|Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 11:01 am: ||
https://www.cycleworld.com/story/motorcycle-racing /large-forces-are-necessary-to-go-fast-on-a-motorc ycle/
|Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 11:53 am: ||
I remember watching a race at Laguna Seca where one of the top riders, (I think it was Doug Chandler) snapped off one of his clip-ons going into the Cork Screw. He shot across the inside of the turn and took out the leader. Examination of the bars after the crash showed no apparent defects.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 12:53 pm: ||
During one session of California Superbike School, Keith Code revealed that John Hopkins had to replace his handgrips after nearly every session as he squeezed them so hard he wore them completely out each time.
I still have the original hand grips on my 21-year old K1200LT with 220,000 miles on it! Sheesh!
|Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 04:53 pm: ||
The goal was more rapid and easier response to steering.
The journalists that couldn't handle it called it "twitchy"
I called it surgical.