MotoGP Technology, 2nd Edition

Posted on: September 1st, 2013 by Road Rider MCA

MotoGP Technology, 2nd Edition

By Neil Spalding

Published by Haynes (2nd Ed. 2010)

MotoGP Technology by Neil Spalding is a fascinating read and the most complete book on the daunting subject. Anyone with an interest in racing will enjoy it – regardless of your level of technical know-how. The second edition was published in 2010 and covers the 990cc GP bikes of the 2002-2007 era as well as the current 800cc machines. Bikes detailed include Honda’s RC211V and RC212V, the Yamaha M1, Ducati Desmosedici, Suzuki GSV-R, Kawasaki ZX-RR, and also bikes from Team Roberts, WCM, Aprilia, Moriwaki and Ilmor.

MotoGP Technology is a colossal book, in size and in scope, and one you’ll treasure for years to come. It covers everything from brakes, electronics, riders, aerodynamics, engines, to the many, many challenges teams face in their quest to shave milliseconds off the best lap times in the world. Spalding’s writing is smooth and, despite the complex topics, easily digestible.

With MotoGP Technology as your race-season companion, you’ll quickly gain an advanced understanding of what makes these bikes and their riders tick, and in doing so, enrich your own enjoyment of the race and admiration for the competitors.

Spalding, Neil. MotoGP Technology, 2nd Edition. Sparkford, England: Haynes, 2010.

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