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Old 04-04-2012, 11:26 AM   #9466
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That wasn't an MX track, was it?
Try to keep up. A lot of Supermoto riders have an MX background, hence the style. And as pointed out above it is also a fast way to corner for some.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:43 AM   #9467
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If they don't have this framed and on their wall they really should.

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Mmmmm, Bimota Tesi - very nice indeed.
Indeed-- I'd like to take it apart and see what makes it tick...

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Old 04-04-2012, 12:14 PM   #9468
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I wonder how long his poor dog kept up?
poor fella...
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:16 PM   #9469
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I think that dog is having fun? Or they just took it of the ventilator...
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:30 PM   #9470
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That BS is just the old "good idea" left over from the '70s or '80s or whenever the book was first printed and has probably never been changed.

EDIT- So I looked. http://www.dmv.state.va.us/webdoc/pdf/dmv2.pdf Last "updated" 2008. The photographs are newer. A few of the line drawings are of the same style as the BRC, but most look like they came out of the 80s.

Fortunately, motorcycle electrics- notably lights- have changed, drastically, for the better. I probably get better light output from one of my 2012 Triumph's low beams than two CB750Ks parked side by side with the high beams on.
That makes sense. Maybe it's a left over from the 6V days.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:16 PM   #9471
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Try to keep up. A lot of Supermoto riders have an MX background, hence the style. And as pointed out about it is also a fast way to corner for some.
This next quote is not mine, but I agree and it makes sence as well. I thought it might add to the flaming here!

I should say that you cannot carry as much corner speed by doing the dirt-track/supermoto style as you can hanging off. The tradeoff is the DT style is less risky, because you can save the front, which you cannot as easily do in the 'roadrace' hang-off.

Therefore, DT style is really good wherever point and shoot riding works, but sucks wherever momentum/cornerspeed is required.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:45 PM   #9472
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Get on an MX track and show me which way you lean.
That is one funny looking MX track.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:49 PM   #9473
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Assless chaps on a DRZ and a cruiser riding position. FAIL!
Shit, I have a pair of probably the same brand of assless chaps I use for one extra layer when it gets down near 40.

I got no problem with super-moto or Enduro riders wearing leather as a layer for protection or warmth. In fact, if this one bike sells soon, next winter there will be one more FAIL! super-moto guy out there riding while the guys here sit at home warm & cozy.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:54 PM   #9474
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I got no problem with super-moto or Enduro riders wearing leather as a layer for protection or warmth. In fact, if this one bike sells soon, next winter there will be one more FAIL! super-moto guy out there riding while the guys here sit at home warm & cozy.

You must be talking about those guys over there. =>>>>

I ride 365 days a year and don't live in sunny Florida...
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:12 PM   #9475
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Only reason he's scraping the peg is because he's leaning the wrong way....
You havent any idea what you're talking about in regards to super moto.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:37 PM   #9476
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Pretty much. The head of the FJR Darkside movement said the car tire never really affected handling for him.
If it did, it would actually help- the flatter car tire lifts the rear up a bit as it leans over.

On the negative side, it makes it a lot harder to lean it over when the rear tire is substantially wider than the front (if the bike isn't designed for leaning over with a fat rear tire as delivered).
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:41 PM   #9477
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THe dog is really enjoying the ride...


Indeed-- I'd like to take it apart and see what makes it tick...

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufactur...iew-88213.html (review)

I read a lot about that Bimota when it came out and met a fellow who had one.

It was a very expensive and complicated answer to a question that (virtually) nobody asked, and even fewer people cared about the answer that Bimota came up with.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:44 PM   #9478
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I read a lot about that Bimota when it came out and met a fellow who had one.

It was a very expensive and complicated answer to a question that (virtually) nobody asked, and even fewer people cared about the answer that Bimota came up with.
I'd still kill a man to have one in the garage, preferably not a man I liked.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:52 PM   #9479
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It certainly is a marvel to look at because of the precision machining on the thing, much nicer to admire as an art object than a CX500 Turbo or a CBX which were also overly complex attempts to answer a question that no one asked.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:55 PM   #9480
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It certainly is a marvel to look at because of the precision machining on the thing, much nicer to admire as an art object than a CX500 Turbo or a CBX which were also overly complex attempts to answer a question that no one asked.
I'd want those too!
Simple or complex I love mechanical things. Probably why the inside of my garage looks like a junkyard,.
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