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Buell Racing EBR1190RS – the Tool

1st Place on the Crotchrocket.TV in WSMC Formula One 

Wow a crazy few weeks it has been!   transpired recently was almost in nature, so quick yet subtle.   It all by Rob Weaver of CrotchRocket.tv casually if I would be interested in racing a

I was unsure of what to make of the Of course I was interested, but thus far of energy have been into such a dream to materialize.  More or less my was growing dim about the possibility.

A few passed, Rob kept poking me and we the concept a bit more in detail.  and ready for the opportunity, but just the I was holding back trying not to the gun.  The next thing I Rob kicks things into gear and jets off to Milwaukee to up the CrotchRocket.TV EBR1190RS.

  Then it hit me, whoa, Rob is serious this and we are going racing week!

So the Wednesday before the Streets of Willow event, removing the street parts and the bike for the track.  I’m unable to to meet him so we plan on finishing up the at the track on Friday.  Off to the track I go trailer, Buell 1125R bikes and spares to meet up Rob.

  We arrive at the Streets of for the Friday Motoyard track unload, and set out on track to compare the old and new EBR1190RS race bike.

I know the rest should like a fairytale, and honestly is play out to be that kind of  However, the racing reality is success is constantly working the odds and obstacles that The fairytale ending is only after enduring the fall of expectations, properly executing and decisive actions to combat the and manage the physical and psychological to conquer the competition.

So before the comes the inflated expectations.  not surprising that in today’s of rapidly advancing technology, the is that new equipment is always right?  Well in the history of off the press motorcycles, new and improved can be a and elusive path to finding

   Even with significant on several key components, there’s no advancement without the proper The tuning of a motorcycle roadracing is best described as a huge of variables.  The magic of the setup is by understanding the relationships between variables.

  And when properly aligned, the of variables can be played to create a harmony.

It just takes a look at the 1190RS spec to determine it’s clearly a motorcycle.  It has two fundamental improvements, power and less weight.  stiffness, aerodynamics, ergonomics, and distribution are more subtle

  But to take advantage of those the rider needs to feel and in control of the motorcycle.  The bike to respond appropriately to the road and inputs in a consistent manner.

Buell 1125R Sport Bike

tuned suspension for the course and are one of the keys to feeling connected and in After a day of testing the bikes it was that this is where we to merge the old with the new.    So the and proven Traxxion Dynamics forks and Penske rear were installed on the new 1190RS.  the chassis geometry was measured and to suit the Streets of Willow

  This was a huge leap in confidence and performance.

With amazing credentials on the EBR1190 sheet the expectations permeated the As much, the obstacles we encounter and every session on the track like thorny spikes in our progress.  Race one and two were by many pending issues.

  one by one we persevered and overcame the issues, in time for the Formula One race.   afternoon, the bike had a solid with only a few minor lingering.

This is the grand finale, the Formula one Race, with a of aggressive and talented Pro riders in the As the start time approaches, nothing more that can be with the bike, it’s go Nothing more but mental and riding skills from on out to the checkered flag.

  Having the in the bike, check.  Knowing the and the track characteristics, check.  the task at hand, execute corner for every lap with and precision like a Swiss check.  Read the pavement the tires, up the suspension, distributed the chassis and finally interpreted the body, check. Enjoy the ride, the rear end dancing while on the brakes.

  As the cornering forces let the body drape down and the bike to firmly unite.  the corner unwraps, it’s to squeeze the trigger and ease the tires to their limit of Twelve laps later, out of the last corner heading the checker, it’s a period of to realize the accomplishment and success.

Mission accomplished – 1 st Place on the EBR1190RS in F1!

Huge thanks for Rob   and associated team sponsors.


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