The Thing About a Liter Bike ...

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Jim Moore, May 7, 2014.

  1. tkent02

    tkent02 Long timer

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    My first time warp was the first time I realised my brakes had completely failed when I completely needed them.

    Never had one so big since.
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  2. fast4d

    fast4d Long timer

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    it makes me teddy roosevelt:lol3
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  3. SGBoy

    SGBoy New Guy

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    Nice! :rofl
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  4. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    oh well.... ok borrow a S1000RR and it will feel like a genuine superpower.

    :nod
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  5. KX50002

    KX50002 NooB, my ass

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    I love that feeling, I still remember the first time I went "plaid":clap:evil
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  6. cccolin

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    yeah, i dont think i'll ever forget it, to be sure.
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  7. MotorradMike

    MotorradMike MIL-TFD-41

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    Good timing on this thread.
    I was looking to get an 800 when I got this bike and have always thought 1100 was a bit much until yesterday, now I think it's pretty awesome.

    Here in Ontario, the tractor trailers are governed to 105KPH and you have to watch them carefully 'cause they LOVE to be in the 'Hammer Lane' on the slab so they go to the left at any opportunity, sometimes I don't see what it is.
    I pass them fast but they're long, and didn't this sumbitch put his blinker on half way through my pass.
    WOT, bear left and horns on!
    The Big German Twin did her job and I'm pretty sure that trucker heard my Stebel and waited for me.
    No blame, they can't see cars, so they sure can't see us.

    I'm liking the power very much right now.
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  8. ZiaThunder

    ZiaThunder Go big or go home

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    Quitter. :evil :rofl
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  9. ZiaThunder

    ZiaThunder Go big or go home

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    I've always had/ridden liter bikes on the street. I don't really like smaller bikes in traffic. Too hard to get away from the crazies.

    When I decided to go to the race track I opted for a 600 so I wouldn't kill myself. :D
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  10. El Pescador

    El Pescador Been here awhile

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    :rofl
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  11. Jim Moore

    Jim Moore Long timer

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    Brother, that R1100RS is a nice bike, but it doesn't even begin to enter the category of "liter bike." Test-ride an S1000RR, then get back to us.
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  12. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    Then ride a Ducati Superbike torque monster to see the difference between fours and v-twins.
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  13. Squidbrah

    Squidbrah Been here awhile

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    This thread is making me want to upgrade like I originally planned
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  14. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    I have an old Camaro like that. It isn't liter bike fast, but it is every bit as fast as my old 636 Ninja, but with more top speed. If I can see a gap, I can take it. Problem is, it makes a lot of noise doing it, so there is no stealth mode. :lol3

    I have no self control, so I don't need that kind of superpower on 2 wheels.
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  15. dwoodward

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    Mine was an '85 FJ1100.

    A bunch of riding buddies and I stopped at Boggan's Oasis, which is at the bottom of Rattlesnake Grade. I went into the restroom to lighten - and I swear as soon as the door latched, they hauled ass. Which is fine, I didn't like some of the guys in the group anyway. Problem is, I didn't know where we were going...

    Once you work your way up out of that little canyon (heh), it's pretty much flat and straight all the way to Enterprise, so I twisted the hyperspace selector to 'full'. I can't tell you how fast I was going. Really, I couldn't- the speedometer ran out of digits and the needle was pointing between 'P' and 'H'. I know it only took about a third of the hour and nineteen minutes to cover the distance Google Maps says it does.



    Of course, all of that happened on a closed course, professional stunt rider, and besides, the statute of limitations expired years ago.
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  16. MotorradMike

    MotorradMike MIL-TFD-41

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    Maybe I don't understand the nomenclature.
    I thought a liter bike was about 1000cc.
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  17. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    it is, but even though the Beemer displaced more than a liter, it's not giving the performance of a "literbike" eg CBR1K, R1 etc
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  18. dwoodward

    dwoodward Long timer

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    And typically, 4 cylinders, with a power to weight ratio that (electronic aids disabled) requires planning to use fully, and should come with a warning labels that says "Notify next of kin before attempting to operate this. Really, we mean it."

    Your R1100S is what, 100hp maybe? The S1000RR is nearly double that and weighs less.
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  19. erkmania

    erkmania Last of the red hot left pipers

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    :lol3

    Umm, many of my best stories have reached the limits of that statute, as well...I think... :shog
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  20. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    90 to the rear wheel maybe....

    :dunno

    think my 1150 was 95ish
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