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Old 11-27-2006, 11:45 PM   #1
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Streetfightered??

hey guys...ive heard this term on here a few times...what in the world does it mean?
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Old 11-27-2006, 11:47 PM   #2
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The term 'Streetfighter' appears to have been originally coined by two drag racers, Odgie and Lil' Mark, whilst they worked at BSH (Back Street Heroes - a UK custom bike magazine) in the early 1990's.[verification needed] They applied the term to motorcycles which were modified to enhance their performance and handling, as opposed to the custom scene which preferred style over outright ability. The term has since been diluted somewhat, and is now regularly applied to any bike with motocross style handlebars, no fairings or other typical customizations. In recent years, the term has also come to be applied to motorcycles manufactured without fairings in this style, usually based on the same engine/frame combination as an equivalent fully-faired motorcycle in the manufacturer's product line-up.

It's unclear when and who built the first of the modern Streetfighter. Though it has it's roots in the Café racer culture of the 1950s and 1960s, there is a substantial gap between then and the modern Streetfighter scene. The current trend in naked sportbikes seems to have started in Italy in the late 1980's, where owners of crashed superbikes started opting to leave off the damaged plastic as the plastic fairing is quite expensive to replace. This is what often gives Streetfighters an unfinished or haphazard look. For good advice and top tips on building quality Streetfighters, http://www.streetfighters-mcc.co.uk is a handy website to use,

Currently, (Race Replicas), like the Suzuki GSX-R Series and the Honda CBR series, that have been damaged in accidents or through hooliganism are generally the starting basis for a Street Fighter. The GSX-R 750 was initially often favored, due to its light weight and flexible engine. A side effect of the use of the [1980]'s GSX-R was the retention of the dual headlights in the subsequent Streetfighter. This feature is now a common trait in both custom bikes and factory Streetfighters like the Triumph Speed Triple.

In 1993 Ducati introduced a new naked sportbike called the Monster. Since that time it has been a perennial favorite amongst Streetfighter enthusiasts. In 1994 however, Triumph Motorcycles introduced the Speed Triple, based on its Daytona sportbike. This was an immediate success and rapidly eclipsed the Monster in sales. The Triumph is now the current favorite among factory Streetfighters due to excellent performance, low ownership cost, and high reliability.

In the intervening years both bikes have been substantially improved, and have been joined by a rapidly growing group of other manufactures producing naked sportbikes. These include: Benelli, Aprilia, Bimota, BMW, Moto Guzzi, and Buell, a subsidiary of Harley Davidson. Even the big four Japanese motorcycle manufactures have tried to enter this market, but with limited success to date. However, the Suzuki remains a popular base for custom Streetfighters.
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Old 11-27-2006, 11:48 PM   #3
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a streetbike with no fairings and no front cowling
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a streetbike with no fairings and no front cowling

that was too simple
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Wow, you must be able to type reallllly fast cuz i JUST posted that..but thanks guys that explains it well
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Wow, you must be able to type reallllly fast cuz i JUST posted that..but thanks guys that explains it well


i awe mighty power of copy and paste
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that was too simple
lol simple enough for me
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lol simple enough for me


big drawn out explanations are the way to go .... plus its easier to copy and paste than it is too type
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ok bro.. i'll let u explain everything from now on with ur skillz
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