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March 23rd, 2016, 08:12 AM   #1
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Revolutionary front suspension

Ive heard this before, will be interesting to see if they have cracked the code.

Up to a second faster per corner? Motorcycle Innovation's futuristic front end
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It works on that particular bike because it is a Ducati 2v L-twin, it would be hard to make that work on a modern inline 4, or evan a 4v Ducati twin. I have always though that incorporating the suspension into the neck would be a better solution, because it would still be telescopic but would eliminate the use of 2 front dampers.
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Ive heard this before, will be interesting to see if they have cracked the code.

Up to a second faster per corner? Motorcycle Innovation's futuristic front end
Fascinating article.
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It works on that particular bike because it is a Ducati 2v L-twin, it would be hard to make that work on a modern inline 4, or evan a 4v Ducati twin. I have always though that incorporating the suspension into the neck would be a better solution, because it would still be telescopic but would eliminate the use of 2 front dampers.
Explain, engine configuration, size of engine?
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It works on that particular bike because it is a Ducati 2v L-twin, it would be hard to make that work on a modern inline 4, or evan a 4v Ducati twin. I have always though that incorporating the suspension into the neck would be a better solution, because it would still be telescopic but would eliminate the use of 2 front dampers.

An old mate of mine, sadly now deceased, used to race one designed by Andy Stephenson and nicknamed the asp. It was fitted with a genuine factory YZF 750 motor and went really well. The lean angles and late braking he used to get up to at oulton park were seriously impressive.
I believe his was the ASP2, it was around 1997 when he ran it, among many other exotic bikes he owned.

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Explain, engine configuration, size of engine?
look where the front shock is, or a bike like an R6 or CBR600 thats where the cylinders and head are. with the 2v ducati engine, there is a nice little gap there to mount a shock. also its worth noting that the 2v engine is an air cooled motor, so no radiator, part of that suspension is in the way of where a radiator is normally monted.
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This is an Andy Stephenson bike.
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