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OT: A little perspective on race bikes vs street machinery

This is great fun, even if it's old.

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Yes fun and old...

Unless CRS afflicts me yet again, Laguna Seca 1984 was also the last year King Kenny raced Moto GP. I was there to see him in action and also stopped at his former Yammie dealership in San Jose on the way to the track. Hey, I still have a few cool 1984 Moto GP souvenir dealership key fobs with cornering profile given away at that shop.
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Too cool. I wasn't even born until November '84.

Top Gear did an F1 car vs. a WRC car vs. a street car about 10 years ago...

F1 Car Vs Rally Car Vs Road Car - YouTube
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Yes, great fun to watch. Thanks.
28 years difference - so similar, so different.
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...I wonder how much lead an F1 car could give a MotoGP bike and still catch them...
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...I wonder how much lead an F1 car could give a MotoGP bike and still catch them...
Both F1 and MGP bike run about same speeds in straight lines. The turns are
all F1 with four big wheels.
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thats cool, I'd like to see it replicated between 2012 equivalent models.... the performance of an f1 is just something im sure i cannot comprehend.
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Well, Brian... to put that in perspective for you, the current speed/lap record for MotoGP in Jerez is 1.39, set by Dani... for F1 it was set by Heinz_Harald Frenzen in 1991 (the last year they ran there) and it is 1.23... I'd like to think that F1 has progressed a tad.
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F1 is at the upper edge of automotive performance. Motorcycles, by definition are limited because only two wheels touch the ground! . . . at an angle, at that!
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Well thanks Nils. Because of you I've spent the last 30 minutes watching U-Tube comparo vids. Very entertaining I might add. Always loved watching Fast Freddie. And of course the Brit humor is priceless...."dog".....indeed.
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Well thanks Nils. Because of you I've spent the last 30 minutes watching U-Tube comparo vids. .............

Amazing how they suck you in with the pop ups at the end. Next thing you know you are off on a tangent, watching Freddy Mercury concerts
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Amazing how they suck you in with the pop ups at the end. Next thing you know you are off on a tangent, watching Freddy Mercury concerts
I'm not that bad, Richard. But close.
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I'm not that bad, Richard. But close.
Haha, I never fail to get sucked into tangents that way either. As you say Bob, *POOF* there goes a half hour.

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You tube is the only way I ever see any of this stuff... I've watched f1 years ago, it just didn't LOOK that fast. Probably all the traction and control.

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I have never, ever seen someone ride a Honda Sabre like that. Holy skills! Someone recently said that the best $500 performance mod is to buy some track days with instruction. I think I see why.
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I have ridden Laguna Seca track.........that corkscrew will definitely pucker your sphincter!!

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i have fallen in that corkscrew...it will definitely remove skin.
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Old thread, enjoyed the video above so thought it worth it adding the Top Gear version where an F1 participates:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g4RxOl39B4
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I've always wanted to hear a real GP two-stroke bike. I wish they had had better sound on the piece. I've never even seen an RZ500 or a Gamma. They sound so good though. There's a video on youtube of some guy club-racing his RZ500 around the F1 track up in Austin, just amazing.
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