+1CasterTroy said:Not diggin the cylops look...needs 2 lights
THE BIG REASONS:phaderlanx said:I have never understood the nessecity for race plastics.... i mean the aerodynamics differences are virtually nil... it doesent offer that much more by way of crashability (especially if you paint em $$$ :dunno ) ... I mean if you dont want to trash the stock plastics, why not pick up some really rashed ones? It just seems weird to put such expensive pieces of plastic on a bike that could very likely crash... Dont get me wrong I think it looks great (painted), but i dont get why so many people think that its like a nessecity to put different plastics on their bike to ride it at a track.... All you really need is tape for the lights. The rest (blinkers, mirrors) you can remove... Someone give me a good reason why? Is it just for 'the look'?
Filip75 said:looks like fiberglass!?! What is it? If it is, then it will crack the whole assembly after the first contact with a road
Ah, ok... i didnt know about the belly pan thing. But the weight reduction is a little sketchy.. But I guess I see the point of making it more simple and crashable to some extent.... thanks for the belly pan thing- didnt know thatfirefighter81 said:THE BIG REASONS:
FULL BELLY PAN!
EASE OF REPAIR!
Most sanctioned race organizations require a belly pan capable of holding up to 4 (or 5) quarts of liquid. Also other minor reasons are weight reduction, a real track bike needs to lose as much weight as it can, so they aren't gonna tape up the light, they are gonna rip out the light, therefore you need race bodywork. You don't think of a track bike as "maybe one day I might wreck on it" you think "when I wreck, what am I gonna have to replace/repair" It's alot less expensive to repair fiberglass than it is to buy new/rashed plastics everytime. But yeah, mainly the belly pan.
oh shit.. how much is the monkey going to cost me?firefighter81 said:It's most likely fiberglass. The good part about fiberglass, even though it cracks a little easier than OEM plastics, it can be repaired MUCH EASIER. A monkey with a fiberglass repair kit could do it, it's not hard at all. Although I agree that it doesn't make much sense as street body work. I bought my racing bodywork unpainted and just sprayed it myself, it looks fine to me, but it's A TRACK BIKE, not a street bike, it's not supposed to be ultra pretty, supposed to be functional. I agree with the one headlight opinion too, but I don't think there is a way they could have made it look any better with two (ala new style Ducs)