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Old 01-24-2007, 10:40 AM   #1
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Old 01-24-2007, 12:26 PM   #2
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What a treat!

Thank you anonymous whoever you are, what memories this brought back for me... the original Laguna was lethal, unforgiving, the ultimate cajones-in-your-throat jelly-legged blast... what's now the Andretti Hairpin at the bottom of the hill was then the suspension-bottoming entrance to the scariest pucker-up sweeper I ever held my breath through... and the site of a couple of the worst high-speed high-sides ever. Riding that track on the big 2-strokes of the mid-70's was absolute insanity, and these F-1 bikes from '87 in the video weren't much better behaved.

Thanks again anonymous for bringing a smile to this sour old pharts face.
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Old 01-24-2007, 01:55 PM   #3
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That was super cool. Thanks, whoever you are.
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Old 01-24-2007, 02:11 PM   #4
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Sweet. Took me back to the VF Interceptor, GPz and RZ years... exciting times for racing and consumers.
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Old 01-24-2007, 04:20 PM   #5
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Yeah, I had to chuckle about the "advanced" anti-dive system.



I also caught Kenny's comment that they'd have to go to hub steering. (chuckle).



And now I get to blame American Kawasaki for that overdone Ninja name.



All in all, a great video.
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:48 PM   #6
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"Center hub steering" is where it's at, where you been?

Is that like the Yamaha GTS?



It is kind of scary to think my bike could win a race in stock form and yet I still don't ride like those guys.
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Old 01-25-2007, 02:58 AM   #7
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Do you remember the ELF GP bikes of the 80's? They had a few successes but apparently the advantages of hub steering couldn't overcome the weight penalty.
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Old 01-25-2007, 05:52 AM   #8
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The single sided swingarm on my '97 VFR had a nice label that said ELF/France on it, I though it was pretty trick. Between that, the HRC stickers and the R.K. RACING CHAIN stickers it was basically an RC45, na'mean?
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Old 01-25-2007, 07:15 AM   #9
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whoa where you dig that up? that was my first motorcycle race, sniff...
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Old 01-25-2007, 06:36 PM   #10
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Sweet! I can not wait for July
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