Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Deutschland/Colorado Springs
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Madbuyer pretty much said what i was thinking.
I'm seeing this more often the past few days with posts and think there is a general misunderstanding in regards to this bike....it is not the high hp bike you see with I4's. 600 supersports are putting out more HP then this bike.
This bike is a homologation bike, produced so honda could take it to victory against Ducati and beat them at their own game with a v twin.
It is not a drag bike and never had the HP to compete straightline with modern I4's. Therefore you will not see many people using it as a drag bike or pushing HP numbers past 150.....most guys here mod them for useable power and for getting through the twisties or around the track faster.
Most personalities on here are motogp, BSB, and WSBK fans. Having this bike is having a piece of racing history in there garage where many of us walk out to and stare and imagine Nicky Hayden, Colin edwards, Valentino Rossi (suzuka 8h), and many other legends tearing around a track on our loved bike.
i just dont think youll see the gains you'd like to with this type of bike and pretty much everything to support the power will have to be custom made....parts for this type of speed and tis bike will be near non existant. Best of luck, let us know what you decide to do.....would be interested to see how it turns out if you decide to do it.
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