BMW S1000RR preview

October 23, 2011 by  
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You might be slightly surprised about announcing this bike. It has been barely two years since BMW superbike was released. Now an upgrade is coming out. An update huh? Let us see what is going to be all about. Chasss, electronics and finally aesthetics have been updated. BMW kept their original engine – it is no wonder because this engine is one of the very best in its category.  DTC and ABS electronics were tuned up a bit to work better and more effective than their previous versions. What about promised improvements on chassis?New geometry including reduced triple clamp offset. Wheelbase has been modified too to increase steering accuracy. New gadgets and colors are also coming (Racing Red, Alpine White, Bluefire Saphhire Black Metallic). Unfortunately we do not know when and we do not know how much yet.

Aprilia 1000cc project delayed

October 9, 2011 by  
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Aprilia imgThis good looking project RSV4 bike for MotoGP was postponed because of excessive expenses. People from FTR are specialized on chassis mechanics and performance. These British experts were interested in cooperation with Honda. They designed several parts for  factory-backed bike for Marco Simoncelli. Honda stopped this project. However FTR was looking for some replacement instead of Honda. They chose Aprilia superbike engine and electronic. The costs were really huge. FTR had to delay the whole project. When are we going to see it? Bones from FTR gave piece of information about not returning to this project till 2013. He also added that time is getting short and even with money it would be really hard to accomplish the whole project in time. On the other side, FTR are now working on aluminium chassis being tested by Valentino Rossi.