The hard life of a MotoGP front tire

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The hard life of a MotoGP front tire

Post by WingAdmin »

This is a pretty amazing video, watching this front tire deform against incredible braking forces, and then seeing it spend a great amount of time in the air, not contacting the ground, every time he accelerates. I'm also amazed at how far into the corners he holds his braking:

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Post by Sadanorakman »

Forget the tire, I wish I had this level of riding skill!!! Try as I might, I just can't seem to get a knee down in corners.


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Post by OldguyGlen »

What's that painted area like, traction-wise. He seems to hit the paint at hard lean angles, and strong acceleration without any problem... impressive.
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Post by C-dub »

Looks fine to me. And fun!

I don't ride my Wing like that, but used to wear the tread all over the tire on my Hayabusa outrunning my friend on his R1 in the twisties. It drove him nutso that he couldn't keep up with a bike that was 100 lbs heavier than him and I was 30 pounds bigger than him.

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