Question: What fuel do speedway bikes use?

What bikes do speedway riders use?

There are two makes of Speedway Engine, GM and Jawa. Speedway bikes use a 500cc single cylinder engine capable of reaching 0-60 in 3 seconds. No brakes.

Why do speedway bikes have no brakes?

That’s right, they have no brakes. The bikes use methanol as fuel and although they only have one gear, that gear accelerates the bikes from 0-60mph as fast as an F1 car!

Where are GM speedway engines made?

Speedway bikes are a unique type of motorcycle as they do not have brakes, riders use the clutch as a mechanism for starting a race and for slowing at its completion. There are two manufacturers of speedway engine – GM engines are produced in Italy and Jawa engines are produced in the Czech Republic.

How do speedway riders get paid?

Speedway has a singular financial model. Unlike F1 and MotoGP racers, riders are not hired by teams but are self-employed and paid only when they race.

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