Un­der the skin: TT Su­per­bike

GB Moto is a team on the up, and it’s about to en­ter the awe­some Isle of Man TT races this June. Here’s what goes into mak­ing a weapon that is ca­pa­ble of tak­ing on the in­fa­mous Moun­tain course.

Motorcycle Monthly - - Up Close And Personal - By: Tony Carter Photography: Gary Chap­man

The sTaTis­Tics tell the story of this bike; 208bhp at the back wheel, 169kg with­out fuel and so­phis­ti­cated elec­tron­ics and en­gine in­ter­nals from the World su­per­bike pad­dock. Make no mis­take about it, this is a weaponised mo­tor­cy­cle. and the tar­get is the Moun­tain course on the isle of Man.

This sort of rid­ing brouhaha costs. On the GB Moto bike the front brake calipers alone cost £1750 each, the Oh­lins forks are £7500, the wiring har­ness knocks on for £4500 and the thumb brake mas­ter cylin­der alone goes for £1100 – and that’s just the tip of the go-faster ice­berg.

so, here it is in part-naked glory, the bike that Gary John­son will ride in the se­nior TT race on the isle of Man on June 12.

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