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Old 05-07-2014, 10:28 AM   #1
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The Thing About a Liter Bike ...

The thing about a liter bike is this. It's like a transporter from Star Trek. It enables you to bend and manipulate the commonly understood properties of time and space, traffic-wise.

Example, you're merging onto the interstate. In your car, you think to yourself, "If I speed up I can get to that gap ahead of the car next to me." With a normal bike, you start to think three, maybe four cars ahead. With a liter you are suddenly thinking to yourself, "Hey, I can make that gap fifteen cars ahead!" And off you go. Opportunities appear that you would never even consider on a typical bike, much less a car. Like someone said about lane-splitting, "It's like time travel, only it's real."
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:16 AM   #2
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The thing about a litre bike...

Power enables. And more power enables even quicker.

Just what it enables is entirely up to you.
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Old 05-07-2014, 01:18 PM   #3
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I rode a turbo Hayabusa for a while... it made things on the horizon become things in your mirrors at a pace that was quicker than your mind could process... I stopped looking for gaps in traffic and started noticing park benches where I could sit and calm my nerves
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Old 06-09-2014, 04:52 PM   #4
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I rode a turbo Hayabusa for a while... it made things on the horizon become things in your mirrors at a pace that was quicker than your mind could process... I stopped looking for gaps in traffic and started noticing park benches where I could sit and calm my nerves
i've got a normally aspirated one in the garage right now.
the normally aspirated one has 7 lbs of static air pressure
in the airbox at 150, so you can save weight by eliminating
the turbo, and only operating it above 150 at all times.

we all need a death star so when we are screaming down 101
from san jose at 160, and hit a bit of diesel on the roadway,
the bike will have enough left on top to spit you sideways
with the power on. a lesser bike would just wiggle a bit..
not the 'busa. the engine went to above 10,000 and the speed
of the vehicle did not change. subtract the front wheel speed
from the rear wheel speed, and you have the angle of pucker.

that clanging sound you heard? don't mind that, it was the anus
slamming shut.

a co worker got clocked at 162 on his gsxr 1000 outside of
modesto on a seldom used road. he not longer has a motorcycle,
or a motorcycle license. the fines and attorney fees amounted
to about $8,000 not counting the forfeiture of the GSXR.
and the permanent forfeiture of his motorcycle endorsement.

it'll never go as fast as the money.
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Old 06-10-2014, 02:53 PM   #5
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subtract the front wheel speed
from the rear wheel speed, and you have the angle of pucker.

that clanging sound you heard? don't mind that, it was the anus
slamming shut.
That is some funny shit right there!!
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Old 05-09-2014, 12:43 PM   #6
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I've twisted the throttle a time or two on this one......

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Old 05-09-2014, 01:56 PM   #7
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I've twisted the throttle a time or two on this one......

jeebus. thats a pretty good one to have sampled.....



nutshell review please

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Old 05-09-2014, 02:20 PM   #8
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jeebus. thats a pretty good one to have sampled.....



nutshell review please

On the model in the picture you've got to have the wheels turning faster than 80 mph to keep the exhaust from heating up your backside. I had it in Dallas city traffic and it was brutal. Once on the freeway I let the big dog eat and it's unreal...definitely not a motorcycle for the unskilled or timid. The noise that thing makes when you're on the gas is pure sex.

I was ripping along with it and a small voice inside my head was telling me "you do know you're on a $72,000 motorcycle..." (I've seen them at $49,000 since the picture was taken). The owner of this bike is a very close friend and he's got two of them..one being a later model with the exhaust re-routed to address the seat heating issue.

I'm trying to talk him into taking both bikes to the Texas Mile and trying to break the sound barrier.
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:42 PM   #9
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Old 05-10-2014, 01:38 AM   #10
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Just for a bit of fun, say I wanted to test the speed comparison between say a liter bike and say a comparable 600cc bike, and selected a real world public road (closed) with a bit of everything thrown in to see how they compared. You'd need to have a decent distance, something like just under 40 miles.

So my question is how much quicker do people think a high performance 1000cc bike would cover the 40 miles of real world roads compared to a comparable 600cc bike?

10 minites?
5 minutes?
1 minute?
14.1 seconds?
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:26 PM   #11
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Time travel might be possible with a liter bike, but somehow I still can't outrun the Motorola....
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:12 PM   #12
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I know what you mean. Last Friday night, around midnight, I met a couple of friends to eat and talk BS. By the time we left it was just after 2am and decided to take the interstate home, it's about an 8 mile stretch and it's three lanes wide with just a couple of big rigs as traffic. I look down and I'm doing 120mph and decide I should slow down......screw it, I maintain my velocity to my exit and I feel refreshed. It's not every day I get to rocket down the interstate with no traffic.
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:21 PM   #13
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Time travel might be possible with a liter bike, but somehow I still can't outrun the Motorola....
Yer doing it wrong, trust me.
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Old 05-07-2014, 04:07 PM   #14
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Time travel might be possible with a liter bike, but somehow I still can't outrun the Motorola....
Sometimes you have to choose your battles. Time and place.
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Old 05-07-2014, 04:15 PM   #15
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Time travel might be possible with a liter bike, but somehow I still can't outrun the Motorola....
Not with that attitude.
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