No way in hell it has any benefits lol I think its all PR marketing to make the bike look like it has way more updates. I think the biggest update to the NON RR is ECU and electronics connected, Fairings, TFT Dash, change in Geometry (longer swingarm, steering head angle). All good updates, but most of that will benefit Track/Racers, not Street buyers who make up the majority of the money made.Would love to know the benefits of the tail winglets, also how the wsbk version differs from the OEM in terms of performance.
Well, I haven't seen any wind tunnel flow analysis of it, but I would say they do add a little bit. Not much, but when you're at that level every little thing helps.No way in hell it has any benefits lol I think its all PR marketing to make the bike look like it has way more updates.
Only problem is on the front straights where this would be usefull...they are pushed way back pressed against the tail...so for the most part...they ass plugged the exit holes lolWell, I haven't seen any wind tunnel flow analysis of it, but I would say they do add a little bit. Not much, but when you're at that level every little thing helps.
Those "wings" aren't really wings as much as ducts. They help direct the airflow around the tail. It can help with the aerodynamic drag and turbulence off the tailsection. If you keep it smooth and direct the airflow properly, it will help. The R1 has bigger openings than this one does, but it's the same basic concept - manage the airflow better and you'll see improvements aerodynamically at high speeds. Not anything cruising down the freeway, however. Small improvements with the turbulence out the back can break down the drafting for people behind you and improve the topspeed.
They've played around with this stuff in the past with exhaust exits. Undertail exhausts came about hoping to keep the exhaust pulse from upsetting the airflow around the bike. The benefits didn't really pan out and the negatives of the routing of the pipes and added weight was more than it helped with the airflow. That design phase didn't really stay around too long. Looked cool though!