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Old 11-28-2012, 06:14 PM   #21 (permalink)
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The 675R has much higher top speed, my Duke cannot hit 200km/h.

That was my first trackie ever on a bike less than 15 years old. Up 'til now my '95 Speedie was the most up to date bit of kit I owned.

The track has been revamped, the layout is different. So virtually no-one can say they "know" it yet.

The upper hand that the Duke has, and it's a biggie, is that it can take virtually any line through a corner. You can jam it up the inside, stop, turn, and then use the phat single torque to launch you to the next corner. Or you can just flow around the outside. I personally regard the superior handling more useful than a stratospheric top speed.

Looks have never rated too highly next to handling for me.


Oh and on anti-hooliganism. They have the authority to impound your bike if either tyre breaks traction: leaves the ground or spins!!
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:33 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Oh and on anti-hooliganism. They have the authority to impound your bike if either tyre breaks traction: leaves the ground or spins!!
Man... sounds like you folks are really ***** whipped! Over here you just get a fine, but I suppose if they really wanted to be dickheads they could take your bike, seems they do what they want anyway. Maybe it's time to stand up for ourselves, I mean, if theres no one in front of you and no one on the back of the bike, who are you going to hurt but yourself. They let us drink and smoke, but I suppose, they can't tax a wheelie
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:05 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Man... sounds like you folks are really ***** whipped! Over here you just get a fine, but I suppose if they really wanted to be dickheads they could take your bike, seems they do what they want anyway. Maybe it's time to stand up for ourselves, I mean, if theres no one in front of you and no one on the back of the bike, who are you going to hurt but yourself. They let us drink and smoke, but I suppose, they can't tax a wheelie
Of course they can tax a wheelie - the same way they tax speed. That's what the ticket's all about!

You don't actually believe tickets are written to protect the public do you?

Silly man...

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I see you're in Canada. My driving experience in Canada has been limited to perhaps 2000 miles, and I've not received any tickets there so I'll hold back my standard rant about traffic enforcement v. revenue generation.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:12 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I was speaking purely factually HAP, I am not really trying to stir you up. I am not so secretly hoping you have a look at the DukeR which is rumoured to be coming to the states before you commit to another 675R. There were two 675R mounted riders in the "fast/medium" group (next level up is race licensed riders only). We were sparring most sessions. We had a couple of chats between sessions. One of the 675R lads thought his bike was naff at commuting, so after I cleaned him up at one of Australia's only 2 GP worthy tracks, he vowed that a Kato dealership was on his list of places to visit this week.
I already gave in to you and told you your katy was the best bike ever.I have also been on tracks where an expert class rider on a well tuned and set up SV650 could and would cut your toes off on the inside line on a tight track. the same on a smaller Motard. But on a similar day, same track I haven't heard of an equal sized (cc) v twin with pinky guards whipping up on an equal size triple. You are a fantastic rider and my hat is off to your skill. Now as for the new 675R I am buying, it isn't available till later next month here in the states but I am sure both the Rs you skunked were the very newest models and not the old, tired, worthless pieces of fodder that held the R badge before as all new models come to OZ before we get them. My old 06 has all the crap you can do to it to make it a 2012 era R version but the new R has 9 bigger ponies, all the suspension goodies a super bike has and the frame has been tweaked. Oh and on track days my tiny, ittsy, bittsy non R Triumph eats 848 EVOs. But Katies are god's motorcycle so I am sure you would eat my lunch. NOT.

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Old 11-28-2012, 07:16 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I see you're in Canada. My driving experience in Canada has been limited to perhaps 2000 miles, and I've not received any tickets there so I'll hold back my standard rant about traffic enforcement v. revenue generation.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:55 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I am by no means the fastest in the group HAP - not even close, there is some unbelievable talent at these events. I am not even middle order in the fast/medium group. Actually, this trackie was my first knee-down experience - I popped a cherry on that count - so I am pretty high still from the emotions of the day.

This bike gives you unfair advantages and makes you look a whole lot better than you are. If it's not obvious, I haven't bought the shot yet.

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I am by no means the fastest in the group HAP - not even close, there is some unbelievable talent at these events. I am not even middle order in the fast/medium group. Actually, this trackie was my first knee-down experience - I popped a cherry on that count - so I am pretty high still from the emotions of the day.

This bike gives you unfair advantages and makes you look a whole lot better than you are. If it's not obvious, I haven't bought the shot yet.

Looking sharp Bo.
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Ta HAP. Please promise me you'll at least test ride one before you return to ol' faithful 675.
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