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Old 11-02-2006, 08:10 AM   #11
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Yep I think somone on Soup, RW or crash.net said the same thing JB.. But the European tracks do favor nice flowing speeds because as Mladin says they are proper race tracks. What is the most like European track of the AMA circuits.. Mladin said Barber was too tight. Bostrom says Atlanta is too dangerous... Laguna has too steep of elevation change. Maybe its the flat Miller course in Utah.
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:11 AM   #12
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Yep I would tend to agree as most European tracks have a nice flow to them unlike the stop start type stuff.
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:16 AM   #13
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I was kinda going with the angle of maybe MCN's story was wrong and figured without having to say the "I" word, which I've been using too much lately, that JB might get a chuckle at his own expense, to put it briefly.
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:19 AM   #14
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Didn't Hodgeson say something to the effect that Miller's layout reminded him of Qatar? The only reason Bostrom and others dig on Road ATL is because Panos won't change the run off on 10-10a. The wall is simply too close. Otherwise, Bostrom loves the track.
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:05 AM   #15
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When did you switch from preaching about I-4's to V-4's?
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:08 AM   #16
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he never changed position on this. he just thinks v twins are dead....
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:35 AM   #17
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Actually Dr. I think you'll find the 865 cc "0" degree vertical twin to be the ideal in performance for it is based on Edwin Turners devine guidence.





True, the Italians have had some small success with the "L" twin and four, and those Godless Heathen Japanese with their inline fours and "V" 5's have had a smattering of success as would any design after you threw enough money at it, but true mecanical excellence resides in the standard vertical twin



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Old 11-02-2006, 09:44 AM   #18
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Of course they are faster: light makes right. Less mass equals faster turning. Less to push down the track. And with itty bitty Rossi weighing a buck-nuthin, I'm not surprised at all he was that fast. Think I'll buy me an 800 VFR. Oh wait, I weigh 235, not 135. Better make it a Triumph Rocket Buffalo....
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Old 11-02-2006, 10:02 AM   #19
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That's ridiculous. Twins are a far more practical engine for urban riding IMO.



That ST3s come in yet ? BTW which has more power a ST4s or a ST3s?
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Old 11-02-2006, 10:06 AM   #20
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Those walls at Road Atlanta scare the crap outta me I always treat those turns very gingerly.
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