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MotoGP -- Wow

  1. Dec 19, 2014 #1

    berkeman

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    I haven't been keeping up with MotoGP racing the last couple of years, but it looks like they have taken cornering to a new level. It's one thing to get your knee down at the racetrack. It's another thing to get your knee *and* elbow down! Check out the elbow pads that they wear now!

    http://keponews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Pol-Espargaro-MotoGP-Test-Valencia.jpg [Broken]
    http://keponews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Pol-Espargaro-MotoGP-Test-Valencia.jpg [Broken]
     
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  3. Dec 20, 2014 #2

    Drakkith

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    I think he's looking for quarters that have been dropped on the track...
     
  4. Dec 22, 2014 #3
    How come his bike doesn't fall ? :eek::nb)
    I want to buy one like that but I still can't afford one.
     
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  5. Dec 22, 2014 #4
    Third wheel is on the knee :eek:
     
  6. Dec 22, 2014 #5

    dlgoff

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    :devil:

    Rossi-Diagram.jpg

    :biggrin:
     
  7. Dec 22, 2014 #6

    RonL

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    It's a 4 wheeler if he uses the elbow. :D
     
  8. Dec 22, 2014 #7
    Yeah, it's gotten pretty wild. Maximum lean angle, for at least some of the bikes, is reportedly 64 degrees!
     
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