We all know that.
Dragging a knee around the racetrack, no matter how fast you are going, is probably the quintessence of riding a motorbike.
However, dragging knees is more than just a nice sensation; it is indeed an effective skill to properly ride a motorcycle on track. This particular style started during the second half of the ’70s with legendary riders like Jarno Saarinen and Barry Sheene; those racers used to balance their bike using the legs, meanwhile the knee was a usefull tool to better understand the leaning angle of the bike before reaching the extreme edge of the tyres.
The first “sliders” were made of thick leather, wood or even dismissed helmet’s visors; during the last decades the research and technology brought us to much more evolved solutions, like the revolutionary SPIDI Bi-Phase slider, made of a double density compound conceived to give the rider the most accurate feedback from the contact with the asphalt.
Now, SPIDI is adding another step to the evolution of this important piece of a rider’s gear, launching for the first time the M.S.C, or Micrometric Slider Control. This device is conceived to help every rider to find, and remember, the correct sliders position throughout the riding sessions. Thanks to detailed marks on the edges of the velcro surface, the replacements of the sliders become easy also during the short pit stops of a race qualifying: it only requires to line the tags shaped on the sliders to the desired marks, and hit the track for the fast lap.
The pursuit of the ultimate technology is achieved lap after lap on the asphalt of the most prestigious circuit of the world, in a never ending story of man versus phisics.
The M.S.C. system is already available on the Warrior Wind Pro racing suit, which has redefined the standards for motorcycle racing gear.
Find out more on www.spidi.com