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« on: October 11, 2010, 09:30:57 AM »

One of the problems with many of the purpose built sport-touring motorcycles is that they lack key ingredients that make a sport bike sporty.  Most notably is perhaps the bikes length.   The long wheelbase on a modern sport-tourer may make for great comfort 2 up and incredible stability, but it also makes for a bike that lacks the crispness in turns in rapid succession, and has to be generally muscled around more.

Thankfully the manufacturers of the Sport-Touring machines have found the answer.  Power!

You see it is relatively simple – with more power comes more speed.  With more speed the length of the bike, and by association, the length of the wheelbase is shortened.

 

Why at a mere 95 million MPH you will see an entire 1% reduction in length and wheelbase.
As you can see, it will not be long before pouring power into these uber-tourers results in some real world measurable curve performance enhancement.
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2010, 09:56:25 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2010, 10:07:51 AM »



You see it is relatively simple – with more power comes more speed.  With more speed the length of the bike, and by association, the length of the wheelbase is shortened.



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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2010, 10:10:33 AM »

But the bike also becomes heavier. At 95 million MPH, you may have a 1% shorter wheelbase, but you'll also weigh as much as a Goldwing!     couch
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2010, 10:14:34 AM »

It's all about red shifting
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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2010, 10:17:55 AM »


As you can see, it will not be long before pouring power into these uber-tourers results in some real world measurable curve performance enhancement.



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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2010, 10:57:11 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2010, 11:04:16 AM »

So, the FJR needs more HP?
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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2010, 11:46:19 AM »


It's all about red shifting


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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2010, 11:57:48 AM »




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« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2010, 12:17:31 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2010, 12:27:41 PM »

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« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2010, 12:47:22 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2010, 01:50:42 PM »

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« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2010, 07:28:45 PM »


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« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2010, 08:00:16 PM »


One of the problems with many of the purpose built sport-touring motorcycles is that they lack key ingredients that make a sport bike sporty.  Most notably is perhaps the bikes length.   The long wheelbase on a modern sport-tourer may make for great comfort 2 up and incredible stability, but it also makes for a bike that lacks the crispness in turns in rapid succession, and has to be generally muscled around more.

Thankfully the manufacturers of the Sport-Touring machines have found the answer.  Power!

You see it is relatively simple – with more power comes more speed.  With more speed the length of the bike, and by association, the length of the wheelbase is shortened.

 

Why at a mere 95 million MPH you will see an entire 1% reduction in length and wheelbase.
As you can see, it will not be long before pouring power into these uber-tourers results in some real world measurable curve performance enhancement.



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« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2010, 03:36:41 AM »

And you won't age as fast!  Forever young!
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« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2010, 03:38:52 AM »

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« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2010, 07:22:54 AM »


One of the problems with many of the purpose built sport-touring motorcycles is that they lack key ingredients that make a sport bike sporty.  Most notably is perhaps the bikes length.   The long wheelbase on a modern sport-tourer may make for great comfort 2 up and incredible stability, but it also makes for a bike that lacks the crispness in turns in rapid succession, and has to be generally muscled around more.

Thankfully the manufacturers of the Sport-Touring machines have found the answer.  Power!

You see it is relatively simple – with more power comes more speed.  With more speed the length of the bike, and by association, the length of the wheelbase is shortened.

 

Why at a mere 95 million MPH you will see an entire 1% reduction in length and wheelbase.
As you can see, it will not be long before pouring power into these uber-tourers results in some real world measurable curve performance enhancement.



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