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

  1. RDTCU

    RDTCU Banned

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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.
  2. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    Wait.. hurry hurry hurry...

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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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  4. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Innocent culprit

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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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    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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  6. RDTCU

    RDTCU Banned

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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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  8. livo

    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
  9. RDTCU

    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
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    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    Hmm. My Ducati weighs 400 and makes 150+ hp. And it's also street legal. And it's probably cheaper..........:rofl
  11. RDTCU

    RDTCU Banned

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    I basically built them, so when it came time to make room in the shop, I got them for nothing :D

    With the gearing in the FSAE cars and some good slicks, they'll outperform a bike with the same engine in acceleration and braking due to the low CG, and once the tires are hot, they'll hold up to 1.5G in the corners.

    Take your Ducati to an autocross event and you'll be lugging around in first in the tight stuff.

    Now that's only up to maybe 100mph, when you start running out of gear, so it's best to stick to the twisties.

    I'll have mine geared up a bit more for a better highway RPM...
  12. fonztheyeti

    fonztheyeti king of all i survey

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    bike bashing on a bike forum is only ok if it's for/against hd, squids, darksiders, hanging off, countersteering, atgatt. fail.:D
  13. RDTCU

    RDTCU Banned

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    Hey, it gets more "WTF IS THAT?" looks than a Ducati :rofl

    Heck, my Husky gets more looks than most Ducatis :lol3
  14. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    Running out of gear at 100? I'd have 3 more shifts to make after 100.

    These bikes' quarter mile times average around 10 seconds flat at about 135.

    Autocross isn't a motorcycle event unless you're a motor officer with an 850 pound cruiser. And, yes, that's done in first gear. Granted, you'd win in the tight twisties, but on a course with decent straights, it might be a tossup.
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    DAKEZ Long timer

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    You forgot the BUTT-UGLY V-Stroms. :D .....................:zilla
  16. yuu

    yuu Been here awhile

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    Gymkhana doesn't need to be limited to police motors nor big cruisers

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  17. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    He'd still lose against cars on a car size course.
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    yuu Been here awhile

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    And a car could not do that course without a ton of out of course excursions.

    I see an apple and I see an orange. Both tasty fruit, but not the same. And at the end of the day, both potential fun. So does it really matter?
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    Mr_Gone Innocent culprit

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    +1

    Both look like fun to me!
  20. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    That was the point.