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robb_millett 09-11-2002 02:20 AM

Re: How fat are you Americans getting?
"p.s. how come your basketball team came two places after ours at the champs in Indianapolis?"

Because *chomp* they sucked? I'm just guessing here *munch*...

you NZ clowns are just jealous because we 'mericans have all the best couches ha!

robb_millett 09-11-2002 02:30 AM

Re: 2003 Yamaha R6 Reader Feedback
makes sense for them to be similar, really, as these bikes are all the product of the different mfgr's engineering teams striving towards the same solution. Becuase these bikes are optimized for track performance, this forces their design details and architecture into congruence, so that parity is achieved, at which point relative performance advantages are incremental.

in other words, they all look the same, because they were all designed to do the same thing, optimize track function.

Auphliam 09-11-2002 03:18 AM

Re: 2003 Yamaha R6 Reader Feedback

Auphliam 09-11-2002 03:29 AM

Re: 2003 Yamaha R6 Reader Feedback
I agree. That is one GREAT looking piece. I've actually ran through my mind how it would be nice to have for commuting. Practical even.

Unfortunately, the scenario always ends with my wife lookng at that tiny pillion and then reigning blows down upon my head while repeating "STUPID, STUPID MAN".

I guess I'm a slave to the cruiser ;)

v4bryan 09-11-2002 03:52 AM

pillion slave
...or you could get a bigger sportbike, one with a comfyer pillion pad. Honda's Blackbird is way comfortable for two people, and it's getting a bump in displacement for 2003. Need more oomph? Check out the 'busa or the ZX-12R, too.

jmeyn 09-11-2002 04:06 AM

Re: 2003 Yamaha R6 Reader Feedback
When you start with 120 hp, 200 hp per litre, 3 hp is a lot. Eight pounds lighter is a big deal too in a class as tight as the 600 replicas. Add 50% more lateral stiffness and state-of-the-art fuel injection and the R6 looks like a winner. Wait for the road/track tests and the comparo, you'll see.

jmeyn 09-11-2002 04:09 AM

Re: 2003 Yamaha R6 Reader Feedback
That is a testament!

jmeyn 09-11-2002 04:13 AM

Re: 2003 Yamaha R6 Reader Feedback
Funny, the one thing missing from this offering is any advance in power/traction management. I expect FI is the first step; look for throttle-by-wire next.

jmeyn 09-11-2002 04:21 AM

NO, send Elliot
I vote for El Flaco. Stay home John. Calvin can go with him as backup.

blackburd 09-11-2002 04:21 AM

Re: Man, 22 Sets Record for Crashing New Sportbike

If you look at enough crashed motorcycles, you will find a common thread. A large percentage of the bikes either have temporary license plates, bad tires, or both.

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