Ok, too cool not to share and too busy to reasearch it properly. If this is for real then the gadget freak in me wants one: http://www.bike1000.cc/stories/2wd_r1.htm .
You are aware that they ran a 2 wheel drive off road bike in the Paris Dakar...?
Yep.Originally Posted by BMR
2-years... damn, you're right. Still has my interest piqued. Wonder how it affect handling? Bet the tire manufactures would love it... and entirely new "breed" of tires would likely fall out of this. Given that front tires may not have drive qualities. Not to mention the consumable aspect.
i remember reading about the testing a long time ago and basically they said it had tons of traction but the design would be too slow for racing. there would have to be some system to deal with rear wheel spin and braking for cornering.
Sweet...I want one
A system like this would require a bit of practice to get right, I'll bet.
Cry in the dojo, laugh on the battlefield
Sparring speed is a matter of simple physics:
The height of your flight is inversely proportionate to the mass of your ass.
What I read said that it would only give you an advantage in the rain. When was the last time you tried to leave in a hurry and did an unvoluntary burn out? I love the idea, but for condition where traction is not a factor, its just going to be dead weight.