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15 years apart, less than 2 seconds difference

Postby Kwacky » 17 Sep 2020, 10:00

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Re: 15 years apart, less than 2 seconds difference

Postby duke63 » 17 Sep 2020, 10:15

I think there is a general consensus amongst the biking world that sportsbikes have gone past a peak of useability.

I notice even Michael Neeves was saying the other day that the market now needs more bikes like the upcoming Aprilia RS660, the Daytona 765 and Panigale V2 and the current crop of litre bikes are wasted on anything other than a racetrack.

There is a reason sportsbikes are not great sellers anymore.

That said 2 seonds in the racing world is an eternity.
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Re: 15 years apart, less than 2 seconds difference

Postby D41 » 17 Sep 2020, 17:26

Buttonwillow = b-b-b-bumpy!!

Did you see the bike flick sideways midway between the right-left esses??
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Re: 15 years apart, less than 2 seconds difference

Postby Perkles » 17 Sep 2020, 20:42

The k5 was a monster and this shows how good it was ,good video
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Re: 15 years apart, less than 2 seconds difference

Postby Perkles » 19 Sep 2020, 07:55

duke63 wrote:I think there is a general consensus amongst the biking world that sportsbikes have gone past a peak of useability.

I notice even Michael Neeves was saying the other day that the market now needs more bikes like the upcoming Aprilia RS660, the Daytona 765 and Panigale V2 and the current crop of litre bikes are wasted on anything other than a racetrack.

There is a reason sportsbikes are not great sellers anymore.

That said 2 seonds in the racing world is an eternity.

Cb500s were going round the outside of people at gerrards yesterday in all of the groups
Poor boy racing who Jon hired his bike from was interesting to talk to yesterday ,he traded his track race r1 in for a cb500 .The cbr650f Jon hired was mega
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Re: 15 years apart, less than 2 seconds difference

Postby Blade » 19 Sep 2020, 09:23

My Honda is 16 years old and while it can't hold a candle to the performance of the latest and greatest its still a quick and fun motorcycle to ride.
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Re: 15 years apart, less than 2 seconds difference

Postby Rossgo » 22 Sep 2020, 21:25

Long video but that was great to watch! That mist of been a while to make and edit it, I guess they weren't expecting that!!

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Re: 15 years apart, less than 2 seconds difference

Postby Cav » 23 Sep 2020, 08:04

D41 wrote:Buttonwillow = b-b-b-bumpy!!

Did you see the bike flick sideways midway between the right-left esses??

Wasn't their test on Streets of Willow? Even bumpier and a small circuit. On a bigger circuit I'm sure the results are switched.

To be fair to the Ducati, it's well documented that the forks are too soft from stock and need upgrading.
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Re: 15 years apart, less than 2 seconds difference

Postby D41 » 23 Sep 2020, 21:49

Nah. Streets has a fair bit of elevation change and red/white rumblestrips. And there isn't a tree for miles.
Buttonwillow is fairly flat with red, white & blue strips. And trees. And farmland all around. And it's right next to the freeway.
Etc.
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Re: 15 years apart, less than 2 seconds difference

Postby Cav » 24 Sep 2020, 08:29

Button willow has the huge straight and long banked corner though. Ah well, that Ducati would have been tough to turn at high speed with soft suspension anyway. The power argument holds less water if it was Button.
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