Wednesday, September 14, 2011

MCN, Cathcart and the DUU

CR&S have posted a reproduction of Alan Cathcart's article in the English motorcycle magazine, MCN, where he reviews the new DUU.

Click here to view the article.

Below, a bonus video animation of the DUU.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

More on Cathcart & the DUU

The first official test ride of the CR&S DUU was held on the outskirts of Milan before the Italian Ferragosto vacation in August. The test rider was freelance journalist, Alan Cathcart.

As it was during the development of the VUN a few years ago, Cathcart had a reserved seat when it came to testing and reviewing the new DUU. Alan Cathcart has undisputed credentials as a test rider and maintains a close affinity to the CR&S management. Incidentally he was also first to suggest using the S&S X-Wedge engine to Roberto Crepaldi way back when the DUU was just an idea and some rough drawings.

A short video of this test was posted in an earlier Blog entry.

In the final week of August, during the Manx Grand Prix, CR&S also organized a series of  DUU test rides at Isle of Man. Participating were journalists from all the leading European motorcycle magazines. Expect to see DUU test articles hit your newsstands soon.

As I gaze out of my window at the rain and cold in the north of Holland, these photos make me pine for the warm dry riding conditions of the Italian autumn.

To finish, some words from Roberto Crepaldi:

I hope you had a nice summer. For us it was definitely satisfying as the first DUU motorcycles were finally delivered ...

Allow me to submit my thoughts: autumn is the best time to take out your motorcycle. Enjoy it for as long as the mountain passes are still open. Not too cold nor too hot, there's not too much traffic and the asphalt holds well...

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Made in VΨRUS

A clever and amusing video made entirely from still photographs. It documents the creation of a single VΨRUS 986 M2.

VΨRUS are a small manufacturer of exotic hub-center steered sports motorcycles based in Rimini, Italy (naturally). The 986 M2 is intended as a customer-spec Moto 2 race bike. VΨRUS also intend to create a street-legal version using the Honda CBR600RR engine.

To Beta or not to Beta