Motorcycle and product reviews

CurbEater fork and shock oil heater test #2

By |2018-09-24T02:16:21+00:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: All, Article, Free, Reviews|

September 9th, Thunderhill, California   Ambient temperature: 60F Fork Temperature 65F (effect of the morning sun) Shock temperature 58F   Session #1 at 0900 with no heating elements applied: Fork performance was normal in exaggerating bumps with the tire tracking harshly over sharp edged bumps for the first 3 laps, then the fork oil started to [...]

CurbEater suspension preheating equipment

By |2018-09-24T02:38:32+00:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: All, Article, Free, Reviews, Testing Program|

Curbeater Test, Thunderhill Raceway Park: September 16th, 2018     Weather: 82F ambient high, 125F track high     Bike used: 2009 Yamaha R6/450 AFM ‘A’ race bike Ohlins 30mm NIX cartridges, Ohlins oil at 22 hours of track time Ohlins GP TTX rear shock, Ohlins oil at 22 hours track time         [...]

Test Ride: Panigale V4 Base Model

By |2018-09-10T06:25:11+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: All, Free, Reviews, Suspension, Tires, Video|

A kind gentleman allowed Dave to test ride his new base model Ducati Panigale V4. Dave evaluates the bike's braking, cornering, and acceleration, and concludes with some suspension direction. Freemium Video.  Enjoy.  To view Premium content, please Subscribe or Login. Want to see the full video? [...]

2018 Panigale V4S Suspension Eval

By |2018-07-06T17:03:12+00:00July 6th, 2018|Categories: All, Reviews, Suspension, Video|

Dave evaluates the showroom suspension setup of the new 2018 Ducati Panigale V4S. While the hydraulics are adjusted electronically, the preload remains manual. He suggests settings for 3 weight categories in both dynamic and fixed modes. He also examines how the bike fits him. Finally, we toss in The Editor's Rant. [...]

Test Ride: 2018 FZ-10 / MT-10

By |2018-07-03T16:46:06+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: All, Reviews, Suspension, Tires, Video|

We test the most recent Yamaha FZ-10 / MT-10 at Buttonwillow Raceway. Dave owns this bike in New Zealand where he spends his winters (their summers) and knows exactly how to tune it for our test rider Mike Pond. Then Dave does a quick tune of the same model for a street rider. [...]

2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Showroom Suspension Eval

By |2018-06-18T16:14:03+00:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: All, Reviews, Suspension, Video|

Dave takes a look at how the 2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100 fits him, then evaluates the suspension components, their showroom settings, and suggests settings for 3 rider weight categories. Premium Video Trailer.  To watch the full video please Subscribe or Login. [...]