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World Championship Motorcycle Precision Riding

21
October
2003
  Posted at 02:27:17 PM
  File under  News
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Paris, France

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This is new to me. I don't think you'll see this at the 2004 Olympics, but it is a motorcycle competition you don't normally see everyday. It's the World Championship Precision Motorcycle Riding, consisting of several teams performing figures while riding in synch. It's a bit like the red arrows/blue angels but without having to get cramps in your neck.

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The championships were held Aug. 31 through Sept. 2, 2001 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield, Mo, USA. The teams must ride 5 mandatory maneuvers, and can perform 10 other optional moves. The teams have a maximum of 10 minutes and a minimum of 5 minutes to perform their "acrobatics".

The teams are judged on the following:
  • Ease of Handling: Did it look smooth
  • Interval and Distance:  Where they riding nicely spaced
  • Variety: How many of the optional moves did they do
  • Execution: How well did they do the maneuvres
  • Compulsories: Did the team do the prescribed moves?


 
   
   
 
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Source: Popular Mechanics Magazine






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