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Old 11-01-2002, 01:06 PM   #241
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You'll pry my BMW from my cold dead hand. Still though I do lust for all makes and models. Oh what a garage I would have with the appropriate resources.
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Old 11-01-2002, 01:38 PM   #242
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Default Re: I don't get your point regarding valve tech...

I think they are even more ticked off about that fact. Then again its the same bike different badge mentality. If you dont like a harley you wont be riding a warrior either.
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Old 11-01-2002, 01:46 PM   #243
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Default Re: Reader Feedback: XB9S Lightning

Shows you how small the bike really is too. The schwinn was almost bigger... That being said my 6'6 largeness would look even more funny than on a 996.



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Old 11-01-2002, 10:26 PM   #244
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you've been reading to many magazine articles
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Old 11-01-2002, 10:54 PM   #245
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just as i said. pathetic range. by the way, if your budy has to fill his speed triple up every 120 miles something must be up. MO says those things get 42 mpg and with a 5.5 gal tank --- well you do the math. especially if you guys are only averaging 65 your friend must be practically lugging the engine of that thing.
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Old 11-03-2002, 04:16 AM   #246
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I still don't get it. If the potential handling prowess of the two race-replicas couldn't be exploited on this road that the riders were familiar with (read the article), how were the riders able to fully exploit the handling potential of the XB9R? This would imply that the Firebolt is easy to ride fast, and that's the only reason it beat the other bikes. If this was the case and your Superhawk is much easier to ride than the Firebolt, why were the testers surprised at the ability to get away from the other two bikes?



Try reading the article again. I didn't make this stuff up in my head.



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Old 11-03-2002, 04:20 AM   #247
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I understand completely and I agree with what you're saying. I've passed Ducati Monsters on a Vrod. The only problem is that in the article it wasn't just one fast rider. All the riders switched bikes and had the same results. The fastest rider in that case was the whoever was riding the Firebolt at that time.



This eliminates the theory that the Firebolt was only able to walk away because of it's rider.



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Old 11-03-2002, 04:26 AM   #248
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In reference to sound: "sewing machine like twins." ?!?!



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Old 11-04-2002, 08:27 AM   #249
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Several other tests I have read reach the same conclusion. There is no question in my mind that some bikes lend themselves to faster street riding than others, and that often, the bikes that are fastest on the road are not fastest around a track.



One of my favorite hypotheses is that, in the real world, a more upright riding position allows faster street riding. I speculate that this riding position allows the rider to see a few feet further ahead, giving an extra fraction of a second of time to react to the conditions ahead, plus the better leverage on the bars allows quicker last minute corrections needed in the real world -- even on a very familiar road.
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Old 11-05-2002, 03:01 PM   #250
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"Better hope they donÂ’t see fit to come after you."



What, with a sapiena??

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