No, they weren't drag bikes, kinda like those Honda Accords with huge wings on the decklid aren't IMSA sedan racers.
It's part of the drag bike "look", and it seriously degrades handling on the street, but it looks "butch", and real dragbikes have them, and so kids take street sportbikes (whose manufacturers sweated blood trying to shave millimeters off the wheelbase) and put extended swingarms on them because they think it looks cool.
If all you're going to do is drive it up and down main street, one redlight at a time, for money, it's no biggie. It just speaks volumes about the previous owner of the vehicle, like buying a car that has torched springs.
Last edited by Tamara; 04-12-2002 at 12:58 PM.