Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-04-05, 06:51 PM   #1
yzfrr11
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 89
This is cool, huh?

yzfrr11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-05, 07:34 PM   #2
LordOpie
Senior Member
 
LordOpie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Denver
Bikes: 2006 custom Walt Works roadie, 2003 Fuji Finest (road), 2002 Giant Iguana (mtb), 1986 BMW K75 (motor)
Posts: 3,698
what's cool about it? Did you just get it?
LordOpie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-05, 08:11 PM   #3
Stacey
Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP)
 
Stacey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 9,162
Quote:
Originally Posted by LordOpie
what's cool about it? Did you just get it?

If you gotta ask, we can't explain!

Cripes, I came just looking at it... MV Agusta... ummmmmmmm
__________________
Stacey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-05, 08:29 PM   #4
XzEn54321
Now with suspension!
 
XzEn54321's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Mill Valey, CA
Bikes: '04 Giant XTC-2, '96 hardrock sport
Posts: 192
I like the wheels...

Last edited by XzEn54321; 01-04-05 at 08:29 PM. Reason: I'm an dumb***
XzEn54321 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-05, 08:41 PM   #5
LordOpie
Senior Member
 
LordOpie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Denver
Bikes: 2006 custom Walt Works roadie, 2003 Fuji Finest (road), 2002 Giant Iguana (mtb), 1986 BMW K75 (motor)
Posts: 3,698
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stacey
If you gotta ask, we can't explain!

Cripes, I came just looking at it... MV Agusta... ummmmmmmm
yes yes, nice bike, I bet it hugs the turns well... I also bet you can't ride that thing for more than 30 minutes without a backache

At half the price, I'd rather have a BMW R1150GS or something that allows you to lay on the tank and go for 400 miles and scrape the heads when you feel like it.

Sorry, at my age, I have to consider comfort
LordOpie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-05, 08:54 PM   #6
slvoid
2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM
 
slvoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NYC
Bikes: 04' Specialized Hardrock Sport, 03' Giant OCR2 (SOLD!), 04' Litespeed Firenze, 04' Giant OCR Touring, 07' Specialized Langster Comp
Posts: 15,762
What is that thing, four pipes coming out the back? Gold rims? What are you, a pimp?

What about a bike powered by a helicoptor motor?


That's a V-10 viper with 500 horses between your legs.



150mph superman in a speedo.

Last edited by slvoid; 01-04-05 at 09:00 PM.
slvoid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-05, 08:54 PM   #7
Stacey
Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP)
 
Stacey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 9,162
Well, as one that's recovered from a herniated disc at L4 -5, I'd much rather ride a sport bike than a cruiser any day. It has to do with supporting road shock to some extent with the legs, and the torso with the arms.

It's been a few years since I've managed the parts dept. at a BMW dealership, but I don't ever recall being able to lay on the tank (comfortably or not) on ANY GS model BMW or any other Beemer for that fact.

While my Corbin-ized K100RT was extremely comfortable on the arse. My back always felt so much better after a day on my Spec II equiped Yamie RZ 350 with a thinly padded plank of a seat and rearsets.

Draging the heads or any other part of the motorcycle... save for my knees is not my idea of having fun. It tends to upset vital parts of the traction equasion... like the loading of front or back tire contact patches.

You want comfort... stay in the Lazy-Boy. I take adrenaline rush anyday, thank you very much.
__________________
Stacey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-05, 08:59 PM   #8
Stacey
Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP)
 
Stacey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 9,162
Quote:
Originally Posted by slvoid
What is that thing, four pipes coming out the back? Gold rims? What are you, a pimp?
Ummm, ya... It's a V4.

As far as the gold acccents... call it what you will[/quote]

Quote:
That's a V-10 viper with 500 horses between your legs.

Not a motorcycle... technicaly. It has four indepently suspended wheels in contact with the road surface. No helmet required. It's a car you sit on. And... it's prototype, not production.

