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Old 12-16-2004, 09:59 AM   #61
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Indeed it rapidly becomes a slippery slope. VWW
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Old 12-16-2004, 10:08 AM   #62
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Exactly, that's why I don't have a sportbike anymore. The last full on sportbike I had was a ZX10, which is I suppose a dog compared to newer 600's and 1000's but it was more than fast enough for me and I used to race around like a maniac on it.

I got older and wiser and figured out I'd last a lot longer not treating every ride like the IOM TT. My weak assed 108 HP Trophy is plenty fast enough for me, It's just as good at dorking around looking at trees as it is going as fast as I can go. Also I don't look like a fat monkey f*****g a football riding it, a definate plus in my book

Riding these hard is fine, if like you, you know what you're doing. Trouble is a lot of the target demographic for 600 supersports don't and we all pay the price through high insurance on certain models

If Randy Scott had been riding a sportbike when Jack-off hit him the media probably would have blamed him. That's the bad publicity we get from squids on sportbikes. If a sportbike is involved well by golly it must be his fault!

Plus Kpile wants one. You want that on your mind every time you look at your bike?
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Old 12-16-2004, 10:16 AM   #63
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I remember moving up from a 100 to a 360, my dad told me to "be carefull, that's a lot more powerfull bike" Back then 750's were as big as you needed, and Sportsters had to be 1000's to make up for their weight.

1200's were those monsters only the cops rode.
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Old 12-16-2004, 10:28 AM   #64
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Now hold it here. Buying a motorcycle at all is a completely subjective decision (no matter how many ways anal types try to pretend it's not) and so we can set any arbitrary parameters we like.



On that basis the 750 gets my vote as the best compromise of power, weight and cost available. It could be that by being a GPTB member I have a soft spot for 750s which were the kings of performance for years. But I hereby declare that the GSXR750 is the epitome of the infallible cost/performance ratio and any one who disgrees with me is a dummy, stupid and a Republican.
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Old 12-16-2004, 10:31 AM   #65
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People have already thrown money at it. There is a company that specialises in engines for UAV's(unmanned Air Vehicles) that is marketing a rotary engine. It only puts out about 40 HP but its about half the size of a typical 600 cc inline 4 so there is some potential for motorcycle use.
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Old 12-16-2004, 10:32 AM   #66
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One way to really measure the diffference is to compare the laptimes that people are getting at the tracks. No matter how the bikes may seem to stack up with each other year by year if the laptimes are not decreasing appreciably than any improvements are largely delusory.



What are the average laptimes at, say, Willow compared to 1998? It'd be very interesting to see.
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Old 12-16-2004, 10:36 AM   #67
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Maybe thy are a liberal pansy! Or a member of PETA-CM (People for the Ethical Treatment of Air Cooled Motors)
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Old 12-16-2004, 10:38 AM   #68
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Old 12-16-2004, 10:56 AM   #69
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Fania did the right thing by not stooping to that stupid hick's childish level. What about the suzuki crew that went over to Fania's pit crew and started a fight. It's all on tape! I sure hope they got what they deserved.
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Old 12-16-2004, 10:56 AM   #70
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Here is a quick Google for you

http://www.monito.com/wankel/norton.html
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