If I did I'd be giving away my too-good idea. Inventors mostly get reamed. Consider Festo v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabashiki, a very recent Supreme Court decision that makes infringing on patents much easier.
Team Hammerhead needs a sponsor. If anyone wants a place in history for about the price of a car (okay, an S model Benz) please contact me.
AMEN.....think the guys at YAMAHA are looking over thier shoulders? I hope so...there are rumors circulating in the Vmax world about a completely redesigned VMAX to replace the existing one. This may be a tough act to follow seeing how succesfull its run has been. Diffiucult but not impossible. I hope the Warrior wasn't intended for this purpose. I like the new concept bikes and think it's about time for another VMAX type bike for the new century.
They provide a sonic counterpoint to those nice curves.
Pilot's license! Good idea cause I already have an airline transport rating. I expected our government to require me to qualify on the pistol range after 9/11 but the way things are going I can see being required to maintain motorcycle currency too.
I wish you the best of luck finding a sponsor and giving your idea a shot.
Unfortunately, I'm just a normal working guy who can't afford a Benz car, much less to invest $100k on a speed record.
If you get a chance to try your idea, let the rest of the world know how it works out... hobbiest-accessible information about the field of aerodynamics is too rare today.
If you want a chance to demo your idea for <$100K, you might consider building a rocket-powered model of the bike. There's already a whole hobby out there devoted to rocket cars (http://www.mcneely.net/nrca). I'm not sure if anyone has yet achieved speeds over 300mph with them, but regular model rockets can easily break Mach 1.
You are on spot Nick...most who ride a Busa will tell you
The Hayabusa doesn't need a turbo or a S/Cer..The stock motor with a pipe and PowerCommander are more than sufficiant for 95%+ of power mongers on big bikes.
This street monster could come to us in "stock motor" form quite easily...The better idea would be to build the bike around the the GSXR1000 motor with a curb weight under 400 lbs. Please don't "retune" it for torque...(rember the CB1000) just give us the stock motor.
It would be great if the Hayabusa motor ended up in a "Sports" tourer with a HUGE emphasis on "Sport"!!!!!!!! This bike would laugh at the ST1300, FJR1300, VFR800, BMW RS and that new Kwacker!!!!
I'll buy one even if they just plop in a stock motor.....
Yamaha must be so Fuc*$^& mad right now, after all the world has been waiting for a MUCH needed replacement to the crusty old VMax...and Now Suzuki steals the show with a bike we could easily see next year. HaHaHaHaHa
I'l also buy an ST bike ( with the Huge emphasis on SPORT!!!!)
from Suzuki with the Hayabusa motor, just add an Auto oiler system and keep the chain.
Where is the SV 1000 Suzuki??? Cagiva builds two naked hooligan bikes off of your TL1000 motor...don't you think that numerous SV loyals would jump at the chance to upgrade to the full litre motor??? BUILD IT!!!!
The V Strom??? Stupid name, rediculous bodywork, assinine pipe placement ( where do we put our travel bags??)
and because it won't sell, they'll assume that we don't want that kind of bike here in the U.S. On the Contrary!!!! We just don't want a hermaphrodite of a design!!!!
Am I the only one who can't believe that with all the models available from Japan's big Four, that there are a bunch of cool bikes that COULD be built but for one reason or another are NOT????????
What do they need to get the CLUE??????????
We don't need Naked bikes with one shrunken testicle.
We don't need STs that weigh 700 lbs and have no nuts.
WE need more holligan bikes that have riding positions of a dirt track racers (those guys are awesome)
I could go on and on but do any of you feel like we could make exciting bikes from existing components????
I hope they build it...or anything like it. How is it that there is very little understanding of what makes a great standard.
Suzuki seems to get it when you consider the SV650 but then is lacking when you consider how easy it would be for them to release the SV1000 everyone is clammering for. and they give us the V-Strom YUK
I thought Yamaha got it when they released the FZ-1 until I saw the fairing. If I wanted an R1 looking fairing I'ld have bought an R1. Then they're testing the Bulldog in Eurpoe which has cancer on the one testie they left it with.
Honda gave us the CB1000, what a PIG ( I know I used to have one and so I can say what I want about them). Now they give us hashed over Eurpoen styling with pipes right where I'd put my soft bags, a 919 motor when the 929 was RIGHT THERE ON THE SHELF!!!! So close but missing the mark...completely.
The Kwaker ZRX 1200 is spot-on for a "retro standard" no complaints there.
Even Triumph "gets it" with their Speed Triple. They didn't cut down the 955 motor when slamming it in the standard chasis. Tom Cruise wishes he was cool enough to ride like that!!!!
Now finally we get the boost King. Yamaha must be pulling their hair out. Suzuki of all of them, has trumpted their crusty ole V-Max. Ouch!!!! that had to hurt!!! Now maybe there will be two bikes in that category and I for one would love to have a Power-Street-Fighter powered by the Mighty Busa Motor even without the S/Charger!!!!!
How about a similar styled naked (370 lb.) street fighter, powered by the GSX R1000 motor or the TL 1000 motor???
How many Bandit 600s would they sell if they looked like the Boost King??? instead of the positively BORING styling of the current rendition.
I for one say "Bring It On"!!!!!!! we are ready for exciting bikes with cutting edge styling...Its bad enough that we have to live with mediocre styling in our cars ( I can't afford the Ferrari 360 Spyder)...when it comes to our Bikes give us somethingGreat!!!!!!