Show me something I can buy.
__________________
Stacey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-05, 09:01 PM   #9
slvoid
2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM
 
slvoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NYC
Bikes: 04' Specialized Hardrock Sport, 03' Giant OCR2 (SOLD!), 04' Litespeed Firenze, 04' Giant OCR Touring, 07' Specialized Langster Comp
Posts: 15,762
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stacey
Not a motorcycle... technicaly. It has four indepently suspended wheels in contact with the road surface. No helmet required. It's a car you sit on. And... it's prototype, not production.

Show me something I can buy.
But the front and rear sets of wheels are not indy...
slvoid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-05, 09:07 PM   #10
slvoid
2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM
 
slvoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NYC
Bikes: 04' Specialized Hardrock Sport, 03' Giant OCR2 (SOLD!), 04' Litespeed Firenze, 04' Giant OCR Touring, 07' Specialized Langster Comp
Posts: 15,762
999R?
slvoid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-05, 09:13 PM   #11
Rev.Chuck
The Red Lantern
 
Rev.Chuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Raleigh NC
Bikes:
Posts: 5,966
And it does actually run and move under its own power (Not well)

Saw a bruised up RZ350 today, they are cool, but I still like my RD's bestest

And I would really like to have that salt flat Black Lightning Rollie Free is sun bathing on.
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? click here to register. Its free, and only takes 27 seconds!
Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.

I am in the woods and I have gone crazy.
Rev.Chuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-05, 09:54 PM   #12
Stacey
Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP)
 
Stacey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 9,162
Quote:
Originally Posted by slvoid
But the front and rear sets of wheels are not indy...

Yes, from the reports I've seen, they are.


EDIT: To substantiate my claim. (Emphasis mine)


Powered by the monstrous V-10, 8277cc motor from the asphalt-shredding Viper, the 1500-pound Tomahawk is claimed to put down a mind-numbing 500 hp, with 525 ft/lbs. of torque on tap. This ungodly amount of power is transferred to the ground via four wheels, which are separated by a few inches to give off a motorcycle-like appearance. Dodge boss Wolfgang Bernhard claims two wheels couldn't deal with massive power delivery, thus the hybrid design. Each wheel, however, has independent suspension.

From: Motorcyclist OnLine
__________________

Last edited by Stacey; 01-05-05 at 02:36 PM.
Stacey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-05, 09:56 PM   #13
Stacey
Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP)
 
Stacey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 9,162
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rev.Chuck
And it does actually run and move under its own power (Not well)

Saw a bruised up RZ350 today, they are cool, but I still like my RD's bestest

And I would really like to have that salt flat Black Lightning Rollie Free is sun bathing on.

Vinne's are rolling works of art. And engeneering marvels for their day.

Remember the R5, Rev Chuck? I had one of those, an RD and an RZ all at the same time. Big time grin factors for ancient iron.
__________________
Stacey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-05, 10:01 PM   #14
Stacey
Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP)
 
Stacey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 9,162
Quote:
Originally Posted by MERTON
you just want it cus it's a giant vibrator that can serve as transport. that's the only reason anyone wants one.


things are too dangerous.

So is a keyboard without a brain behind it

If I had to guess, I'll bet that 'vibrator' as you so crudely put it, runs smoother than most automobile engines. If'n I want something to vibrate me, I just plug in Johnnie Wadd... my 110 volt AC powered, light dimming, mudder forker that inspired Zappa to write Dynamo Hum
__________________
Stacey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-05, 03:11 PM   #15
MacMan
Sick ... again
 
MacMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Chicagoland
Bikes:
Posts: 1,577
Class boys. If you're going to ride, please do it with class.

MacMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-05, 03:49 PM   #16
Methos
Mmbeer
 
Methos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Bozeman, MT
Bikes:
Posts: 235
Quote:
Originally Posted by MacMan
Class boys. If you're going to ride, please do it with class.

