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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 08-26-2007, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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1/4 mile times for a stock '07 S3 ?

i know the triple wasn't intended to be a 1/4 mile machine but it just seems to me that with 131HP and almost 80lbs of torque it should come up with better times than 11.0's. the honda 899 only has 95HP it equals the S3 with times and MPH. the triple isn't super heavy either. i don't see why it wouldn't do at least mid 10's with a competent rider.
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almost 30 views and no replies?.......is this a taboo question about 'ol speedy?
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It's the fun factor that makes the S3 so great, not the 1/4 mile times.
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It's the fun factor that makes the S3 so great, not the 1/4 mile times.
i understand fully....i'm just curious as to why it doesn't perform better in the 1/4 mile given the HP/torque ratings. some reasons could be:

1)short wheelbase. makes it a wheelie monster but difficult to launch.
2)magazine test riders can't handle the off-the-line torque
3)cam needs another 2500rpm to twist motor

maybe someone who has the balls to launch the way it needs to be launched could get closer to the mid 10 mark.
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1. What's wrong with 11 second quarter miles?
2. How many performance cars can run in the 10's?
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1. What's wrong with 11 second quarter miles?
2. How many performance cars can run in the 10's?
apples and oranges brother...never said there was anything wrong with 11 second 14 miles.
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I feel ya triplecheeeeeze. I don't care what speedy runs in the 1/4, but ya would think in comparison with some of the other bikes, she would atleast git in the high 10's.
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I got 11.8 @ 115 about 3 weeks ago here in Colorado at Bandimere where we are more than a mile high. I have 2 up on the rear sprocket and TOR map with a slip on. At sea level I can't see why you wouldn't be right near the high 10's. I'm riding an 05.
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Just take it to the track and see what You can do on it. It really doesn't matter what the bike can do.
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I got an 11.789 @ 115.98 in Seattle at Pacific Raceways. It was equal with a 1098 in the 1/4 with two non-professional drag racers. The Ducati ran an 11.786 and trapped 128.36!!!

The S3 would be extremely close to the big four liter bikes on an eighth track. Aerodynamics are a huge limiting factor after the 1/8 mark.

If you are looking for crazy drag racing times, get a faired bike!
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