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Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) (chemical formula (C8H8)x·(C4H6)y·(C3H3N)z) is a common thermoplastic polymer.
Aerodynamics, from Greek ἀήρ aer (air) + δυναμική (dynamics), is the study of the motion of air, particularly its interaction with a solid object, such as an airplane wing.
An aircraft fairing is a structure whose primary function is to produce a smooth outline and reduce drag.
An aircraft in flight is free to rotate in three dimensions: yaw, nose left or right about an axis running up and down; pitch, nose up or down about an axis running from wing to wing; and roll, rotation about an axis running from nose to tail.
An axle is a central shaft for a rotating wheel or gear.
A bicycle fairing is a full or partial covering for a bicycle to reduce aerodynamic drag or to protect the rider from the elements.
The BMW C1 is an enclosed scooter manufactured by Bertone for BMW.
The BMW R90S is a 900cc sport motorcycle produced by BMW from 1973 to 1976.
A cabin motorcycle is a fully or semi-enclosed motorcycle.
A café racer is a lightweight, lightly powered motorcycle optimized for speed and handling rather than comfort – and for quick rides over short distances.
Carbon fiber reinforced polymer, carbon fiber reinforced plastic or carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRP, CRP, CFRTP or often simply carbon fiber, carbon composite or even carbon), is an extremely strong and light fiber-reinforced plastic which contains carbon fibers.
Compression Molding is a method of molding in which the moulding material, generally preheated, is first placed in an open, heated mould cavity.
A cowling is the covering of a vehicle's engine, most often found on automobiles and aircraft.
A crosswind is any wind that has a perpendicular component to the line or direction of travel.
Dolphins are a widely distributed and diverse group of aquatic mammals.
In fluid dynamics, drag (sometimes called air resistance, a type of friction, or fluid resistance, another type of friction or fluid friction) is a force acting opposite to the relative motion of any object moving with respect to a surrounding fluid.
In fluid dynamics, the drag coefficient (commonly denoted as: \scriptstyle C_\mathrm d\,, \scriptstyle C_\mathrm x\, or \scriptstyle C_\mathrm w\) is a dimensionless quantity that is used to quantify the drag or resistance of an object in a fluid environment, such as air or water.
Extreme sports are recreational activities perceived as involving a high degree of risk.
The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM, International Motorcycling Federation) is the global governing/sanctioning body of motorcycle racing.
Fiberglass (US) or fibreglass (UK) is a common type of fiber-reinforced plastic using glass fiber.
A headlamp is a lamp attached to the front of a vehicle to light the road ahead.
BMW's motorcycle history began in 1921 when the company commenced manufacturing engines for other companies.
Hypothermia is reduced body temperature that happens when a body dissipates more heat than it absorbs.
Inertia is the resistance of any physical object to any change in its position and state of motion.
Injection moulding (British English) or injection molding (American English) is a manufacturing process for producing parts by injecting molten material into a mould.
The Kawasaki H2 Mach IV was a 750 cc 3-cylinder two-stroke production motorcycle manufactured by Kawasaki.
Kawasaki motorcycles are manufactured by the Motorcycle & Engine division of Kawasaki Heavy Industries at plants in Japan, USA, Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand.
The Kawasaki Mach I (model designation S1) was a Kawasaki motorcycle made 1972 through 1975.
The S2 Mach II was a 350 cc Kawasaki motorcycle introduced for the 1972 model year and discontinued at the end of the 1974 model year.
A fluid flowing past the surface of a body exerts a force on it.
Mass production, also known as flow production or continuous production, is the production of large amounts of standardized products, including and especially on assembly lines.
A motorcycle, often called a bike, motorbike, or cycle, is a two-> or three-wheeled motor vehicle.
Motorcycle accessories are features and accessories selected by a motorcycle owner to enhance safety, performance, or comfort, and may include anything from mobile electronics to sidecars and trailers.
Motorcycle racing (also called moto racing and motorbike racing) is the motorcycle sport of racing motorcycles.
A mudflap or mud guard is used in combination with the vehicle fender to protect the vehicle, passengers, other vehicles, and pedestrians from mud and other flying debris thrown into the air by the rotating tire.
The NSU Delphin III streamliner motorcycle set the motorcycle land speed record in 1956.
The Peel Engineering Company was a manufacturing company based in Peel on the west coast of the Isle of Man that primarily made fibreglass boats through its subsidiary company West Marine Ltd. and fairings for motorcycles.
Peter Williams (born 29 September 1945 in Nottingham England) is a former motorcycle road racer who enjoyed success when competing at many levels on home short-circuits, International and Grand Prix races.
Power-to-weight ratio (or specific power or power-to-mass ratio) is a calculation commonly applied to engines and mobile power sources to enable the comparison of one unit or design to another.
A sportbike, or sports bike, is a motorcycle optimized for speed, acceleration, braking, and cornering on paved roads, typically at the expense of comfort and fuel economy by comparison with other motorcycles.
A sport touring motorcycle (sometime a "sports-tourer") is a type of motorcycle that combines the performance of a sport bike with the long-distance capabilities and comfort of a touring motorcycle.
Steering is the collection of components, linkages, etc.
A streamlined motorcycle is a motorcycle with a fairing that goes beyond a 'full' or 'dustbin' fairing, to form an aerodynamic shell to minimize drag.
The Motor Cycle was one of the first British magazines about motorcycles.
The Quarto Group is a global illustrated book publishing group founded in 1976.
A touring motorcycle is a type of motorcycle designed for touring.
A track day is an organised event in which non-members are allowed to drive or ride around established motor racing circuits, or alternatively (though far less common) on closed or disused airfields.
The University of Bristol (simply referred to as Bristol University and abbreviated as Bris. in post-nominal letters, or UoB) is a red brick research university located in Bristol, United Kingdom.