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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-14-2002, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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f4i vs. R1 vs. gsxr750

What's up everyone,

Me and two of my friends will be buying new bikes within the next few months or so. I'm looking at the f4i and my friends want the R1 and gixxer 750. I was just wondering if there's any way in hell I'll be able to hang with them from the 0-100mph range. If anyone has any experience racing these three bikes I would apprectiate your input.

Thanks everyone.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-14-2002, 09:50 AM
 
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You'll be within a few bike lengths at 100mph IF you launch well and keep the rpm's in the top third and you'll probably want to power shift (no clutch, moderate pressure on gear shifter, rapidly roll off the throttle and instantly back on, should slip easily up to the next gear).

IMHO ALWAYS use the clutch when DOWN shifting and usually when up shifting.
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So does this mean after 100mph there's no hope to keep up?
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-14-2002, 10:04 AM
 
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No because they'll never maintain the speeds you can't for longer than a few seconds.


In the 1/4 mile there's ~ 10-15 mph dif and ~1 sec.

1 second behind at 130 mph is like what, 50 feet.

I don't want to be closer than 50 feet at that speed anyway
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-14-2002, 10:13 AM
 
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are you a new rider. well the facts are those bikes are just plain bigger then yours so yes they will kill you. what are you looking to do, drag, race coarse, street ride? if its drag forget it, on the race track you can keep up in the twisties, but as soon as a striaght comes they will be gone. on the street, well you shouldn't be going more then 100mph anyway on the streets. so you can keep up easily there.

street racing is for ametures and children, save the real racing for the track. either of these 3 bikes would be awsome so have fun and keep the rubber side down
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-14-2002, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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I'm a fairly new rider(only one year under my belt). I'm definately not looking to street race, but my two friends are very competitive and I was just wondering if they decide to get into it a little bit, would I be left behind.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-14-2002, 10:25 AM
 
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Re: f4i vs. R1 vs. gsxr750

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Originally posted by Ruff Ryder3283
What's up everyone,

Me and two of my friends will be buying new bikes within the next few months or so. I'm looking at the f4i and my friends want the R1 and gixxer 750. I was just wondering if there's any way in hell I'll be able to hang with them from the 0-100mph range. If anyone has any experience racing these three bikes I would apprectiate your input.

Thanks everyone.
I heard the gixxer 750 is a smooth bike. That's my next buy once I get sick of my CBR600.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-14-2002, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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I heard the gixxer 750 is a smooth bike. That's my next buy once I get sick of my CBR600.
How long have you had your CBR? Did you get tired of it really quick?
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-14-2002, 10:33 AM
 
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How long have you had your CBR? Did you get tired of it really quick?
Acutally, I just bought it two months ago. Love it now, but looking for a better one in the future. 600's are cool for a while, but then you just want more and more. Know what I mean?
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