The Dustbin Fairing Returns to Motorcycle Racing

I love it when old ideas are re-examined alongside new innovation. After being banned in 1957, the dustbin fairing is returning to the contemporary motorcycle racing scene on the 2010 Agni E1 electric race bike.

Just look at this video. With the rider’s simple black racing suit you can almost make yourself believe you’re looking at 50’s footage—until you see the back half of the bike anyway.

Limited power? Limited range? Sounds like electric bikes will, somewhat unexpectedly, give the modern world a return to old-time racing.

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