Drag Race Technology: Volume 7 Motorcycle Race Technology: Volume 1 BRAKING POINT How do you stop a drag car? BONNEVILLE ROCKET Triumph’s return to the salt FUNNY BUSINESS Inside John Force Racing’s TF Camaros A annual report USA$40,UK £20,EUROPE e 30 ENCOMPASSINGALLCLASSESANDFORMSOFDRAGRACINGWORLDWIDE In conversation: Pro Stock 2016 was a challenging year for teams in Pro Stock as the adjusted to new rules Dossier: John Force Racing Camaro Funny Car Mike Magda looks under the skin of JFRs new Chevy Insight: Torque converters The basics of their operation and use in racing Insight: Parachutes The most complex aero device on a car investigated Profile: Triumph Rocket Streamliner The bike that hopes to break 400 mph dissected Insight: Brakes A look at the unique demands of drag race braking systems P.S: Nitrous The origins of this oft misunderstood power adder Ducati: The Bike That Only Casey Can Ride… In the hands of Casey Stoner, and only Casey Stoner, the Ducati 800 is devastatingly quick Super Bike: New Boys in School In 2009 two new boys walked into the World Superbike pad- dock to try and make their mark Hydrex Honda: The Revenge of the After Market Factory equipment is usually needed to win Superbike races, Hydrex Honda raided the aftermarket instead 125 or Moto3? 125 is the last of the old GP classes to remain but Honda have lodged a patent that might just change that The Tortoise and the Hare With CO 2 levels on the rise and oil running out, electric race bikes are exactly what we need Leathers, Fibre Glass and Body Armour... Rider protection is now far more sophisticated USA Suzuki The only thing familiar in American Superbike racing this year was the name on top Supersport Surprise Map Raceways Yamaha finished second in this year’s British Supersport Championship Race Technology Reports race engine TECHNOLOGY SPECIALREPORT MOTORCYCLERACETECHNOLOGY2009 A special report USA $50,UK £20,EUROPE e 35 DUCATI – WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT THE DESMOSEDICI? BMW AND APRILIA The Superbike new boys HYDREX HONDA Top privateer team in BSB MOTORCYCLE race 00_MRT09_Cover2.indd 1 19/11/09 11:27:54 81