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It's easy to wander off and get up to alt sorts just to keep yourself amused, but I wouldn't change anything and it 's great to be part of Once they've got themselves to the track not an easy task to sort out flights, airport parking, hotels, car hire and the like , each rider gets themselves into their own little routine. Redding, typically, will arrive on track on Wednesday. 'Til then go for a run on track just to check everything out. sort my kit out, just waiting for Friday...

Boost Yamaha

With Yamaha on the cusp of winning the BSB championship with Leon Camier on the 2009 GSE irwaves Yamaha Rl, we're taking a look back to the last time Yamaha was the dominant force in British racing Photographer Clive Challlnor Words Alan Dowds Photographer Clive Challlnor Words Alan Dowds Top Scottish rider Niall Mackenzie had come back from the grave that was the Docshop Aprilia 250GP he rode in 1995, With the BSB series Looking to be on the up. with good TV coverage and some big new sponsors,...

Jnes

Aussie Karl Muggeridge started the 2009 World Superbike season in a hopeful frame of mind. A deal with Celani Suzuki in WS8, running the same or as near as dammit) bikes as the well-prepped A stare Suzuki official' team promised much but, in the end, delivered little. The bikes were tale arriving and, when they did, they were in reatly basic trim - the engines were basically superstock-tuned for two rounds and our first upgrade was a slipper clutch A t Kyatami, I was on Nori Haga s wheel coming...

Contactpatch

Write Readers' Letters, SuperBike Magazine, IPC Media, Leon House, 233 High Street, Croydon, Surrey CR9 1HZ E-mail i fcctliisfijetter ipcmedia.com statistical data and use it to our benefit. Gareth Rollema, Thornbury An interesting argument, Gareth, and it's uncanny you should ponder how riders monitor their own levels of risk, as I've just written a feature on the psychology of risk-taking, starting on page 28 - Dave B Death - a hard man to pass on the straights, hut rubbish in the corners 0...

Michelin Yart Test

Words on Pearson Pies lasori Crilchen Words on Pearson Pies lasori Crilchen The Michelin Power Research Team, which develops tyres in the World Endurance Championship, has stepped into the rote previously fuHulled by Rossi and Pedrosa et al in MotoGP, as the pinnacle of the French tyre manufacturer's R& D, The Yamaha Austria endurance team is part of that research mechanism - JP humbly joins in The Michelin Power Research Team, which develops tyres in the World Endurance Championship, has...

Richard Rodrigues Moto Gp Michelin

I've ridden lots of different types of tyres before and have got used to the feeling you get from 'good' tyres in the middle of a corner I suppose you would say the Michelins and Bridgestones I've tried while testing MotoGP bikes would be top of the list but, surprisingly, these feel better. They're 'more realistic' you might say. No doubl that's because I never got close to the capabilities of those MotoGP bikes I'm at least a touch nearer the limits of the YART R1 but, even so, I'm...

Yamaha Yfzr1

In his search for ever larger expanses of Tarmac, I heads to a cone-bedecked airfield in Oxfordshire I had a rather special wee day out I this month. My mate Damian 'Scotty' Scott, who earns a living fixing helicopters for the RAF invited me to a trackday. Notjust any trackday, though this one took place at the RAF base where he works RAF Benson near Oxford. I'd been there once before, and I knew the 'track' would need something with a stack of horsepower. The circuit is laid out around the...

All That Glitters

Those mirrored iridium visors still coot or a bit naff Colin Strang, Harlow It's down to the individual. We reckon they can still look pretty sweet on the right lid but opinion in the SB office is mixed about whether they ever were cool in the first place. On the right lid with the right graphics they can be an improvement but on the wrong one they can clash or be too bold and look like a dog's dinner. If you do buy one, they need care as the mirror coatings can damage easily. TheVisorShop...

Xlite X802 Marco Melandri Replica

This spangly green colourscheme was clearly thought up before the stealth-black Hayate bike was revealed. But this top-end Nolan X802 lid is a pretty looking thing, with Marco Melandri's trademark hedgehog on the back. The spec is high and includes a tri-composite outer shell that comes in three different sizes to optimise the design for each head size. There's a quick-release, tool-free visor change and removable washable liner. CONTACT www.tranam.co.uk 01425 620580

Honda Cbr900rrn

Even back in 1992, one weirdness stood out a 16-inch front wheel. Apart from that, the only aspect which stood out was a pervading skinniness. The frame, swingarm and forks looked pretty unexceptional, but the package they made when bolted together was. 185kg dry no less than 23kg less than the contemporary GSX-R750 Type 1 c. 16v, inline four. COHC Displacement R93cc BorekStroke Dx58mm Compression 11 1 Carburation s mm CV carbs Gearbox Six-speed Brakes F 2x296mni discs, four-piston Nissin tit...

Honda Cbr1000rr8

Type tic, 16v, DOHC, inline-four Displacement 999.8cc Bore Stroke 76x55.1 mm Compression 12.3 1 Carburation PGM-DSFI. 46mm throttle bodies Gearbox Six-speed, chain Chassis Gravity cast aluminium twin spar Suspension F 43mm fully-adj LSD forks Brakes F Dual 320mm discs, four-piston, one-p ece calipers. R 220mm disc, single-piston WheelS t yres C ast a lum in I u m B r i d geston e BT015 Fuel capacity 7.7 litres 3.9 gal remember my abiding memory of the Latest 'bLade wasn't its more powerful,...

Or1 Spin The Making

This is my 2008 R1, which is still a work in progress, 1 wish I could finish it sooner but I have found it very, hard to find parts in the United Arab Emirates. I've added Loads of parts, including OhLins damper, shocks and forks Brembo brakes front and rear Acumen gear indicator Sigma slipper cLutch Power Commander fuLL Akrapovic, Lots of carbon-fibre bits, and lots more. I'm a parts manager in a Kawasaki. Suzuki and Arctic Cat shop in High River Alberta, Canada. I am an avid rider and reader...