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Quarter Masters part 3 – the finale

Posted: May 21, 2014 at 10:57 am   /  

Race four – the drag bike vs everything You’ve never seen anything given such a wide berth in a straight line race as this drag bike. Phil the photographer is gesticulating frantically to get us closer together for pictures, but it just ain’t happening. Just hearing the thing run made me want to go and […]

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Quarter Masters part 2 – let’s race

Posted: May 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm   /  

Race One – the superbike vs the super cruiser On paper, the Yamaha R1 has the Ducati Diavel beat – it claims 20bhp more peak power and 33kg less weight. But a closer study of the spec sheets picks out the Diavel’s insanely wide 240-section rear tyre and a 17.5cm longer wheelbase. The superbike versus […]

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Quarter Masters – Straight line speed, the battle royale – Intro

Posted: May 19, 2014 at 10:43 am   /  

Sometimes the simplest forms of competition are the best. We headed to Bruntingthorpe for a no bulls**t straight-line willy waving contest to the ¼ mile mark and beyond. Who could piss furthest up the wall? The bikes:  The fastest poser – Ducati Diavel Carbon 162bhp – 239kg The sports bike – Yamaha YZF-R1 182bhp – […]

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