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.
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.