline-four-cylinder naked due for its unveiling at next week's Milan show. But it seems somewhat familiar.That familiarity is probably thanks to the fact it's virtually identical to the Generic GRS600 revealed in Col...
hub-centre steering, KTM V-twin engine and 14-inch wheels.It's a different, refreshing approach but can you see it going into production? We can't either.
ITALIAN exotica-monger Vyrus has revealed its new Moto2 challenger, the 986 M2, at the Motor Bike Expo in Verona today, complete with the firm's Bimota-inspired hub-centre steering.Powered by the usual Moto2 Honda 600cc four-cylinder engine
as the front end was made by the man himself. He studied bikes with hub centre steering like Bimota's Tesi and the Elf Honda 500 to get it right. In order to accommodate the new front end Ferruccio modified the Monster's frame to fit in the swingarm and with a
motorcycle manufacturer based in Rimini, Italy. They're so specialist, they make Bimota look like Honda.Vyrus initially worked alongside Bimota on the development of the Tesi motorcycle and its hub-center steering centre. They split from the firm and finished
500 and the hub-centred Elf Honda to 106 starts and a best finish of fourth in the 1987 championship.Nowadays Ron can be found at the side of his son Leon offering support in the BMW garage, commenting on his dad's invitation Leon said: “It’s great
teams at world-championship level to try its hub-centre-steered concept. Too many memories of Elf's decade-long struggle to make the idea work linger on in the MotoGP paddock for any team to gamble its cash on trying to revive the technology. However
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