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Straight up Makis....I hope to get into the paddock and garage this year at Indy. Those bikes are works of art.
 

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I hope to get into the paddock and garage this year at Indy.
I never will


Have fun my dear friend....

P.S. Could you send me over some oil from it's crankcase? Thanks
 

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I never will


Have fun my dear friend....

P.S. Could you send me over some oil from it's crankcase? Thanks
I know they do in F1, but I bet HRC would not let you have used motor oil from these engines.
For some, the particulates in the oil an be analyzed for alloys used in the engines.
 

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Good stuff, I caught that on another forum as well (Honda posted that on June 19th, FWIW, so it's pretty recent). Learned quite a bit after reading through every section on the RC-V211-213 at that URL.


Additionally, for Fireblade fans, there's a similar one entitled "Honda Adds History to CBR1000RR Site" (went live back on March 26th of this year):

http://world.honda.com/CBR1000RR/history/index.html


:)
 

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I know they do in F1, but I bet HRC would not let you have used motor oil from these engines.
For some, the particulates in the oil an be analyzed for alloys used in the engines.
I was just joking Sub :p.....nevertheless nice that you straight that out!
 

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I have some RCV pictures from the 2011 Motegi event. I'll see if I can dig them out... :D
 

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Here they are...Some pics for you Makis! :)

They were "just" display bikes so maybe dis-used spare machines or something like that, but they looked pretty damn special anyways. Below are pics of 2 different RCV 212's (I didn't make a note of which pics belong to which bike - sorry (Also got some of Yamaha VZR M1's if anybody wants to see.













 

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They were "just" display bikes so maybe dis-used spare machines or something like that, but they looked pretty damn special anyways. Below are pics of 2 different RCV 212's (I didn't make a note of which pics belong to which bike - sorry
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OK, here's the Yamaha YZR M1 (Thanks for the correction, Makis! ;)
for comparison purposes with the RCV212 :D:









 

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And another we saw along the way...



 

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Another Honda. Gone, but so fondly remembered... (Simoncelli went on to get 4th at Motegi 2011, after having got a ride-through penalty for jumping the start).
Here he leads Andrea Dovizioso.

Don't really have many good pics of the actual race, as we were only on a grandstand.
Besides, Moto GP has much better images, etc on their site for members ;)

 

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Those Brembo calipers are made of forged lithium-aluminum alloy with titanium pistons.
Not only are they 60% lighter than aluminum monoblocks, they are also 60% stiffer.
They cost around $7000 per caliper. They are wider the a usual caliper due to the reinforced-carbon-carbon (RCC) pads that go with the RCC rotors.
 

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Great pics !!:D

Those Brembo calipers are made of forged lithium-aluminum alloy with titanium pistons.
Not only are they 60% lighter than aluminum monoblocks, they are also 60% stiffer.
They cost around $7000 per caliper. They are wider the a usual caliper due to the reinforced-carbon-carbon (RCC) pads that go with the RCC rotors.
WOW! :eek: I can not imagine what its like to ride one of this things!
 

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Five Star Thread!!!
The complete evolution of the rc-v series. Great stuff, perfect for a lazy Sunday morning :)
 
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