MOTO2 Emerges as the Real Prototype Series — Motorcyclist magazine

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Honda CBR600RR Prototype

Racing Ahead

Early with former AMA Harley-Davidson Sports Champion and Buell test rider Shawn at the controls have been It’s closer than we it to be, Taylor says. The team to continue testing during club-racing events on the West this summer.

Early with former AMA Harley-Davidson Sports Champion and Buell test

Moto2, the semi-spec support series that production-based Honda CBR600RR housed in prototype chassis, has proven to deliver great The inaugural 2010 season saw different winners in 17 rounds, and it unusual for less than 1 to cover the top-15 qualifiers. the racing has been superb, the on display so far has been woefully

With the exception of frame (steel, aluminum or a combination of the the first-generation Moto2 bikes essentially identical, and not far removed what we ride on the street. will change in 2011, Taylormade Racing of Van Nuys, enters this machine tests the limits of the Moto2

Not since the legendary John V1100 have we seen a as adventurous and technologically advanced as A radically updated version of the Saxon Triumph BEARS European American Racing racebike Paul Taylor and Keogh fielded in the 1990s, Moto2 racer features an ultra-stiff carbon-fiber monocoque an updated version of the Saxon’s monoshock front suspension, an radiator and more.

We’ve been talking building this bike for 20 years, Taylor says, waiting for an opportunity to race it. We met Dorna at the 2009 Laguna MotoGP round and showed we had in mind. They said so we went for it.

Taylormade’s alternative system consists of conventional-looking legs held by a pair of wishbones: an upper that to the monocoque frame and a lower anchors directly to the cylinder The design separates braking and forces, reducing fork and stiction to improve suspension

Taylormade’s alternative front-suspension consists of conventional-looking fork leg

Keogh started by scrutinizing element of the motorcycle to determine he could rearrange or eliminate The structural carbon-fiber monocoque the combined work of a frame and with more stiffness and weight. The engine is mounted as a member, bolted to what is a massive airbox. The monocoque is from cutting-edge, cost-saving carbon-fiber invented by Ansari Burt Rutan’s firm, Composites.

Honda CBR600RR Prototype

Taylor-made was one of the first firms to use this new material.

The wishbone front suspension the steering head, making for a massive centerline cooling that runs over the to cool the underseat radiator. says this radiator, far from the engine, is one-third the of a conventional unit yet no less The fuel tank is oriented behind the motor to minimize transfer during braking and and shaped like a donut the fresh air tunnel running the center.

It’s an integrated Taylor explains. The monocoque and front suspension are essential to the overall features we wanted to

Competitive advantages are hard to by in a spec-engine class, but Taylor their prototype offers two key First, he believes the ultra-light design will allow to achieve the class minimum of 298 lbs. (The lightest Moto2 machine weighs 315 The other advantage is aerodynamic. as small as we can make it, and smaller anything else out there, says.

The lower half hugs the on either side by within removing a lot of cross-sectional area. says the machine will be with other Moto2 currently ranging from to $120,000.

The Taylormade team continue development throughout the and hopes to earn a wild-card for a Moto2 debut at August’s MotoGP round. We just to prove it, Taylor says, and the way to prove it is to get into the race. the only place you can tell if ideas are any good.

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