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post #1 of 15 Old 08-24-2012, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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Is it just me or is everything non-sportbike related boring as hell?
I have always hated NASCAR but until recently, I had no problem watching road racing in its many forms (except drag racing, which is even more pointless on a sportibke). Now, I cannot even focus watching or talking about anything to do with auto racing. Anybody else feel this way?
I've been involved in coversations with some tuner friends spouting off numbers, quarter mile times, etc; all of which mean nothing because they are so poor compared to my gen 4. I'm not saying I'm the fastest guy or super cool because the bike I bought; anybody can sign a check. It just bores me hearing about 1000hp cars that can't beat my bike 0 to 60 time. My friends post up track day videos on facebook with their car clubs and it pains me to watch because they are so slow.
Maybe I'm just bored at work on a Friday, but c'mon you guys with modern sportbikes have to know that when it comes down to it everything else IS boring.......
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I like the Rolex series and World Rally car too. I LOVE F1 though. I DVR all the practice sessions, qualifying and the race. Its like a long chess match of strategy that slowly develops. Id say at this point Moto 2 is at the top of my list excitement wise though. Even AMA has been good lately.

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You need some F1 in your life. 1300 lbs with drivers and 750 horsepower. Those paddle shifters on your Kia came from F1.

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F1 is about 30 seconds quicker around motogp at the Malaysia track. Also the GT-R is about even in the 0-60 department. About 2.9 seconds.

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I mean production race cars; I love F1.
And i'm a huge fan of the skylines, but the car is nearly $100k.
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F1 is about 30 seconds quicker around motogp at the Malaysia track. Also the GT-R is about even in the 0-60 department. About 2.9 seconds.
0-60 is not a good thing to compare to many variables like traction for example my old 750 Interceptor did 2.3s 0-60 in 1986 with only 105hp crank.

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0-60 is not a good thing to compare to many variables like traction for example my old 750 Interceptor did 2.3s 0-60 in 1986 with only 105hp crank.

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Hey boss, he mentioned it. I just gave an example.

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F1, grand am series. Grand am is the closest racing I know of that matches production cars.

I love watching mustangs, m3, camaro, challenger, vantage, and some others go against each other on a road course.




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Hey boss, he mentioned it. I just gave an example.
yeah I know was just saying 0-60 is a bad example unless you think my old VFR would kick your bikes arse off the line.

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Would love to see a 50-120mph standard come about.




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