Killboy failure Dragon Fest

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

  1. ttpete

    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
  2. 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...
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    You forgot the BUTT-UGLY V-Stroms. :D .....................:zilla
  7. 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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  8. 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?
  10. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    +1

    Both look like fun to me!
  11. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    That was the point.
  12. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham Been here awhile

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    I was out at lunch last summer and saw one of these parked. Talked to the owner for a little bit, and he said he had to add a few parts here and there including a pair of DOT Harley headlights in order to pass inspection. I guess they really are bare bones from the factory (or assembler or whatever).
  13. zuma

    zuma Been here awhile

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    I don't have a great interest in cars, they're primarily just transport to me, but being an Aussie I have always thought that an Elfin could be a hoot to drive. The Atom looks like it could be even more fun on a windy road.
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    NCStephen Riding NC

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    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    Oooh, I want one of those, also.
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    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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  17. Downs

    Downs KK6RBI

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    Those are based on a Miata chassis I believe.
  18. TeneRay

    TeneRay 2>4

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    I take it Killboy doesn't go out during the winter season even if it gets into the 70's? Sure was nice having the highway to myself two weekends ago.

    I was hoping getting pics of me in the opposite lane, using improper turning techniques, while flashing my boobs at the cameraman.
  19. RDTCU

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    You're thinking the Exocet.

    [​IMG]

    The Rocket takes a Ford 2.0L ZETEC FWD motor and mounts it in the rear.
  20. Downs

    Downs KK6RBI

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    Ah yes you are correct :freaky