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Old 05-28-2013, 11:57 AM   #97
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Central AL
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Originally Posted by davidbeinct View Post
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.

David B.
That's good information! Had no idea the limit was that low for production bikes, would have expected 1g for sure.

Remind me to stay far away from 45 degree lean angle hehe.
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