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post #3736 of 4516
2.3 lbs/hp? That's not asking for trouble. The Suzuki Hayabusa is 3.5.
post #3737 of 4516
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

2.3 lbs/hp? That's not asking for trouble. The Suzuki Hayabusa is 3.5.


Are you sure?  Busas make just under 200 hp last time I checked but weigh almost 600 lbs. And I would assume the wheelbase on the SuperDuke is shorter as well.

post #3738 of 4516
Watching those Super Duke videos almost makes me want a Speed/Street Triple.
post #3739 of 4516
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

2.3 lbs/hp? That's not asking for trouble. The Suzuki Hayabusa is 3.5.
Hayabusa's P/W ratio got smashed long ago. Last class of literbikes smashed it I think.

One bike I'm kind of warming up to is this FZ-09. "Only" 100HP, but then, it's only $8000 new. To put that in perspective, a Ninja 650 & the SFV650, w/like 50 less HP, much shittier suspensions and generally lower build quality cost about that much. Honda's CB1000R has about the same power and quality and costs $12K. This one looks like a game changer. I had no idea these bikes were that expensive.
post #3740 of 4516
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

[quote name="brokencycle" url="/t/12445/motorcycles/3735#post_6651205"]2.3 lbs/hp? That's not asking for trouble. The Suzuki Hayabusa is 3.5.[/quote]Hayabusa's P/W ratio got smashed long ago. Last class of literbikes smashed it I think.One bike I'm kind of warming up to is this FZ-09. "Only" 100HP, but then, it's only $8000 new. To put that in perspective, a Ninja 650 & the SFV650, w/like 50 less HP, much shittier suspensions and generally lower build quality cost about that much. Honda's CB1000R has about the same power and quality and costs [B]$12K[/B]. This one looks like a game changer. I had no idea these bikes were that expensive.

FZ09 seems like a knockout on paper. Reviews point to major flaws in the fueling, though. May be worth waiting for the second year model for Yamaha to sort it out, unless people have success with ECU tuning.
post #3741 of 4516
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post


Hayabusa's P/W ratio got smashed long ago. Last class of literbikes smashed it I think.

One bike I'm kind of warming up to is this FZ-09. "Only" 100HP, but then, it's only $8000 new. To put that in perspective, a Ninja 650 & the SFV650, w/like 50 less HP, much shittier suspensions and generally lower build quality cost about that much. Honda's CB1000R has about the same power and quality and costs $12K. This one looks like a game changer. I had no idea these bikes were that expensive.

 

No one pays MSRP for Japanese bikes though, esp the long in tooth Honda.

post #3742 of 4516
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Watching those Super Duke videos almost makes me want a Speed/Street Triple.


The new one

 

http://images.motorcycle-usa.com/PhotoGallerys/2011-Triumph-Speed-Triple-18.jpg

 

or the older one?

 

http://en.triumph-club.net/graphics/gallery/full/353_2010-.jpg 

 

But not the old SuperDuke 990?

 

http://www.wallpaperup.com/uploads/wallpapers/2013/05/27/93076/5373ff85c2be6cd83f4f51d1230a728e.jpg

post #3743 of 4516
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

No one pays MSRP for Japanese bikes though, esp the long in tooth Honda.
Even still, brand new 2012 holdovers are listing for like $10.5

http://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2012-Honda-CB1000R-110844431

You could probably talk em down, but not to 8K
post #3744 of 4516

Ducati announced a limited edition panigale S in the Senna colour scheme, 161 bikes, all for brazil.

 

Also get a racing exhaust.

 

Perfection on two wheels if you ask me...

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post #3746 of 4516

That's hilarious.

 

Gotta have that Italian super-bicycle on the back of your Ducati. That bicycle is worth more than my car.

 

I can't stand the fat ugly mufflers on all new bikes.

post #3747 of 4516
Interesting that it is basically a "both wheels on" yakima stuck to the bike. How is it attached? The bottom end can't be attached to the wheel can it? the swing arm would have to move....photoshop? bike is small but I don't see any shadow

I've seen monsters with the 2x2 kit (though the more common fitment is on the BMW adv bikes):


Although honestly, I think this one would make more sense:

Takes a little more time pulling off both wheels (and you would have to bind up the loose chain with something) but it seems like it would be more compact/balanced/stable.
post #3748 of 4516
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Interesting that it is basically a "both wheels on" yakima stuck to the bike. How is it attached? The bottom end can't be attached to the wheel can it? the swing arm would have to move....photoshop? bike is small but I don't see any shadow

I've seen monsters with the 2x2 kit (though the more common fitment is on the BMW adv bikes):


Although honestly, I think this one would make more sense:

Takes a little more time pulling off both wheels (and you would have to bind up the loose chain with something) but it seems like it would be more compact/balanced/stable.

 

 

I see a shadow

post #3749 of 4516
The bike mount on the Diavel looks like the mount on the back of the seat could act like moveable rail type set up and the lower mounting point on the mud guard is fixed.
post #3750 of 4516

I like the work of some of the Japanese builders.  This is a Kawasaki Z1000

 

http://enginescrewkit.free.fr/KZ1000_files/image3451.jpg

 

 

 

But after KurumazakaSita got his hands on it, it turned into this

 

リックマンカワサキ Z1000

http://www.streetride.jp/streetride_img/custom/img/157/detail01_b.jpg

http://www.streetride.jp/streetride_img/custom/img/157/detail02_b.jpg

http://www.streetride.jp/streetride_img/custom/img/157/detail03_b.jpg

http://www.streetride.jp/streetride_img/custom/img/157/detail04_b.jpg

http://www.streetride.jp/streetride_img/custom/img/157/detail05_b.jpg

http://www.streetride.jp/streetride_img/custom/img/157/detail06_b.jpg

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