Saturday, November 24, 2007

Tire Abuse

P1012308 We have been driving over the course of the past 12 days in mountainous regions, worth 700km of winding roads and probably a guesstimate of 300 and more corners. Yesterday's ride saw the most abusive day of cornering, with speeds exceeding 150km/h, the bike's leaning angle was beyond the 40% mark, that's steep on a GS as a couple of degrees more might cost a trip to the canyon, on a couple of occasions the tire broke loose but was easily managed. This type of riding is unfortunately non-existent in Kuwait which leaves a lot of bike riders in a troubled situation.

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