Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Flicker: Dolphin Fairings.

Via: n.rat's photostream

"The line-up at the start of the 1954 250cc TT race, on the Isle of Man. The bikes are fitted with new fairings which soon attracted the nick-name dolphin, for obvious reasons. The name has stuck to this day to describe the type of fairing fitted to most modern racing machines. A mechanic is changing a spark plug on the nearest bike, using the door in the side of the fairing for access."

1 comment:

Gary Inman and Ben Part said...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the 'dolphin fairing' is the fuller fairing, & this one is called a 'bird beak'. The MotoGuzzi designed one you featured a while back, being the 'dustbin'. All for obvious reasons.
BP