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post #1 of 20 Old 03-27-2016, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Is this the strangest thing you have ever seen?
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Is this the strangest thing you have ever seen?
Ok, I'll go out on a limb, WHY???
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He is overly concerned about front tyre blowouts perhaps?

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2 additional contact patches...apparently it adds an additional 80lbs..

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Setting aside whether or not it's a practical development, I can sure appreciate the engineering and design that went into the project. Sometimes, you just gotta make something to see if you can!
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Interesting engineering, but why?
There is a lot of extra weight, most of it unsprung, so the performance and handling will both suffer. It may put more rubber on the road, but that will depend on tyre pressure. The grip a tyre can provide is (Coefficient of friction between the tyre and the road) X (Load on the tyre). So if you apply the same load through twice as many tyres you get the same amount of total grip. This is because each tyre has half the load on it, therefore half as much grip, but there are twice as many of them, so 1/2 x 2 = 1.
You could achieve the same effect with a lot less weight and cost if you changed the rims, modified the guards and just fitted oversize tyres, but it would still be pointless IMHO.

This is also interestingly engineered but utterly pointless:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=humZvaGnlsw

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Since it isn't April 1 and I saw it on the Internet I have to believe it's true! Wild!

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The rider is thinking in his head, " I'm not going to miss that jump ramp again"!!!
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