well what a great bunch, world superbikes donington for us ukbeg members friday we were allowed in the hospitality area saturday we were invited in again for dinner and we were even allowed a look at the race bikes in the garage a massive thank you to all involved
Did you get any "inside scoops" on what's up with the team's efforts? Any new parts or other improvements coming down the pipe?
Donington has sure turned out to be a mixed bag. Aaron turned in a 17th place finish yesterday which I believe is the best for EBR this season. OTOH, Geoff was unable to qualify and (SPOILER ALERT) Aaron crashed today with 14 laps remaining.
geoff had electrical problems yesterday hence not qualifying, new exhaust system, not sure if it's for noise regs in europe still or performance, massive pipe though. rumours that they want more braking, twin discs up front. lots of parts look similar to stock, swing arm especially where some teams are spending ££££ on swing arms, good luck to the team we're all behind them, malaysia could be tough though with the two very long straights, more pics to follow too
So they are not running the quiet stock exhaust with the quarter wave resonator and are using an aftermarket pipe that is too loud which requires more muffling to meet noise regs? Oh well, they are in it to learn.
Woah. That ain't from Kansas, anymore. Looks like they retained the split design but have upgraded to 3 M10-ish fasteners instead of the 4 M8 of the RX era. The flush axle-mount of the new caliper is trick. I'll bet it's a decent amount more rigid.
Any chance you got a radial shot of that rotor? A few things about it intrigue me...
that's all the pics i got what else you wanna know? it did sound weird braking from high speed, almost like a 4 cylinder bike was decelerating but it was the sound from the disc, then they get on the gas and proper v twin again
The sound that's in the video is indeterministic to me. My bike makes a similar noise on decel from the chain and idler gear, and I've heard any number of ordinary Ducati make that very noise on the brakes.
> Wouldn't you have to re-bleed the line if you pop it off?
No. It's a dry-break line, and the fact it disconnects easily and does not compromise the hydraulic connection is the feature of the kit.
I have this piece, and it's really quite special and highly recommended for racing applications.
When using the larger ZTL2-style caliper, it is very difficult to change the front wheel leaving the caliper in place. I know there's a few YouTubes out there with guys showing how it can be done, but in a race application you have a belly pan and the removal of the pad retaining clips adding to the difficulty of getting the wheel back in place if you don't drop the caliper.
So, the two most common solutions have been a really long front brake line with a lot of slack, or the quick-disconnect line you see above or on the EBR site.
For racing, the quick-disconnect is the way to go because you never have to futz with getting the caliper on the wheel, so changes are really quick and easy, and many of the professional guys on this platform are replacing the pads and rotors EVERY time, so you get a whole "new" brake system each time you go out. It makes no sense to use anything else.