HOW THE HELL... Slip­stream a bike at 150mph

12-PAGE SPECIAL MCN road tester Bruce Dunn slip­streamed his Yamaha TZ250 to 6th place in the NW200

Motorcycle News (UK) - - How The Hell -

“I start to pick up the ef­fect of slip­stream­ing when I’m around 20 yards be­hind an­other bike. As I get closer if feels like my bike has been given a sud­den boost. The bike in front has done all of the work of push­ing the air out of its way mean­ing I am in­side his low-pres­sure wake. He’s now punch­ing through the air for the both of us, whereas my bike’s en­gine is set free to just cre­ate more speed and sling­shot past him.

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