I think Toseland puts too much pressure on himself to perform for the British race fans. However, on the other hand, he’s paid to get results, he obviously wants to win, so we should expect to see him win and one day win the Championship.T509Speedy
, and I must say I was impressed whatever machine I was on.Braking stability - and we're talking about braking from 170-plus mph to less than 40mph - was excellent. Turn-in was slightly vague when we ran road pressures (around 39psi) but got better when
It seems I'm not alone in these thoughts, because the new Battle Wing tyres are designed to be a more road-orientated rubber.While it keeps a chunky pattern, which owners want because it fits the look of the bike, the BW has a stiffer construction to avoid tyre flex, and less ch...
, it was quite the most pathetic display of riding I've ever been responsible for. Fortunately after four miserable laps the chequered flag was waved. Best lap was a lowly 1m21.24s.The next four laps on the Road 2s were a revelation. Michelin swear pressures
they suggested lower tyre pressures would help and are usually advisable on cold days. Next up was my old mate the ZX-10R which, possibly down to more front end weight bias, felt much more planted after three warming up laps. Every lap I saw 299kmph before
for the weight and performance of today's 100bhp mammoths.While looking ostensibly the same as its predecessor, the EXP now benefits from modern tyre technology and features Metzeler's 0¡ steel construction in the front tyre (previously only applied to the rear
Michelin slicks and me don’t mix. There’s a long history which I won’t go into but it involves a series of enormous crashes at well over 120mph on various bikes at various circuits. Over a period of 5 years between 1995 and 2000, it became fairly obvious that either Michelin slic...
Michelin's Pilot Road 3s have been impressive on the road. So I took them to Brands Hatch GP to see how they performed on the track. You can read my full Michelin Pilot Road 3 review here.Thanks to www.clubmsv.co.uk for the track time Filmed with a Drift HD170 supplied by ActionC...
and for me, ruins the whole circuit because it feels like it’s been designed by someone who only drives cars, not bikes.I spent the morning learning the lines and cocking about with tyre pressures. I’d spoken to Dunlop’s technical boffins about pressures
of finger pressure as the pivoting force places more and more weight through the front tyre's contact patch creating more and more available grip. Apply too much braking pressure initially and you risk locking the front wheel but when the weight is acting
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