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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-29-2019, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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FJR vs e-car

My 2005 Yamaha 1300 FJR I thought of as a very quick and fast motorcycle. It also has the benefits of that app that tracks lean angle and acceleration, among other things.

So, let's do a little comparison between it and my 2015 BMW i3 (the fastest BMW made...to 40 km/hr). First gear (you know what I mean), rolling start from 10 km/hr.

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FJR: 4.76 m/s2

i3: 5.33 m/s2

Bottom line: a lot quicker in the car. Lean angle advantage to the motorcycle, however.

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Lean angle advantage to even a HD. The difference is max cornering speed. Given that all of us understand that drifting is the slowest line around a corner and the higest waste or tires, then it's top speed and grip (lateral Gs) that are king. I suspect with 4 large contact patches, the i3 would still win (as would my 2017 Audi RS3).
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I suspect with 4 large contact patches, the i3 would still win (as would my 2017 Audi RS3).
With 155mm wide tires I would not call contact patches wide.

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Take that speed contest out to 200 miles and the FJR kills the i3. 150 (maybe) miles for the i3 and then 6 hours to charge it up for the last 50 miles.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-31-2019, 08:21 AM
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And how much did that i3 cost?
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And how much did that i3 cost?

Indeed. What's the $/m/s^2 for each vehicle work out to?


I'm going to use very roundish numbers...


2005 FJR1300: $12,000/4.76 m/s^2 = 2,521.008 $/m/s^2
2015 BMW i3: $40,000/5.33 m/s^2= 7,504.690 $/m/s^2


FJR wins hands down

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With 155mm wide tires I would not call contact patches wide.

Since the comment was about "relative" sizes between the car and the bike, my SWAG would be the car still has larger total contact patch size than the FJR.

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With 155mm wide tires I would not call contact patches wide.
Yes but the i3 has (4) 155mm wide contact patches and FJR has one that is about 30mm and another 45mm.

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