So challenging is the IOM TT Snafell course that to be competitive three consecutive years in a row is difficult; winning 3 consecutive years in a row is a rare feat indeed.
Each generation MotoCzysz has had one overriding priority that we place above all others. Never has the priority been to build a cheaper motorcycle or an easier to assemble motorcycle but to always build a faster motorcycle.
Companies race for only a few reasons: R&D, Sales & Marketing and hopefully passion, fans watch for even fewer; to witness the greatest competition known to man.
Unlike our familiar world in its constantly expanding universe, a racers world resides in a unique universe- it is forever collapsing. A racer’s single goal is to go faster and faster and by doing so a racer compresses both time and space… that is until he/she arrives at Bonneville.
I lost the race before the first corner- then won the race after the last corner. It was a single, 16 minute race that perfectly mirrors the MotoCzysz attitude- Never give up!
The victory felt proper, even important; it was only in the leccy (what the locals call an electric motorcycle) class but the sense was- this may be the class of the future.
It is very easy to take for granted how marvelous and remarkable an internal combustion engine really is- in fact, I think it is incomprehensible.
My previous blog synthesized down to one sentence-
Dustbin fairings (true to the definition) add unnecessary risk for a racer competing on the IOM.
In 1957 dustbin fairings were banned from road racing, in 2009 some people think it’s a good idea to bring them back- they are seriously mistaken.
Years ago I was at an event where Oliver Stone was asked how he made a film, his answer? “Inch by mother-fucking inch” Fast forward to today and I can completely relate. Want to know how you build a motorcycle? “Millimeter by mother-fucking millimeter.”