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Old 05-04-2007, 08:45 PM   #1
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do you feel safer at speed in a car or on a bike???

funny i feel safer on a bike. I've tried going over 120 in my gt and i get scared as and back off. on my bike I'll top it out.

anyone else.........
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Old 05-04-2007, 08:56 PM   #5
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funny i feel safer on a bike. I've tried going over 120 in my gt and i get scared as and back off. on my bike I'll top it out.

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Same here. I went 130 on my bimmer and it felt very fast compare to my bike.
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funny i feel safer on a bike. I've tried going over 120 in my gt and i get scared as and back off. on my bike I'll top it out.

anyone else.........

I'm the same way. maybe because it takes a bit longer in the Bullitt.
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Old 05-04-2007, 09:02 PM   #7
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I would have to say I feel more comfortable on the bike, but not because of the speed but the abiity to stop it. I have never driven a car that had the ability to stop from a high speed (anything over 150) without feeling like the car was controling me. On the bike I feel fine.
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I would have to say I feel more comfortable on the bike, but not because of the speed but the abiity to stop it. I have never driven a car that had the ability to stop from a high speed (anything over 150) without feeling like the car was controling me. On the bike I feel fine.
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I agree but once over 145-160ish I no longer feel in control most of the time. (talking about street not track)
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I think because the bikes gain speed at such a rapid rate that alot of people can't take into consideration how fast they are actually travelling(very bad thing for noobs). Also, I for one, feel much more connected(in control) to my bike than I do my car soo I tend to trust it a bit more at high speed.
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Old 05-04-2007, 09:32 PM   #10
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car..........at 120+ car barely feels like its trying at all.......if i can de-gov mines it would be a beasttttttttt. really smooth ride at any speeds
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Old 05-04-2007, 09:32 PM   #11
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bike...Unless some serious money is spent on a car made for the purpose of going fast...it just doesn't feel right.
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Old 05-04-2007, 09:39 PM   #12
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Same either way to me. I do like that I get there a little quicker on the bike so I have less time at high speed.
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:56 PM   #13
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Bike. Easier to control than a car IMHO.

I've never driven over 110mph in a car.
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Old 05-04-2007, 11:13 PM   #14
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Car. Rollbar and harness owns a bike anyday and I can get to 130 in my car faster than my bike.
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Old 05-05-2007, 03:01 AM   #15
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Car. Rollbar and harness owns a bike anyday and I can get to 130 in my car faster than my bike.
if that's the case you need to go ahead and change your spark plugs cause you're running on 2 cylinders.
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bike definatley. in my car i dont feel safe going over 75 anymore. on my bike i can go 100 and feel perfectly safe and in control
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i think it has a lot to do with the bikes being made for speed... they are more stable at higher speeds to a certain extent. Cars are made to do the speed limit so that is where they feel the most safe.
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if that's the case you need to go ahead and change your spark plugs cause you're running on 2 cylinders.
No, it's due to the fact that my bike isn't made to haul from a dead stop like my car is. My bike could out corner/handle my car any day, but you asked about speed, not handling, .

Even though the bike is fast, the most experienced rider (which I am not) can ride my bike against me in my car on the track and I'd beat the bike every time.

Coming from a true "cager" world of racing at the strip, I choose not to ride over 80ish on the bike b/c I have nothing protecting me like I would in the car. In addition, since I am not the most experienced rider, I don't ride like a jackass above my limits. If I ever showed up for rides, I'd likely get left behind due to my choice of speed.

Bottom line, I feel safer at high speeds in my car which was made for them vs a bike which provides no safety.
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No, it's due to the fact that my bike isn't made to haul from a dead stop like my car is. My bike could out corner/handle my car any day, but you asked about speed, not handling, .

Even though the bike is fast, the most experienced rider (which I am not) can ride my bike against me in my car on the track and I'd beat the bike every time.

Coming from a true "cager" world of racing at the strip, I choose not to ride over 80ish on the bike b/c I have nothing protecting me like I would in the car. In addition, since I am not the most experienced rider, I don't ride like a jackass above my limits. If I ever showed up for rides, I'd likely get left behind due to my choice of speed.

Bottom line, I feel safer at high speeds in my car which was made for them vs a bike which provides no safety.
question...what kind of car do you have? your bike should do high 10's in the 1/4 mile.
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Old 05-05-2007, 09:43 AM   #20
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To quote and old friend of mine who surrendered his WS6 to the mechanics because he did not want to shell out 4,500, or so, for a new tranny : "Man going down the beltway at 140 when everybody else is going 70.. it's like everybody is sitting still.. I don't think I will ever do that again."

Yeah that momentum on a car is some serious stuff changing lanes at that speed but I guess that it depends on the weight of the vehicle. Thanks to the lack of sportiness of my car I can feel it alot more than on a bike at the same speed. It does feel like I am better in control on a bike, umm haven't shot for 120 ,it is just a 500cc lol.
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