Liquidsilver will share his impressions with you and he hasn't even ridden one!number2 said:Does anyone have one or ridden one. I'm interested in some impressions of the automatic .
Heck YEAH! They're squished into that little sardine can so tightly... how could they possibly use any body english.number2 said:Does that mean Formula 1 drivers are physically challenged
What's the point of a clutch without a lever? My chainsaw has a clutch with no lever.20valves said:The thing has a clutch, just not a lever.
Yes, I'll bet he is good at it. But I wouldn't pay someone else to ride my motorcycle for me. I like to do it. Having the engagement of the engine to the wheels is more than just a preference though... it's part of riding a motorcycle. Scooters eliminate several of the characteristics of motorcycling. And as fond of the FJR as I am, it bothers me when it too becomes an agent of eliminating characteristics of riding a motorcycle.20valves said:They have a robot working the clutch and shift forks and he may be pretty good at it. We just don't know yet.
Yes, I wish it wasn't in racing either. Good system for a vehicle NOT used for recreation though. I like it in that respect. Like ABS, it has a purpose.20valves said:What about traction control?
Yes, I have one. Would I own it if I couldn't also kick it? No. Would I have been unable to start it on multiple occasions if I couldn't also kick it? Yes. On a cold day, the eStart doesn't spin it fast enough... you have to kick it. Same company, Yamaha. And another thing that sucks about it... the starter motor causes the kickstarter to require more effort. I kick it almost exclusively, anyway.20valves said:E start dirt bikes?
Yeah. I'm not saying I don't like new things. I do. I just like new things that have some purpose... some reason for being. Who needs a 12 pound lump (minimum) to shift your gears. That's like inventing a 12-pound robotic ass scratcher and saying you improved upon fingernails.20valves said:Anything that didn't exist before 2006?
Yes, now that's a good one. I'm also fond of power steering, lasers, plasma weapons, digital energy conversion amplifiers and modern motorcycle tires. They all rock. But the best-operating useless thing, is still useless.20valves said:How about auto ignition advance, you used to have to do that with with a left twist grip back when men were men.
You can say that again, brudda!20valves said:Ahem, let's just say Yam did not build the AE for liquid. Happily, he has other choices. :mrgreen:
Until the first curve in the road? Perhaps. Actually, with power-to-weight factored, it wouldn't be so one-sided. The mighty 14's torque off the botom would be something, though, and it's looooong. Top speed runs become more about aerodynamics than power-to-weight, so that's really where the 14 would check out.20valves said:I assume the thing would blow the doors off my R1
An opinion shared by many, for sure. Anybody see Carruther's article in the last Motorcyclist Magazine? He contends that, because HE doesn't care for them, liter bikes are useless. He also whines about the track at Barber. Having used his whiny ass for a passing dummy at Barber, I can see why he doesn't like it. Mack, he's the journo I was telling you about, that got into a big wobble, and then denied it when I went over to complement him for saving it.20valves said:Horsepower? I think we're there for the most part.
And I promise I won't pound the table bitching that a company misspent their R & D money on your horsepower that they should have used for my preferred improvements. 8)Liquidsilver said:I personally haven't ridden a bike I thought had too much power, so I don't know what that's like... and I think lighter is always nice...