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Old 23rd September 2007, 11:23   #31
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Not commenting on the topic under discussion, but I have a related story to add.

A US Air Forces F 16 was once asked to escort a B52 on a transcontinental flight. The B52 is a WWII era lumbering old machine with a top speed of about 500 knots while the F16 can reach Mach 1.8. The F16 pilot, a greenhorn, tired of of flying slow does a barrel roll and an flies upside down for a while and then radioes the B52 pilot and say's can your plane do this.
The B52 pilot says, you just watch what it can do. After 10 minutes he returns and tells the F16 pilot if he can do that. The confused F16 pilot says, you didn't do anything... you were only flying straight. To that the B52 pilot says, I just went downstairs to make a coffee.

SuperBike or Super Car? I personally would be happy if I can afford either of the two.
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Old 23rd September 2007, 11:23   #32
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Whereas your girl would be clutching the seatbelt and door handle at 150 kph, the biker and his girl at the same speed, would be cuddling

Game, Set, Match!
Biker with passenger at 150 Kph when raining? I want to see that.
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Correction: Normal weather. But you still get the point
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Old 23rd September 2007, 12:25   #34
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Biker with passenger at 150 Kph when raining? I want to see that.
If u are a biker, you won't want a pillion, whether it's raining or it's sunny. You wouldn't want a girl sitting behind you saying "Slow down", "I'm scared" or "Don't bend so much".

I've seen so many SBKers complain of having a rear pillion seat and hence their wives wanting to tag along.

But honestly, forget rains...A girl would admit she has more fun and thrills on a fast bike than in a fast car.

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5. Leaving price out of the picture....a Porsche 911 or a Yamaha R1. Which would you rather own?

Think you know by now!

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Old 23rd September 2007, 12:45   #35
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If u are a biker, ....
personally, i hate such generalisations! Things like a real biker does this and a real biker does that. Frankly, someone genuinely passionate about bikes wouldn't bother saying things like that. Its usually the guys who want to portray some sort of image that end up saying these things.
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Old 23rd September 2007, 13:04   #36
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I would choose a superbike and a supercar. The bike whenever the weather is suitable for biking, and the supercar when the weather is not-so-good for biking!
And oh yes, its easier to avoid the potholes with just two wheels!!
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I would like to have the superbike for the weekends and normal cars for the current condition of roads here.
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A car going sideways around a curve is the most beautiful thing in he world to see!

Something like this

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Old 23rd September 2007, 13:24   #39
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how about a compromise like a trike ? sometime back, there was the review of such a trike called TREX in 5th gear...
found this video on YOUTUBE about this vehicle



its powered by a 1400cc kawasaki engine , puts out 187HP, 0-60mph - 3.5 secs

i think this would give the thrill of driving a super car within the confines of a roof etc and also the rawness of a superbike cornering closer to the road surface....
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The current track record at Kari Motor Speedway is held by a 600cc basically stock street bike running on street legal tyres, not a single seater, purpose made Formula car running on slicks
From what I hear, let me guess...
Dilip Rogger?
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From what I hear, let me guess...
Dilip Rogger?
it probably must be the other asian rider on his r6, dont recall his name.

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I would choose a superbike and a supercar. The bike whenever the weather is suitable for biking, and the supercar when the weather is not-so-good for biking!
Bang On!!! Just what I would like! Wish I had that much money.
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personally, i hate such generalisations! Things like a real biker does this and a real biker does that. Frankly, someone genuinely passionate about bikes wouldn't bother saying things like that. Its usually the guys who want to portray some sort of image that end up saying these things.


O.k then....You're the boss........
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Whereas your girl would be clutching the seatbelt and door handle at 150 kph, the biker and his girl at the same speed, would be cuddling
Risking someone else's life?!
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O.k then....You're the boss........
I guess you didn't quite read the "personally, i hate such generalisations!" line then eh.
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