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Rat bike races a fireblade.

Harley brings the pain.

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HA-HA ! That's funny.
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That's the difference between a person who knows how to ride and a person who does not. Not saying that Harley wasn't quick, but that import should've been able to smoke him. Its all in the launch.

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I think the distance has something to do w/ it - over a 1/4 mile, TOTALLY different results....

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The Honda didn't even lift his front tire.
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The Honda didn't even lift his front tire.
I think the rider was afraid of that,
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I think the distance has something to do w/ it - over a 1/4 mile, TOTALLY different results....
No doubt that the distance is key.

A couple of years ago I took my 2010 Electra Glide Ultra Classic to the drag strip. I was getting better 60' times than some pretty fast Japanese liter bikes. However, after 60' feet, it was all over. They passed me like I was standing still.

The nice thing about launching a Harley is that you can just twist the throttle wide open without any fear of lifting the front wheel and getting into trouble.


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Amen to that! My 2012 with the 103 launched great! good from stoplight to stop light...
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No doubt that the distance is key.

A couple of years ago I took my 2010 Electra Glide Ultra Classic to the drag strip. I was getting better 60' times than some pretty fast Japanese liter bikes. However, after 60' feet, it was all over. They passed me like I was standing still.

The nice thing about launching a Harley is that you can just twist the throttle wide open without any fear of lifting the front wheel and getting into trouble.
Too true, with a Fireblade (180 HP, really?) you're trying to balance not burning the tire off, not flipping over backwards, and not bogging it. With a Harley you just ride away and punch it. I've gotten more than a few holeshots on guys with faster 4 cylinder bikes on my Nightster. Good fun, then I hit the brakes when I'm 5-10 MPH over the speed limit to let them know I'm done, that's about when they go flying by.
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Yeah, what was that, maybe 100 feet before they had to let off? Like others have said, the Harley didn't have to balance crap, just peg the throttle, and after that 100 feet, brakeless Harley gets left. Not a real race. Funny though.

I guess the Fireblade didn't have traction control?

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