That's what she said.
You might want to be sitting down before you look at this, I think such figures cause you severe distress !
Doubt you've seen such numbers on a car let alone a bike !
Cool, I tried to find this thread and for some reason couldn't???
How long did it take to ride that distance? I put ~8000km on mine in the first 6 or so months, couldn't get off it.
I am about a week or so away from buying a track bike too, really into it now. Looking at doing some club road racing next year also.
I had this CRF450 at my place minding it for a while, due to one reason or another I never got to go for a decent ride on it.
It's getting motard wheels this week and I am going to go along to watch my mate race it. Should be very fun.
I have been really enjoying my bike a lot the last few months. For fathers day, I got a card from my wife with $200 in it and note "the start to your savings for a track bike"
So good news then, I have been researching zx6r track bikes now for the last few months. I think (well 99.99% sure) I'll start doing some club road racing also.
I really love the fact that my wife likes motorcycles
I am going to bump this thread and keep it alive, who knows what could happen?
So I went to Sydney Motorsport Park today, they have nice yellow garage signs now. Rode the new sectiona gain today, starting to work it out. I have been 4 times now int he last 8 or something months and the 1st time was the original track, 2nd time the "North" and the 3rd time the new extended track, so today was the extended/new track.
It's pretty tricky and I find it hard to get the right line over and over. But then again I suck anyway.
Met up with a mate, known each other since primary school (have been on many crazy adventures together over the years). Agreed to buy this bike from him. The price was too good to say no to. 08 model, raced by a pro for 1 season in superstock then he raced it for 2 years.
That is awesome Aaron. Until today I have not had the balls to track bikes. I'll live precariously though you!
Speaking of bike. A couple friend of mine came to visit is and our new baby today. I learn that they are both taking their bike license. Kinda unexpected,but so cool that I have other friends that I've known for years who now want to ride!
congratulations on the baby, boy or girl?
thinking about it, I guess you have Phillip Island, yes that would take some balls. End of the day it's a ride day, not racing so you don't have to push beyond your comfort zone. I was on my now 1 year old road bike and it was $16k, I am pretty sure even just a small off would be more in $$ to repair the damage than buying a track bike.
So I was happy to be out on the track and go home with my nice bike. Once I get the race bike I'll go for it and see what happens. I'll be happy to just qualify last and finish at any club event.
but anyway, what I was saying is I think the ride days are safer than going for a ride on the road, unless you are just going with mates to enjoy the sun and coffee, sit around and chat.
I had a rgv as I mentioned before, actually the same guy I am getting the bike from, his younger brother that raced proddie 250's in the early 90's I got the race glass for my rgv, but I never had the money to race it, only did a few ride days. Wish I never sold it. Ride days were something like $70 then too.....
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I know what you are saying about track days being safer, but I don't trust myself. With cars, when I am on the track, I push hard and often to my limit. With bike, I am afraid I may do the same! Whereas on the road I am always conscious that there may be a car coming around the next corner so I don't push anywhere near as hard.
Mark that is total hotness. Is that the actual bike you are getting? I have always liked them, but my back wouldn't hold up to it.
Mike, yes, Paul Smith is totally gay. Not that there is anything wrong with gay if that is your inclination...
Wayne, not the exact bike, but same other than the wheels and the white side plates. I'll leave the wheels stock but might add the white side plates. And, yes it does have the Termis and ecu.
My Specialized bicycles have more 'drop' than the Duc so I should be fine.
Fingers crossed I'm riding it home tonight. I'll post a pic once I'm happy with it in a week or two.
Thought about a Paul Smart, mainly for the Ohlins suspension front and rear, but was dissuaded by the
gheyness of them, and the green frame. Red is faster anyway
No point getting the Paul Smith for the suspension IMO. Why? Because there are much better handling bikes out there if that is what you are after. This one will always be a compromise in that department. Anyway, keen to see pics and hear about the riding experience of the new purchase Mark!
I googled paul smith ducati, came up with fork covers? then I found the paul smart.
Didn't think it was Paul Smith, he lives a few doors up from me and he and his wife are middle class white as they come plastic surgery addicts, oh and electrolosis?? hair removal too.