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Old 07-03-2002, 09:20 AM   #31
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Default Training vs Accessories

The rider is the x factor. A talented rider can make the difference. Spend the extra money on a racing school. The experience will be far more valuable than the bike you are riding or the aftermarket modifications.



Buy the bike that you will enjoy riding and ride it until its junk.
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Old 07-03-2002, 10:07 AM   #32
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Default Re: wrongo!

Alexander Fleming, who died in 1955, discovered penicilin. Considering the accuracy of your posts so far, he may well have ridden a bike...
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Old 07-03-2002, 10:11 AM   #33
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Default Absolutely!

I totally second that motion and request a comparo. Start warming up those bikes, MO.



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Old 07-03-2002, 10:22 AM   #34
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Default Re: Triumph Speed Four feedback

Maybe they are not going for the hooligan bike performance but more for the streetfighter image/looks that seems to appeal... GIRLS!!!



I've noticed that a lot of chicks that ride (and some that don't) tend to prefer the looks of a streetfighter over a fully faired bike. The Sp4 makes more sense to a girl than the Sp3 in that it is lighter, less powerful/intimidating, cheaper and still looks naked and brutish.



Who knows but maybe Triumph is trying to go after this market (girls) that nobody seems to be exploiting too well.



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Old 07-03-2002, 10:59 AM   #35
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Default Re: Triumph Speed Four feedback

Gotta agree with you on that count. I'd say something like a Ninja 250 (or at most 500) would be a better bet -- even better: a dual purpose bike, with most of the initial riding on the dirt.



Can't believe all these kids these days wanting to start out on bikes with 100+ hp! Kinda like learning to drive a car by starting out in an alcohol dragster or learning to ski by going to the top of a World Cup giant slalom course!



Maybe I am just an old fart.

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Old 07-03-2002, 11:09 AM   #36
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Default The 1/4 mile numbers from MO for year 2000 600ss

Yamaha : 10.824 @ 127.335 mph

Kawasaki : 10.842 @ 126.203 mph

Suzuki : 11.094 @ 125.333 mph

Honda : 11.112 @ 124.734 mph

Ducati : 11.420 @ 122.402 mph

see 2K 600 shoot out for details



I think both the Honda and Suzuki are both quicker for 2001 and 2002



As for Stoplight drags 0-60 might be a better number. Below are the specs on my ZX-6R from Motorcycle Consumer News

0-60 mph = 3.03 seconds

0-100 mph = 6.79 seconds

Quarter Mile 10.69 seconds @ 126.68 mph

Top Speed 154 mph



So can your GSX1100 beat those numbers? I wish I could race you to see .

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Old 07-03-2002, 11:19 AM   #37
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Default How about against the Buell DeadBolt

Motorcyclist has a great article on these type of bikes. In addition, there is a review of the Buell DeadBolt. They tend to disagree with Lord Burn's assessment and they are really critical of the engine, handling etc. I feel vindicated. Opps I am sounding like a broken record sorry.
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Old 07-03-2002, 11:21 AM   #38
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Default Re: Triumph Speed Four feedback

Has Triumph overcome their Gremlins? They hadn't yet in 2000. I bought a carryover 2000 Sprint RS last year. One year and 17,000 miles later, I've had it with the lousy fuel injection. I'm pulling the plug. By the end of the month I will have either a GSX-R750, 954, or ZX-9R sitting over the oil stain from my soon to be ex-Triumph.
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Old 07-03-2002, 12:05 PM   #39
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Default Re: The 1/4 mile numbers from MO for year 2000 600ss

The point is, with the extra torque, the 1100 will flat walk away from a 600/4 in 95% of situations. This is a simple matter of the torque (read "power") being a mere twist of the wrist away. There is no doubt that fully staged, at a christmas tree (or stoplight) a modern 600 can hold its own in a drag race and will clean-up on a roadcourse. However, in the REAL word how many of your "races" are conducted lined-up, 10,000 RPM full-on launches from a standstill? Not many, I'd guess. In REAL world "races" the bikes are already moving (no built up flywheel energy, not at torque peak, etc....) meaning that the 600 is nowhere near it's power peak, until it has been clutched/revved/shifted to get there. In the mean time, the open bike has gained a significant advantage that the 600 can't overcome in a reasonable (within the confines of a city) distance. I'm not saying that the GSX1100 is faster all the time, just that its faster in the typical "heads up" world of the typical public road / city street.
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Old 07-03-2002, 12:10 PM   #40
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Default Re: Absolutely!



And speaking of a comparo, how about that "komparisun" Minime mentioned way back on 20 Jun?</p>
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