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it seems like no matter who posts a litre bike has no home. this shit is really old by now.
 

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i don't hate 1000's. but i do see the trend. i think there's just too many people on this message board who are too close minded. or they've had bad experiences w/riders on 1000's. and if that's the case, i can't blame them.
 

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or maybe liter rider's don't get the admiration that they get from the typical street squids......./shrug
 

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its just every post on this site has a negative comment towards litres. but then you got a few others talking about hyperbikes. so if ppl say no need for a litre then why do you need a hyperbike?. just seems like to many biased ppl or sheep following other members so they dont get flamed. also if anything over 130 hp is way to much then why do ppl spray their bikes or even boost them
 

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also if anything over 130 hp is way to much then why do ppl spray their bikes or even boost them
same reason to have a liter bike.......small penis syndrome.....

do you think a turbo or no2 is alot faster in the 1/4 mi then a similar bike, thats not T or No2?

waste..........
 

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I have nothing against liter bikes. I think they are overkill for the street in their Superbike forms. But hey, whatever you enjoy. I'd rather spend the 10K that goes towards a new Superbike on a used Ducati ST2/3/4 or a new Honda Interceptor in touring trim since that type of bike is the only time I'll approach that displacement.

I think the issue with liter bikes here is the number of people who ride them who shouldn't be on them. Many folks want the biggest and baddest and for many, that is the Gixxer 1K, the R1, the ZX-10R and so on. This posse sees the 600s as the poor man's models, not worthy of being "real" bikes. I take issue with new riders getting on either class of machine. Current liter-class machines are properly third or fourth bikes, not 1st or 2nd. It's just overkill for the street and potentially (and often) lethal for the inexperienced.

Boost or a Liter or get a 'Busa? Again, 3rd/4th bike and have at it if straight line speed is your thing. It's not mine. I'd rather scrape knee sliders at 30mph than be tucked behind a windscreen at 170mph. I prefer the technical aspects to riding rather than the raw adrenaline rush portion that comes with pure speed. YMMV.
 

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I love liter bikes
 

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jim schmidt said:
I think a more accurate description of the pattern is that on one thinks anyone else should have a b***** bike than they have.
I'm starting to think that myself. I didn't before but now I'm starting to.
 

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Quik said:
its just every post on this site has a negative comment towards litres. but then you got a few others talking about hyperbikes. so if ppl say no need for a litre then why do you need a hyperbike?. just seems like to many biased ppl or sheep following other members so they dont get flamed. also if anything over 130 hp is way to much then why do ppl spray their bikes or even boost them
Because the hyperbikes are easier to ride. They aren't strung out race machines, they're bikes built for the street... but with a lot of power.

I don't have a problem with liter bikes. Bring on the excess... the more power the better.

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same reason to have a liter bike.......small penis syndrome.....
Excuse me? Who are you to decide what bike I should spend *my* money on? My choice in machines has nothing to do with "small penis syndrome" but I'd have to say that you suffer from a Napoleon complex.

I suppose if you've never actually owned a powerful bike you wouldn't understand how nice it is to have the power at times. It's also a lot of fun, and exciting. Just because you prefer to ride around on a gutless machine doesn't mean we all should have to.
 

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I think a more accurate description of the pattern is that on one thinks anyone else should have a b***** bike than they have.
Jealosy...hmmm

Well, I have to say that I have a suzuki gs500 as well as my Aprilia Mille and I enjoy riding that as well. When I am on it I dont feel ashamed and hide my face. It is a totally different machine. No need to feel jealous.
 

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Mykl said:
Just because you prefer to ride around on a gutless machine doesn't mean we all should have to.
Oh boy. This is going to get ugly. I can sense it.
 

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Boost or a Liter or get a 'Busa? Again, 3rd/4th bike and have at it if straight line speed is your thing. It's not mine. I'd rather scrape knee sliders at 30mph than be tucked behind a windscreen at 170mph. I prefer the technical aspects to riding rather than the raw adrenaline rush portion that comes with pure speed. YMMV.
Why not do both? Why do I have to choose either the ability to tuck behind a windscreen at 180 mph *or* be able to scratch knees? Riding a machine with less power as fast as a guy with a machine with more power doesn't make you a better rider. Handling a bike with a lot of power, weight, and bulk (hyperbikes) takes a certain degree of skill in and of itself.

I love the technical aspects of riding and I love the adrenaline rush that goes along with pure speed.
 

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TheWraith said:
Oh boy. This is going to get ugly. I can sense it.
I'm sure it will.
 

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Why not do both? Why do I have to choose either the ability to tuck behind a windscreen at 180 mph *or* be able to scratch knees? Riding a machine with less power as fast as a guy with a machine with more power doesn't make you a better rider. Handling a bike with a lot of power, weight, and bulk (hyperbikes) takes a certain degree of skill in and of itself.
i disagree....if your riding a slower bike as fast as a guy w/ a faster bike, then you'll be a faster rider on the faster rider......

why do you think all these racers are groomed from ysr and then 125, then 250, then moto gp?

why not go from 125 to moto gp? cuz your not gonna have the skills needed to make that bike go faster.

and im pretty sure all amateur racing orgs DON'T allow novices to race liter bikes, why?

cornering speed is not alo diff. on bike, but entry and exit speeds are.
 

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sure my liter bike might be overkill for the street, sure i cant ride it to it's potential but i like it. the torque is great for around town and when i ride two up. i wanted something with some torque..i coulda got a liter twin and had the torque but the 954 is a better stuntbike.
 
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