FUEL TANK

Performance Bikes (UK) - - Project Bike -

“WE MOVED FROM a fuel tank that car­ried its weight roughly in the stan­dard po­si­tion to our own de­sign which moves part of the tank lower, be­low the seat and above the shock. It helps cen­tralise and lower the cen­tre of grav­ity. That also meant a new sub­frame of our own de­sign and man­u­fac­ture – we ran a kit part be­fore. That also had a knock-on ben­e­fit of hav­ing to move the bat­tery and elec­tron­ics mounted on the sub­frame to a po­si­tion just above the front sprocket. That’s a lit­tle more weight cen­tralised, but it also means we don’t have to re­place elec­tri­cal parts if the sub­frame is dam­aged in a crash – only the seat and fuel tank at­tach to the sub­frame now.”

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