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post #21 of 27 Old 11-24-2017, 07:35 PM
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Can we get the coles notes version or your insight as to why Pikes Peak disallows fully faired sportbikes? I always thought it was a shame that there was no sportbike class that I could follow. Not too interested in the Ducati Multi-stradas from the past or the supernakeds covered in 2017.

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post #22 of 27 Old 11-27-2017, 09:38 PM
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I sent my application in to race Pike's Peak next year and the ZX10 isn't legal
Is that a recent thing?

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post #24 of 27 Old 11-28-2017, 06:34 PM
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What a silly rule.

It's like banning bikes with fairings at the TT in the name of safety.

If you race next to bollards or sheer cliff faces, it doesn't really matter what bike you're on, clip ons or not.

Like say an S1000R is much slower than the RR anyway.
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You're not going to get any argument from me. But if I have to choose between something like that or banning motorcycles altogether from the event I would take that. Personally I think I will be WAY faster going up that mountain on my Super Duke than I would be on my ZX10. I actually rode up it in late August on the ZX10 and got a clear run in (was the first one to the top that morning). I didn't hit it like I would have unrestricted but the Duke will definitely take those tight switchback corners better than the 10. The 10 just isn't meant for that. The Super Duke feels more like a dirt bike. Of course the Super Duke broke the record for motorcycles this year with a 9:49. I of course won't be anywhere near that time. :)

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You're not going to get any argument from me. But if I have to choose between something like that or banning motorcycles altogether from the event I would take that. Personally I think I will be WAY faster going up that mountain on my Super Duke than I would be on my ZX10. I actually rode up it in late August on the ZX10 and got a clear run in (was the first one to the top that morning). I didn't hit it like I would have unrestricted but the Duke will definitely take those tight switchback corners better than the 10. The 10 just isn't meant for that. The Super Duke feels more like a dirt bike. Of course the Super Duke broke the record for motorcycles this year with a 9:49. I of course won't be anywhere near that time. :)
I'm starting to think twins are the faster way round certain courses...Know quite a few that have gone faster after moving away from an IL4.

Good luck if you do race and post up videos.
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If I'm not too embarrassed by my run I'll post video. :) Twins could definitely have an advantage on tight stuff I would think. The torque is incredible on the low RPM ranges. The ZX10 has more power on the upper end. The SDR feels much more flickable in the tight stuff, much like a super moto/dirt bike.

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