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Old 12-19-2011, 04:10 PM   #1
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:53 AM   #2
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"the additional weight comes almost entirely from the hub sections, thereby minimizing its effect on rotational inertia."

Interesting that Honda thought they needed to add material to their hubs. Buell's latest bike eliminates the hubs entirely. It looks weird as hell, but Eric says their stress analysis showed the hubs were "dead weight."

Big Piston Fork? Isn't that a Kawi thing?
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:25 AM   #3
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"the additional weight comes almost entirely from the hub sections, thereby minimizing its effect on rotational inertia."

Interesting that Honda thought they needed to add material to their hubs. Buell's latest bike eliminates the hubs entirely. It looks weird as hell, but Eric says their stress analysis showed the hubs were "dead weight."

Big Piston Fork? Isn't that a Kawi thing?
Beefy Big Piston Fork is a Kawi thing!
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Beefy Big Piston Fork is a Kawi thing!
You'd think Honda would be loathe to do anything Kawi originated several years ago. It must be a really hot setup.

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Old 12-20-2011, 02:01 PM   #5
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"the additional weight comes almost entirely from the hub sections, thereby minimizing its effect on rotational inertia."

Interesting that Honda thought they needed to add material to their hubs. Buell's latest bike eliminates the hubs entirely. It looks weird as hell, but Eric says their stress analysis showed the hubs were "dead weight."
Right, you can have a hubless Buell for a mere $40k
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Old 12-20-2011, 02:16 PM   #6
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Right, you can have a hubless Buell for a mere $40k
Pfft. I make that on weekly interest income on my checking account.

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Old 12-20-2011, 03:24 PM   #7
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"the additional weight comes almost entirely from the hub sections, thereby minimizing its effect on rotational inertia."

Interesting that Honda thought they needed to add material to their hubs. Buell's latest bike eliminates the hubs entirely. It looks weird as hell, but Eric says their stress analysis showed the hubs were "dead weight."

Big Piston Fork? Isn't that a Kawi thing?
Yeah, the Buell wheel design ethos is distinctly different. As for the BPF, it's a Showa thing - up for grabs to anyone who wants to use it, like Suzuki on its Gixxers.
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:18 PM   #8
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Pfft. I make that on weekly interest income on my checking account.

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At my advanced age I am still drawn to a great sportbike. As much as I like this bike (the usable torque on the street appeal) looking at the other offerings the BMW S1000R at $15050.00 with ABS and DTC might be the better buy.Aside from that it is a beautiful machine.
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At my advanced age I am still drawn to a great sportbike. As much as I like this bike (the usable torque on the street appeal) looking at the other offerings the BMW S1000R at $15050.00 with ABS and DTC might be the better buy.Aside from that it is a beautiful machine.
The CBR is still near the top of my literbike list. It's the lightest 1Kfour-cylinder and its midrange power is the class of the field. http://www.motorcycle.com/gallery/ga..._itemId=233899
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