March 04, 2006

The one everyone is talking about.

What's up with the rear brake?

I clicked this shot from turn 10 at the IRTA test at Montmelo, BCN, on Saturday, March 4th. I didn't have media access, so I was forced to shoot from the grandstands. . . . which wasn't that bad!

What makes this shot interesting is the size of the Rear Brake Rotor. It's huge! The unofficial reason is that Nicky needs to use the rear brake more to keep the front end down, because the '06 RC211V is smaller and more compact. The swingarm is also unique, as I haven't seen it on any other Honda's at this point.

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