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Articles for Sportbike Technology

Inside the Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP Prototype

Monday, April 20, 2015
Get up close and personal with Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo’s Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP prototype racers.

Inside the Honda RC213V MotoGP Prototype

Friday, April 17, 2015
Get an up close look at some of the hardware adorned on Repsol Honda’s full factory RC213V as ridden by Marc Marquez.

MV Agusta F3 800 vs 675 on the Dyno

Friday, November 15, 2013
We compare the rear wheel horsepower and torque figures of MV Agusta’s 675cc Triple to its larger stroke 798cc Inline Three engine.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R vs 636 on the Dyno

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
We compare the 636cc-powered Inline-Four Kawasaki Ninja engine to the original on the dyno.

Prototype Honda Electronic ABS Tested

Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Honda said all motorcycles over 250cc would soon feature ABS as standard. Honda introduces a prototype combined "brake by wire" system.

Honda Cylinder Deactivation

Thursday, November 2, 2006
The techno wizards at Honda demonstrate an interesting way to make a powerful engine achieve decent fuel economy.

Traction Control on Production Bike

Thursday, July 13, 2006
After all the hoopla about traction control in racing, BMW is now fitting such a system to its streetbikes.

Reverse Rotating Rotors Update

Wednesday, April 19, 2006
In February we reported the development of counter-rotating brake rotors. Since then Robby Kasten, has tested his design at the track with encouraging results.

Invention Counter Rotating Brake Rotors

Thursday, February 16, 2006
A patented counter-rotating brake rotor design is the brainchild of inventor Robby Kasten, who believes the new innovation will reduce steering effort at high speeds and eliminate tank slap.