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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-20-2008, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Christini's AWD motorcycle

Its true that 4*4 cars/jeeps have an edge when it comes to hardcore offroading and dirt bike racing is still predominantly fought out on single-wheel-drive vehicles that spin up, fishtail and slide wildly across rough terrain. But now the All Wheel Drive (AWD) revolution is coming to the motorcycle world too with Yamaha and KTM having done significant work with hydraulic front-wheel-drive systems, and when new ideas like this successful all-mechanical AWD kit from Christini hit the mainstream, dirt bike riding will never be the same again.

While the hydraulic system on the Yamaha received high praise for its handling, climbing and traction advantages, it sapped significant power from the rest of the bike, leading to lukewarm reviews. And here is where Market minnow Christini comes in : a new system that suffers virtually none of the power loss of the Yamaha and KTM’s hydraulic systems. Using a set of gears and drive shafts mounted through the frame, triple clamps and forks, Christini claims they have developed a system that saps less than a tenth of one horsepower from the engine as it works.

Christini's patented mechanical All Wheel Drive system delivers power from the motorcycle transmission to the front wheel through a series of chains and shafts. There is .............

Here's the bloody link to help you understand the system better


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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-21-2008, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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is this old too snake?
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-22-2008, 04:53 AM
 
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Actually, yes, I've seen articles about this over a year ago.

Would be better if you didn't have to go chopping on the frame, which is where hydraulics have a big advantage



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is this old too snake?
Yeah, what he said.

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