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Old 02-07-2014, 03:17 PM   #75
tkent02
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Originally Posted by Pecha72 View Post
No. If bigger means heavier, then the heavier bike´s tyres will need to have more grip than a lighter bike, to be able to go around a turn as fast. And if bigger means bigger engine displacement, then forces created by engine rotation are bigger, means the bike won´t change direction as easily. So, a heavy bike with a very large engine, won´t go around the bends very quickly regardless of who´s piloting it.
Even with no weight difference, no power difference, no other differences at all, the shorter wheelbase bike will out corner the longer wheelbase one. It will turn sharper, faster with less lean angle, and will change from left to right or right to left much quicker. It's just physics.
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