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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-25-2007, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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What are Best Sportbike Events?

So ... the cruisers have Sturgis and Daytona Beach.

What do the sport bikers have?
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Anything U.S. East/Southeast Coast-ish?
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-26-2007, 04:25 AM
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Sturgis has it's fair share of sportbikes, if your into that sort of thing.

I just really want a bike with a turbo, because their are those times when you pull up too a stop light next to a cop, and I think a really loud PPTTTSHIIISHHHHHHHH would make his day. =P
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Colorado used to have "CycleFest", a 3-day event that was held at a ski area- Copper Mountain. Most of the motorcycle manufacturers showed up with free demo rides, there were SuperMoto races, live bands, vendors, and lots of other stuff. And it was 90% attended by sportbikes. Definitely the best motorcycle event I'd ever attended. (3 years in row).

Alas, CycleFest seems to have died a slow death. The 2006 event was lame- held in the city of Denver with no demo rides and then completely non-existent for 2007.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-26-2007, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
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Weird ... why do you think that happened?

- City cracking down?
- Loss of consumer interest?

We do have the Vortex here in Atlanta every thursday. I want to spend another 6 months on my bike before I brave the ATL highways necessary to get there tho.
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There is no such thing as a beginner sport bike.modern 600s are insanely powerful and you will kill yourself on one.There are beginner's bikes that have a sporty image.The Kawasaki Ninja 250.The new Ninja 650 is a terrific package.I've ridden them and they will grow with you.My advice is to stay off the 600 super sports with clip-on type bars and high pegs until you get a season or two under your wheels.

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Thunder Beach has sport bikes and cruisers of course majority are cruisers.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-05-2011, 06:14 AM
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There are a lot of bike specific rides held at Deals Gap through out the summer,but as far as I know no just general sportbike event that I am aware of.

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