So its an expensive Harley twin, big deal. Harley makes a "powerful" bike and the world is supposed to bow down?
An RC51 will run a [email protected] This isn't some warmed over bike with expensive factory performance upgrades, it's a 999cc v-twin in stock trim. If Honda added their HRC parts, it would easily break into the mid 9s.
my god man talk about your much ado about not much. Didn't don canet get an R6 to do a 9 a yr or 2 ago? No slick no roll bar? This younger generation... the guy pulling off the real trick here is HD PR man Paul James, good work PJ!
So will that bike even DO an 8? Somehow I doubt it. It is like a Neiman-Marcus Drag Racing Chemistry Set recommended for ages 6 and above adult supervision required.
How fast would a $31K old air-cooled GS1000 go? don't they still race those? If I'm going to read tales of amazing derring-do, I like a little more amazing just my opinion... freakin Chuck Yeager flying past Mach 1 is nothing compared to Kev Duke's feat... at least have the decency to crash the thing if that's all there is.
HD definitely knows its market. And how to market to it. O I get it but I'm shocked it's not in any of the accounts I've read about this thing: where is the Genuine H-D Accessories 8-Second Kit? Where's the Genuine Motorclothes Greasy Wife-Beater Pit Shirt?
This coulda been fun if Gene Thomason had brought out his real HD drag bike and let the kids take it for a spin. That one does 6s or 7s I forget but it is frightening just sitting still.
It is like Special Olympics drag racing. Did u see pic of the assembled journalists in Kev Duke's story? Looks like Hoyer is playing the Chief in One Flew over Cuckoo's Nest remake in leather. Gene can be Nurse Ratchett...
AMAProstar Hot Rod Cruiser record is held by Yamaha Warrior, 9.161 sec @ 145.30. Can the Hog beat it? will anybody try? Gulp...
Sure, this bike is a blast to ride but a pocket bike is fun too.
I think the whine you are hearing from sport riders is from the asinine price tag. A bigger, badder and better bike could be built for less.
Putting wheelie bars on any bike will decrease time. Not just because of the safety, its also the psychological factor knowing one can give more throttle and knowing one wont flip the bike. You could be a drag race king with a set of Official Harley Davidson Super XX Anti-Flip Traction Units. Only $699.
The funny thing is, fools will part with their money for a name.
Sigh... maybe Hoy will be the one man in the wilderness to point out that the emperor has no clothes, selling 9 sec. "drag bikes" to people for $31K. Hey does this bike come with a warranty? How many 9.9s will it do before, ah? hmmm...