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Old 03-31-2010, 01:39 PM   #11
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I just went to website, and I don't see anything to indicate that he is soliciting investors for the project. Did you find that somewhere?
Did you see he's riding as a stuntman in an upcoming movie? Holy crap, you'd think the investors would put the kabosh on that ASAP.
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Old 03-31-2010, 01:41 PM   #12
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Dustibn fairings gave smaller displacement motorcycles the advantage of having superior aerodynamic properties over the big one-lunger Brit bikes of the day, and caused the FIM to ban them because little MV Agustas and DKWs were kicking ass on the Brits dominaiton of the sport. Here's an excerpt from a website on the matter:

"A single-piece all-enveloping, fully streamlined shell resembling the nose of an aircraft, sometimes politely referred to as "torpedo fairing". It dramatically reduced the frontal drag, but it was banned by FIM from racing in 1958, because it was thought that the frontal point of wind pressure made them highly unstable even with small amounts of yaw.[2] Other reasons cited were to ensure adequate steering range (lock-to-lock) and stability against crosswinds. FIM regulations forbid streamlining beyond the wheel spindles and require the rider's arms and legs to be visible from the side."

Another reason was you had 175cc bikes putting out 40 HP and going 150 MPH, which didn't make the big single cylinder Nortons & BSAs too happy, so they banned the dustbin. Much of the above reasons were tripe, pure and simple.
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:48 PM   #13
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Dustibn fairings gave smaller displacement motorcycles the advantage of having superior aerodynamic properties over the big one-lunger Brit bikes of the day, and caused the FIM to ban them because little MV Agustas and DKWs were kicking ass on the Brits dominaiton of the sport. Here's an excerpt from a website on the matter:

"A single-piece all-enveloping, fully streamlined shell resembling the nose of an aircraft, sometimes politely referred to as "torpedo fairing". It dramatically reduced the frontal drag, but it was banned by FIM from racing in 1958, because it was thought that the frontal point of wind pressure made them highly unstable even with small amounts of yaw.[2] Other reasons cited were to ensure adequate steering range (lock-to-lock) and stability against crosswinds. FIM regulations forbid streamlining beyond the wheel spindles and require the rider's arms and legs to be visible from the side."

Another reason was you had 175cc bikes putting out 40 HP and going 150 MPH, which didn't make the big single cylinder Nortons & BSAs too happy, so they banned the dustbin. Much of the above reasons were tripe, pure and simple.
MOKE is going to jump all over you for daring to claim that the big dogs would get rules fixed especially designed to favor their specific designs.

The first example I know of was the banning of the Stanley Steamers from auto racing as dangerous because a couple of them spectacularly blew up. Never mind that auto racers burned to death in gasoline fires all the time. The Steamers were humiliating the gas powered cars. The money behind gas powered cars was much bigger, hence so long Steamers.

Then there was the ban of the Indy turbine car. Same reasons... it would have kicked the shyt out of the Offys. This sort of political pull used to fix rules in someone's favor is as old as the hills. You can imagine what went on during the Roman chariot races.
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Old 03-31-2010, 03:20 PM   #14
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I caught the end of twist the throttle on Discovery Theater on Monday. Showed them at Miller with only one bike. They dropped a valve or something and had to hire a uhaul to cart out the only other existing bike and swopped the parts 12 hours later. Jeremy was in awe apparently, bike sounded awesome too.
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Old 03-31-2010, 03:31 PM   #15
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That's my little personal joke, that MotoCZy is just a guy who lives off of a constant con. We've been hearing about the "wunderbike" for years, yet never see anything really. I've heard hundreds of times that MotoCyz is going to field a world beater. Yet it just never come to fruition.

Someone is footing the bills. This kind of stuff ain't cheap.
The real wonder bike to this day was built by John Britten.Watched that puppy on the track take third against the Ducati's and in the pits really close up at Laguna.
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