Second test: Anthony West rides the BOTT XR1.

Last 14th of February we took profit that all the World Championship Moto2 and Moto3 teams were testing in Valencia (they spent 3 days training there) to organize a small test with Anthony West riding the BOTT XR1 in Cheste circuit.


Anthony West riding the BOTT XR1.


Anthony West riding the BOTT XR1.

We arranged the test at 5 in the afternoon, once the official IRTA tests were finished. We rented the track for half hour, it wasn’t possible to rent it for more time because there was not enough sunlight.


Anthony West riding the BOTT XR1.


Anthony West riding the BOTT XR1.


Anthony West riding the BOTT XR1.

Of course with such a short test the objective was not to break the lap record, or to push the XR1 to the limit. We just wanted Anthony to ride some laps and give us his opinion about the bike behaviour. Anthony made two runs of 5 laps each one. The bike worked perfect again and we didn’t have any problem. Anthony’s comments about the bike were very good, so we went back home very happy one more time.


Anthony West riding the BOTT XR1.


Anthony West riding the BOTT XR1.

We want to thank Anthony West for testing the BOTT XR1 (he also tested our moto2 bike some time ago). Also to the QMMF (Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation) Team for allowing West to ride our bike. To the track for allowing us to lap once the IRTA tests were finished. To Jaime Olivares for taking these cool action photos. And to Ramon Bellosta for allowing Anthony to ride his beloved bike (and also for all his help, ideas and for his collaboration in this project helping us to making the XR1 come true).


Anthony West riding the BOTT XR1.


Anthony West riding the BOTT XR1.


Anthony West riding the BOTT XR1.

In Cheste we had also the guys from Agarra Aire filming again, so in a few weeks we will have another video in which we will give more information about this test, and we will listen Anthony feelings just when he get off the bike.

9 replies on “Second test: Anthony West rides the BOTT XR1.

  • KrookStreetRacing

    Wonderful!

    Have you had the bike on the scales yet? Any idea how much it weighs?

    BR/David

  • Claudio

    Looks even better in action! … I searched your website and found the part list for the XR-1, very nice … Only things I cannot find are the prices for each item. Will a complete package for example be better priced than every single item on the part list? When I decide to modify my bike myself will there be some kind of manual with instructions. In the end I need to know the tighning moments of the bolts! Just to name something … Hope to see/hear more from you guys … Keep on the good work!

  • Mourad

    When sharing this with my friend they highlighted that the new frame might be less rigid than the original one.
    Did Anthony West make any comments about rigidity?

  • David Sánchez

    Hi Mourad. He didn’t make any complaint about the frame stiffness. In fact he said that the bike was very stable and funny to ride. When we designed the frame we calculated its stiffness and the tests have demonstrated that everything was correct. We are very happy about it.

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