I got the Britten thing wrong.
Apparently Denco was the engine he used, it was a red and green aero thing, then he built a another bike before the V1000.
And he built something before the Denco engines thing, no idea about that.
There was a lof of hype around anti dive in the mid 80's a lot of teams tried it.
But like most things in bike racing, the riders did not like it.
In my eyes racers have actually held back bike development, as they spend their entire career on forks and a rear shock, so they develop a feel for it and anything else feels bad. Carbon frames, I even remember a lot of riders not liking carbon brakes initially, but Rainey just said "no they are lighter and better lets keep them"!!
I remember Sir Alan, who rode just about every single type of front end, hammering on about the benefits of independent front suspension in getting rid of flex, removing the steering and suspension from being all in one.
And he often won races on bikes like this in BEARS like the Bimota Tesi, Saxon Triumph, and numerous Over bikes in Japan.
He was spot on. I recall Mick Doohan trying lots of things for Honda in 93 and 94, EFI, water injection, electronic shocks, yet all were sort of dropped as he was not very keen on developing, just riding and winning. IN fact his main contribution as to go back to old screamer engines! To regain an advantage over his rivals. Plus I think aswell it helped durability as the big bang units stressed the crank and gearbox etc.
So a lot of stuff just fell by the wayside.
Edited by chunder27, 19 September 2017 - 10:37.