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Online John A

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Motorcycle racing
« on: December 21, 2019, 10:20:06 AM »
Series on the history of motorcycle racing that I started watching this am. Appears good so far
https://youtu.be/6V8xFmfjV4o
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Re: Motorcycle racing
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2019, 10:50:19 AM »
Just watched part two and was disappointed he didnít mention Guzzi when talking about rear suspension development.  Guzzi is the first one to have a workable rear suspension.  Iíll look for that reference later if I remember
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Re: Motorcycle racing
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2019, 07:16:24 PM »
That would be Stanley Woods in 1935, he won the IOM 250
and the Senior on the Bicilindrica a 120 degree 500cc V twin averaging about 85 MPH in terrible weather.
The bike had springs and friction dampers on the rear.
Apparently this bike influenced the Ducati 40 years later.

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