ISSUE 2
    


Welcome to the Second edition of Performance, our exciting new magazine which was launched earlier this year all about the wide world of Öhlins.



To many riders and teams in MotoGP, one man epitomises the professionalism and commitment needed to succeed in this results-driven sport - Mats Larsson...



With a career that has included ten World Superbike podiums and that memorable Grand Prix win at Donington Park in 1998 - where he beat a certain Mick Doohan (and became the only non-Honda rider to win that year), Simon Crafar is a name every biker knows. With Öhlins being a key partner throughout his career, he continues his relationship with the brand on his groundbreaking Motovudu training project. Over to Simon to explain a little more...



When your mind conjures up images of famous Ducati superbikes that have emerged from the Bologna factory there are only two colours required – red for the fairings and gold for the suspension. The link between the two companies is so strong it seems incomprehensible that a top of the range Ducati wouldn't come equipped with Öhlins suspension. Performance takes a look back on a partnership that has taken over a quarter of a century to develop and is now stronger than ever…



Both Gregor Behrens and his massive 104 bike collection are slightly out of the ordinary...

The 40 year old Swiss collector hasn't simply collected his machines and kept them immaculate in a personal museum as often happens, he races, upgrades and modifies his bikes on a regular basis...



The Öhlins Mechatronics electronically controlled shock for the Kawasaki ZX10-R is both a revolutionary yet evolutionary development. Öhlins have been playing with and have had various forms of electronically adjustable suspension for many years, as seen on bikes like the Ducati Multistrada and Ducati Panigale whilst race bikes have long bristled with various datalogging equipment. Back in 2008, Yamaha Motor Italia riders Noriyuki Haga and Troy Corser ran Öhlins electronic suspension on their YZF-R1's, in the World Superbike Championship...



It's fair to say that Audi again totally dominated the Le Mans 24hr race with a 1-2-3 in this 80th instalment of this Gallic classic.



You've no doubt seen some footage of the Tour de France or caught some of the cycling events from this summer's Olympic Games in London, but have you ever wondered how they managed to get such silky smooth videos? The answer comes at the hand of professional moto-pilots, such as American Robert Starling, who transport's cameramen on the back of their bikes, enabling some of those breathtaking shots to reach your television screens.



MotoGP 2012 – A tale of three Champions…

The 2012 MotoGP season has seen some of the most spectacular action in recent years as ex-Champions Casey Stoner and Jorge Lorenzo trade hard fought wins (4-3 to the Spaniard up to Assen) plus the added benefit of exciting scraps for podium positions from other members of the grid...



Audi – 2012 Endurance champions

Audi continues to have a successful endurance season. After yet another 24 hour Le Mans triumph Audi continued to wrap up both the constructors and drivers title in the first FIA World Endurance Championship...

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