Dougie Lampkin the famous Trial pilot will go the route of the Isle of Man TT
The famous Trial pilot will go the route of the Isle of Man TT with a modified bike to go 60km wheel in the air. Dougie Lampkin, one of the biggest stars of Trial mode in the UK, embraced a new challenge that meets one of the great passions of fans of speed and in particular the Road Racing.
The Red Bull driver was proposed to go through the 60 km route of the Tourist Trophy Isle of Man in a modified Trial bike that allows you to make the crossing only with the front wheel in the air. On the 24th of September to Red Bull TV will broadcast live the feat whose preparation began 6 months ago with Francesc Romani efforts, the leader of the engineering team that created a very special Vertigo bike to Lampkin.
For starters, the vertical inclination of the bike would create problems to the oil level of the gearbox would be unable to reach key points system which would lead to technical problems during the demanding 60 km. In order to address this, the oil level has changed as well as channels that allow its fluidity. Second, the rear bumper has been reinforced to better how to deal with the constant effort to be submitted due to the impressive “horse” to be tried in the Isle of Man.
The fuel deposit was modified to be able to load the 5 liters required for crossing and fuel injection has been rescheduled to enable a very smooth torque delivery in a range of very specific speeds in order to increase stability. Superfluous elements to this challenge as the internal components of the fork and the front brakes were completely removed in order to reduce unsprung weight which will surely reduce the pilot wear during the almost two hours it will take to go 60 km.
Highlighting are still the two rear brake calipers operated independently by conventional pedal and brake lever that help reduce the efforts of the braking material in this promises to be a particularly demanding crossing for rear brake. Finally, the team of engineers installed an electric motor in the front wheel hub that will keep the same to rotate throughout the race. In this way the front wheel rotation will generate the gyroscopic effect that will make it easier for Lampkin maneuver the bike in more than 200 curves of the track.
September 24 all eyes will be on the Isle of Man, this time, by virtue of an event related to a Moto Trial.