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Old 06-21-2010, 04:19 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Duken4evr View Post
Dump truck engine (Triumph) or motorcycle engine (VMax). I will take the MC engine in my bike, thanks.

An uncorked VMax of any vintage is an aural delight too. The blatmobile open pipe V-Twin cruisers have nothing on the big block V4 thunder.

Agreed. The VMax engine is one sweet MC engine, and spins up impressively, so you'd never guess its displacement was pushing 1.7 liters.

The R3's 2.3 liter powerplant, and 6k redline is suitable for a small car.

We were going to drag strip test them, but ran into logistical and timing snafus.

This said, the Max is way more intense, and my money's on it winning a quarter mile by a large margin.
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:58 PM   #22
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In terms of acceleration, it's not even close. According to Cycle World...

The Rocket does the quarter-mile in 11.48 seconds at just 115 mph.

The Max does it in 10.11 secs at a much loftier 137 mph.

Mr. Max needs just 2.5 secs to get to 60 mph; 3.3 for the Rocket.

Different strokes, literally.
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:04 PM   #23
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Default Overweight, Overstyled, Overpriced, Over-rated

I can't take it anymore.................

To each his own I guess. I'll never pass up a test ride, but I'll never spend my money on one of these things.
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:39 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Kenneth_Moore View Post
Yeah, and I just read my FOURTH "World Exclusive First Test" of the MultStrada 1200. I kid you not...
...and THAT is why they didn't make you moderator. Four MC magazines?! C'mon, man!
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