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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 »

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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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