Riding Suzuki Hayabusa GSX-R 1300

Yesterday, I decided to rent, for one day, a Suzuki Hayabusa GSX-R 1300. This motorcycle is known worldwide to be one of the fastest motorcycles ever built. According to the Suzuki Japanese website, the engine displacement is 1339cc, and has 4 cylinders in-line configuration. The maximum power is 145kW (197 hp) and the maximum torque … Continue reading "Riding Suzuki Hayabusa GSX-R 1300"

Akrapovic exhaust installation on Honda CBR125R

Some months ago I decided to remove the Akrapovic carbon racing exhaust from my Honda CBR125R, because I thought that the sound was a bit too loud (it did not have the "dB killer" baffle installed). Therefore, at first I mounted the original exhaust, the one visible in the picture below. However, after some months … Continue reading "Akrapovic exhaust installation on Honda CBR125R"

KTM RC250 Test Ride in Odaiba

On Saturday 29 April 2017 I participated to a KTM Test Ride event in Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan (お台場、東京). The test ride was very good and I had the opportunity to ride a KTM RC250. There were many used motorcycles for sale, mainly KTM Duke 390 and KTM RC390. I noticed this cool KTM RC390, which … Continue reading "KTM RC250 Test Ride in Odaiba"

Yamaha MT-07 review and riding impression

Yesterday I rented a Yamaha MT-07 and went to Yokosuka for a one day ride, about 150 km in total. This article is a simple review explaining my riding impressions. First of all, this is the third time that I had the chance to ride this Yamaha MT07, and in total I used it for … Continue reading "Yamaha MT-07 review and riding impression"

How to calculate a first order IIR filter in 5 minutes

Recently, for my IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) project, I had the necessity to add low-pass filter, in order to reduce the noise on the accelerometer sensor signal. For this purpose, I decided to use a 1st order IIR (Infinite Impulse Response) filter, because it is easy to implement and run on a microcontroller. In general, … Continue reading "How to calculate a first order IIR filter in 5 minutes"