Originally Posted by twister
Total stopping distance for a car is on the average twice that of the FJR!
Dude? Are you on drugs, or you just staying with Starcruiser at his parents' house?
Perhaps you're confusing your figures from your highly misengineered 2003 FJR. Either way, quoting statistics from an anti-red light cameras website followed by your own 'fuzzy' logic is as scientific as using Starcruiser for a political science dissertation.
I don't know about you, but when I run my finger down the 60-zero column in Motor Trend for average modern sedans, I see lots of 115s - 125s (feet). Even full-size SUVs (Suburban, Tahoe, Expedition) are reaching zero within 125 - 130 feet. Exotic sports cars with fat rubber are reaching zero in 90 feet.
Running a finger down the 60-zero MPH column in current motorcycle magazines yield 115s - 140s, ON THE BEST PERFORMING MOTORCYCLES.
Stopping a motorcycle may also require special skills not necessary in stopping a four-wheeled vehicle.
Now really, don't make me come in here again!
PS - Thanks Luke, for that paper. Very interesting.
Nice to see some actual science on the subject.