ISSUE 7
    


We have another great Performance Magazine full of diverse stories for you this time. The motorsport year is in full swing so of course we’ve taken a look around some of the many championships where our products are used...



The saying “A picture is worth a thousand words” is probably never truer than with the above picture of 2008 Individual Ice Racing European Champion Frank Zorn. Cranked over at an almost impossible angle, his handlebar just centimetres from the ground and ice spraying up behind him... he somehow makes Marc Marquez’s gravity defying feats in MotoGP look almost tame...



“Yamaha and Öhlins have always enjoyed a very close relationship and for many years Yamaha actually owned the company, so working together on the Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS) project felt completely natural. Three years ago, when Yamaha first approached us about developing the ERS, we were very excited about the prospect of bringing an Öhlins semi-active suspension system to the market on a production bike. For a small company like Öhlins it was a very big step, obviously we don’t manufacture motorcycles and so working with Yamaha from the very start of a project as important as the new YZF-R1M was a great opportunity...



Lawson, Rainey, Fogarty, Bayliss, Biaggi, Rossi, Stoner, Lorenzo, Dunlop, Marquez. Mansell, Rydell, Zanardi, Makinen, Montoya, Loeb, Kristensen. Just some of many motorsport legends, all with one thing in common- their choice of suspension!...



Here at Öhlins, we think every type of rider, on every type of bike, deserves top quality suspension. With our passion for bikes we spend a lot of time perfecting our shocks and forks for the bikes make suspension for, and our new ‘Blackline’ range of shocks for Harley Davidson is no exception. Öhlins principles of super-high quality components, improved ride and ultimate damping performance apply to every bike Öhlins make suspension for. And with the new 'Blackline' range, there's an even greater focus on the Harley-Davidson family...



The SEMA Car show is the premier aftermarket car show in the US. Every fall (or Autumn for the rest of the World!), in Las Vegas, the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association puts on an incredible display of the very best that American engine tuners, racecar builders and chassis wizards can come up with...



MotoGP - The Doctor dominates

There can be no denying that the start to the 2015 MotoGP season has been sensational. Reigning champion Marc Márquez has struggled to replicate his blistering pace of the last two years, taking only two wins so far on the once dominate Repsol Honda. It has been Yamaha who have shone brightest, and to the delight of his millions of loyal fans around the globe it is MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi who leads the way, having yet to finish off the podium...



World Endurance and Le Mans 14 hours – so close to a 16th straight win at Le Mans

The World Endurance Championship, WEC, for sportscar protoypes and GTE-cars is arguably having one of its greatest periods in the history of sportscar racing. Mostly known for the classic Le Mans 24 hours, the WEC is gaining in strength and Le Mans is just one of eight races in the championship, the rest being six hour long races...

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