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Old 04-23-2006, 06:10 PM   #41
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Default Re: Ksquid's ''...long, painful death of the V-Twin sportbike.'' Continues...

Absolutely true. Anyone who has ridden a nice streeting V2 (RC51/superhawk/SV650/SV1000) will appreciate how they are sneaky fast. You are going just as fast, you just dont have to wind it out to get the torque. The mellow nature of the V2 makes things feel less frenetic. Also for me the V2 layout is much less prone to wheelspin and subsequent highside.
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Old 04-23-2006, 06:19 PM   #42
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No longer raced anywhere..
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Old 04-23-2006, 06:55 PM   #43
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Old 04-23-2006, 07:00 PM   #44
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Default Re: Ksquid's ''...long, painful death of the V-Twin sportbike.'' Continues...

Well there KP if you want to make the argument that Suzuki is dominating AMA Superbike I'll have to agree.



However, how come no other I4s have won? Honda and Kawasaki have the exact same number of AMA Superbike wins this season as Ducati.



On the other hand, rumor has it that the I4s have a significant HP advantage in WSBK over the Ducatis yet the Ducs still dominate.



Perhaps it's the tires.....or the riders!
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Old 04-23-2006, 07:34 PM   #45
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Default Re: Ksquid's ''...long, painful death of the V-Twin sportbike.'' Continues...

V-twins have been racing since, what, 1902?
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Old 04-23-2006, 07:39 PM   #46
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He's 15 now, right?
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Old 04-23-2006, 08:18 PM   #47
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Buz that's great logical agrument. However, I think that Honda has more points than Ducati in AMA not sure about Kawasaki.. In WSBK Twins are allowed more modifications..Oh and I think traction control is used as well. My point that was lost on schiznogle (as he and longride lost there cool and got very personal) was that Aprilia developing a V-4 could signal the end of the V-Twin era for Aprilia .. Of course I had to spruce things up to get a good discussion going. As far as dominating WSBK I would say Baylis is dominating the other Ducatis are down in the rankings.. But good logical argument.
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Old 04-23-2006, 08:19 PM   #48
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oops should rea "their cool" I hate it when I do that...
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Old 04-23-2006, 08:44 PM   #49
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That's right
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Old 04-24-2006, 12:23 AM   #50
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Bayliss's double Valencia victory brings this thread to an end, I think...
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