Because of the comment about the sportbike beating the cruiser in 0-60. My exact comment was "Hey Capt K-Y notice that the sportbike beat the cruiser from 0-60" Also I found the link on what of Sean's arch rivals web site i.e. notice who the sportbike team was. I am sure Sean and the staff don't look at SportsRider.com.....
Kpaul, my friend, the staffer who posted this wasn't the same "statistical genius". It was me.
I left out the "Captain K-Y" comment because I would like to see a kinder, gentler, MO community forum. Just like I would never post something that was derogatory written about you, such as "Kpaul the dipstick," or "Kpaul the Kook." What other staffers may do and post is up to their discretion, and fortunately when I find something I'd like to post, I am afforded the right to use my own discretion to clean things up should I choose.
Furthermore, I would be more motivated to leave in such petulant, grade-school, name-calling, if the post wasn't "anonymous." If a person is being called out, he should know by whom. You don't need to post anonymously in the hope that just because it's Kpaul posting it won't get put up.
We do look at Sportrider, and I myself am quite a fan of their site and publication. We keep abreast of every site we can, not just because they are our competition, but because we are motorcycle enthusiasts.
I don't want to get in a pissing match with you, because unlike the majority of this forum, I like you and consider you a friend. But please, Kpaul, chill out a bit. We are all motorcyclists and we are in the minority. Find cause for solidarity, not for division.
Reader submissions are a big part of MO. It helps build community, and I encourage you (and everybody else) to keep posting things you find of interest and relevance. Of course, I can't guarantee that it will get posted, but at the very least your participation is important and very much appreciated.
Cap'M I llike you man, but I think I need to point a few things out to you:
That 1,400+ cc "Harley" had a built-to-the-hilt motor with aftermarket internals and a horn button that triggers a healthy shot of nitros. Even with the extensive modifications, it was well over a second and nearly 20mph slower in the quarter mile than that mostly stock GSXR (which only had a pipe and power comander). In fact, that modified Harley's quarter mile times were still slower than a current bone-stock 600cc sportbike. -Sean
hmmm, a 1992 FXR! A 12 year old bike smoked the cars and almost kept up with the sport bike. I would be very careful about bragging too much on the sport bike versus cruiser thing. Imagine what a V-Rod would have done in the same test (in the same state of tune that FXR must have been tweaked too). But at least we all agree - CARS SUCK.....