Since the Isle of Man TT, I have been hearing some talk about MotoCzysz developing some performance pieces for mainstream market consumption. Since the MotoCzysz crew is now busy making electrons go faster than the speed of light, the obvious candidate for the rumor would seem to be the company’s 6x-flex fork, which was originally tested on a Honda CBR1000RR and would only need some basic adjustments in order to fit modern dinosaur-burning motorcycles.
While I chalked the rumors up to conjecture, there appears to be some truth to the matter, as MotoCzysz was recently up at Portland International Raceway doing some testing. We assume the testing time was for the 2012 MotoCzysz E1pc, which is set to make its track debut this weekend for the e-Power/TTXGP round at Laguna Seca. Tweeting about the test, MotoCzysz let it drop that “performance parts [for] your bike” would be announced soon. Schwing!
We will of course have to wait and see what performance parts Czysz & Co. have dreamed up for us petrolheads, though our guess would be a version of the company’s 6x-flex fork design. While the newer style on the 2011 & 2012 E1pc uses a strut system to spring and dampen the fork movement, the 2009 & 2010 models use a similar design to what was found on the MotoCzysz C1 MotoGP prototype. Allowing the forks tubes to have more flex, the MotoCzysz design helps give a motorcycle more suspension feel when its leaned over in a turn.
What other parts could be coming to market, we can only guess. But for those who wanted to see something come to fruition for the public from the Portland company’s racing efforts, it looks like now is your chance. Stay tuned.
Source: MotoCzysz (Twitter); Photo: © 2012 Jensen Beeler / Asphalt & Rubber – Creative Commons – Attribution 3.0