Killboy failure Dragon Fest

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SCQTT, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. RDTCU

    RDTCU Banned

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    I'll make sure to quote everything he says then, just to make sure you won't miss anything... :happay
  2. el queso

    el queso toda su base

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  3. RDTCU

    RDTCU Banned

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    Hey, he's only three wheels over the line...

    wait...
  4. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    I am becoming more and more intrigued with these. I see them around VIR where they build the US version of them. Interesting, Vely Interrresting

    NCS

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    A top gear view of it
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaWoo82zNUA
  5. Griffin44

    Griffin44 Been here awhile

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    I really like the idea of these. Wish I could afford one.

    I am curious though, is the helmet a legal requirement down there? And why place the headlights so far back they're impeded by the open wheels? Seems like they're there just to make it legal for the road, not to allow someone to drive it at night.
  6. daveinva

    daveinva Been here awhile

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    Hey, that guy's 205 inches over the double yellow...
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    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    That really, really looks like it's fun to drive.
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    NCStephen Riding NC

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  9. HAYVIATOR

    HAYVIATOR Don't be me dude.

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    What's up with the seat on the black bike? Looks like a hazard in itself.
  10. hscrugby

    hscrugby "That guy"

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    Our plant manager in Scotland had one.
    I got to drive it.
    Twice.
    (He really wasn't that bright)
    HOLY CRAP.
    HOLY HOLY HOLY CRAP.
    I've driven faster drag cars, but I've never driven something that just had the holy F'N CRAP THAT IS AWESOME factor.
    And that was the older slower one. I can't imagine the insanity of having top speed with it now.
    As for helmet, I think it might be required, there is NO windshield at all.
    Although apparently you can add a windshield now, which is weird. Since it still probably wouldn't have body panels?
    :lol3
  11. RDTCU

    RDTCU Banned

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    Too bad they start ~$60,000 here in the US with no frills and go way up from there...:cry
  12. RDTCU

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    Helmet? I would, even if it wasn't required...

    As for the lights, they have to be a certain minimum distance from the ground, and if they were that high, and any further forward, they would be in the driver's sight line and interrupt the "smooth flow" of the front end. The lights were an afterthought that never got changed, and more form-over-function.
  13. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    Wait.. hurry hurry hurry...

    Quick Facts


    • 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds
    • Honda 2.4L engine
    • 6 speed close ratio transmission with Limited slip differential
    • Lightweight Exoskeleton chassis
    • Race inspired inboard suspension
    • Supercharger option now available
    • Starting at $56,480.00 **Order before February 1st and receive 2012 base price of $52,480!*
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    NCStephen Riding NC

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    They are pricey.. but wait... you can drive one

    Just bring your wallet.

    NCS

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    • YOU are behind the wheel for all of the on-track sessions
    • Brand new fleet of Spec Race Atom race cars
    • Programs offered on the twisty Patriot and challenging South Course at VIR
    • Clean Driving suits and equipment – Not all driving schools are created equally!
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    Programs starting at $525.00!

    Quick Facts on VIR Driving Experience Fleet:


    • Based upon the popular Atom race car – The Spec Race Atom!
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    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    Thanks for the reminder. I do remember seeing that Top Gear episode a while back. They had a blast!

    I want one. Well, I want two... because I know I'm going to wreck one. So I'll need a backup. :lol3
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    ~12-1300 lbs, with up to 300hp...
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    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Yeah, a Formula Ford on steroids... :eek1

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    livo Been here awhile

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    That's still a bloody good price for the performance you get out of it. (In Australia) You can spend that much on a top of the line Holden and it still wouldn't even hold a candle to the Atom

    If I won the lotto, it would be the first thing that I would buy :clap
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    RDTCU Banned

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    I'm rebuilding a couple old FSAE cars from my old team, one will be ~520lbs, with a 125hp GSXR motor, and street legal :evil