Originally Posted by Bigdaa
I don't think I've ever met a motorcycle I didn't like. The inidividual riders?????
That's another story. I was riding on my favorite 55mph mountain road, the one where I got the gracious 80 mph tik when he clocked me at 100 in the sweeper, and this FZ rider thought he'd blaze past me at 80. He tried to do it real sneaky but I saw him coming up on my left so I let him get sort of besides as I down shifted into third and just let that 10R motor stuff fumes into the dudes helmet. It was if he went into slow motion. I saw him in the rear view as I got low on the tank and leaned left into the turn at 118mph. What little glimpse I had of him was he straightened up. I kept the motor on the boil staying in 4th and above 10 grand until he was just a speck, and then slowed up a bit. Got it down to 60 and let him catch up. I was making my left from 154 on to 246 and he passed on the right and waved. I returned the wave. Ain't no thing. I did the same thing to a couple of SV650 riders while on my Superhawk. I registerd the same mph in that turn, but on my 10R, the speed is the real deal with my speedo healer. That time, one of the SV650 riders really rode that little gem hard and kept up excellent speed and form in the corner, unlike the FZ guy. We got to the same turn off and had the customary wave salute.
This post is borrowed from gsd2053 on the yamahafz1oa forum, I'm reposting it for your benefit:
The top ten reasons I can see the 919 beating a FZ1 is.....
#10 The FZ rider let you outa pity.
#9 The FZ was out of tune.
#8 The FZ was running on diesel.
#7 The FZ had sugar in the tank.
#6 The FZ had no teeth on the sprockets.
#5 The FZ clutch went out.
#4 The FZ rider had sugar in his tank.
#3 The FZ was stuck in one gear.
#2 The FZ rider thought he had to shift at 6000rpm.
And the number one reason a 919 beat the FZ1.
#1 All of the above combined together!