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Iker Lecuona talks about the “great challenge” in Superbikes and makes comparisons with MotoGP

Iker Lecuona will compete in the World Superbike Championship in 2022 after losing his seat in MotoGP. The Spaniard already had contact with his Honda when he was testing in Jerez for a day and a half, where these tests ended with an accident. With an injury to his left hand, the Spaniard gave the tests as finished.

Now #7 talked about the differences between riding a racing prototype and a motorcycle based on a production model. In the eyes of the Spanish, the differences are not few and this adaptation to the WSBK will have its challenges.

It is not a prototype. The tires are not a prototype like Michelin’s. I’m leaving Pirelli and with them I tremble very directly. You lose grip very quickly; maybe after five laps you have grip and then you need to walk sideways and skate the bike. The trajectory is completely different, because the chassis is softer. You get more movement when you go in a straight line, but with a MotoGP you can go a little smoother when you use the tires. I think it’s totally different, so for me, this is the big challenge.” he said quoted by

Although his old MotoGP machine and his CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP use Brembo brakes, Lecuona highlights the differences:

“There are also brakes… in MotoGP I use carbon brakes and even on a wet track they have incredible potential. Now with normal brakes, they are very good brakes, but it is not the same. It’s a challenge for me, because this bike is also heavier.


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