Pikes Peak Hill Climb Explains One-Piece Handlebar Rule

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has released this “clarification” on its decision to revert back to only allowing motorcycles with one-piece handlebars to compete. In it, the organizers state: “One key reason the PPIHC Race Committee and Board of Directors are only comfortable allowing motorcycles originally produced by manufacturers with top mounted one-piece handlebars is the vertical riding position and high vantage point these bikes encourage…” Personally, I think there are many fallacies associated with…

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Zero Motorcycles Explains Its Patent Pending Z-Force IPM Motor + Video

For the 2016 model year, Zero has increased performance of its model range once again. Many factors contribute to the performance gain, but the biggest breakthrough comes from the patent pending Z-Force Internal Permanent Magnet motor. Zero claims the IPM is able to tolerate higher temps and produce less heat than its predecessor, a surface mount permanent magnet motor. Heat is the enemy of performance, and the IPM allows the 2016 Zeros to increase the continuous…

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Lamborghini Chief Engineer Explains The SuperVeloce Ethos: Video

Lamborghini Chief Engineer Explains The SuperVeloce Ethos: Video

The 2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SuperVeloce is possibly the best car to ever roll out of the factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese, but as its chief engineer Maurizio Reggiani explains here in this video, the famous SV badging represents much more than just the cutting of weight and an increase in power and downforce. The video comes to us from… High Gear Media Network Feed

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Nissan Explains Why It Went Front-Wheel Drive For The GT-R LM NISMO: Video

Nissan Explains Why It Went Front-Wheel Drive For The GT-R LM NISMO: Video

Front-wheel drive. Also known as wrong-wheel drive, at least in performance driving circles. Yes, front-drive cars can be made to go very fast—but it’s always a compromise compared to rear-drive cars. Or is it? Nissan has engineered the GT-R LM NISMO to disprove that idea, and this video explains how and why they did it–and it wasn’t… High Gear Media Network Feed

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