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MCN News Desk  says:

Hubless wheels in action

A new video released by American chopper designers shows hubless wheels, similar to those featured on Honda’s stunning V4 concept bike, being successfully used on the roads. Tennessee-based Amen Design built a concept chopper based around Italian engineer Franco Sbarro’s hubless wheels back in 2005. They have finally got the Hubless Monster out on the road and just released a video...

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

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If they wanted "More accurate steering" then they had better redesign the whole bike. Those forks are WWAAAYYYYY too long, and far too raked out.....

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Dsouthgate

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Dsouthgate says:

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Looks really wierd, but still did not see it taking a corner.

(as promised in MCN  11/02/09 page13  "Watch the video to see it cornering"). 

With 23 inch wheels it's never going to be nimble and I hope you don't ride through a puddle because you are going to get a face full of water and dirt.

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custarduk

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custarduk says:

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Ah, I think the point is that you can have bigger wheels, as the point where the spindle would be on a standard wheel is lower in the circumference, giving the effect of a smaller wheel? Any engineers out there that could confirm my theory? I'm not sure about the rake though.

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windy12

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windy12 says:

is it not simply..

that the majority of gyroscopic effect is lost when removing moving weight from the centre of a hub?

Plus torque steer must reduce at the rear?

Interested if anyone can tell us more..

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