Airhead performance.

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Airhead performance.

Post by ME 109 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:11 pm

How do you think a stock 81airhead would fare up against this bike on the same section of road?

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Re: Airhead performance.

Post by melville » Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:37 pm

Haven't you been stuck in 2nd gear on that road?
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Re: Airhead performance.

Post by Garnet » Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:44 pm

melville wrote:Haven't you been stuck in 2nd gear on that road?
It was that or he hit a roo. :roll:
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Re: Airhead performance.

Post by ME 109 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:44 pm

melville wrote:Haven't you been stuck in 2nd gear on that road?
That was another road, but this road has plenty of second gear work too. Come to think of it, all my favorite mountain roads do. :mrgreen:
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Re: Airhead performance.

Post by Zombie Master » Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:47 pm

He's riding on the wrong side of the road. Something wrong with that guy :(
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Re: Airhead performance.

Post by ME 109 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:08 pm

Zombie Master wrote:He's riding on the wrong side of the road. Something wrong with that guy :(
Watch it in a big mirror, ZM so it appears normal. :ugeek:
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Re: Airhead performance.

Post by ME 109 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:29 pm

This guy did it 20 seconds (edit 12 seconds )quicker on a Hyabusa than me for the same section of road 4:21- 7:47

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Re: Airhead performance.

Post by Zombie Master » Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:10 pm

ME 109 wrote:This guy did it 20 seconds (edit 12 seconds )quicker on a Hyabusa than me for the same section of road 4:21- 7:47
So the guy is slow. Not everyone can really handle a bike. :geek:
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Re: Airhead performance.

Post by ME 109 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:21 pm

Zombie Master wrote:
ME 109 wrote:This guy did it 20 seconds (edit 12 seconds )quicker on a Hyabusa than me for the same section of road 4:21- 7:47
So the guy is slow. Not everyone can really handle a bike. :geek:
Can't really go 'fast' on these roads. That's why an airhead can keep up.
They can't all be slow riders?
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Re: Airhead performance.

Post by SteveD » Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:42 pm

It's a tight road that one, but there are enough short straights where a high bhp bike can blitz some time.
The guy on the 'busa is smooth. Accelerating up hill from 35kph corners is another area where he'd make time over an airhead. On that road going downhill, I find the brakes are a limitation.
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