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Old 06-03-2002, 10:13 AM   #1
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Old 06-03-2002, 10:14 AM   #2
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Default Re: Tul-aris Shatters Track Record

Does the team have a website with more info on the bike and riders? MO readers want to know!



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Old 06-03-2002, 11:05 AM   #3
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Roadracing World did a good arcticle on the Tuolaris a few months back.



This bike points to interesting questions.



Stokers *can* still be viable; why kill them by having them race 995cc four strokes? Honda had the 'radical ignition' Dakar bike. Bimota tried to make two strokes viable as prodution bikes with direct injection; and then we have Orbital direct injection motors.



How about a fair MotoGP with 995cc four strokes *and* two strokes. I am all for the Desomodieci and Valentino's V-5, but the two strokes need a fair place in racing regulations.
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Old 06-03-2002, 12:23 PM   #4
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Default Re: Does the team have a website...?



Have a look at Tul-aris.</p>


I think this is the same link that MO posted in an earlier story.</p>
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Old 06-03-2002, 12:34 PM   #5
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Well, since I don't like loose ends, and (mainly) since it was easy to do, I looked it up.



The link above was furnished in April by a reader named, "FBG542."
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Old 06-04-2002, 04:20 AM   #6
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Default Great result but...

This thing is soooo one-off! Some big-bucks entrepeneur/sponsor needs to get behind this guy.
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Old 06-04-2002, 06:22 AM   #7
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Default 995cc 2stroke??

the tire manufacturers would freak if they had to make a tire for a 995cc 5 cylinder 2stroke! the term "throttle control" would take on new meaning. Mugello - among others - would see it's first 400km/h bike. you might see the first "head start" ever given in a grand prix race. The RC211V's get a 10 second head start, all others get 15 seconds.

in the meantime i have to suffer listening to everyone ooh and ahh over this RC211V "brute" beating up on all the 4 and 3 cylinder bikes, some half its size
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Old 06-04-2002, 07:02 AM   #8
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Default Re: 995cc 2stroke??

The Tul-aris according to the RW article is a 750cc two stroke. It uses a Polaris snowmobile motor. Light, no valves desmo or pneumatic, twice the power cycles for less weight. It does make a case for a two stroke motor's viability.
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Old 06-04-2002, 01:53 PM   #9
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Default Re: 995cc 2stroke??

It's actually a 700cc parallel twin with a bigbore kit taking it to 780cc. The trouble with sled motors is their vibration, which the Tul-aris crew went to great lengths to subdue. Aside from GP bikes, sled motors are probably the most developed 2-strokes on the market, and have some pretty wild performance numbers.
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Old 06-04-2002, 05:45 PM   #10
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Default Re: Tul-aris Shatters Track Record

Now that most of the R&D is done, he could sell it to Buell, Cannondale, or ATK and have it semi mass produced, for a reasonable price, like Honda's RS 250. I would be one of the first in line to buy/race one, check in hand.
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