Author(s): Neil Spalding
Aimed at the enthusiast who would like to gain a greater understanding of the technical and design issues facing MotoGP constructors, this fascinating book provides detailed analysis of the cutting-edge technology and the bikes used in the sport's premier class today. Each area of a racing motorcycle's design is explained in down-to-earth language, and separate chapters for each manufacturer trace the development of each machine over the years through to the detailed specification of the current version, revealing much hitherto unknown information along the way. An unrivalled insight into what lies under the skin of today's ultimate racing motorcycles.
Former team owner Neil Spalding, who raced motorcycles for over 25 years, runs Sigma Performance, a specialist Ducati workshop and website. He writes regularly for Motor Cycle News and MCN Sport, specialising in technical subjects.
A brief history of the MotoGP class and how it has evolved, the rules and design concepts. The motorcycle dissected -- engine and transmission, electronics, chassis, suspension, brakes, wheels and tyres, aerodynamics. The constraints of packaging, the interrelation of the component parts. Individual makes -- initial design, problems and solutions, development since launch, future direction. Yamaha, Honda, Ducati, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Proton, Aprilia, WCM.