Originally Posted by Blue&Yellow
Most people are faster on smaller bikes than on bigger bikes - they just don't want to admit it.
When we ride smaller less powerful bikes we pick cleaner lines, conserve momentum, brake less and so. Less energy wasted.
Have you ever seen a F1 driver do a lap in a normal road car? It looks slow because they're not sliding about, over-revving or braking to late. They're using every available bit of energy to go forward, and they use every inch of the track to avoid wheelspin or slides.
When it comes to road bikes my limit is about a sports 600 - any bigger than that and I don't go any faster, I just scare myself half to death.
When it comes to enduro my limit is about a 250cc fourstroke - any bigger than that and I think I'm actually going slower overall.
Small bikes are great! 30bhp will take you around the world easy!
I must be the exception, because I am waaaaaay faster on my 525 than I was on the WRR.