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Old 05-28-2008, 02:38 PM   #1
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Old 05-28-2008, 03:53 PM   #2
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Would this be a good first bike? I was going to get the R6 but my friends all tell me that I will out grow it.
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:28 PM   #3
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Would this be a good first bike? I was going to get the R6 but my friends all tell me that I will out grow it.
Sure would. Better get some nice shorts and a tanktop 'cuz that'll help ya cut the wind better. Pants only cause wind drag.
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:02 PM   #4
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Don't forget protective gear! A Do-Rag or backwards ballcap and Oakley's are a definite must!
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:28 PM   #5
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When will the engineers put some torque in these sportbikes ? If I wanted to dance on the shifter all day I'd buy a 600 . 160HP isn't much good on the streets I ride .
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Old 05-29-2008, 04:52 AM   #6
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When will the engineers put some torque in these sportbikes ? If I wanted to dance on the shifter all day I'd buy a 600 . 160HP isn't much good on the streets I ride .
They HAVE put torque in sportbikes. They're called V-twins. Or Triumph triples.
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:32 AM   #7
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Torque?
Try a spin on my ugly, old 97 YZF1000R.
Torque.
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:33 AM   #8
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When will the engineers put some torque in these sportbikes ? If I wanted to dance on the shifter all day I'd buy a 600 . 160HP isn't much good on the streets I ride .
Torque, schmork! Didn't you look at the pictures? They put the swoopy thing on the front fairing so it looks like < That's the important thing. Besides, if you want torque, you go buy a motard or naked standard, not a sportbike.
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:41 AM   #9
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Torque?
Try a spin on my ugly, old 97 YZF1000R.
Torque.
I like how the '97 looks.
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:53 AM   #10
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...i always say that about The Old Beast, and other seniors-
Of course i dont think its THAT ugly. Sniff.
I may go peek under its mu-mu for lunch hour..
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