Realized I didn't update this much last year.
We were still testing products for the bike and working on setup, as always. First up, we installed one of 39N's 5 button superbike pods.
This is a nicely made piece that really cleans up the controls. The button setup is fully customized base on your needs.
Next up, we installed Attack Performance's new Rear Lifter / Chain Guard Combo
. This is a very nicely styled kit and the integrated chain guard is really a nice touch for added safety and ease of installation.
Here's a shot from testing at Barber Motorsports Park last year, hosted by Sportbike Track Time. Geoff May was lending a hand to one of our guys and doing some riding on his former WSBK B-bike.
Here are some photos from the final race of last season.
For 2016, small update for you guys, we got some new bits and pieces in.
First up is a Brembo GP rear master
, GP rear caliper
and Cox Pro Titanium Radiator / Oil Cooler Guards
These Brembo components are the lightest rear brake pieces in production and the Cox titanium guard will offer superior rock protection over aluminum.
Then we got to our Evol Technology rearset kit
. These things are awesome!
The rear master bolted up to the kit right away. The plunger rod however was too long, so we chopped it down substantially to allow for proper brake pedal placement.
A close up shot of the peg, which has a greater diameter for better grip in all directions for the rider.
Next up is a little Pro-Bolt titanium hardware for the swingarm pivot
These pieces are half of the weight of the OE components and certainly look better.
Last up is our Motoholders Fairing Stay / Superbike Ram Air Tube in Carbon Fiber
This piece is substantially lighter than the stock component and will allow for substantially more air flow into the engine.
Stock fairing stay removed:
Next up, we tackled the E/T rearset kit. Very simple to install, as they are shipped pre-assembled. The kit uses an ingenious design that involves reversing the lower engine mount bolt and utilizing a special nut fitting for the shifter pivot. This eliminates the heavy OE kickstand assembly, for a substantial weight loss.
A couple of shots of the brake side, with the GP master. Also seen in these photos are our newly-installed Lacomoto carbon fiber swingarm covers, in twill carbon fiber
We snapped a few shots in the trailer as well, on the way to our first test of 2016:
At the track along with another project race bike we're building, the Ducati 1299 Panigale.
We also installed a set of Samco hoses
, but no photos of that yet.
Track testing went mostly well, we gained some valuable data and learned we'd gone a little too far with some big geometry changes. Unfortunately, we didn't have enough track time to completely sort it out, but we have a full day of testing scheduled before our first major race. More updates coming soon.