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Old 01-27-2007, 10:33 AM   #21
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Thats right , more or less.
Torque is where its at as far as v-twins.
I dont think a 250 ninja will eat a sportster for lunch. But then again rider skill will be the deciding factor in all that squidlyness
I don't either.

Those guys aren't buying HD's for the HP. Most of them are buying for the curb appeal. A 47HP bike with 100 ft-lbs of torque will get you moving with very little throttle so I'm sure that's part of it too.
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Old 01-27-2007, 10:44 AM   #22
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I had a Harley for 7 years. And I can tell ya that chicks dig Harleys. In my opinion THAT is reason enough.
My decision was that I ride for the performance and don't care so much anymore about what chicks like. (my wife won't let me give rides to ramdom women anymore.)
I've ridden bikes for more than 25 years and never had a chick I didn't know wanna go for a ride.
There's also the fact that Harleys give an easy comfortable ride. Not everybody wants to be uncomfortable just so they can haul .
Ride what ya want and be part of the cycling fraternity and don't worry so much about who's hang the lowest. We all ride for the same reason... cuz we love it.
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Old 01-27-2007, 10:59 AM   #23
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What's going on here. Y'all beating up on us poor Harley guys again?!

I've rode an 883 before, it was okay, but not as fun to ride as my 1200. There is a lack of HP when you compare a cruiser to a sport bike. When you compare cruisers to cruisers Harley is not so bad.

We don't buy our cruisers to go fast. We buy them to cruise. I personally bought my Harley because after comparing it to the bikes I felt that the Harley was much nicer quality. i looked at everything. The buttons on the handle bars, the motor, and the leather on the seat just was nicer quality then all the bikes i check out. Except probably BMW, but they were more expensive.
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Old 01-27-2007, 11:03 AM   #24
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well im not trying to take one side or another, but

one guy who is using 100% of 47 hp, is still using less power than i guy using 75% of 100hp. and as far as tourque, i think about any sportbike can get to 47hp in less time than any cruiser. what rpm they are at is less important.

ill also say, ive read with who was it...i think greenway smokey has a sportster 1200. yeah, he couldnt really go past 120 or so, but when we were cruising around downtown, very aggresivly, it was scary. if i wasnt shifting perfect, etc he would pull on my litre bike.
Thanks for the kind words. i think my torque curve helps out a lot on take off.
first dyno run
i did this dyno almost 2 years ago.
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Old 01-27-2007, 11:32 AM   #25
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kind words my . your one of the "bad" guys, lol.

im not worried about a bottle either, i bet you got a handcannon.

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i just rode a 250 ninja and trust me it won't beat a 883 sportie in anyhting...
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I have ridden my 600 sport bike with Scootertrash's harley.. and he has some work done to it.. (just a little ) but that thing will keep up with me neck to neck until about 100 without his turbo installed
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Thanks for the kind words. i think my torque curve helps out a lot on take off.
first dyno run
i did this dyno almost 2 years ago.
That's comparable to a stock F3 except the RPM. The F3 needs about 11K to get those numbers.
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