Pfffftt.. If I am going European, I would rather go Italian. The Daytona is too dull. It looks like a Katana. The Augusta is absolutely gorgeous *drool*. The new colors on the R1 though are almost worth going down to the dealership.
__________________
Some Truths Feel Uncomfortable.
Methos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-05, 03:57 PM   #17
MacMan
Sick ... again
 
MacMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Chicagoland
Bikes:
Posts: 1,577
Quote:
Originally Posted by Methos
Pfffftt.. If I am going European, I would rather go Italian. The Daytona is too dull. It looks like a Katana. The Augusta is absolutely gorgeous *drool*. The new colors on the R1 though are almost worth going down to the dealership.
I've ridden loads of them. The Ducati's are nice - way over priced imo. Rode old Moto Guzzi bikes too. The Triumphs have personality. Triples are a blast. Rode an old Norton too from way back. I've ridden the 955i ... the ride sure isn't "dull".
MacMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-05, 04:39 PM   #18
Stacey
Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP)
 
Stacey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 9,162
I don't feel that the new Trumpets have the same soul. Even the new 'retro' Bonnie is lacking.



Although these changes
have come
With your chrome heart shining
in the sun
Long may you run.

Well, it was
back in Blind River in 1962
When I last saw you alive
But we missed that shift
on the long decline
Long may you run.
__________________
Stacey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-05, 07:42 AM   #19
Methos
Mmbeer
 
Methos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Bozeman, MT
Bikes:
Posts: 235
Quote:
Originally Posted by MacMan
I've ridden loads of them. The Ducati's are nice - way over priced imo. Rode old Moto Guzzi bikes too. The Triumphs have personality. Triples are a blast. Rode an old Norton too from way back. I've ridden the 955i ... the ride sure isn't "dull".
I've ridden a friends 995i as well. The ride on all of these new bikes is fairly similiar. Each has its own personality, but for the average person's skill level it comes down to price and personal opinion. With the Honda, Yamaha, Ducati, Aprilia, Kawasaki and Suzuki all constantly updating the looks and perfomance of their bikes, I think there is a better buy out there. The Daytona 650 I believe was updated last year, and has a very nice look to it. The 955i though is in need for an update if it wants to keep up with its European counterparts. Never said your ride was dull, I said the looks were dull. But that is my opinion. You can tell me my favorite bike looks like crap, we can laugh about it and that's that. I didn't mean to upset you by calling the Triumph dull... sometimes the truth is hard to swallow . (Just kidding)
__________________
Some Truths Feel Uncomfortable.
Methos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-05, 09:21 AM   #20
MacMan
Sick ... again
 
MacMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Chicagoland
Bikes:
Posts: 1,577
Quote:
Originally Posted by Methos
I've ridden a friends 995i as well. The ride on all of these new bikes is fairly similiar. Each has its own personality, but for the average person's skill level it comes down to price and personal opinion. With the Honda, Yamaha, Ducati, Aprilia, Kawasaki and Suzuki all constantly updating the looks and perfomance of their bikes, I think there is a better buy out there. The Daytona 650 I believe was updated last year, and has a very nice look to it. The 955i though is in need for an update if it wants to keep up with its European counterparts. Never said your ride was dull, I said the looks were dull. But that is my opinion. You can tell me my favorite bike looks like crap, we can laugh about it and that's that. I didn't mean to upset you by calling the Triumph dull... sometimes the truth is hard to swallow . (Just kidding)
Not upset. MAD AS HELL. HOW DARE YOU ...

Just kidding - I don't own the 955i. In fact the last bike I had was a ZX-9. Then I got married and had kids ... Probably the most fun I ever had on a bike was on the old RD350. The Blue Smoke Meanie. My God, that was a blast. Unrefined, street-legal 350 2-stroke madness!
MacMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-05, 10:28 AM   #21
lotek
Forum Admin
 
lotek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: n.w. superdrome
Bikes: 1 trek, serotta, rih, de Reus, Pogliaghi and finally a Zieleman! and got a DeRosa
Posts: 17,702
I kinda like this:

Marty
__________________
Sono pił lento di quel che sembra.
Odio la gente, tutti.


Want to upgrade your membership? Click Here.
lotek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-05, 10:33 AM   #22
Stacey
Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP)
 
Stacey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 9,162
Now that's purdy!
__________________
Stacey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-05, 01:38 AM   #23
Specializedride
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Bikes: Specialized hardrock '04
Posts: 42
wow, that v-10 bike has two front capilers on like 20" rotors for two rotors. that bike has like 6 capilers for 4 rotors. wow
Specializedride is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:39 AM.