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Old 05-08-2014, 06:59 PM   #46
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Maybe I don't understand the nomenclature.
I thought a liter bike was about 1000cc.
It is, but a twin has to have more displacement to match the top end power of an i4. Whats the formula? Something like a twin has to have 130% of the displacement of an i4? I read it somewhere but forget.
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:26 PM   #47
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I remember my friend let me ride his Ducati 996, the most powerful bike I had ridden at that point. All my weight was on my wrists and the only time I got relief was at 70 mph. I figured that would stand up in court so I went a little faster, OMG, I will never forget that rush, it's as good as touching your first pair of Boobs...actually, it's better.
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:36 PM   #48
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I remember my friend let me ride his Ducati 996, the most powerful bike I had ridden at that point. All my weight was on my wrists and the only time I got relief was at 70 mph. I figured that would stand up in court so I went a little faster, OMG, I will never forget that rush, it's as good as touching your first pair of Boobs...actually, it's better.

it's better. the first time I touched boobs i was in church, and i'm pretty sure i'm going to hell for that. I doubt I'm going to hell for warping to hyperspeed on a machine. plus the machine isn't going to turn insane and spread lies about me like the owner of the boobs did.
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:52 PM   #49
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Boobs and liter bikes, sorta go hand in hand.............
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:18 PM   #50
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It is, but a twin has to have more displacement to match the top end power of an i4. Whats the formula? Something like a twin has to have 130% of the displacement of an i4? I read it somewhere but forget.
Tell that to my brothers TL1000. It can actually reverse the earth's rotation if you're not careful with the throttle.

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Old 05-08-2014, 08:19 PM   #51
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it's better. the first time I touched boobs i was in church, and i'm pretty sure i'm going to hell for that. I doubt I'm going to hell for warping to hyperspeed on a machine. plus the machine isn't going to turn insane and spread lies about me like the owner of the boobs did.
Boobs are great, but hyper acceleration is better.

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Old 05-08-2014, 08:20 PM   #52
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. . . to turn insane and spread lies about me like the owner of the boobs did.
They all do that.
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:11 AM   #53
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Maybe I don't understand the nomenclature.
I thought a liter bike was about 1000cc.
It is, but the modern liter bike is an entirely different animal. Imagine literally twice the horsepower, and 50 lbs less. Imagine 100 mph in first gear. It's sick, I tell ya. Sick!
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Old 05-09-2014, 04:41 AM   #54
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My passenger's comment when we borrowed a recent GSX-R1000. She had pillioned before but not much. I'd ridden a lot, and was taking risks with my licence (but not with the traffic) that I'd not be willing to take every day.

"It's like you're inside a video game."

But of course, we were not.

Solo, what I really like about these things is the power spread. Fourth gear is what ... 50 to 130mph with as much thrust as you can bear to experience? Let's you concentrate on just steering the thing.
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Old 05-09-2014, 05:19 AM   #55
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This thread is fitting- I was recently describing the acceleration on my ZX12 to one of my co-workers as "jumping to warp" in Star Trek...

There really is nothing like cranking the throttle on a liter bike or hyper sport bike. They really do compress time and space.
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:47 AM   #56
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My Aprilia has about 90 something crank hp, and when I ride with my buddy on his R1 he leaves me in the straights like I'm riding a bicycle.

And that R1 is going on 10 years old.
I miss my old cbr 954 rr...

Previous owner did a LOT of work to that bike, and it was in theory putting about 180 down at the wheel..... (he had a dyno) I think their dyno was off, or just my fat ass kept that in check...
in certain long straight aways (obviously only at a track.... )
I could pull most modern liter bikes up till about 160-170 range...above that they'd get me....
That bike was a good time... Found myself hitting 150+ on gps on the on ramp to merge in with traffic... I mean... you gotta get ahead of that traffic somehow?

I really want another one... but my insurance agent and lawyer already have nice boats, don't need to pay for them to have more...
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:14 AM   #57
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Of course, if I'm thinking ahead I can blend with traffic just fine within the speed of traffic with a 250. It's about what I was taught when driving. Look where you can fit into traffic and do it. Be entering at a speed on par with or slightly faster since it's easier to slow down than to speed up when blending into traffic.

But I will admit that "warp speed" thing is pretty cool.
That's great, Nana. Have a nice ride down to the bingo parlor.

Why don't you start a thread about playing nice, being sensible, and obeying the rules. This thread is about liter bikes, and how fucking AWESOME they are.
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:32 AM   #58
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That's great, Nana. Have a nice ride down to the bingo parlor.

Why don't you start a thread about playing nice, being sensible, and obeying the rules. This thread is about liter bikes, and how fucking AWESOME they are.
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:34 AM   #59
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:40 AM   #60
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That's great, Nana. Have a nice ride down to the bingo parlor.

Why don't you start a thread about playing nice, being sensible, and obeying the rules. This thread is about liter bikes, and how fucking AWESOME they are.
Yeah! If you are not typing with your knuckles Nana, GTFO
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