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2011 WSBK Donington: Catastrophic Wheel Failure

Posted in Crashes, General, Racing, Videos, Wheels by MrAngry | March 30th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

World Superbike Wheel Failure

If you’ve ever ridden a motorcycle then you know that being able to utilize both wheels is a very important thing. As little kids we’re first taught to ride a tricycle and then, if we possess any skill at all we move up to a two-wheeler. Now from there some of us graduate to scooters, then dirt bikes and then, if we’re really lucky, full-blown motorcycles. I can tell you from experience that as someone who use to track motorcycles quite a bit that having full control of both your wheels can either make or break your riding experience. For instance, there are times that you’ll come out of a corner hard and loft that front tire skyward. No worries though because you can use that rear wheel to take up the slack. Same goes if your coming in hot to a turn and you lift the rear wheel up in a stoppie situation; your front wheel will bare the brunt. However, if you’re in a situation where you really need both wheels at the same time and one fails… well then you’re basically shit out of luck. Click through for the video to see what I’m talking about.

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