Product review: MotoGP Technology Book
Fancy a bit of bed-time reading.....
When it comes to technical journalism, Neil Spalding is the leading authority on MotoGP. He has the credentials – as well as following the MotoGP circus for over a decade, he’s also run his own race team and is the man behind Sigma Performance Slipper Clutches. He knows his stuff.
Now in its third edition, this book is the most comprehensive record of the technical development of MotoGP since its introduction in 2002. Full of fact, insight and the kind of insider knowledge that makes you realise just how races are won. It’s probably the best technical motorcycling book that I’ve ever read. Divided up into manageable chapters on each MotoGP manufacturer before going in microscopic detail on subjects such as firing order electronics, chassis flex aerodynamics and suspension tech, it satisfies my inner nerd and though the subjects aren’t the easiest to grasp, the use of excellent photography and illustrations help tell the story. It’s kept me going for weeks and I feel more knowledgeable about bikes as a result.
If you’re new to biking or not that technical you’ll find it tough going, but this book isn’t really designed for you.
How about delving into the world of road racing ace John McGuinness
John McGuinness: Built for Speed - £14.21
TT Legend John McGuinness got his first bike at the age of 3 and his autobiography makes for very interesting reading.