Are Modern Sportbikes Engineered Too Close to the Edge?
What say you, Moridians?
Interesting post from Mr. Hackworth, especially since if something can withstand the rigors of racing, the common belief is that it should be more than ample on the street. The frame that failed was a racebike, though. Mind you, this is a generalized question, let no one jump to conclusions about GSX-R1000 frames, the history of that individual bike is unknown and undocumented to us -- was it dropped off a crate by accident? Crashed before racing? Dropped in prep? Bad weld? Who knows, for now at least -- if you have updates, post feedback below. We'll monitor, as always, the NHTSA.gov recalls.
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