is special VFR750F, that was given the codename '6X'. The VFR was an experiment with prototype components including titanium valves and magnesium flat-slide carburetors, the result was the bike that weighed less than a factory RC30.
in them, and certainly enough for a few more track days.For fast track riding and very occasional road use the Racing Streets are certainly worth trying.BT-002 Racing Streets are available in 120/70-17 fronts and 180/55-17, 190/50-17 and, later in the year
You tend to give it more throttle at the start than on a conventional bike - you dump the clutch and it goes from 0-60 in 2.5 seconds, so they're quick. It's crucial to get out of corners fast in speedway, and to do this you often need to back off
.After the hard braking into the first turn from over 200mph, the left of turn 2 follows sharply with the MotoGP contingent sliding through with their upper body grazing the tarmac, maintaining their corner speed before flicking their bikes into the long
Ducati electronics will hinder Hayden's sliding styleFORMER MOTOGP World Champion Nicky Hayden must adapt his riding style to suit Ducati's Desmosedici racer - that's the advice coming from former 500cc GP star and fellow countryman, Randy Mamola
champion and everybody else the ordinary guys.For the first five to 10 laps of a race you see everybody go about the same pace. Then the guy who chose the softer or harder tyre starts to gain or lose. It's possible to run that softer compound with good
of the comparatively extreme lack of grip. Just about every skill you need in motorcycling is magnified off-road, where you're forced to refine every input to control tyres that are permanently sliding. Off-road, you can play around with the limits of adhesion, risking
VF was ridden by the 'King of Slide' Garry McCoy in the 1998 GP500 class. This is the v-twin version, which has a claimed power output of 170bhp and a dry weight of 132kg. Today's superbike figures may look like they offer similar performance
A BIKER died after hitting a Jaguar car and sliding into the central reservation on Monday night. Avon & Somerset police have appealed for witnesses.The incident happened at about 7.10pm between junction 18-19 southbound, just before the turn off
and was thrown off the bike, sliding down the road and narrowly being missed by following cars.
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