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Old 05-04-2005, 08:05 AM   #1
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Old 05-04-2005, 08:08 AM   #2
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If the canyons that you intend to carve are close to your home, have smooth pavement, unobstructed veiws of the turns, and no traffic, then a sportbike would be a better tool. If, however you are uncertain what's around the next corner, and would like to travel further than 50 miles without discomfort, go with the naked bike. VWW
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Old 05-04-2005, 08:16 AM   #3
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Skill is the best tool for canyon carving. I would lean more toward finding the bike you like and taking it to the track.

For me, I prefer a twin to an inline for tight roads. So I just pick my favorite twin.
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Old 05-04-2005, 08:16 AM   #4
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If you are doing more track time get the sportbike. I'd rather have a naked bike for canyon carving just for the extra leverage for those unknowed decreasing radius turns.
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Old 05-04-2005, 08:18 AM   #5
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Everytime I see your name, I think about this nice black R1150R for sale near me.
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Old 05-04-2005, 09:00 AM   #6
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Stick with your neked bike for now, and use the money you saved not buying a new bike to spend on all the track time you can get (and extra tires).

Then, when youve flogged the neked to its limits on the track, get a sport bike. Any bike can carry you on the track, its your skill* level that needs to come up to a bikes potential.



(* I'm not implying that you are unskilled just that most riders can't get the max out of the bike they own)
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Old 05-04-2005, 09:08 AM   #7
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Get it! One of my riding buddies has one, and I love it. VWW
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Old 05-04-2005, 09:27 AM   #8
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The best tool for "canyon carving" is the XR/YZ/DRZ/KL of your choice. If you want to go fast around corners on asphalt then take the bike of your choice (your naked will probably be just fine) and find the nearest track program where it's legal, safe, and there are no tickets for going as fast as you want. Just check your ego at the front gate because it WILL take a licking.



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Old 05-04-2005, 09:29 AM   #9
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Having just had my ass handed to me by an old guy GPTB ,probably only a few years older than me, on Harley V-Rod last weekend. I agree with MO's advice. Spend the money on a track school, tires, and track time probably is the way to go... Sport bikes are like computers the minute you buy one it's obsolete...
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Old 05-04-2005, 10:14 AM   #10
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Get a new GSXR750, a skateboard ramp and don't buckle your straps on your helmet.



Have fun!



Don't forget to go twice as fast as you think you can.
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