View Single Post
Maxx1 Maxx1 is offline
Boost Freak
Maxx1's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Oh
Posts: 460
Originally posted by DDDD
I had a Gixxer and a Ninja.

In corners, in the wind, and even from highway speeds, the more powerful and extreme Porsches can keep up with bikes in a lot of ways.

Just not from a standing start. No chance there. My Ninja would hit 70 mph as I let out the clutch.....

Bikes aren't all that aerodynamic over 100, and I got tired of being crouched down all the time.

I do agree that people who haven't experienced bikes are missing out in something very intense.
Yeah, I understand that...... I would say over about 130 a bike really starts to take a hit..... any powerful slippery car has a huge advantage at high speeds. If you think about it, most current open class bikes can run a high nine to low ten second quarter mile @ 145+ at the traps with a experience rider.... that's pretty quick. I ran my 02 R1 and best I could do was a 10.49 @ 136. ( magazine editors did 10.19 on that bike) The big problem is keeping the front wheel down. If a car has all wheel drive, that makes it tough on the bike.

I had some fun with a 928 Porsche one time. I let him think he had a chance, then looked over and cracked the throttle open and left him setting
82 Porsche 930 Euro, black, 31K miles.
Factory stock other than k27 turbo, B&B headers, GHL exhaust, Tial F40, 1 bar wastegate, MSD 6A ignition, 8" and 9" Fuch upgrade, H4 Xenon headlamps and a 930S steering wheel.

Last edited by Maxx1; 06-20-2007 at 02:36 PM..
Old 06-20-2007, 02:31 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #36 (permalink)