RR » David Johnson to front Chinese TT project

'The TT is back on the map worldwide and this campaign could well represent the start of a new era in motorcycle racing' - Paul Phillips

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melsdad - Unregistered

January 11, 2013 5:52 PM

I've met David at the CW race school and i've seen and spoken to the boys at WK bikes and i would like to wish them both the best of luck in their pursuit of TT lightweight race and the fact that the shop i work in are going to be selling WK bikes and a good showing a the TT would be good for sales

arthur - Unregistered

January 11, 2013 6:51 PM

These comments sound exactly like my old man when the Yamahas first turned up at the TT. Dismiss them if you like, and I know it takes a lot more than horsepower to make a racing machine, but their street bike is already making 5 HP more than a comparable Kawasaki. Geez, why are motorcyclists so scared of change?

Intheknow - Unregistered

January 12, 2013 11:47 AM

50 Horse out the box, compared to an SV knocking out 65, Thats a lot of tuning to even get comparable figures to a stock SV.
This bike aint going the distance, Nice lad but to be fair to Dave he would ride a blackpool donkey if it was a free ride, I feel this donkey is a ride worth avoiding.

Johnnyoza - Unregistered

January 12, 2013 2:45 PM

There is no way in hell you can compare the Chinese bikes to the Japanese bikes.From day one the JAP bikes were quality and built to high standard.Every Chinese bike I have seen,ridden or worked on are junk.They are built to a price and not to a standard.The Chinese will sell millions of cheap bikes and scooters but have shown no ambition to build anything where they need to compete on quality.

Anon - Unregistered

January 12, 2013 2:53 PM

Intheknow clearly is in the dark.

This bike is based on the ER-650, albeit a copied chassis and engine. Websites claim that it's producing 70bhp.

I'd expect a lot of Farquhar's custom supertwin parts to bolt straight on! Wouldn't be so quick to write it off.

Intheknow - Unregistered

January 12, 2013 3:56 PM

Anon ....Claimed !!!!! Need I say any more, probably at the crank too by some miss informed journo who has his info from the importer.
I have seen the bike, I have also seen the dyno print out for one out of the Crate. It looks like its been welded together by a blind man. You cant polish a turd but you can roll it in Glitter, It still wont look nice, the fact remaims that its a turd.

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