|January 27th, 2017||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Southwest U.S.
Rep Power: 83
EBR Shutting Down - GP News
Buell Racing will be shutting down production once again.
The stated reason "slow sales" and "difficulty in finding new dealers".
Every time I read this headline I have the same reaction.
The test season is upon us.
Private tests so no times sheets are available to the pesky press.
Ducati has a "Box" in it tail.
It's Carbon Fiber under the tail section.
What's in the box?
Speculation is running rampant.
Electronics. Allowing the electrons under the tank to relocate out back and moving the fuel tank forward placing weight on the front end of a bike with questionable front end feel.
A measured amount of fuel testing fuel consumption.
It's Stoners lunch box. My favorite.
Ducati is also testing "Moon Hubcaps"
You remember moon hubcaps on cars think hubcaps at 200mph on motorcycles. Yahoo.
Remember Ducati came out with Wings and by round three every body, even HRC, was sporting Wings.
Ducati has a fat fairing bike in testing.
They also have light sabers shining in every direction but straight.
Light beams as measuring devices testing everything including ground clearance.
If nothing else Ducati has everybody talking WTF are they up to and not focusing on their own stuff. Brilliant.
Several of the WSBK teams were on-hand as well.
WSBK seems to enjoy the pesky press to some degree so they will share some degree of information.
Kawasaki remains the bike to beat.
The new CBR has picked up the pace and early indications are it might be in the hunt or at the least within sight of the hunt.
Yamaha has fallen off-pace.
Keep in mind both GP & WSBK are not going to show all/tell all at the first test of the season.
Real live testing starts next week.
And the best is last.
Honda Endurance announces a new team mate for McPint, John McGuiness, Guy Martin.
Guy Martin, the guy that speaks a unknown version of English that requires subtitles for even those that speak the unknown version of English. Guy Martin took last season off and ran Pikes Peak wowing the crowd and confusing the press even though they were told he speaks English.
Mr. Martin is back! Outstanding.
Subtitles no included but good fun none the less.
|January 28th, 2017||#2|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Ventura, California
Rep Power: 122
I heard those fat Farings contain/conceal internal winglets.
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