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Apr 27th 2020, 06:42 AM   #1
 Sentinel's Avatar
 
  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2019 Nada
Look what they're riding

Watch the speed wobbles.
See the stock pipes.
Are those turn signals I see?
I remember tires, brakes, and frames from the 70's.
Not.Good.
Super Men.
Apr 27th 2020, 10:45 AM   #2
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  Apr 2016
  Molalla

  2009 Aprilia RSVR, 2010 Honda VFR 1200f DCT
I watched all 34-ish minutes. Gawd, I miss MotoGP and all the drama and mind games and whining and all that BS. Not to mention the skill and color and pageantry. Oh well...thanx for the post, any racing is better than no racing. I know I can always youtube old races, and I have Faster, Kentucky Kid and On Any Sunday on DVD, but it's cool that someone posts obscure races from overseas. And those bikes..dam. My first real street bike was a '99 Kawi ZRX1100, the Eddie Lawson replica. Waayy too much bike for me as a newb, I ended up totalling her that was only half my fault, but I fondly recall that bike; still one of my fav rides...and they're riding those bad boys full tilt in the rain. Lapping slower riders, and how about that last corner into the front straight? See the barriers right up against the race-line? Dam... might as well be racing on the street. Safety has come a loooong way since then..
Apr 27th 2020, 11:32 AM   #3
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  Apr 2017
  Bellevue

  2001 Aprillia Falco SL1000
That was fun!
Apr 27th 2020, 11:52 AM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
the riding positions..lol
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Apr 27th 2020, 02:26 PM   #5
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  Feb 2016
  Seattle

Awesome vid. Watching the bikes bend and bounce mid-turn is shocking. 9000 revs, 100hp, love the technical highlights!!!
Apr 29th 2020, 09:56 AM   #6
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  Feb 2016
  Bellingham

  Suzuki
Good stuff!

"Immense wheelstands" had me chucklin.

Initial fast dry track guy clearly didn't like it when the rain started falling.

Wonder what grip the slicks of that era have compared to even a cruiser/sport touring tire today?
Apr 30th 2020, 03:13 PM   #7
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2019 Nada
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Originally Posted by cgt1229
Good stuff!

"Immense wheelstands" had me chucklin.

Initial fast dry track guy clearly didn't like it when the rain started falling.

Wonder what grip the slicks of that era have compared to even a cruiser/sport touring tire today?
Nada. I speak from late '70's to today experience.
The tires, frames, suspension, and brakes were ridiculously shitty and dangerous.
They were making amazing motors, but everything else sucked to the point of insanity.
I rode an RD400F Daytona.
Brilliant two-cylinder, air-cooled 400cc two-stroke.
That noise!
You could not keep the front wheel on the ground.
But the tires.....the brakes...the bicycle frame that wobbled....
It was amazing. Amazing we didn't die.
When I bought my 1986 GSXR 750 - everything changed. Everything.
It was like "THIS is what motorcycles are supposed to be like."
I am not a retro guy.
Hi tech is the way to go with bikes.
But not battery power.
Nope.
I heard KTM has a new kind of two-stroke motor.
I'd LOVE to see a two-cylinder, two-stroke 390 Duke that weighed 300 pounds.
Hell yeah.
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Apr 30th 2020, 05:43 PM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

I was helping a bud racing a XS650 Yamaha at Kent Pacific Raceways in the early 70’s. It was fun watching the gymnastics of the frame and swing arm around corners. You just rode ‘em out, figured it out, or got off one way or another.
Had another bud that had one of the very rare (7?) Honda 350 twin Yoshimura built flat trackers. Was not set up for my weight but when I rode it I think it might have been better than sex! What an eye opener on frame and bike set up!
I had a Kawasaki H2 that was terrible at corners and stopping but was wicked fast in a straight line. It would be hard to resist a modern street 2 stroke. Hope it happens before I stop riding.
Crazy how much better even the basic bikes and tires are now days compared to back then.

Edited by Parilla125 on Apr 30th 2020 at 05:45 PM
May 1st 2020, 05:56 AM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  Custer WA

  Aprilia Tuono 1100
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sentinel
I'd LOVE to see a two-cylinder, two-stroke 390 Duke that weighed 300 pounds.
Hell yeah.
Shiver me timber.
May 1st 2020, 10:54 AM   #10
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  Apr 2018
  Tri-cities

  Yamaha 650
Awesome video, I wonder if any of those guys watch Marc Marquez or Rossi drag there ears and think "Big whoop, I could do that if you give me a bike that with a frame that wasn't made by a blacksmith".

My first and last experience with a street smoker was a Mach 3. It stretched my already scrawny teenage arms and nearly made me soil my self. Good times!

A Night Hawk 700SC made me realize e were heading int the golden age of motorcycling.
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May 5th 2020, 09:24 AM   #11
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2019 Nada
Update - 1981.

Look at #8. He's riding a 500cc Kawasaki 2-stroke triple.

Fuck.Yeah!

And Kenny R. is in this race!

BTW - Roberts bike is the OW54 YZR500. That engine was a square 4, which is basically two parallel twins, one in front of the other.

A fucking square 4!

In 1981.

KTM's "new" 790/890 twins aint shit.


Edited by Sentinel on May 5th 2020 at 09:32 AM
May 5th 2020, 12:26 PM   #12
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  Jan 2016
  Custer WA

  Aprilia Tuono 1100
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sentinel
That engine was a square 4, which is basically two parallel twins, one in front of the other.

A fucking square 4!

In 1981.


May 6th 2020, 08:07 AM   #13
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2019 Nada
hell yeah.
and damn, thats a big picture.
May 6th 2020, 03:14 PM   #14
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  Apr 2018
  Tri-cities

  Yamaha 650
1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma 2 stroke square four, not better than any of these bikes but...Gamma. If you have a motorcycle called a Gamma it has to be good. Does your motorcycle emit death rays?
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