Easy, inexpensive solution from No Mar
Riders of the latest model 09-11 Yamaha R1 run into a problem when they decide to remove their bike’s passenger pegs for track use. Minus those brackets, the rear brake reservoir is left without a mounting point and the battery tray is unsupported. No-Mar, the company famous for their tire changers, offers a simple solution that won’t break the bank. This kit can be purchased at http://nomartirechanger.com/ for $20 or can be found on EBay for $26 with free shipping. Slick!
Let your Lion roar!
Monday 21st February 2011
Scorpion, the UK’s leading manufacturer of car and bike exhausts has launched the latest fitment from its stunning GP Series range; the Aprilia RSV 4. This exciting new can is available with either a genuine carbon fiber or titanium outer shell.
The GP series uses technology and production methods that have directly evolved from Scorpion’s competition department, utilizing the very latest composite construction to create a free-flowing silencer that sounds incredible, increases power and torque and best of all, looks sensational. The new ‘Red Power’ tip lets those behind know why they’re behind. Each entirely hand-made in the UK unit carries a lifetime warranty.
Thanks to the use of such high-quality materials, the weight savings are substantial. In the case of the RSV 4, a huge loss of some 5.1 kilos from the factory 6.2 kilo system! But the best news is independent dyno testing saw an increase from 161.32 bhp with the factory system to 165.27 bhp with the GP series can fitted! Torque gains were similar across the rev range.
The USA Distributor for Scorpion Exhaust is http://www.tawperformance.com/ Price for this item is $899.
Motorcycle overload in Chicago and Indy
As winter draws to a close, we look for signs of the coming spring. Who doesn't anticipate the first robin, the opening round of World Superbike and motorcycle shows! Here at TrackdayMag.com, we attended two shows in two weeks. If there could be such a thing as too much bike-related stimulus, we came close to overdose.
First up was the Chicago International Motorcycle Show. This event travels to major cities across the country, showcasing the manufacturer's new models. At least half the show space is devoted to booth space for vendors, which amounts to a marvelous indoor market of all things cycle-related. We were proud to provide our Salvage Sweetheart GSXR 600 for display in the Race Tech Suspension booth at this event. It was awesome to meet so many of our readers face-to face while we were there.
STT’s Femoto gets a new name
Sportbike Track Time Press Release
Sportbike Track Time Unveils New Women’s Division, Sportbike Track Girl
New Name Reflects Success of Sportbike Track Time Family of Brands and Reemphasizes STT’s Dedication to Women in the Sport
February 23, 2011, Holland, MI—It was announced today that the previous women’s division of Sportbike Track Time has assumed the new name of Sportbike Track Girl, effective immediately. Sportbike Track Time, the parent company of Sportbike Tire Service and Sportbike Track Girl, is under new ownership and management. “The name change was a critical step in order to better identify Sportbike Track Girl’s mission, products and services” according to new owner, Richard Harris. Sportbike Track Girl is a women’s track day organization that focuses specifically on empowerment; through on-track instruction, education, access to women-specific gear and discounted products and services.
Everyone loves a tight rear end
When your bike was new, it gave you crisp, lightning fast response and great handling. After a few seasons of high performance pleasure, your machine probably isn’t as tight as she was when new. The bearings in your chassis take a pounding when you ride and racetrack use shags them even faster than street duty. Since the wear we are talking about is in the thousandths of an inch, the looseness that results occurs slowly. The fact is that you probably don’t even realize what you’ve lost.