Dua Motorsports 2012 ARL Contingency Error Corrected

Dua Motorsports has posted a correction to its press release from last fall listing the winners of its 2012 Atlantic Roadracing League contingency program. The program offered contingency funds to the top finishers in the ARL Amateur Superbike division.

Thursday, 28 March 2013 11:04

The MotoGP Leg Dangle

If you watch MotoGP racing you have no doubt noticed almost all the riders hanging their inside legs off the footpeg and to the side of the motorcycle at the entry of many turns. It has become quite common over the last few years and has more recently spread to the other Grand Prix classes and World Superbike. "Why do they hang their legs out like that?" is probably the question I am most asked when the topic of MotoGP comes up.

Thursday, 21 March 2013 07:21

Body Steering

Using countersteering to turn your motorcycle is a well-understood and easily grasped technique: Turn the bars to the right, and the motorcycle will fall to the left; turn the bars to the left, and the motorcycle will fall to the right. We learn this instinctively from the first time we ride a bicycle, and when used consciously it is the most effective way to quickly and accurately turn your motorcycle in the desired direction.

Thursday, 07 March 2013 07:30

VP Moto, FIM-legal Race Fuel Now Available

SAN ANTONIO, TX (February 19, 2013) - VP Racing Fuels has just announced the release of new VP Moto, its most powerful FIM-regulation race fuel ever.

“For years, riders around the world have relied on VP for ‘Makin’ Power’ on circuits and MX tracks,” said Jim Kelly, VP’s Regional Manager-Eastern U.S., Canada and Europe. “Multiple wins in the Isle of Mann TT and Motocross des Nations were just a few of the championships achieved with VP's powersport blends.”

Friday, 22 February 2013 12:55

Roll Rate: How quickly can you turn?

For both street and track riders, the ability to turn quickly is an important skill. On the race track, that skill will allow you to go through chicanes at a higher speed. On the street, turning quickly can mean the difference between avoiding an obstacle or not.

Thursday, 21 February 2013 15:43

Britten Stories - Part 1

At the recent International Motorcycle SUPERSHOW near the Toronto airport, race announcer and columnist Frank Wood hosted his usual interview/stage production, chatting with various Canadian two-wheeled authorities, from up-and-coming youngsters to famed veterans. 

Friday, 15 February 2013 17:18

Riding smoothly to maximize Corner Speed

My last two blogs have focused on the braking and throttle control aspects of riding smoothly; this week, I will look at how the same concepts can be applied to cornering and lean angle to maximize corner speed.

Thursday, 07 February 2013 07:07

Riding Smoothly: Braking

In my last blog I talked about the importance of being smooth when opening the throttle on corner exits. Another aspect of riding smoothly is how you apply - and, just as importantly, release - the brakes entering the turn.

Many riders use the brakes more as a simple on/off switch rather than realizing their full potential, and miss out on some of the nuances of braking that come in handy in certain situations.

Thursday, 24 January 2013 07:15

Riding Smoothly: Throttle Control

Over the past year, many MotoGP riders and watchers have noted how smooth Jorge Lorenzo rides, and that it is one key to his success in 2012. There is no question you have to be smooth to ride a 260-horsepower MotoGP bike, but the same can be said of any motorcycle.

Thursday, 10 January 2013 07:16

Riding Style: What's right for you?

Your body position on the motorcycle plays a large part in its handling; where you have your weight in a corner, or how you shift your body in a chicane to help steer the bike, for example, can make a huge difference. But, like most aspects of riding a motorcycle, there are a multitude of "correct" riding styles and body positions that riders use to good effect.

Thursday, 27 December 2012 11:42

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