Ideal weight distribution

Discussion in 'Tech' started by beechkingd, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. beechkingd

    beechkingd Well-Known Member

    This is just something I've been curious about for a while. I've looked around and not found any real answers to it. What is the ideal static weight bias for a race bike with a rider on board? 50-50, 60-40, 40-60, etc. I know that in Codes book it mentions maintaining a 40-60 weight bias with the throttle in corners, but I'm more interested knowing if there is an ideal static weight ratio.
     
  2. Tunersricebowl

    Tunersricebowl Fog, onward through.

    There is probably no ONE ideal ratio, but most bikes from Nippon start life at slightly nose heavy say 52/48 or thereabouts...
    The guys that design them are rumored to do some testing.
    For me, I want the nose as heavy as possible and still allow for straight line stability and rear grip off the corner.
     

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