This is the Technology that is the Legacy of MotoGP – As we now know a lot that MotoGP is one of the most popular motorcycle racing events and is in the spotlight of many people.
MotoGP is not just a race for racers, but also a battle as well as a technology bet. Because, to be able to compete in the MotoGP race, the motorbike must not only be fast, but also be stable and strong.
For this reason, the manufacturer had to create a machine that was really tough while thinking about a stable chassis, so that the bike could go fast without losing balance when cornering with a slope of up to 60 degrees.
The fun thing is, the technology from MotoGP will gradually be passed on to the motorcycle manufacturer. Some of these technologies can even now be enjoyed on your daily motorbike. Well, here are some of these technologies.
1. Brake cooling duct
Reporting from various sources, the brake cooling duct technology was first used on a Ducati motorcycle. This technology functions to circulate air from the front so that the brake calipers do not get too hot. Another benefit of the brake cooling duct is that it keeps the engine temperature at a normal temperature because the engine always gets fresh air.
One of the Yamaha products that use it is the Yamaha YZF-R25. Motor with a speed of 250 cc uses an air rum duct whose position is in the middle of the headlights. Its function is the same, namely to catch the wind.
2. Swing Arm
Swing arm is a frame that is attached to the rear wheel and the main frame of the motorcycle. The swing arm is important to maintain the stability of the motor so that it does not shake on an uneven track. This technology makes the rear wheel suspension not too heavy. In other words, the swing arm makes the motor balance more awake.
Yamaha New Vixion is one product that uses a swing arm. Another function of this device is to keep the chain taut when the clutch lever is depressed.
3. Traction Control System
The traction control system is used by many MotoGP bikes to prevent shock or slippage when cornering. This technology is designed to reduce the risk of rear tire slipping while maximizing its acceleration. As a result, even slippery road conditions will not make the motorbike that we ride fall down.
Yamaha XMax, Honda PCX 160 and Yamaha NMax are products that use a traction control system.
4. Blue Core
Blue core technology became more and more famous when it was used by Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo on the YZR-M1 motorcycle. Blue core is considered capable of optimizing the power of the motor being ridden while remaining fuel efficient. No less left behind is environmentally friendly.
The latest products that use blue core are Mio M3 125, NMax, and All New Soul GT.