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Old 02-02-2006, 04:03 PM   #21
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Default Re: Yamaha R6 Falls Short of Claimed Redline.

Car and Driver had a story a while ago on speedo error. Turns out the high performance German cars had the most optimistic speedos. The Japan cars were still optimisitic but not as bad as the Germans.



The ' murican cars were totally accurate.



My Ducati reads like your Suzuki and my H-D is right on the mark.
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Old 02-02-2006, 04:10 PM   #22
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sounds good...can you please include some videos?
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Old 02-02-2006, 04:30 PM   #23
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Default Re: Yamaha R6 Falls Short of Claimed Redline.

I remember that. Is this the article?



The reasoning given is that the European standard says that the speed displayed must never be lower than the true speed, while the SAE standard is a +/- % of dial top speed. GM speedometers are the best, but GM vehicles bound for Europe must necessarily read high. Or something like that, I'm having a beeah and can't be bothered to read too closely.



I doubt any of this applies to yammahamma tachs, but there you are.
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Old 02-02-2006, 04:45 PM   #24
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Default Re: Not so fast there Yamaha R6!

get a grip on reality. they are both absolutely right. bush blows.
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Old 02-02-2006, 04:50 PM   #25
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Nice! Best post of the day.



Side note; I get a kick out of the ultra technical guys. At least they bring something to the conversation other than general b!tching and moaning.
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Old 02-02-2006, 05:04 PM   #26
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Default Re: Not so fast there Yamaha R6!

you're right. we all should have voted for kerry. oh wait, he was also for the war. maybe dean. nope, he couldnt get elected by his own party. but dont worry. there's alot of good opposition ideas and people coming from the left. listen....chirp...chirp....chirp.....anyway, talk about motorcycles was the point of my "get a life post"
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Old 02-02-2006, 05:40 PM   #27
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Default Re: Yamaha R6 Falls Short of Claimed Redline.

Buz, that HD hits 60 in 7.5 sec every time?
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Old 02-02-2006, 05:44 PM   #28
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Default Re: Yamaha R6 Falls Short of Claimed Redline.

What's the problem? My sedan does 180mph, says so right there on the dial.



Being a big twin fan, I have a hard time cruising through town at 10,200 on the tach.

This sounds like the Mazda RX-8 H.P. claim of 250 in the press material. When the car showed up at 238 there was hell to pay.

If I'm not mistaken, Mazda offered to buy the cars back from the owners before they made a literature adjustment.
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Old 02-02-2006, 05:54 PM   #29
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Default Re: Yamaha R6 Falls Short of Claimed Redline.

This is an ideal illustration of statistics over substance - a marketing driven phenomenon, which inflicts almost all automotive promotion. As usual we are getting exactly what we demand, and as such, deserve to get - ultra performance hype. Those who purchase the R6 or any of these practically indistinguishable cookie-cutter rocket rails, because they turn astronomical RPM's and produce huge HP at the extreme limits of engine performance, leaves me totally perplexed, since short of track day kicks, they are only marginally useful machines on the street in real world riding conditions. Yamaha's misrepresentation appears inexcusable and their sales will likely suffer as a result, but this obsession many in our sport have with raw numbers has little to do with meaningful performance and is really quite sophomoric.
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Old 02-02-2006, 05:54 PM   #30
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Default Re: Yamaha R6 Falls Short of Claimed Redline.

I remember that, but I thought it was on the Miatas.



Maybe it was ALSO on the Miatas, as I remember a motor trends article on it.

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