The fact that a fully carbon frame with matching all-carbon wheels cannot simply be plucked from up your sleeve should be clear to everyone. You at least have to roll up your sleeves and whoever these sleeves belong to not only feels good when going at full throttle, but also feels bad when not enough progress is being made.
It was my pleasure to. I think if someone who has been involved with motorsport for decades gets the opportunity to head up a vehicle project like this, tendencies line up with suitability which helps them overcome their own limits. But the joy has an even greater effect, because the team was just so keen. We saw the result grow piece by piece, and this put a smile on every one of our faces each and every day.
It's true it was a lot of work. A lot of hours went into this project. It's a job that keeps you occupied 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. But the end result is a motorcycle that gives you a moment like that of an actual birth every time it leaves the pits: "Hey, something awesome is happening" Now it is learning to walk and it is walking faster and faster and faster". So put simply: taking pleasure in what we do – this is how we push our limits.
Effortless. This is the best thing of all. It feels effortless and fascinating. Very few people on this planet get to ride a motorcycle like this one. So you have a great deal of respect beforehand and then mount the motorcycle and notice that it helps you have fun. It's effortless. It feels so easy to handle. It behaves how you would expect. It reacts to the throttle, steering commands, braking and acceleration as you would want it to. No surprises.