2013 WSBK No-Spoiler Catch-All Thread

Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2005
    Oddometer:
    24,460
    Location:
    Texas, I know, right?
    The Kawasaki 600 runs over $11k.
  2. dsilver1007

    dsilver1007 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2013
    Oddometer:
    790
    Location:
    Honea Path SC
    i thought the new RC213 based superbike would be a 1200?
  3. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2003
    Oddometer:
    13,355
    Location:
    The blue groove
    Fours are limited to 1000cc in every Superbike series I can think of.
  4. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,678
    Location:
    City Of Angels
    2013 MSRP's here in US:

    Yamaha R1: $14490
    Kawasaki ZX10R: $15299
    Honda CBR100RR: $14800
    Aprilia RSV4: $14999
    Ducati Panigale: $17995
    BMW S1000RR: $15550

    All bikes are equipped with ABS. The days of 11K 1000cc bikes are over.

    D.

  5. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Oddometer:
    6,634
    Location:
    tucson, AZ, It's a dry hate.
    As are the days of new models every 2-3 years. The current CBR600RR is 7 years old without major revision. I had an 07, great bike but..................
  6. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2005
    Oddometer:
    24,460
    Location:
    Texas, I know, right?
    MCN lists the Honda CBR 600RR with abs at $14,800.
  7. Jim Moore

    Jim Moore Long timer

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2001
    Oddometer:
    18,902
    Location:
    Jax, FL
  8. ErikY.

    ErikY. Here, Now.

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2009
    Oddometer:
    3,459
    Location:
    North of you, probably
    Nice. Now if someone would ship it to me free and pay all the customs fees!
    I believe it'd be about 20k for a this-year's model here. IMO the best looking sportbike out there, plus I love the V4 since having a VFR in the past.
  9. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2003
    Oddometer:
    2,107
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    Finally got around to reading this. Interesting comments from the teams. Thanks for posting it.
  10. misanthropic

    misanthropic Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2004
    Oddometer:
    722
    Location:
    Keller TX
  11. The Evil Twin

    The Evil Twin Boxer Freak

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2012
    Oddometer:
    482
    Location:
    NoVa
    Just a heads up: WSB Phillip Island is being re- aired on beIN Wednesday at 12:30pm. At least here it is anyway.
  12. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2003
    Oddometer:
    13,635
    Location:
    Central NJ
    Worth a look- Hailwood at Mallory 1978

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/0LnNP7mw7XY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  13. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Oddometer:
    3,330
    Location:
    Frosbite Falls
    Wow. Never seen this.
    All you generaly hear about is Hailwood's comeback IOM TT win on that Ducati. Nice to see he was more then competitive on short circuits as well...without 200cc over his four cylinder rivals! :lol3
  14. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2003
    Oddometer:
    48,019
    Location:
    Gates of Moscow
    That 2nd place Kawi had way more power, too. MTB couldn't even hold his draft, and still got past and ran away. :bow
  15. stk0308

    stk0308 Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,523
    Location:
    St Charles, MO
    While it is pretty impressive for a man who was retired from motorcycle racing 10+ years, it's not like he was running against the cream of the crop. Reed was getting on in age by 1978, only a year younger than Mike. I never heard of John Cowie. Ron Haslam and Tony Rutter were out. John Williams and Chaz Mortimer were upper mid pack GP riders. This might have been a "world" title F1 race, but it looked more like a national race.
  16. Bounder

    Bounder ExternallyDisplaced

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,079
    Location:
    West Cork, Ireland
    Finally got to watch the Supersport races last night, Sofuoglu is some rider in that class, he raced with Lowes most of the race then just dropped the hammer with 2 laps to go and blew Lowes into 2nd place.
    His Kawi had a lot more juice than the Yamaha seemed like all top end power, he could blast past him on the start finish line but not at the start of the straight.
  17. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2003
    Oddometer:
    13,635
    Location:
    Central NJ
    A little follow-up wrt Hailwood TT/Mallory

    http://www.mikethebike.com/ducati_mike.htm


    "Basically, the whole TT business was a bloody silly idea that turned out reasonably good. I would like to stress however that not once during the whole TT period did I stick my neck out. Not once did I have a full-out go - I always had a lot in hand. At most, I rode at eight-tenths, so I'm naturally delighted I was able to lap reasonably fast. But obviously Mallory was a different matter."

    ...

    and

    "Mind you, my poor old toes took a hammering! I wore my right little toe down to the bone going round Gerards. I must say I was surprised and very pleased to have won. In some ways I was just as happy about my Mallory win as I had been about the TT. It's one thing to win in the Isle of Man, where people could always say it was because I knew the circuit better, and so on. But to win at a short circuit is a different matter - it proved I can still scratch a bit, and that pleases me personally!"
  18. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2005
    Oddometer:
    7,219
    Location:
    western, MD
    Do you go out of your way to point out that Santa is imaginary every Christmas?
  19. ErikY.

    ErikY. Here, Now.

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2009
    Oddometer:
    3,459
    Location:
    North of you, probably
    What? :eek1


    :rofl
  20. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2005
    Oddometer:
    7,219
    Location:
    western, MD
    Never fear, the concept and spirit is real. :wink: