ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > The perfect line and other riding myths
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-09-2014, 09:41 AM   #61
Benduro
None more black.
 
Benduro's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: El Portal, Ca
Oddometer: 1,944
Quote:
Originally Posted by ttpete View Post
Then ride a Ducati Superbike torque monster to see the difference between fours and v-twins.
Indeed. I've ridden an R1, and a 954rr and yes, they're amazingly fast.

But my ktm 950sm? Something about silly torque on tap anywhere in the rev range makes playing in traffic unreal. Corner exits too. It's not really in the same category as the bikes you guys are talking about, only topping out in sixth gear at 135, but it sure gets there quick!
And yesterday, I'm going about 10 mph faster than the next lane to my left and come up on a pickup with a giant FMF sticker in the back window...as I pass by him he guns it and matches my speed. I look over at him and he has his window down and his ear out in the wind and the biggest grin ever. These unbaffled Leo Vinces make the most beautiful music to a motor head. Inline fours don't give me that feeling.
__________________
"The world is a hellish place, and bad writing is destroying the quality of our suffering." - Tom Waits

Benduro screwed with this post 05-09-2014 at 09:49 AM
Benduro is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2014, 09:45 AM   #62
Benduro
None more black.
 
Benduro's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: El Portal, Ca
Oddometer: 1,944
Quote:
Originally Posted by eatpasta View Post


yeah 170 to the rear wheel too....



I thought my Speed Triple was fast but next to that thing - - not even the same sport. its got to be 60 hp up on the S3
I can only imagine what riding one is like



id LOVE to do a track day on one!

Isn't that what Keith Code is running at his California Superbike School?
__________________
"The world is a hellish place, and bad writing is destroying the quality of our suffering." - Tom Waits
Benduro is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2014, 10:11 AM   #63
eatpasta
Lawnmower Target
 
eatpasta's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Santa Barbara, Ca
Oddometer: 10,168
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benduro View Post
Isn't that what Keith Code is running at his California Superbike School?
yup. wanna let me borrow a few grand?

__________________
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
T. S. Eliot
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burnszilla
I was SO high, I could have hunted duck with a rake
Quote:
Originally Posted by VxZeroKnots View Post
MX stuff isn't my cup of tea, but falling down the side of a mountain is
eatpasta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2014, 12:43 PM   #64
Badge320
Wild Hog No. 3
 
Badge320's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Beaumont, Texas
Oddometer: 3,606
I've twisted the throttle a time or two on this one......

Badge320 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2014, 01:56 PM   #65
eatpasta
Lawnmower Target
 
eatpasta's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Santa Barbara, Ca
Oddometer: 10,168
Quote:
Originally Posted by Badge320 View Post
I've twisted the throttle a time or two on this one......

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



nutshell review please

__________________
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
T. S. Eliot
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burnszilla
I was SO high, I could have hunted duck with a rake
Quote:
Originally Posted by VxZeroKnots View Post
MX stuff isn't my cup of tea, but falling down the side of a mountain is
eatpasta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2014, 02:20 PM   #66
Badge320
Wild Hog No. 3
 
Badge320's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Beaumont, Texas
Oddometer: 3,606
Quote:
Originally Posted by eatpasta View Post
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.
Badge320 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2014, 02:23 PM   #67
eatpasta
Lawnmower Target
 
eatpasta's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Santa Barbara, Ca
Oddometer: 10,168
ya having one at the track would be something else..... keep that wheel greased!!!




.....and invite me
__________________
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
T. S. Eliot
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burnszilla
I was SO high, I could have hunted duck with a rake
Quote:
Originally Posted by VxZeroKnots View Post
MX stuff isn't my cup of tea, but falling down the side of a mountain is
eatpasta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2014, 03:27 PM   #68
High Country Herb
Adventure Connoiseur
 
High Country Herb's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Western Sierras
Oddometer: 7,083
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benduro View Post
Indeed. I've ridden an R1, and a 954rr and yes, they're amazingly fast.

But my ktm 950sm? Something about silly torque on tap anywhere in the rev range makes playing in traffic unreal. Corner exits too. It's not really in the same category as the bikes you guys are talking about, only topping out in sixth gear at 135, but it sure gets there quick!
And yesterday, I'm going about 10 mph faster than the next lane to my left and come up on a pickup with a giant FMF sticker in the back window...as I pass by him he guns it and matches my speed. I look over at him and he has his window down and his ear out in the wind and the biggest grin ever. These unbaffled Leo Vinces make the most beautiful music to a motor head. Inline fours don't give me that feeling.
Yeah, I love the sound of an uncorked v-twin. I'm always scrambling to roll down my window to hear some kind of motor.

Yesterday, I got to watch a guy who was about 5'2" tall kick start a 50s Harley of some sort. It didn't sound good (potato, potato, potato), but the guy had no problem getting it started using 110% of his weight. He was a gnarly looking dude, too.
High Country Herb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2014, 03:32 PM   #69
DudeClone
Beastly Adventurer
 
DudeClone's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: here, there, everywhere
Oddometer: 1,540
last night i had a dream i was riding a liter bike

true story, 'bro
__________________
bikes
DudeClone is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2014, 03:45 PM   #70
ttpete
Rectum Non Bustibus
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Dearborn, MI
Oddometer: 5,493
Quote:
Originally Posted by High Country Herb View Post
Yeah, I love the sound of an uncorked v-twin. I'm always scrambling to roll down my window to hear some kind of motor.

Yesterday, I got to watch a guy who was about 5'2" tall kick start a 50s Harley of some sort. It didn't sound good (potato, potato, potato), but the guy had no problem getting it started using 110% of his weight. He was a gnarly looking dude, too.
One of the Motor Maids founders, Dot Robinson, a small woman, always rode big twins and had no trouble starting them. She and her husband Earl owned the Detroit H-D dealership for many years.
__________________
10 Ducati 1098 Streetfighter S - "Sleipnir"
09 Kaw Versys
67 Triumph Bonneville TT Special
"The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money" _____ Margaret Thatcher

ttpete screwed with this post 05-09-2014 at 03:50 PM
ttpete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2014, 03:51 PM   #71
Bollocks
Farts with an Accent™
 
Bollocks's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: Watauga lake, 10-E-C
Oddometer: 5,047
Anyone gotten to ride a really fast Aprillia?

I did get to ride a Aprilia Tuono 1000 R, it looks the part but at 123hp. it waz disapointing
__________________
Paul

The Self-Preservation Society
BMW F800R Grin factor 10
08 Triumph 1050 Toight like a Toiger RIP
Bollocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2014, 04:20 PM   #72
Sp4rks
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2013
Location: Texas
Oddometer: 237

On the topic of Liter bikes and turbo, who here thinks that Turbo-Charging one of these thing would be a good idea? Thing is already making 192hp with that Akropovic Exhaust, and weighs a little bit under 190kg, so it already has a 1:1 power to weight ratio. I think a turbo would be great idea, or a terrible one, or both.
__________________
2002 KTM 125sx:
Acerbis Uniko handguards, KTM Powerparts skidplate, FMF Shorty Exhuast, FMF Fatty Expansion Chamber, Renthal Sprockets, Renthal Chain, Pirelli Hard Terrain tires, SDG Seat, Acerbis and UFO plastic.
Sp4rks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2014, 04:38 PM   #73
dwoodward
Beastly Adventurer
 
dwoodward's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Pacific NorthWet, Napa Valley North
Oddometer: 5,006
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bollocks View Post
Anyone gotten to ride a really fast Aprillia?

I did get to ride a Aprilia Tuono 1000 R, it looks the part but at 123hp. it waz disapointing
The first year they brought an RSV-4 to Laguna Seca, it was set up in the pits, we were drooling over it, then some random Aprilia dude got on, started it up, and was motoring away; this would be in the market place, on the road that parallels the straight between T2 & T3.

And there goes my friend, on the phone to her husband who couldn't make it that year- "HONEY- LISTEN! and is trying to run behind the bike while holding the phone next to the exhaust..."

Hm. I think that was the year I got kicked out of someone's booth for feeling up the mannequins. Stupid vendors take themselves way too seriously sometimes. I mean, experience has taught me to expect to get asked to leave Macy's for that, but a vendor booth at a racetrack? Sheesh.
dwoodward is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2014, 06:28 PM   #74
cccolin
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: South Carolina
Oddometer: 778
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bollocks View Post
Anyone gotten to ride a really fast Aprillia?

I did get to ride a Aprilia Tuono 1000 R, it looks the part but at 123hp. it waz disapointing

I know a guy who has an RSV4R. he said it's absolutely unmanageable in the city unless you have every rider aid set to maximum, and on the highway, he can hit 100 in 1st. he's selling it because it scares the shit out of him, actually. he's not a new rider, by any means, either.
cccolin is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2014, 06:30 PM   #75
cccolin
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: South Carolina
Oddometer: 778
oh, and i really, REALLY want one.
cccolin is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 09:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014