2WD bike

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  1. Jerm

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    It's a repost b/c it was posted in the main forum, figured this forum would probably be more interested in this :hs:

    So, how much longer till we start seeing this option on many bikes?

    Description of how it works...

    Read an article last week in some supermoto magazine that tested this system on a Yamaha 450. Laptimes were off by a second in dry conditions, but 5 seconds faster in wet conditions :eek3: Weight was only increased by 15 lbs. and the way it works, looks like something you can possibly set up to switch on and off.


    One major downside so far is the price, that Yamaha was priced at 18k :eek4: Another would be, how much of those 15 lbs is part of the rotating mass of the front wheel.?

    Some article that talks about the Yamaha 2-trac...

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    May be a dumb question, but will SuperMoto race in the rain or do they shut it down until conditions improve?
     
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    I first learned about it while watch Dakar. pretty neat stuff
     
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    they wont have 2wd dirt bikes in any ama event for awhile. its an ama rule and they do this to keep the sport mor affordable
     
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    That is really intresting, I would love to ride one :noes:
     
  7. ragnarok

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    yeah but sliding is fun... its like how TCS is ghey on sports cars
     
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    Marty Moates had purchased one of these for around ~18K :eek3:

    They say much more lean angle can be achieved w/ this setup, so I guess if you like dragging hard parts, this is the bike for you :hs:

    I would imagine they run rain or shine, couldn't see why they would postpone a race :hs:
     
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    Subie Driver Eye see what you did there.

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    My car has AWD, and I can slide it when I want to. 2WD on a bike isn't really a TCS so much as having more traction available.
     
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    what the heck are you talking about

    slide = loss of traction
     
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    I wonder how much power is transferred to the front wheel
     
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    Subie Driver Eye see what you did there.

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    You ever driven an AWD car? AWD doesn't change the laws of physics. Power into a corner, lift off the gas, back end rotates, back on the gas, sometimes it's the fastest way around a corner in loose or slippery conditions. And I never said sliding = traction, I'm just saying that just because you have extra traction doesn't mean you can't still slide, it's not magic.
     

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