question about speedway front suspension

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Racing' started by Alexey, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. Alexey

    Alexey Guest

    I've always been curious about equipment used in Speedway (European
    prototype-based flat track). The bikes are quite interesting in my
    opinion and one of the things that intrigues me the most is their front
    suspension setup. I can't quite get a handle on how it works. For
    one, it's not symmetrical. You also don't see a whole lot of wheel
    movement on those bikes, front or rear and yet they're not using
    conventional forks. They look to be hardtails, but I could be wrong,
    which seems kinda weird to me given that they often encounter ruts and
    such and are looking for the best and most consistent hookup on both
    ends of the bike, right? I searched around, but couldn't find any
    useful info. Anyone care to enlighten me or have some links?
    Alexey, Feb 8, 2005
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    jim Guest

    they are hardtails.Suspension is not always the best answer for a track bike
    jim, Feb 10, 2005
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    SNAFU Guest

    IIRC, the "long-track" or "Sandbahn" variants do have rear


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    G C Guest

    Here is link to some interesting front suspensions

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    G C, Feb 10, 2005
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