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    Learning the hard way. Array skroonk's Avatar
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    For those too lazy to click:

    This machine was prototyped in 2006 by Brian Crighton and is directly evolved from the racer he designed for the 1995 season. Featured in Motor Cycle News 10 March 1994, it was a projected onward development of the Duckhams Nortons which stormed UK circuits in 1994, when Ian Simpson won the British Supercup championship and team-mate Phil Borley was third.

    Outstanding features of Crighton's latest racer are numerous computer-controlled functions and the retention of the 1994 twin-shock chassis layout, but with a single shock absorber on one side, taking advantage of the SPONDON swingarm's extreme rigidity. Many features on this machine are in common use on racetracks today, showing how far ahead of its time the NRV-588 was when first conceived more than 10 years ago.

    General Specification

    This NRV-588 has an advanced, up-to-date technical specification using computers to control all operations, but the general configuration is as follows:

    588cc twin-rotor Wankel type
    Fuel injected, direct spray into both bell mouths
    Fully variable intake tract to peak maximum torque between 8000-11,000rpm
    Electric water pump
    Ducted fan air cooling for rotors
    Fly-by-wire throttle
    Projected at 170 BHP @ 11,500 RPM
    Max torque 80 Ibs ft, at variable rpm
    ChassisTwin spar aluminium, by SpondonFront SuspensionOhlins upside-down forkRear SuspensionOhlins specially made long-stroke single-sided direct connection unitBrakesAP Discs with radial mounted front callipers and rear 2 piston brake calliper.WheelsDymag 16.5inTyresDunlopWeight130kg (dry)
    I'm glad the bike's back on the track and competing in the IOM TT no less.
    Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube ~ Hunter S Thompson.
    RideInPeace #48 Shoya Tomizawa (December 10, 1990 – September 5, 2010) ~ First Moto2 Legend.

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    Registered User Array Jesse36's Avatar
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    2001 ninja 250 and ZX-6R
    Rotary bikes are beyond cool. I would love to ride this thing.
    WMRC #736

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