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Old 05-28-2013, 10:39 AM   #95
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Originally Posted by shaddix View Post
But motorcycle tires are usually far stickier than a car tire and have much higher friction with the road surface. I just can't believe a stock car will outcorner a stock GS unless the car is an s2000 or a vette for example(which also should come with stickier tires)
Found this on another board:

In 1990, Motorcyclist compared a Yamaha FZR 1000 to a Corvette ZR-1, with Nick Ienatsch doing the riding:
Nick went out carefully, working slowly up to his own comfort level, not trying to push the Yamaha's tires very near their traction limits. Still, it was nerve racking to watch Nick grinding his knee pads down to nubbins on the 200ft-diameter circle. His best time translated to .75g.
Contrast that .75 on an R1 (by one of the best riders) with the .81 Car & Driver got out of a 2009 Toyota Corolla XRS. Now, I know the XRS isn't a base model car, but still, it's a freaking Corolla.

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