Monday, October 20, 2008

MotoMorphic JaFM#2: Work in progress…


The second iteration of the MotoMorphic JaFM#1 is on its way...

Pics: MotoMorphic

We first wrote about the MotoMorphic JaFM#1 back in June this year. Well, Jim Davis (MotoMorphic founder) and his team are hard at work and the bike is now being further developed. The MotoMorphic JaFM#2 seems to be on its way…

Based on an Aprilia Falco, the MotoMorphic JaFM#1 features a custom-built chassis (made of 6061-T6 tubing and CNC machined billet 6061) which also serves as the fuel tank, custom-made swingarm, Ohlins fork, Penske monoshock and Brembo brakes.

The bike’s 990cc, DOHC, 8-valve, liquid-cooled Rotax v-twin, mated to a six-speed gearbox, makes 108bhp and 91Nm of torque, and the bike runs humungous rubber – a 250-section front tyre and a 300-section rear.

The JaFM#1 has now been tested for about 1,000km and #2 may not be very far away. In the meanwhile, you can visit the MotoMorphic website here for more details and updates.

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

2008 Malaysian MotoGP: Race results from Sepang


The Malaysian GP was rather boring... Still, Rossi finished in first place, followed by Pedrosa in second, Dovizioso in third and Hayden in fourth places

2008 Malaysian Grand Prix: Race results from Sepang

1. Valentino Rossi ITA Fiat Yamaha Team (B) 43min 6.007 sec
2. Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda Team (B) 43min 10.015 sec
3. Andrea Dovizioso ITA JiR Team Scot MotoGP (M) 43min 14.543 sec
4. Nicky Hayden USA Repsol Honda Team (M) 43min 14.865 sec
5. Shinya Nakano JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini (B) 43min 16.590 sec
6. Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro Team (B) 43min 19.647 sec
7. Loris Capirossi ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP (B) 43min 21.943 sec
8. Colin Edwards USA Tech 3 Yamaha (M) 43min 24.809 sec
9. Chris Vermeulen AUS Rizla Suzuki MotoGP (B) 43min 29.181 sec
10. Randy de Puniet FRA LCR Honda MotoGP (M) 43min 31.523 sec
11. John Hopkins USA Kawasaki Racing Team (B) 43min 33.616 sec
12. Anthony West AUS Kawasaki Racing Team (B) 43min 47.406 sec
13. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Alice Team (B) 43min 51.624 sec
14. Alex de Angelis RSM San Carlo Honda Gresini (B) 43min 55.100 sec
15. Toni Elias SPA Alice Team (B) 44min 5.146 sec
16. Marco Melandri ITA Ducati Marlboro Team (B) 44min 9.335 sec
17. Nobuatsu Aoki JPN Rizla Suzuki MotoGP (B) 44min 54.370 sec

DNF:

James Toseland GBR Tech 3 Yamaha (M)
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Fiat Yamaha Team (M)

Full race report here

More images from the Malaysian Grand Prix...


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