holy shit. balls of steel on that R1
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But it looks like a blast! I would love to try that on a bike.... Except for the 258kmh part.
Last edited by vancitymike; 03-10-2012 at 02:21 AM.
wonder how many passes a course like that is good for, before it gets too 'chewed up'?
Lame I'd rather go snowboarding...if I'm gonna get cold and wet I want to be around ski bunnies, not gearheads.
with spiked tires like that on the R1 you will get better traction on hard ice
then you will ever get on pavement with race tires.
after watching that video i came to the conclusion that a fast motorcyclist will be really fast in a car
but a fast car driver trying to go fast on a bike will only end up as fertilizer.
a. The ice will break relatively easily - no matter how impressive the spikes look if they are breaking free they aren't providing the traction.
b. There's a very short amount of time for the spikes to gain much penetration into the ice. Even assuming your contact patch is 10 inches long, at 100 km/h, i.e. 1093 inches per second, you have approximately 1/100 of a second to penetrate the ice. Even if the ice gives no resistance, your vertical displacement due to gravity is 0.49mm in that period of time.
If that doesn't convince you, http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/research/rep...orts/551.1.pdf did a study on studded vs regular tires in winter driving. Page 52 - studded tires on ice had a stopping distance 8 times greater than regular tires on bare pavement. While these are your regular studs and not ice-spikes, I have a hard time believe 8 times improvement in traction using a spike vs a stud.
Last edited by kivyee; 03-15-2012 at 08:10 PM.
Swapping those two guys' vehicles (assuming no prior experience) and them pushing it - they'd both probably wreck in turn 1. Bikes are a bit less forgiving and I'd say harder to master the basics of performance riding than cars - but at a high level like that you can't really compare the skill of either of them; only the risk-of-injury factor should one of them wreck.
Last edited by darwin604; 03-15-2012 at 01:21 AM.
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