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Old 11-23-2004, 02:14 PM   #11
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Default Re: I'm thinking Litre Bike....

Guess it depends on whether you want to ride or impress your friends.



And we want to do wheelies, why?



I recommend you buy a dirt bike to wreck doing wheelies and keep the 600 to ride.



If you're gonna stunt, you're gonna break stuff.
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Old 11-23-2004, 02:17 PM   #12
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Default Re: I'm thinking Litre Bike....

Well then don't look at the photos of the next comparo please!



By the way, an Aprilia Tuono is probably the ultimate wheelie machine. The Buell XB12s is another that can be wheelied at sane speeds. The Tuono can be wheelied at any speed.
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Old 11-23-2004, 02:17 PM   #13
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Default I'm thinking Speed Triple....

Yo, Rob.



I'm assuming your post is a dosh tongue in cheek in regards high-speed wheelies, and there are other, more legitimate reasons you want to go big.



How about a Speed Triple? Wheelies on command, stupid power, plus the lack of fairing makes you feel like you're going about 20 mph faster than you are so the chances are better for license retainage.



Plus it looks wicked. No one's gonna remember your GSXR from another sportbike but a Speed Trip carries its own memorable in-your-face attitude wherever it goes.



And it costs about half as much as Buz's MV!
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Old 11-23-2004, 02:42 PM   #14
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Don't get a CBR1000RR... 929 or 954 are way better for wheelies. I know because I owned a 954 and now ride a 1000. And whoopass if a 1000rr is a fat pig what the hell do you ride?
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Old 11-23-2004, 03:12 PM   #15
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Honda, in their infinite wisdom, chose to severely limit the number of Repsol CBRs. We are getting one (1) and that's it, and some dealers are getting zero. We don't yet know how available the plastics will be, but if available we'll probably see more "fake" Repsols than real ones - crash your red or black one, use the insurance money to make it a Repsol.
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Old 11-23-2004, 03:18 PM   #16
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Default Re: I'm thinking Litre Bike....

No, of course you don't have to endure this. Nobody taped your eyes to the monitor, did they?
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Old 11-23-2004, 03:43 PM   #17
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Default Re: I'm thinking Litre Bike....

Your last sentence hits the nail on the head. Those who are fascinated with wheelies lack imagination. The almost infinite variety to be found in corners is where it's at. Of course, a crossed-up wheelie coming out of a corner can be kinda fun.
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Old 11-23-2004, 03:48 PM   #18
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Hodaka Super Rat, but I'm old.
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Old 11-23-2004, 04:16 PM   #19
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Can't really argue with the SV1000, though a used TLR can be had for less. TLRs have a mutant suspension, but they're a hellava lota fun.



Either way, both will be nice to ride in the twisties, when you get 'em outa the shop, after wadding 'em up.



Oh yeah! If you buy one of these, have 'em put a set of Yosh pipes on while it's being fixed. They sound awesome.
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Old 11-23-2004, 04:30 PM   #20
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My 1971 HD Baja out wheelies Hodakas. Mine tends to inadvertently wheelie at the worst times.........but a 1968 Rapido was probably the wheelingest street bike I ever rode......even when you didnt want to
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