Spies and Sykes put the 2009 WSB Yamaha R1 through its paces in South…

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Spies and Sykes put the 2009 WSB R1 through its paces in South

2009 Yamaha Motor Superbike riders Ben Spies and Tom have endured some heat on their three day in Kyalami. The young riders endured track temperatures 50 degrees as they put the all-new-for-2009 YZF-R1 through its paces on its second outing on track.

was second quickest on day one with an best lap time of 1’41599(46 in the African sunshine. Team Tom Sykes was struck down a mysterious bug, and he only to put in some laps prior to to the hotel.

Day two saw Spies fall in testing, so the final time on track, he managed to improve on his day one times, the day with a best lap of 1’41049 (38 Sykes managed to improve on day two with a best time of (18 laps).

The final day saw Spies in his fastest time of the test, second fastest honours and only a mere 0.2s Michele Fabrizio and beating Haga to the second spot,making him one of three riders to break the barrier with a time of Tom Sykes was getting back on until an unfortunate crash his testing for the day, he again on his times in the limited laps run a 1.41562. The re-entered Aprilia took 8th and 9th and the new for 2009 BMW factory finished 11th and 13th.

The new 998cc bike, featuring a tech powerplant closely to the M1 MOTOGP bike, is currently at the beginning of its development for the 2009 WSB and is still relatively close to specifications. The M1-derived crossplane design and uneven firing give very good to the bike and improved tyre The new chassis gives an unparallel to the riders, improving stability and out of corners.

The WSB spec engine is being step by step, improving output at each stage in the run up to the race in 2009.

So far the team’s modifications to the standard bike a modified cam-shaft, an enlarged for extra cooling

and the addition of an oil The new bike has no rear sub-frame but a strengthened frame. The exhaust is and was developed in partnership with The standard fuel tank has been replaced with an tank with increased The bike features the latest Marelli electronic systems.

The new swing arm is also developed for the WSB race bike based on taken from the 2008 season.

Since Portimao the have changed the seating slightly for both riders and the engine one step further in

Ben Spies

I’m really with the bike, the team and the we’re making, Spies This was the first time we had the to go out and size ourselves up against in a major test. We’re of where we thought we’d be at point. There are two more sessions this winter and I the bike will continue to as we move towards the season at Phillip Island in March. The fan here is pretty amazing.

It was a good week to get to know of the other riders too. I had a lot of come up and shake my hand and me to the series. Max Biaggi came up and with me for awhile. That was awesome for me.

I’ve been a fan of Max I was a kid. In AMA there might be two or guys in testing who get down to from start to finish, admitted. There’s no lollygagging

No one’s going around wheelies the length of the straightaway. pushes hard here all the The competition is going to be good for

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