Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
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It is fun to be outrun!
Just to feedback on something that has been fun since it started.
On leaving my premises to go to work at mornings at about 2km after small town cross there is a stop red light and after that one the open road for about 8km.
Often another bike pulls down at that stop sign. Being mostly hot blooded people in a hot summer country, drag racing is on.
So until today I accounted for:
- Outrunned by a honda cb600 hornet, 1up on the versys, 1up on the honda (100bhp, 47ftlb) after 135km/h, he was not able to take off far
- Outrunned by a ktm 990 adventure 2up, 2up (106bhp, 73,8ftlb) after 120 km/h, he was not able to take off far
- Outrunned by a ducati monster 695 1up, 1up (with sports exhaust) (73bhp, 45ftlb) after 130km/h, he took off far
- Outrunned by a kawasaki z750 1up, 1up (104,5bhp, 57,5ftlb) after 140km/h, he was not able to take off far (and then we greeted, as both kawi owners!)
So instead of sad I am really happy! none of them would cross me on the quarter mile /0-60mph! any of those are more powerful engines.. I was a bit surprised on the ducati though (for fastness). also noticed 1up or 2up on the V does not change things a lot in accel!
IŽll keep updating this msg to add in more versys outruns just for the fun!
So what you guys make of it?
Last edited by ninogui; 08-02-2010 at 08:53 AM.