The Thing About a Liter Bike ...

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

  1. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    :lol3

    yeah 170 to the rear wheel too....

    :wink:

    I thought my Speed Triple was fast but next to that thing - :nah - not even the same sport. its got to be 60 hp up on the S3
    I can only imagine what riding one is like

    :eek1

    id LOVE to do a track day on one!
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  2. SloMo228

    SloMo228 World Class Cheapass

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    Damn, someone caught that post before I nuked it. I thought the poster above was saying the S1K had 90 at the rear wheel.... :shog
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  3. rubline

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    My daily driver is a elderly 82 GS1100EZ, still a lot of fun to ride but I am sure that it does not compare to todays modern bikes.
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  4. justafurnaceman

    justafurnaceman Imaginary

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    It's probably a good thing that I waited to get my first sportbike, a lowly GSXR600. I'm having a blast on it and justafurnacegirl enjoys riding on it too. I'm hoping to pick up a liter summer of 2015. I've tested the S1000RR. What a bike! :eek1

    I do have to say that most of the guys I see with liter bikes don't ride them nearly to the what they deserve, especially in the corners. :lol3
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  5. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    My Aprilia has about 90 something crank hp, and when I ride with my buddy on his R1 he leaves me in the straights like I'm riding a bicycle. :eek1

    And that R1 is going on 10 years old.
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  6. nomad_games

    nomad_games Long timer

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    It is, but a twin has to have more displacement to match the top end power of an i4. Whats the formula? Something like a twin has to have 130% of the displacement of an i4? I read it somewhere but forget.
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  7. Bollocks

    Bollocks Farts with an Accentâ„¢

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    I remember my friend let me ride his Ducati 996, the most powerful bike I had ridden at that point. All my weight was on my wrists and the only time I got relief was at 70 mph. I figured that would stand up in court so I went a little faster, OMG, I will never forget that rush, it's as good as touching your first pair of Boobs...actually, it's better.
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  8. nomad_games

    nomad_games Long timer

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    it's better. the first time I touched boobs i was in church, and i'm pretty sure i'm going to hell for that. I doubt I'm going to hell for warping to hyperspeed on a machine. plus the machine isn't going to turn insane and spread lies about me like the owner of the boobs did. :D
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  9. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Boobs and liter bikes, sorta go hand in hand............. :lol3
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  10. KX50002

    KX50002 NooB, my ass

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    Tell that to my brothers TL1000. It can actually reverse the earth's rotation if you're not careful with the throttle.

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  11. KX50002

    KX50002 NooB, my ass

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    Boobs are great, but hyper acceleration is better.

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  12. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    They all do that.
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  13. Jim Moore

    Jim Moore Long timer

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    It is, but the modern liter bike is an entirely different animal. Imagine literally twice the horsepower, and 50 lbs less. Imagine 100 mph in first gear. It's sick, I tell ya. Sick!
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  14. Moronic

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    My passenger's comment when we borrowed a recent GSX-R1000. She had pillioned before but not much. I'd ridden a lot, and was taking risks with my licence (but not with the traffic) that I'd not be willing to take every day.

    "It's like you're inside a video game."

    But of course, we were not.

    Solo, what I really like about these things is the power spread. Fourth gear is what ... 50 to 130mph with as much thrust as you can bear to experience? Let's you concentrate on just steering the thing. :D
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  15. rpmwfo

    rpmwfo Been here awhile

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    This thread is fitting- I was recently describing the acceleration on my ZX12 to one of my co-workers as "jumping to warp" in Star Trek...

    There really is nothing like cranking the throttle on a liter bike or hyper sport bike. They really do compress time and space.
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  16. hscrugby

    hscrugby "That guy"

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    I miss my old cbr 954 rr...

    Previous owner did a LOT of work to that bike, and it was in theory putting about 180 down at the wheel..... (he had a dyno) I think their dyno was off, or just my fat ass kept that in check...
    in certain long straight aways (obviously only at a track.... :lol3 )
    I could pull most modern liter bikes up till about 160-170 range...above that they'd get me....
    That bike was a good time... Found myself hitting 150+ on gps on the on ramp to merge in with traffic... I mean... you gotta get ahead of that traffic somehow? :lol3

    I really want another one... but my insurance agent and lawyer already have nice boats, don't need to pay for them to have more... :D
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  17. Jim Moore

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    That's great, Nana. Have a nice ride down to the bingo parlor.

    Why don't you start a thread about playing nice, being sensible, and obeying the rules. This thread is about liter bikes, and how fucking AWESOME they are.
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  18. KX50002

    KX50002 NooB, my ass

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    :clap:clap:freaky:clap:clap
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  19. nomad_games

    nomad_games Long timer

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    lol
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  20. Rgconner

    Rgconner Long timer

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    Yeah! If you are not typing with your knuckles Nana, GTFO
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