Re: [CR]Fender Aerodynamics


Example: Production Builders:Peugeot
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 16:18:35 -0700
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Fender Aerodynamics
References: <68.31ae64ab.2c2249e2@aol.com>


Chuck Brooks wrote:
>
> In a message dated 6/18/03 5:47:03 PM, Raoul.L.Delmare@worldnet.att.net
> writes:
>
> << Again , take a look at road racing motorbikes .
>
> The efforts are very minimal . The rewards are just not enough to
>
> justify much effort . >>
>
> Raoul et al,
>
> I'm reminded of an article I read many years ago (my apologies as it is a
> little OT) in CAR magazine, where several BMW engineers were asked their thoughts
> on the "new" rounded look in car bodies. The engineers stated that,
> "...after extensive tests in the wind tunnel, as well as extensive mathematical
> modeling, BMW concludes that aerodynamics aren't worth it!!"
>
> They were referring to speeds up to 120mph, and the amount of expense
> involved in producing a design where the results could actually be quantified.
>
> Draw your own conclusions......
>
> Regards,
>
> Chuck Brooks
> Malta, NY

Off topic: This is decidedly NOT their (BMW) opinion in 2003!

Chuck Schmidt L.A.

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