25 feb 2009

Chitchat, Cigarettes, coffee and other stories before Morpheus ...
It was the 1980...

Hangin on the web is possible sometimes, to run into charmy discussions, and one of this was being the Bmw suspension one seen on superpantah. Eager to know more, i started to read, so, i just wanna share my route relaxing and smoking some good cigarette with all of those taking care of their good health....

Age of Samurai




1980, Suzuki Katana 1000. 997 cc, 108 bhp. Double cradle frame, complete with extruded aluminium box-section swinging arm , Mikuni 34 mm carbus, 16 valves, 247,5 kilos. The first street bike in dealers worldwide to receive a Anti-Dive system in the forks( and only up front preload adjustement). Anti-Dive(and other devices too) was born to fill a gap on race bikes first, cause their tendency to dive whilst braking hard. Market and its followers and all believers did pay amount of attenction and care about that, from races to streetbikes as well, and this system seemed to be absolutely necessary on sporty bikes at that time just pretty like a cappuccino at 7 in the morning. The anti-dive system disappeared in less than three years, like it rose to life, than died for all major labels of motorcycles, probably due to a great enhancement in technology applied to mechanical engineering on forks and suspensions and hydraulic forces.

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Ispirato da discussioni di tendenza su altri siti, a proposito di sospensioni Bmw ecc.ecc..., mi introduco in maniera molto rilassata nel fantastico mondo delle FFs ( funny front suspensions), avido di conoscere di piu' sull'argomento...fumoso...

Nel 1980 nacque in casa Suzuki la " Katana " , moto sportiva prima sul mercato ad accogliere un sistema antiaffondamento nelle forcelle anteriori( in pratica un sistema sfinteriale), pero' con solo la regolazione del precarico. Il sistema nacque a partire dalle corse per contrastare appunto il dive cosi fastidioso in frenate e staccate, poi questo sistema per tre anni circa ha tenuto banco tra appassionati e addetti,fino a diventare addiritura indispensabile sulle moto supersportive stradali e non, e scomparire miseramente cosi ' come era apparso. La ragione probabilmente è da addursi alle sempre piu' avanzate tecnologie in tema di teleidraulica e ingegneria meccanica delle sospensioni...


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