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P.I. Stazzer-Newt
02-11-2012, 12:27 PM
My entry for today
http://bikerenews.com/MotorcycleOftheWeek/8February/Speed-Twin-ConceptLG.jpg

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/601/12180/Motorcycle-Article/Triumph-Speed-Twin-Concept.aspx%20?

John Bell
02-11-2012, 12:50 PM
I'm not a motorcylist, but I've really come to appreciate them. I'm the kind of guy who likes to see what makes something work. First thing I want see in new car is the engine. Engines are cool. Suspensions are cool. Brakes are cool. Nowadays they hide all the interesting under-hood bits in cars under plastic shrouds. Motorcycles on the other hand have all the cool stuff out there for you to see! I'll probably never ride due to fierce spousal objections. Her father rode bikes and she was always terrified of him wrecking, which he did. She doesn't want to go through that with me. But I sure do like to look at them. And this is one bitchin' bike! Thanks.

Peerie Maa
02-11-2012, 05:23 PM
For a moment I thought that you were referring to Tom Sharpe's Blott.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
02-11-2012, 05:31 PM
Sorry - BOTT == Battle Of The Twins.

Nor yet Splott > suburb of Cardiff and the only part of Britain which looks as though it should have an exclamation mark.

Paul Pless
02-12-2012, 04:33 PM
What might have been. . .

http://www.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/britten-v1000.jpg

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
02-12-2012, 04:35 PM
A come-and-go in just 320lbs.
http://www.jsmotorsport.com/Images/JS_mono_9_med.jpg

http://www.jsmotorsport.com/technical_chassis.asp

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
02-12-2012, 04:45 PM
And - for our steering and suspension fan....
http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/PhotoGallerys/Bimota_Tesi_2.jpg

Nessy in new clothes.

AnalogKid
02-12-2012, 04:48 PM
What might have been. . .

http://www.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/britten-v1000.jpg

Beat me to it, I've been looking for an excuse to post a picture or 10 of the Britten. I spent a while admiring the one in Te Papa, Wellington last January.

Stiletto
02-12-2012, 04:55 PM
Beat me to it, I've been looking for an excuse to post a picture or 10 of the Britten. I spent a while admiring the one in Te Papa, Wellington last January.

The local motorcycle shop had one on display for a while years ago. Very impressive in the flesh.

There was a TV program about Britten and his development of the bike, what an original thinker!

John Meachen
02-12-2012, 05:07 PM
And - for our steering and suspension fan....
http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/PhotoGallerys/Bimota_Tesi_2.jpg

Nessy in new clothes.

That is a lot to think about!What happened to "simplify and add lightness"?

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
02-12-2012, 05:12 PM
The lightest, fastest and most reliable parts of any system...

Are those that aren't there.

Thank you DiFazio, Mead and Tomkinson

Paul Pless
02-12-2012, 05:19 PM
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa222/ttwebsite/irvingvin.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_feJ2HLG-O7Y/TUdkrM4gg1I/AAAAAAAABBE/G2YuZC8HHMc/s1600/Vincent+gearing.jpg

purri
02-12-2012, 09:50 PM
^ seen and heard, next racing at Phillip Island on the 26th FEB.

As for Nessie, merely reprising the OEC concept.

John Bell
02-12-2012, 11:38 PM
That is a lot to think about!What happened to "simplify and add lightness"?

How does that even work? Crazy, but cool. I'm guessing it wasn't a roaring succes, though.

Paul Pless
02-12-2012, 11:48 PM
Has a 'hub center steer' motorcycle ever won a competitive race with multiple manufacturuers represented other than perhaps in sidecars?

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
02-13-2012, 03:07 AM
Has a 'hub center steer' motorcycle ever won a competitive race with multiple manufacturuers represented other than perhaps in sidecars?

Dunno - but nessie and ELF took pole and fastest lap often enough in endurance races.

There is still an air of "unfinished business" about the idea.
http://www.indiancarsbikes.in/automotive-technology/hub-steering-comeback-motogp-26183/



A quick primer on different steering/suspension systems
http://www.tonyfoale.com/Articles/Steer/STEER.htm

I still like the idea of a single sided Hossack.

Stiletto
02-13-2012, 05:24 PM
P.I.S, thanks for the links, the second one is a very informative analysis and a good read. I had not seen all those variants compared and contrasted together before.

purri
02-13-2012, 06:18 PM
I believe Saxon sued BMW successfully and are receiving royalties on each unit.