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post #1 of 11 Old 09-11-2011, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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Ancient hi-tech

My buddy Kurt showed up today to pick up his .45 today (I was giving it an overhaul) Riding this

Afterwards we rode to lunch, I have to admit I thought this thing would've handled much better than it did, on the freeway it was quite smooth but around town it was very heavy with very heavy steering. Still a very cool piece of technology.


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post #2 of 11 Old 09-11-2011, 05:57 PM
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looks like something similar to bmw's setups on the r1200's

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Yamaha GTS1000, cool piece of motorcycle history! Read a retrospective on those in Rider magazine recently, advanced design for the time in 93-94, fuel injection and ABS way before it was common, and the trick singled sided RADD front end was stable and dive free. Decent power at 100hp and 550lbs dry, but the downside of the suspension was heavy steering at low speeds and a terrible turning radius.

That is a funky cool old bike though!

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Those were like $13k back in the day............

Way ahead of anything else. It was not suppose to have heavy/slow steering. Yamaha made the upper arm shorter than James Parker designed it to be.

Parker also says "that the telescopic fork is a profoundly bad design".

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I was just talking to a buddy of mine about this design. I thought Moto Cryz(?) had a bike like this 5-6 years ago. Definitely thinking outside the box.

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I guess I was hoping it would be a little more like this


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Ah, yeah, that's the one. Vyrus. lol

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WTF.... how does that vyrus thing steer.... is it almost like a big ball joint hub thing?!?!

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post #9 of 11 Old 09-13-2011, 08:30 AM
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I guess I was hoping it would be a little more like this
Wow, that's like some funky Super Duke/Buell/Ducati looking hybrid with a crazy front suspension!

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Have you ever noticed how often the MOTY falls flat on it's face after the Moto Journalists get thru praising them?

And look how bad the reports were on the 919.

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look up the specs on the vyrus 987.... ducati 1098R motor (1198 ccs) vtwin 4 valve liquid cooled, SUPERCHARGED.... it takes the title of worlds most powerful production bike at 211hp. i want one!

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