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Cycle News 2022 Issue 19 May 10

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VOLUME 59 ISSUE 19 MAY 10, 2022 P133 product, I believe understanding the data will become much easier. For those who are good with numbers and enjoy fine-tuning every detail of their bike and don't mind paying the grand-plus for it, the Motoklik system is a high-tech no-brainer. Ryan Nitzen think it's a tough sell for the everyday rider. Race teams or privateers, on the other hand, will find value in the Motoklik due to its in-depth analytics and could easily justify the cost. The app itself is very user-friendly and breaks down lap times, average speed, etc. in a way that's easy to un- derstand. The actual suspension usage portion is something I had a hard time comprehending. Without Kopke being there for my test day, making sense of the suspension values would've been much more difficult. Understanding the numbers and how they correlate to compression, rebound, or track condi- tions just seems a bit too complicated for a normal racer or weekend warrior like me. For a first-time user, bring along a suspension wiz. Overall, there's a lot to learn from Motoklik. Improving lap times and getting the most from your machine is a goal of every motorcycle enthu- siast. As more riders, technichains, and mechanics get familiar with the Measurement and Lap-Timing System Price: $1057 Website: and what your suspension was doing in that same section (too deep in the stroke, or not deep enough). Ideally, you see what the suspension is doing, adjust it accordingly, hit the track again, and see a drop in lap times. Our test day with Motoklik went down at Fox Raceway, a fast layout with varying dirt conditions and plenty of jumps. Jens Kopke, the owner and inventor of Motoklik, installed the system for us and walked us through the steps involved. He re-calibrated the system and set it to master-zero, which became a bit more labor intensive by taking off the rear wheel and having the system learn the bottom-out points on our Honda CRF450R. Once mount- ed, it's hard to tell the system is on the bike. It doesn't look goofy or clunky and is designed to be left on the bike. We took some initial lap times to see what lines on the track were fastest. With the Motoklik app you can measure certain sections on the track and break down individual obstacles. I've never used anything like this, so seeing those comparisons right after a moto was intriguing and useful to say the least. Next up was the suspension testing. I noticed a few sections on the track where I felt sketchy on the hard-packed off-camber corners. Kopke then analyzed my suspension data and noticed that my settings were too stiff, and I wasn't using enough of the suspension to find com- fort and drive forward. Two clicks out on the front and rear and, sure enough, I went a few 10ths faster in that section during my next session. So, I'd have to say that it indeed worked. I'm definitely a fan of the Motoklik system and think it has some real- world use for riders and racers alike. My only real issues are price and ease of use. At over $1000 for the system, I •REVEALS VALUABLE INFORMATION •SIMPLE INSTALLATION •SIMPLE TO OPERATE •PRICEY •CAN BE DIFFICULT TO DECIPHER SOME DATA •PRICEY Now the fun part, analyzing all your data.

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