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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2001, 04:50 AM
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A SuperMotard is not a sportbike !

I don't really consider a MuZ Panther , KTM Duke / LC4 640 SM , CCM or whatever a Sportbike ! Fun ? Yes. But not a sportbike !! So why the hell do all the bike magazines list them as sportbikes ? Everyone must be stupid.
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Depends on how you define a sport bike. For me it's something with little practical use that's just for strafing apexes and hauling ass. Sounds like SMs would fit in that definition just fine.
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Try saying that after a supermotard spanks your ass thru the curves on a road course! If you believe what you said, you are the one that's stupid. I'd bet that with evenly matched riders, a supermotard CR250 would spank the snot out of an Aprilia RS250, or any other two-stroke 250cc sportbike for that matter.
 
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Try saying that after a supermotard spanks your ass thru the curves on a road course! If you believe what you said, you are the one that's stupid. I'd bet that with evenly matched riders, a supermotard CR250 would spank the snot out of an Aprilia RS250, or any other two-stroke 250cc sportbike for that matter.
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Can I borrow your wooden spoon? Just send it to me at my office.
There is no spoon.
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Try saying that after a supermotard spanks your ass thru the curves on a road course! If you believe what you said, you are the one that's stupid. I'd bet that with evenly matched riders, a supermotard CR250 would spank the snot out of an Aprilia RS250, or any other two-stroke 250cc sportbike for that matter.

Ok Pete. In all seriousness, TRUE SM's don't race on paved only
race tracks. They race on more dirt oriented tracks with jumps and some
paved sections if I'm not mistaken. So wouldn't that make it more of a
dirtbike ? Or wait , didn't you tell me about how you were taking jumps on
your 929 ?
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In all seriousness, TRUE SM's don't race on paved only
race tracks.
Prove it.

I know for a fact that sometimes they do.
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Ok Pete. In all seriousness, TRUE SM's don't race on paved only
race tracks. They race on more dirt oriented tracks with jumps and some
paved sections if I'm not mistaken. So wouldn't that make it more of a
dirtbike ? Or wait , didn't you tell me about how you were taking jumps on
your 929 ?
As Lucifer implies, it's a subjective issue; it depends on how you define "sportbike."

While we can get into the origins of sportbikes, its evolution from wooden plank oval tracks to road courses, etc. and discuss/argue it until the end of time, what does it really matter? I mean, are we so sensitive and lacking in confidence that we allow our over-inflated ego to cause a maelstrom of irrational behavior over such triviality?
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As Lucifer implies, it's a subjective issue; it depends on how you define "sportbike."

While we can get into the origins of sportbikes, its evolution from wooden plank oval tracks to road courses, etc. and discuss/argue it until the end of time, what does it really matter? I mean, are we so sensitive and lacking in confidence that we allow our over-inflated ego to cause a maelstrom of irrational behavior over such triviality?
Jesus Pete, you gotta stop reading those Cosmopolitan magazines in the shitter.
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As Lucifer implies, it's a subjective issue; it depends on how you define "sportbike."

While we can get into the origins of sportbikes, its evolution from wooden plank oval tracks to road courses, etc. and discuss/argue it until the end of time, what does it really matter? I mean, are we so sensitive and lacking in confidence that we allow our over-inflated ego to cause a maelstrom of irrational behavior over such triviality?
Give it up for The Nutty Professor.


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