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Old 03-04-2013, 09:07 AM   #1591
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1000cc, four cylinders, 81mm max bore, 160kg, and 250-260 hp.

Every team needs one of these in their garage:



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Old 03-04-2013, 02:31 PM   #1592
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I agree. It is a shame they weigh as much as Superbikes (used to). 80!!! lbs more than the old 500s.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:43 PM   #1593
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I agree. It is a shame they weigh as much as Superbikes (used to). 80!!! lbs more than the old 500s.
80lbs more, but probably 100 more horsepower!
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:37 PM   #1594
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1000cc, I think around 330lb, and LOTS of horsepower, 250+
it still boggles the mind. when we were at Indy in 2010 and they screamed by you didn't have to be a real genius to surmise that these were pretty incredible machines, and then they told me the specs.

it still doesn't compute. 250 horsepower at the disposal of your right wrist. freaking salt flat bikes don't have that kind of power (most of them). I could see a trip to Austin soon that town has the best barbacue in the world no matter what Memphis thinks.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:02 PM   #1595
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80lbs more, but probably 100 more horsepower!
The 500's were right around 200 at the end of their run/reign.

But who cares? Horsepower won't go around a corner.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:16 PM   #1596
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The 500's were right around 200 at the end of their run/reign.

But who cares? Horsepower won't go around a corner.
id be interested to see what a modern era 2 stroke would do with the electronics of today.

even though the old 500's would lap slower times around a track they were a lot more fun to watch and the only traction control a rider had was in their right wrist
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:44 PM   #1597
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The 500's were right around 200 at the end of their run/reign.

But who cares? Horsepower won't go around a corner.
Neither will a Ducati MotoGP bike ..........
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:49 AM   #1598
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id be interested to see what a modern era 2 stroke would do with the electronics of today.

even though the old 500's would lap slower times around a track they were a lot more fun to watch and the only traction control a rider had was in their right wrist
Thats the recipe for good racing, more horsepower than traction.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:02 AM   #1599
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Every team needs one of these in their garage:




I agree with this . I took a Ducati to Laguna Seca in '97 to race in the vintage race that was added to the AMA program. The bike was a 750 bevel twin that had an old BOTT 950 cc motor in it . And I had no starter and there wasn't a conveinient hill to use of suficent height.
I pushed the bike over to someones rollers a time or two , then one time when practice was called the guy was gone.
I went back to our pits and there was a huge armed guy hanging out. I asked if he would give a push and sure enough I had a starter the rest of the day.
Thanks to you Big Guy !
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Thats the recipe for good racing, more horsepower than traction.
Elegant synopsis!

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Old 03-05-2013, 03:08 PM   #1601
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:35 PM   #1602
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Anybody know what is happening to SPEED2?
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:48 PM   #1603
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Anybody know what is happening to SPEED2?
they'll probably be showing the national spelling bee live!!!!! and after that, they'll have some kind of ball teams sitting around picking players for the next season! hoooorayyyy!!!

the internet is gonna be our very dear friend, goodbye cable!
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:34 PM   #1604
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Anybody know what is happening to SPEED2?

At this point I really don't care.
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:38 AM   #1605
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http://motomatters.com/blog/2013/03/...ssey_dona.html

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