You might think that leaving the ideal line is not desirable. But this is precisely where success lies. You have to leave the line that everyone rides in order to get ahead. The raw knee and elbow slides come free with the corners.
I rode it properly on the racetrack and for longer at a stretch in the middle of last year. And I could immediately tell that it was precisely what we had in mind. From this point onwards its was primarily a case of fine tuning, but the motorcycle itself was finished.
We actually know carbon from the trim (Carbonview), which is made out of fabric. The frame is made of stitched fabric (Carbondrive), which is a continuous filament which lies in one direction. The second layer is another endless filament which is at a certain angle to the first. This allows us to precisely set the flex and torsion of the frame. This actually becomes that much stiffer with the visual carbon the more carbon is used, while the flex reduces. This is the advantage of our main frame, namely the fact that it can do precisely what we hoped it would.
For the wheels it's the weight. With carbon, everything gets even lighter and the weight reduction is felt on the outside on the wheel, in that there is less oscillating force. So when accelerating you don't have to accelerate the wheel and when braking you don't have to brake the wheel. This allows you to accelerate faster, brake later and change direction faster too. Furthermore, the wheel also has better damping than a forged or standard wheel.