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Old 01-22-2013, 07:54 PM   #16
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The CP needs to be behind the CG? BMW reported that the RS's CP was over the front wheel because motorcycles at speed become light in the front end, just the opposite of cars. You can see the same design in many an open wheel fairing as well as dustbin fairing.

Wikawrongia? If you look into it more closely you might come to the conclusion that the FIM outlawed them because of the cost involved in setting up and developing effective and safe dustbins. Between their weight and aerodynamics they can easily adversely effect handling not to mention rider perception. Safe development involved a lot of complicated and expensive wind tunnel time and few teams could afford it. It was very quickly getting to were you couldn't win many races without one and safely setting one up was very expensive.

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Old 01-22-2013, 07:55 PM   #17
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At $5,830 this costs more than most airheads are even worth, but it is incredibly cool none-the-less!

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Old 01-22-2013, 08:29 PM   #18
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I have seen them set up with the headlight in the fairing were it should be IMO.
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