Hey, is there a Zuma v.s. Warrior article in the works? I like these power cruisers a lot. More than I ever thought I would in fact. Even stock, the VTX and Warrior are good bikes. But both are just begging to be massaged and coddled into monster motor machines. I got a chance to ride a Warrior recently and it handles nice also. So, how much does it cost to modify the Warrior?
I have this to say about my own ametuer drag racing experience. It's statistically safer than road racing. (very few wipe outs) There's never a shortage of cool rides both 2 wheeled and 4 wheeled at the track. There's plenty of flirt time while you're in the staging lanes provided of course you leave your other half at home. And in my humble opinion, nothing beats the thrill of going head to head as fast as you can possibly go from a dead stop to the finish line.
Well, that sells it. Now I have to go and modify mine.
I'm thinking if I get mine to halfway between where it is now, and where that drag bike is now, I'll be ecstatic. And I'm absolutely certain that my wiser half will agree that what that bike needs is more power...
I think what people really want to know is how it stacks up against a SV650. Seriously, this class may bring more popularity to drag racing, which I think was the point of creating a cruiser only race class. Since cruiser owners outnumber sportbikes by a large margin, this new class may entice many of them to try their hand a drag racing. Nothin like the feel of rippin full throttle down the strip. For those that haven't I suggest giving it a go.
If you go there, a pop-up window appears with glimpses of a revolutionary new vehicle called the MSX to be unveiled on Aug. 5. My question is; what the heck is it?
Asking several friends, they think it's either a new snowmobile or a new 4-stroke watercraft? Can't be watercraft because why the heck would a watercraft need lights? They're banned after sunset, in my state anyway.
I have a gut feeling that it may either be a new sport-tourer or even a sportbike coming from Polaris! Don't laugh! If you look closely, the gas tank is very motorcyclish because of the filler cap being metal with a clip for a key (this also discounts it as being an ATV as well).
Maybe Dr. Robin Tuluie has been secretly developing a sportbike for Polaris and the Tul-aris being a test mule for the new Polaris sportbike?
What do ya think? Check out the website and study the pop-up window!
I thought it might be a snowmobile except there was this shot that looks like a tank and seat. Evilgenius your are indeed an evilgenius you are probably right about the Tuluie thing. On Bikeweek or Motorcyclist on Speed there was a piece about a sport bike with a snowmobile engine. Good catch Evilgenius.
I say get that Ninja to the drag strip ASAP! I took my R1 to Portland International Raceway last night. Costs $20 to do as many runs as you can get in! I did five runs with a pathetic best time of 11.29 @ 126. I know, it's sad, but not to bad for a basically stock bike with 20,000 miles, 2 teeth up on the rear sprocket and a 1/4 turn throttle. =) Kinda makes those 1st gear launches a model of self preservation.
No doubt you are correct sir! But if ya' go comparing Screamin' Eagle parts to hop-up a Hardley Twin as compared to other bikes, the difference is often between paying with silver or paying with platinum.