With the frame broken in half? Its not a matter of expirience it a matter of luck and faith.kypdurron62 said:Makes me wonder if a experienced rider could keep that on two wheels long enough to slow down.... my bet is yes if enough parts kept working.
you gotta be kidding me. Lets go over this. What is the purpose of a frame? To hold the bike together. Which parts? The suspension mounting points in relation to each other and the engine. What provides braking on a sportbike? Front brakes. How are those braking forces transfered to the rest of the bike? THRU THE FRAME. which is broken right where the stearing head is attached to the motor mounts.kypdurron62 said:I dunno it would depend how many systems in the bike were still working when the frame broke. I'm assuming it didnt look as bad as it does before it went down, it might be possible to slow down and stop a bike if there are still some random parts holding it partially togethor. Besides I was just musing while bored at work.
I know I've read a few places where the Gixxer 1K is the fastest production sportbike in the 1/4 mile. This includes the Busa. Don't know if this still holds true for '06, and whether or not the ZX-14 will come into play.SepiasSoul said:the report sayed that it was touted as the fastest production bike when it was released... weren't the Busa's already out in '05?!?!
I've seen a few pictures from the guy who wrecked his bike on the track. The impact broke the frame just like in the story (I think it was from one of the Suzuki boards). It looked like it had poor weld penetration. The bead looked like it was sitting on top of the metal.SepiasSoul said:Is it just me, or does the picture of the break in the frame look awfully smooth? It looks like it was cut, or a weld or something failed. If it was due to excessive stress or metal fatigue, wouldn't it tear with jagged edges like the Titanic?