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brax4444 10-14-2006 10:09 AM

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sliphorn 10-14-2006 10:17 AM

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blackie-svt 10-14-2006 10:28 AM

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That puppy really has a strong lower end.

Love those Suzuki's!

Haru 10-14-2006 10:42 AM

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I'm surprised, to be honest.

a Terry Kizer tuned Mr. Turbo ZX-11 went 252 or something over a decade ago for test in Motorcyclist magazine.

NLR systems has a Hayabusa that pulls over 600hp

for years, there have been stories of ZX-11s and Hayabusa with over 500hp at the rear wheel.

so if its taken over a decade to go from a 252mph ZX-11 to a 260mph Hayabusa, when that there are more powerful hayabusas around, I get the feeling that nobody was trying hard enough.

perhaps that 252mph ZX-11 wasn't an official run so nobody bothered chasing it. But frankly, with that bike in my mind and with all the 500hp hayabusas around, I am impressed with this 260mph bike, but I am not buying that its as big a deal as MO is telling us.

Aero_Doc 10-14-2006 10:55 AM

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Ok so its scary quick... but how fast can it go around corners? :)

I saw "The Worlds Fastest Indian" last week - so when are we going to see the documovie on this baby..

priday 10-14-2006 11:39 AM

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Terminal speed in the Mile.... Not absolute top end....

2 different tests.

anrajala 10-14-2006 11:52 AM

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Its about a bloody time somebody produces a a bone stock cruiser with a decent engine. Doesn´t have to go around corners fast, or go 200 MPH, but must be able to cruise nicely – and when twisting the handle must be able to give that ABSOLUTE VERTIGO FEELING

- cruiz-euro

getbrian 10-14-2006 02:07 PM

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For sale? How much?

Z1chopper 10-14-2006 02:13 PM

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Just rockin. Congratulations to all who participated in the record.

BUT watch out for the ZX14. It could come sneaking in and speed past that record before you know it.


Haru 10-14-2006 02:17 PM

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ah, I got so absorbed by the "fastest open wheel motorcycle" thing, I dazed for the "one mile" thing.

still, even as a 1 mile thing, I think its mostly because no one was really trying. In my view the performance community has been so focused on dyno numbers (bikes that aren't even ridable running in contests), and on 1/4 mile performance, that nobody's invested the time and resources to focus on this thing. Since 475whp is not nearly at the leading edge of what these bikes are putting down, my guess is, anyone with the interest could have done this.

my suspicion is unchanged, which is that this is not something that other people were all desperately trying for and these guys succeeded where others didn't. I think just enough people weren't trying.

stlarson 10-14-2006 04:18 PM

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I wonder what the drag coefficient penalty is when you ride around with balls that large.

Buzglyd 10-14-2006 04:31 PM

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I don't know about vertigo but Vrods are pretty damn fast.

Z1chopper 10-14-2006 04:43 PM

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I think like landing gear they would lift back into the rider the faster he went. And drop back down after the ride.

So inconclusion I would estimate the drag as insignifcant.


Dangerousdave_2 10-14-2006 05:49 PM

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Wouldn't all that brass add to the weight?

svtech 10-14-2006 07:22 PM

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Only if that damn monkey wasn't holding his own...

priday 10-14-2006 07:28 PM

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Could be, could be....

Pretty cool pursuit tho, if not a little coo-coo.......

check out

These crazy bastards are just up the road from me, gonna make it up to see them run one of these days....


gforces 10-14-2006 08:32 PM

Is that thing lowered?
I see so more lowered Busas than I do "normal" ones, I can't tell anymore.

anrajala 10-15-2006 09:10 AM

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Vrod is a fast cruiser only if you think cruising is a 8000 rpm thing. But real cruising at some 3000-5000 rpm delivers wheeny 35-65 hp on the rear wheel. That is not fast. Rocket III gives 80-120 hp in the same rev range, that is fast but not vertigo.


seruzawa 10-16-2006 04:49 AM

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Maybe they could package the modifications and sell it as a kit to the squids. They could call it the "Busa Darwin Kit"

maladg 10-16-2006 07:42 AM

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"Bidness" takes me to Charlotte & Mooresville a bit more often than I'd like - fine up there, but the drive from here to there and back is just miserable. But I can't swing a dead cat without hitting a race shop, keweeel fab shop, etc., in most industrial areas up there. Mighty fine area to be stuck a-workin'.

seruzawa 10-16-2006 08:15 AM

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Unlikely to see an engine that'll do it actually being produced.

Have you considered NOS?

DigitalGT 10-17-2006 07:29 AM

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Haha... I can see the marketing campaign now, "Ride a Darwin Busa....and do the rest of the world a favor."

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