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Old 08-11-2017, 08:30 AM   #21
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i really can't stand the sport bikes, no matter what car i'm driving they always seem to pass me in a no pass zone to get in the half car length i have in front of me...

most times i see one they do something stupid. then complain if you don't use a blinker and their life is in danger.
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:33 AM   #22
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Any liter bike would win in this 'race'. It's not that a Vette can't be any bike but it can't beat any of the top dogs in sports bikes today. A modern sports bike may weigh 435 lbs ready to ride and have 170+ rwhp. You do the math.
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:48 AM   #23
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People pass on the shoulder all the time out here, and there in cars, its just as bad as the wrong way drivers...cheeezzz.


Was a cool video though.

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Old 08-11-2017, 10:07 AM   #24
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These videos are dumb. All this was a experience driver schooling a squid.


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Well, it sounds like the bike was maybe a 600, maybe. I also don't wheelie, just get on it now and then,
It's a fz-09 naked bike 847cc(115hp/65tq 3cylinder),it's about as fast a gsxr750 on the low mid range. About as fast a flashed 600cc ss for straight line performance....
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:12 AM   #25
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All day long...because C6 Z06.
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:18 AM   #26
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Actually,

Stop the video 1:25 in... It looks to be a stock C6 coupe. Look at the rear fenders, and you can almost make out the split of the targa top.

I have an fz-07, and I know for a fact on a highway pull a normal c6 rips away no problem. I don't see an fz-09 doing much better.

Also: I live in CT, I know this guy. He's a total d-bag.
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:21 AM   #27
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As a long time conservative motorcyclist I'm kinda jealous because I've never ridden like that on public roads and would like to try it just once but won't.

As a C6 owner I really enjoyed the way that Z06 disappeared - what a great machine.

As an intelligent human being I recognize the video, while entertaining, stars two complete idiots.
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Old 08-11-2017, 01:13 PM   #28
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Well, it sounds like the bike was maybe a 600, maybe. Now, I love my base c6, but my Hayabusa would have smoked that Z. Now, a vette that can do better than 9.6 in quarter, then it would be close. Also, in the curves if damp, the bike becomes quite slippery as it only has 2 tires or about 75% less rubber to the road and would be handicapped there, but in the straights or dry road, see ya!! Any lane crossing even a little becomes very dangerous for anyone, especially bikes. On Mulholland drive in the Los Angeles mountains, there is a wreck due to some idiot in a car crossing the yellow line on a regular basis. I would never drive like the guy in this video or as everyone said he was driving. I also don't wheelie, just get on it now and then, just like I do the vette.
Both of them are driving like idiots.
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Old 08-11-2017, 05:34 PM   #29
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The dumb @$$ on the motorcycle is an idiot!. Riding like that, he is going to either kill himself of someone else.
classic example of an idiot motorcyclist, and I do own own a bike.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:25 PM   #30
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Mine's bigger.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:57 PM   #31
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Passing on shoulder is stupidest thing I've ever seen.
That's where guys lose limbs. And lives. Reminds me of that vendor showing a lane pass ... but this is much dumber and stoopid.
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:44 PM   #32
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Lets try that with a CBR1100XX and see what happens.....
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:20 PM   #33
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What is funny no one is commenting on the guy going faster, just the slower guy on the bike.
That is like watching in slow motion. I have a Zwak ZX10R(dynos at 172 RWH) and a Concours 14(dynos at 150 RWH) that would give him a new definition of speed.
I just ordered my next bike, the H2 Kawasaki.
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The Kawasaki Ninja H2 is a "supercharged supersport" class motorcycle in the Ninja sportbike series, manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, featuring a variable-speed centrifugal-type supercharger.The ...
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Top speed: 331–400 km/h (206–249 mph)
Engine: Supercharged (two-speed centrifugal) 998 cc inline-4 DOHC
Weight: 476.0 lb (215.9 kg) (wet)
Torque: 115 lbft (156 Nm) @12,500 rpm
Compression ratio: 8.3:1
Power: 310 hp (230 kW) @14,000 rpm

Actually I am getting the street version when reflashed it will only dyno out at about 250 RWH. And top out at maybe 220 MPH.

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Old 08-12-2017, 11:23 PM   #34
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Both are idiots.......
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Old 08-13-2017, 09:38 AM   #35
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These videos are dumb. All this was a experience driver schooling a squid.




It's a fz-09 naked bike 847cc(115hp/65tq 3cylinder),it's about as fast a gsxr750 on the low mid range. About as fast a flashed 600cc ss for straight line performance....
also noticed that he backed off in the low 80's. Too much wind in the face... I saw no 'safety' issues. But then, I have been riding for a bit.
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Old 08-13-2017, 09:41 AM   #36
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What is funny no one is commenting on the guy going faster, just the slower guy on the bike.
That is like watching in slow motion. I have a Zwak ZX10R(dynos at 172 RWH) and a Concours 14(dynos at 150 RWH) that would give him a new definition of speed.
I just ordered my next bike, the H2 Kawasaki.
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The Kawasaki Ninja H2 is a "supercharged supersport" class motorcycle in the Ninja sportbike series, manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, featuring a variable-speed centrifugal-type supercharger.The ...
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Engine: Supercharged (two-speed centrifugal) 998 cc inline-4 DOHC
Weight: 476.0 lb (215.9 kg) (wet)
Torque: 115 lbft (156 Nm) @12,500 rpm
Compression ratio: 8.3:1
Power: 310 hp (230 kW) @14,000 rpm

Actually I am getting the street version when reflashed it will only dyno out at about 250 RWH. And top out at maybe 220 MPH.
I hated my heavy Conny...
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also noticed that he backed off in the low 80's. Too much wind in the face... I saw no 'safety' issues. But then, I have been riding for a bit.
The safety issue here is that you can't control what happens around and you at that speed you likely can't stop or manuver fast enough to avoid a unknown. I ride a lot of miles each year and I know how easy and tempting it is to really push it on roads you know well, but it's dangerous because of the unknowns that crop up without warning.
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Old 08-13-2017, 10:14 AM   #38
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wait this is in CT ? i have to look at the video again..
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:07 PM   #39
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And then when the guy on the bike crashes into someone head on, his motorcycle attorney sues the guy he hits because "its the cars" fault.

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Old 08-13-2017, 10:27 PM   #40
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I hated my heavy Conny...
I don't mind the weight, I like the wrestling match.
And my 09 Connie handles awesome, It eats tires and brakes though.
I average about 2500 miles on a rear tire, and about 6000 for a set of front pads. Bike has 85,000 miles.
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