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Old 04-11-2002, 03:25 PM   #1
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Default Production liter class to fat and wide

FX bikes are slower than Superbikes because:



Not enough corner clearance. Hurts entry and mid corner speed. Inline-4 SBKs are slightly lacking here compare to the twins and the one liter bikes are that much wider.





Not enough chassis development. Wonder why Buckmaster has an R7 framed R1?





The FX style bikes are allowed in the Canadian Superbike races and now in British Superbike races and the Honda/Ducati style twin still beats them for the most part.



The twin is a slim and powerful package, especially now with the shorter stroke engines. They are still slim, have good torque and great top end power. It will be hard to beat.
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Old 04-11-2002, 03:34 PM   #2
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Too bad the gap between the riding abilities of JoeBlow is somewhat larger than the gap between the SBK's and showroom models.



If the machines on showroom floors were made to reflect the average rider's ability (thank F*k they're not) what kind of machines do you think we would all be riding?



Are you *sure* you can access every aspect of a superdream's performance envelope??!
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Old 04-11-2002, 03:48 PM   #3
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I really like the Formula Extreme format but as noted in http://www.amasuperbike.com/xtremesbk121201.htm, at the December 2001 Dunlop tire test "Shawn Higbee's best was a 1:53.2 on his GSX-R1000 and Mike Hale's best lap on the Erion 929 was 1:54.821, a full five seconds slower than Nicky Hayden." I say this not out of criticism, Formula Extreme doesn't have to be as fast as Superbike, the class is plenty fast with great riders and offers great racing.
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Old 04-11-2002, 03:49 PM   #4
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Wow, it always amazes me when I go to the track, talk to riders and crew chiefs, write the story--and at least one of you guy always knows more about it than they do! Nobody at Fontana said anything about a lack of ground clearance. Thanks!
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Old 04-11-2002, 03:56 PM   #5
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"What kind of machines do you think we would all be riding?", We'd be riding something like Suzuki Bandit 600's (which perform better than most riders). But that wouldn't be so bad, it'd still be a motorbike and would beat the heck out of driving a minivan
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Old 04-11-2002, 04:00 PM   #6
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I heard that an RC51 can beat a CBX; why do you think that is?
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Old 04-11-2002, 04:23 PM   #7
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Tell'em like it is JB, my thoughts exactly!, tell Pridmore and the others not to lean'em over so far.
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Old 04-11-2002, 04:27 PM   #8
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Because Burns is riding the RC51 and YOU are riding the CBX!!
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Old 04-11-2002, 04:33 PM   #9
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yeah - but if the max performance bike we were allowed to have was a bandit 600...then I doubt we'dbe allowed such dangerous things as minivans.



speaking of which wouldn't it be excellent if to drive a car, you first had to drive a bike for a year and 'graduate' from 2 wheels to 4.



it'd be cool if there were no cars or trucks on the roads...just bikes. rush hour would turn into a monster GP!
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Old 04-11-2002, 04:46 PM   #10
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I was wondering why I haven't seen a Morbidelli at an FX race
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