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post #1 of 13 Old 10-06-2007, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Does track riding decrease ones appreciation of street riding?

Will street riding become boring?

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post #2 of 13 Old 10-06-2007, 05:54 PM
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Not for me.

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For me it was absolutely. I lost all interest in riding a sportbike on the street.

The nice thing is you start to broaden your horizons for what makes a proper street motorcycle. You'll appreciate nakeds, dual sports, even cruisers and sport tourers. To this day I have no interest in owning a sportbike for the street.

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If you consider street riding boring you need to quit. Myself I feel more challenges on the street than a track. Doesn't matter what bike I ride.

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[I think its a "phase" some of us go thru. Actually, I notice that alot of people go thru that phase, but I can only speak for myself.

Having 1 bike definatley makes it a little more difficult. The headache of swapping street/track bodywork sometimes twice a month becomes tiresome relatively quickly and for me at least eventually led to not even bothering to do the work in order to ride to work a few days a week and make a trip to the mountains between trackdays.

That being said, if I had 2 bikes I still think my street riding would've decreased by at least 80% once I really got into the track thing.

But like I said, I think it's a phase. Eventually most people who "give up" street riding, return to it with a whole new appreciation for simply riding to work or take a weekend trip 3 states away.

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For me it was absolutely. I lost all interest in riding a sportbike on the street.

The nice thing is you start to broaden your horizons for what makes a proper street motorcycle. You'll appreciate nakeds, dual sports, even cruisers and sport tourers. To this day I have no interest in owning a sportbike for the street.
I have to agree with this... that's why i ride the 9ner on the street.

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+1 to what jet stated. I appreciated a broader application for my riding after doing trackdays. I lost all interest in riding sportbikes on anything other than a track and I quickly found the fun in motorcycling again by riding a more suitable machine on the street.

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Thank you all for your responses.
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For me it was absolutely. I lost all interest in riding a sportbike on the street.

The nice thing is you start to broaden your horizons for what makes a proper street motorcycle. You'll appreciate nakeds, dual sports, even cruisers and sport tourers. To this day I have no interest in owning a sportbike for the street.
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[I think its a "phase" some of us go thru. Actually, I notice that alot of people go thru that phase, but I can only speak for myself.

Having 1 bike definatley makes it a little more difficult. The headache of swapping street/track bodywork sometimes twice a month becomes tiresome relatively quickly and for me at least eventually led to not even bothering to do the work in order to ride to work a few days a week and make a trip to the mountains between trackdays.

That being said, if I had 2 bikes I still think my street riding would've decreased by at least 80% once I really got into the track thing.

But like I said, I think it's a phase. Eventually most people who "give up" street riding, return to it with a whole new appreciation for simply riding to work or take a weekend trip 3 states away.
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I have to agree with this... that's why i ride the 9ner on the street.
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+1 to what jet stated. I appreciated a broader application for my riding after doing trackdays. I lost all interest in riding sportbikes on anything other than a track and I quickly found the fun in motorcycling again by riding a more suitable machine on the street.
This is what scares me the most about going to the track. I am only really interested in sporty bikes right now. Maybe because I am only 20?

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Thank you all for your responses.
This is what scares me the most about going to the track. I am only really interested in sporty bikes right now. Maybe because I am only 20?
i got to be the same way this fall. i've had my cbr on the street a handful of times this year since i converted it completely to track and have been on sport bikes about the same. i'm interested in either an sm, a nekkid or a sport tourer as a next street bike. for me, it was the knowledge that i could not push myself on the street and getting to the track 10 times this year has been the breaking point.

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^ to what has been said. Once you see that your bike is capable of truly amazing stuff, its hard to not tide it to that level every time you leave your driveway . Ive put a whole lot more miles on the KLR or the Guzzi than my Tuono lately, and after riding with the new exhaust and map, I rember why !

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Track riding does change your perception of street riding. You can't ride the same unless you like riding in the back of an ambulance or on a helicopter. It does make you a better rider. I think your better equipped to cope with variables on the road. There are times I think that street riding is not for me.
On the other hand nothing like going for a spirited ride on a Sunday morning. Enjoying the scenery and weather is much better than doing the same road ina cage

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post #12 of 13 Old 10-13-2007, 09:18 PM
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I still ride Street and as you know I am an Instructor for CalSportbike TrackXperience so you know I get plenty of track time...

but since riding on the track my desire for riding at a very fast or even at a simi fast pace on the street/canyons/mountains has dropped to not fast at all, now it's at the speed limit! I love riding and I ride every chance I get, I also dirt bike so I get plenty riding time no matter what it is I do!

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post #13 of 13 Old 10-19-2007, 01:35 PM
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This thread should be sent out to all the news media around. Help edjucate ani race track folks.

I to love track days. Have an f4i for track use and a 919/450x for the street. I slow down alot after a good track day. It gets it out of my system and lets me enjoy all the other joys of riding. Great views, the smells, just relaxing and cruising threw the corners. Its nice to look around instead of concentrating on dodging radar from the police.

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