Lighter by one pound—that’s not much. But, for Kawasaki’s all new 2016 Ninja ZX-10R, one pound has made a significant and very noticeable difference.
The Motus MSTR has that elusive old-school character that many of us value, and it helps me remember why I love motorcycles so much. Far from spoiling my enjoyment, the couple of quirks actually add to that intangible, distinctive quality of experience. I felt totally connected to the machine— riding it, I felt alive, and the bike did, too.
I crashed heavily on track and, fortunately, I was wearing Sidi Mag-1 boots. My right ankle became trapped between the handlebar and gas tank, and while sliding I could feel the enormous forces being exerted on my ankle. I was petrified that my ankle would either be dislocated or broken. However, such was the strength of Sidi’s internal frame that neither happened, and I was able to walk away with zero damage to me.
News coming from the Argentinian MotoGP Grand Prix this weekend is that Dorna Sports SL (owners of the MotoGP series) have announced that the current rules for aerodynamic winglets on premier class machines (that aid in stability and cornering grip) will be “from immediate effect, extended to helmets and race suits.”
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