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2-wheel drive motorcycles in our future?

Yeah it sounds cool at first, but is a 2-wheel drive machine really something we want?

Go here to check it out: http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/d...umentID=115794


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Re: 2-wheel drive motorcycles in our future?

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Yeah it sounds cool at first, but is a 2-wheel drive machine really something we want?

If it improves the handling of the motorcycle in all respects, with no disadvantages, why would we *not* want it? That's a might big "if" and it's just too early to answer your question, IMO.
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Don't know how far it'll go, but what about all that technology driving the rear wheel. never have to tighten a chain again. I'd like to know the pros and cons of that system vice a chain, and if it might have any benifit to motorcycle racing as we know it.

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Basically I think they just transferred the system they developed years ago for the TT600R 2WD.
It was started in the early 1990s in conjunction with Ohlins.
The project was by Yamaha Belgarda (Italy) and I didn't hear any news abnout it the last year, now this R1 pops up!
They raced it in Europe and it was succesful only on really muddy tracks.
I don't think there is much use for the system on tarmac.
The rear drive is not affected, still normal chain, the front is driven via a hydraulic system.
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Front wheel only coming up 5 inches!

No more wheelies I'm not ever going to get one. Or maybe put a switch on where you could turn it off and on.

Sounds good for dirt biking though.
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Re: Re: 2-wheel drive motorcycles in our future?

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If it improves the handling of the motorcycle in all respects, with no disadvantages, why would we *not* want it? That's a might big "if" and it's just too early to answer your question, IMO.
Oh yeah, listen to Mr. Know-it-all.
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2wd might be good for the track, but it would just make me want to ride stupid fast on the street, especially in the rain, I'll just have to live with the wheel spin and wheelies.

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Re: 2-wheel drive motorcycles in our future?

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Yeah it sounds cool at first, but is a 2-wheel drive machine really something we want?

Go here to check it out: http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/d...umentID=115794
Somebody needs to read the News and Rumors forum once in a while.

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2 Wheel Burnouts! 2 Wheel Burnouts! 2 Wheel Burnouts! 2 Wheel Burnouts! 2 Wheel Burnouts!

That would be awesome!

I wonder if they will have to redesign front tires. As of right now, they are not designed to put power to the ground.

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