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i was just looking at one of the close drag strips to me here...
www.reddingdragstrip.com
And they had a big of bikes racing.... the Zx-7R killed the duck off the line and you know if he had him at the line there is no way that twin will catch him on the fast end..... SAD when someone with a 20K$ twin cant touch a 4 cyl at the line

And also i ran with a guy with a busa there who was planning on being on a new supercharged busa this year, and going by the pics he got it... i cant wait to go see what hes running this year.. should be 8's all day long
 

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Iam a RC51 rider here and twins are not make for strait line speed, were the really shine is in the corners. if you havent been on one you should try it. theres nothing like it
 

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:dthumb: Who cares about drag racing. Lets take that same DUc and 7R to Hooters and see which one the girls like better.:dthumb:
 

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i just find it funny that the twin cant pull on the 4 cylinder off the line, i guarenttee with good riders the Ducx would take the 7 to the 8th....


And Ricky Gadsen can brag aobut being fast in a stright line... when u can get the same bike as another rider down to the 8th faster then the other rider.... that makes u better at controlling the bike.
Pro drag racers didnt get that way by being jkust like everyone else in a straight line

Drag launching a bike is a diffrent thrill then fast road coarse riding. Both are fun. I can afford the drag strip every week if i wanted to go that much, not a hcnace in hell i can spend 245$ a weekend just in fees for the road coarse
 

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Harleys make great drag bikes too. If that's your thing, then go for it. But don't expect a Ducati sport bike to excel at drag racing.
 

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fnfalman said:
Only a squid would brag about straight line speed on a sport bike.
I don't think I would go that far... I wouldn't call a 8 sec drag racer a squid! :nonod:
 

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I don't think I would go that far... I wouldn't call a 8 sec drag racer a squid! :nonod:
:iagree: BUT most squids only care about going fast and looking cool.:disapp:
 

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i dont really see alotta twinz at teh strip, mostly FZR, ZX and CBR 1kz and some 6'z, rarely you see the odd Tiller or 51, rarely, more of a track bike id think, im into draggin and i wouldnt say we were squidz tho, i guess its no diff than my opinion on stunting, not my bag, but somebody elses non the less
 

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i just find it funny that the twin cant pull on the 4 cylinder off the line, i guarenttee with good riders the Ducx would take the 7 to the 8th....
Drag launching a bike is a diffrent thrill then fast road coarse riding. Both are fun. I can afford the drag strip every week if i wanted to go that much, not a hcnace in hell i can spend 245$ a weekend just in fees for the road coarse
If I remember correctly, it only cost $100 for WERA race school and whatever the gate fee is. Since you drag race, you should already have gear. You just need to safety wire your bike and remove the street amenitites.

I don't find it funny that a duc gets killed on the strip. It's expected. They are not built for it. A tall first gear is an indicator of what it's for. I don't care how good a rider you are, you ain't going 7 or 8's on a duc. If one was to be given to you free, which one would you chose? a duc or ninja? yeah, that's what i thought.

Also, don't be fooled. The grid start is every bit of a drag race. Between you and a shiatload of adreline dripp'n nutcases.

I started drag racing older ninja 900's until i discovered road race. Drag lost it's luster.

-a|ex
 
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