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Hey nice riding if you can beat those big bore bikes. I only wish I had a track near where I live so I could put the pedal to the medal too or maybe the throttle in this case. Instead I have to causiously scan every corner for recent road works residue, namely gravel and loose stones, so I dont end up sliding into the ditch. Sorry to moan and all.

"Speed kills, but atleast you get there faster."
 

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Hi,

Took my G2 onto Cadwell park track a couple of weeks ago & flew by an R1 & Blade among others - dont remember the others as they were boring :)

It's not the bike, it's the rider!!!

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Lol I'd imagine they were a little pissed off although I didnt bother trying to find em to ask :D

Other thing was, mine is a 600, not a 636, imagine if I had the extra cubes....

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In a straight away they would catch up, and possibly pass you, but on the turns you would defintly have them.

You gota have balls like these to drive a bike!
 

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An R1, GSXR750, 954-929 all will smoke a 636. At the track it will be closer but most importantly is the rider. You would have to place each bike in a skilled riders hands to truely havean answer of which machine is better minus the rider variable. I be willing to bet 80 of the people in this forum haven't tapped the full potential of any of these bikes, especially if you never layed a tire on the track.

Streets aren't race tracks as so many of unfortuanate riders have come to realize. Any of these bike can give you the thrill of your life and kill you just as easy.



PGH, PA
 

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So true. One of my friends is going to be racing Novice class this year, using a '92 CBR600 (his street bike is an R1). Second day out practicing, he lapped an R1 rider after 5 times around.

There are fast bikes, and there are fast riders. The former does not automatically make you the latter! Lots of guys out here can stunt like mother f***ers, but have no idea how to get their bike around a corner.

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Exactly my point. My brother has an R1 2002 & he really knows how to ride it - cant catch him on track or road but getting there [:I]

There was a magazine article with Sean Emmett BSB racer at mallory park. They took a courier reader of theirs and gave him a fireblade to use all day on the track. Sean used the blade and beat his time (no surprise), then next up was a CB500 against the blade (cb500 won) then finally an Aprilia RS125 against the blade - the RS won!!!

The point is, you can have the fastest bike on the road but in the hands of a poor/average rider, they aint gonna know how to use it.

On my track day, one of my m8s took his ZXR750, he just couldnt keep up with me at all, he was gutted!!!

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On a side note, I was not excluding myslef. I have never laid a tire on a track and I fall into the 80 that hasn't come close to using the full potential of any of my bikes. Don't get me wrong, the sides of my tire have just a hair line of untouched rubber adn I can wheelie pretty well (stand up included) but that don't mean shit. I just try to have fun and give credit where credit is due.

My newest motyo I live by I think I heard it here, "If you can't aford to fix it, then don't do it". That and an even more compelling reason is I have eveything thing to live for, my daughter and wife.

Be safe and remember, you love ones ride along with you when your out in the road. Everything you do you puit them thought as well.

I just love to ride, I don't care if it's a Shadow, CBR600RR, F2, R6, R1, Busa, Harley, ...... We are united by two wheels adn that's one thing we all share and have in common.

PGH, PA
 
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