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There's been conversation if it's possible to hang with 1 Liter bikes in twisties on a SV650... I've even been called a liar for saying that I can - especially without draggin my knee or hanging 5' off the bike.

I'll never forget what the guy on the GSXR1000 at Deal's Gap said when we took our helmets off - "Either you're really good, or that bike is awesome in turns"

How many of you think it's no big deal to show up a 1L in 30-80mph twisties?


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Hell, the group I usually ride with is mostly litre's...they have a complete understanding not to hold back and wait for me cause they know I'll catch em when we hit the corners. On the "big deal or not" thing, I could really care less just cause I am out enjoying my time. God, it's so much fun!!!
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The age old question/quote

With the right suspension mods yes you can hang or pass some riders but you lose in the straights.It's the rider and not the bike.(Well maybe considering a 1000 I4 has 150 to 170 hp compare to 65 to 70 hp).
 

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You can't do a poll, because you aren't a paying member.


Maybe the guy on the Litre bike can only ride in a straight line? Maybe the only practice he gets turning, is into the parking lot of Starbucks/McDonalds/BP, to stand next to his Litre bike and tell stories? Maybe you have some mad mad motorcycle skillz? No, that's not it........you ride a girls bike. :)
 

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I could really care less just cause I am out enjoying my time. God, it's so much fun!!!
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Yeah, I'm all about "just having fun", but for me that is riding as fast as I can for the conditions (familiarity w/ road, gravel, traffic, etc.) in rural areas.

Honestly, I found these pictures while ordering some poster prints and hadn't seen them before. Figured, hell - good time for this question.
 

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When in the curves, it has very little to do with the bike and a LOT to do with the rider. I see liter bikes get their butts handed to them on a regular basis by "little" 600's, sport-touring bikes, older BMW bikes, and even a new liter bike by an early 90's GSXR-750. I've seen a guy on a beat up old CBR600 walk away from the liter bike guys like they are in first gear and 1/4 throttle.....Heck, I knew a guy who could pass them on a down hill on a scooter and have seen bicyclists tail-gate them on a down hill. Just because someone has a liter bike does not mean they know how to ride........I bet the right rider can smoke the [email protected] out of a new liter bike with a lesser skilled rider while limping along on a little Aprilia RS-50.....Yeap....it's not the bike, it's the rider......unless you are a monkey going in a straight line, then....it has a lot more to do with the bike. ;)
 

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Mmmmm... Repsol...

What was the question? Oh yeah. With equal riders, no, I can't hang with a literbike anywhere, and neither can any of you. Can some of the better riders here (not me) hang with mediocre riders on literbikes when the road is tight? Absolutely.
 

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bikes don't hang with other bikes in the turns, riders hang with other riders. why is this so difficult for people to understand?
 

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Well if the guys 1000's can actually ride at a fast pace, prolly not.

Judging from the photo's, the guys you are with don't. Infact, looks like you guys are at a dragon harley pace, and yes you can tell by photos.

JBalla, you guys are riding slow as **** sorry, JMO. There is nothing wrong with that, you should ride at a speed you are comfortable with.
 
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