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sv1000rider 11-15-2006 04:23 PM

Re: Which Bike Beats a Bugatti ?
In the April 2006 issue of Motorcycle Consumer News, the 2006 GSX-R1000 did 0-60 in 2.35 seconds.

bk6a 11-15-2006 04:55 PM

Re: Which Bike Beats a Bugatti ?

I know what ya'll are talking about, and while the fw190 was my favorite fatherland flyer, dond forget the Vought F4U, other than long range escort, the finest all around plane of the war.

schizuki 11-15-2006 04:58 PM

Re: Which Bike Beats a Bugatti ?
Macchi MC202 Folgore, in Barracca squadron livery. More than a match for the Hurricanes and P-40s in the Mediterranean campaign. Beautiful plane.

(Trivia - Francesco Barracca was a WWI Italian ace whose personal emblem was a "cavellino rampante", or prancing horse. After the war, his widow was speaking to a young Italian auto racer and told him that he should put the cavellino rampante on his car for good luck. She was right - things worked out pretty well for young Enzo Ferrari.)

bk6a 11-15-2006 05:05 PM

Re: What does it matter?

Have you not seen a high spec Ducati, or an MV Agusta? Even an Confederate Hellcat is dang cool if that's what you are into.

Just because you spend too much does not make the Buggati cooler.

Holy_Kaw 11-15-2006 05:23 PM

Re: Which Bike Beats a Bugatti ?
FW190, not a bad choice, I'd want the nose painted yellow. I know I'd be scared if I was flying around and saw one, back then.

Holy_Kaw 11-15-2006 06:22 PM

Re: Which Bike Beats a Bugatti ?
For "reals" though (giggle, giggle) I'd have gone with the P-47 (or the F8F Bearcat), of the WWII "prop jobs". I remember a story, both perspectives of a FW 190, yellow nose, methodically emptying both machine guns and cannon into a disabled, but still flying, P-47. Over 100 cannon and machine gun rounds found their mark. The Pilot of the FW, in disbelief, pulled alongside and saluted. The P-47 got it's Pilot home. Also heard that it could power dive at (or beyond) supersonic. Tough plane.

Let me time your crossing in the path of my 8 "fifties" rounds...

Arrow 11-15-2006 09:08 PM

Re: Which Bike Beats a Bugatti ?
Why do a 0-60? I don't think there is a street legal standard production bike that can beat a Bug in 0-60. Why not invite him to a drag strip and do a quarter mile instead? The race will take longer, making it much more fun. And if you are any good you should be able to beat him in the quarter mile on a standard ZX14.

I think a good ridden ZX14 would be able to hold the Bug off until 160 mph or so. After that the car will flat out smoke the bike as it does 0-186 in 16,8 seconds! (The ZX does 0-180 in around 18,9 by the way)

Or buy Rich Yancy's Busa and challenge him everywhere including top speed!

KLRer 11-16-2006 12:30 AM

Re: Which Bike Beats a Bugatti ?
there you go! Thats the kind of data Ive had trouble finding. Except for 4.74 (or 4.88 depending on sourse) for the KLR 650 which is on the web everywhere for some reason. And obviously not a Bugatti beater on asphalt.

Whatmough 11-16-2006 02:46 AM

Re: Which Bike Beats a Bugatti ?
How about borrowing Jay Leno's jet bike; I'd bet he let you.

SeanAlexander 11-16-2006 02:55 AM

BV 141
I'll see your P-47D and raise you one Blohm Voss 141. You'll get one look at my Kraut flying machine and turn-tail with a soiled parachute.

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