675.cc Expert Evenings II (15th May 2012 - 8PM) - Tony Scott (T3 Racing / Triumph Triple Challenge)
675.cc is proud to present our second Expert Evening. Expert Evenings are a
great chance for motorbike enthusiasts to put questions (in text form) to a
trade professional and gain a video response. For our second evening we
invited Tony Scott, director of T3 Racing and organiser of the Triumph
Triple Challenge back to conduct our second showing.
The title of this edition of the Expert Evening is "Checks and Preparations
for Track Days, Weekend Blasts and products that could reduce repair bills"
but other topics were also discussed.
We hope you enjoy the content of the recording, and ensure to visit us at
T3 Racing: http://www.t3-racing.co.uk
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2012 Triumph Street Triple R 675 VS. Suzuki Hayabusa - Drag Race
First run at the drags on Wednesday night, up against a Hayabusa! Hardly
fair! Haven't been to the drags in years and haven't ever given the Striple
a good wring-out so it was awesome fun. $50 to get in and race though so
might not be something I do every week.
2012 Triumph Street Triple R 675 Vs. Suzuki Hayabusa - Drag Race
My bike is a 2012 Triumph Street Triple R 675.
I use a GoPro Hero2 with an external mic in my helmet.
Intro/Outro Music by Klaypex - used with permission.
GoPro HD Hero 960 Triumph Street Triple Testride
Currently working on a different way to record the audio. Perhaps pulling
out the mic out of the cam and extending the cable will do the trick. Right
now it's either bad audio and good perspective or vice versa.
Feel free to comment to help improve my next videos.
Street Triple crashes in a tight corner
2008 Triumph Street Triple lowsides in a tight corner on Panoramic Highway.
Skip to 2:15 for the crash, slow motion replays, and video of the damage.
The Exhaust sound in the video is from
the camera bike, not me. The bike and the tires were not at their traction
limit. The road had to have been the major factor. I have leaned quite
farther on this bike before. I was completely unhurt - not a scratch, no
bruises, nothing was even sore. Wear your gear on rides like this.
Looking at the slow motion video, you can see my handlebars turn (front
tire loses traction) at the same time as the rear tire loses it. I did not
touch the brakes at all.
The damage to the bike:
Bent handlebar at the clamp (fixed by loosening the bolts and
Scratched clutch lever and bar end (non-issue really)
Lost the turn signal switch
Scratched mirror (it rotated on its mount, so it didn't break off,
Bad scratch on the engine case
Shifter bent 90 degrees
Rear plastic cracked
The tank was untouched. I rode the bike home. The only thing I'm replacing
is the shifter.
As for my gear: tiny scratch on the jacket, boots and pants only scratched
on the plastic sliders, and one glove was scratched on the carbon fiber
knuckle. The helmet did not impact.
My gopro was on the bike following me, so I don't have on-board footage.
This was my first crash after 2 years of riding.