Friday, 13 February 2009
Most flat trackers I've seen have been sporting a swingarm made from rectangular "tubing". And while that is probably the easiest and best solution, and probably the stiffest and lightest as well, I can't help but think that round tubing looks better. Just have a look at the picture to the right. That is the back end of the "NCR MIKE HAILWOOD* TT" (more pictures here). Isn't that the best looking rear end/swingarm you've ever seen? I hope the guys at NCR won't be too cross if I, er, borrow their design for my street tracker. Mine will of course be a cantilever design, so we will add the tubing on top of the main tubes for the monoshock mount. The new swingarm will be bit shorter than the one it replaces, since there is no longer any linkage in front of the rear wheel.