Quote: Originally posted by ak_uk on 24 February 2003
Off the line you know what happened - however...
Between around 90-!20/!35 with the CBR restricted to 5th gear it was pretty evenly matched......except on the bends where his commitment wavered due to experience.....
Come ON! This wasnt a "172 toasted CBR600" post was it? I gave some specifics, ie the bike was using 5th gear ONLY
Just for clarity I used 4th & 5th only, changing up to 5th @ !11 .
that sequence of film was rigged, my mates dad was there on the day they filmed that and they had to let the Porsche win. The R1 pissed all over it. But you cant have a bike beating a car on a "car video" They had Jason Plato driving the porsche and Neil Hodgkinson riding the R1 if I remember rightly.Quote: Originally posted by Jonny Disco on 24 February 2003
In a straight line most bikes will give an F1 car a good run upto about a 100.
Have none of you seen the Clarkson video that was out a few years back. It was something like an R1 v a standard 911.
I was like 911, no chance!!
Of course the bike was like fifteen car lengths a head approaching first corner but the Porche came out the corner in front, then the bike would piss off again etc, the 911 won by a couple of car lengths. And I dont rate the handling in the old 911, the engine is in the boot instead of above the rear axle (doh).
It depends on which track, at Thruxton the bike would have been about a third of a lap ahead!
As a biker riding a Kwak ZX6R, I dont think Im the dogs dangly bits when it comes to riding fast. Yes, I can ride fast and fast through the corners but I have to agree that I can only ride the bike to MY OWN limits of 5/10th, otherwise I wouldnt be sat here now replying to your post! I can blow most cars away at any time (road conditions allowing)Quote: Originally posted by RobFenn on 25 February 2003
The thing ive found with motorcylicts is where they can go fast (and often do) they seem to think they are the absolute dogs, but in reality probably cant ride one within 5/10ths of their bikes ability.