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Old 07-25-2020, 08:13 AM   #61
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Really ? They may talk about them, but the smart ones are terrified of them. There's plenty of smarter riders who know the excitement of riding a small bore machine.

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Old 07-26-2020, 01:21 AM   #62
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I don't have a liter bike why would I need all that power? At least on the street I don't need that power. I have ridden one before many times. They're fast, gobble up gas, tires, more maintenance, and everyone wants to steal them.

HOWEVER one day I'll have a bike I can legitimately kill myself with =P
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I don't have a liter bike why would I need all that power? At least on the street I don't need that power. I have ridden one before many times. They're fast, gobble up gas, tires, more maintenance, and everyone wants to steal them.

HOWEVER one day I'll have a bike I can legitimately kill myself with =P
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...says the guy with the "750 Turbo"
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Umm...I'm not a Noob

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I want an H2 to run on the salt and a ZX-25R to keep my garage full of KLRs company ...

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This bike makes a ton of sense in markets with tiered licensing. Here, not so much. I don't use all the HP of my 1300 often, but I love the torque.
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Wow! 179 kmh indicated at redline in top gear. That’s 165 actual? Or 102.3 mph? What an exciting motorcy...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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I saw it kiss 190kph, that's 118mph looks pretty exciting to me. It ain't no superbike but looks fun to wring its neck.

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I saw it kiss 190kph, that's 118mph looks pretty exciting to me. It ain't no superbike but looks fun to wring its neck.

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Yeah, but you should subtract 5-10% for speedometer error, espeically above 100 mph. 117.8mph-10%=106mph, or about the same as the lighter and much cheaper Ninja 400. Other than the fun of zinging to 17,000 rpm (vs. 12,000 on the 400), I just don't get it.
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Yeah, but you should subtract 5-10% for speedometer error, espeically above 100 mph. 117.8mph-10%=106mph, or about the same as the lighter and much cheaper Ninja 400. Other than the fun of zinging to 17,000 rpm (vs. 12,000 on the 400), I just don't get it.


otoh, an honest 100 mph from 250 ccs and four 50 mm pistons with a 31.8 mm stroke and 17.5k redline ...

how cool would Moto America Liquid Molly Junior Cup be with this Kawasaki at Road America or Road Atlanta, instead of a herd of drone-y 400cc twins ...? lord preserve me from jaded asperity ...
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