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Nice Vid

Awesome video giving a great summation of what we already know about the V....the liter bikes may leave her on the straights but when you get to the twisties......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7ivn...eature=related

This guy can ride!
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Boy-O Boy can he ride. I don't know what the other bikes were, but I'm pretty confident they out HP'd the V by 2-1. They could run away from the V on the straights, but the V ate em alive in the twisties. WOW!!!
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He's a Versys UK member. According to him, and his other videos (4 total so far) he just got faster and faster as the day went on!

Here's the thread: http://www.versys.co.uk/index.php?op...5&topic=6149.0


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Outstanding!

I love the shot of the ground-down pegs. Man, knee-dragging on a Vee - that's a long reach to the pavement. Am I wrong, or is he still running stock rubber? It's certainly not racing slicks. At any rate, that's an awesome performance.

I would love to see the ride from a trailing bike's point of view. It had to be ego-deflating to the liter riders when the guy went by with the upright seating position.

Gonna spend some time browsing the other videos - you tube can be addicting!


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What a great video. He is an excellent rider and its always nice to see what our V is capable of doing. And Caldwell Park is a gorgeous track, would love to ride there.
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Very aggressive rider beats wanna-bees in the corners. I think the other "mates" were getting annoyed at getting edged out in the bends. Cool vid!

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Am I wrong, or is he still running stock rubber? It's certainly not racing slicks.

From the thread posted before:

regards tyres? - 2nd hand ebay jobs for 30! - Bridgestone Bt090's, kind of old hat now but did the business. Just started to provoke a fun slide out of the hairpin at the end of the day, but very controllble, no skill required.
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Looking at the photos he is barely hanging off, he rides it like a Supermoto rider.
Look at his lean angle compared to his mates behind him! He's got serious skill, or brass balls, or both.
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Those were great fun to watch.

Did you guys watch part B? Half way through he almost went off the track, scared the crap out of me, LOL.

I so want to get to the track

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the video where the bike in front slides out in front scared the crap out of me, made me question if I do actually want to go on a track day
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Not taking away anything from the vid or the V, but this is an example a more experienced rider riding with a group of less experienced riders.

I sure would like to see what he can do on a 600 ss..... Now that would really make an exciting video!
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Check the link to the UK forums, he has a video of him riding a GSXR.
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Awesome video. The guy was a clean rider too, giving room to other riders in many areas. Very impressive. You will never see my ass on track day. I kept thinking to my self that this is nuts. It was fun to ride along though. I thought I heard his pegs scraping in the video. Love the black bike.
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I like how he has his windshield upside down too
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Majorly awesome video! Dude's a pro and I don't believe how hard he's pushing that bike! Is he hitting people?

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Awesome video. The guy was a clean rider too, giving room to other riders in many areas. Very impressive. You will never see my ass on track day. I kept thinking to my self that this is nuts. It was fun to ride along though. I thought I heard his pegs scraping in the video. Love the black bike.
No thoughts about it
the pegs were mercilessly scraped....
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48 years old and flogging the hell out of it...impressive!

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OK I have watched the videos several times now and I can safely say these are the most awesome videos I have seen in ages. I don't even go that hard on my Playstation 2. It's like Rossi on a Versys! My hat's off to this guy...truely incredible.

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That was Excellent

Superb rider and the V just got them in the twistes..

what a Show! Wonder what mods were on that Super V?

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This is BEAUTIFUL video. I love the fact that he ate all those sporties for lunch!
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