WR426 VS. Raptor 660R........
Posted November 13, 2001 - 03:23 PM
Posted November 13, 2001 - 03:40 PM
I am sure he is going to love it when he sees this post.
Posted November 13, 2001 - 09:21 PM
A little off topic, but how long do you think your WR would keep up with your M2 on the street in a drag race? I figure around 20 mph between my two units. Had a guy on the DRZ forum get quite hurt when I suggested his DRZ super motard proabably wasn't as fast as he thinks compared to superbikes. Wasn't trying to start something, nor did I finish it. His response, among other things said, "I thought Buell went out of business for lack of styling.. overpriced... harley (Chick bike) sportster powered."
What do you think?
Here's the post: http://www.thumperta...c&f=12&t=003815
[ November 13, 2001: Message edited by: John H ]
Posted November 14, 2001 - 03:08 AM
Posted November 14, 2001 - 04:22 AM
[ November 14, 2001: Message edited by: crazyadam ]
Posted November 14, 2001 - 04:24 AM
My best friend who races GNCC had a Raptor, nicest quad i've ever ridden, and IT IS A BEAST!! closest thing to a bike with four wheels. He sold it to buy his third 250r (LIGHTER and faster, and yes he still has 3). this one has a lonestar chassis, SWEET!
LETS SEE---WR apprx. wt. 260lbs - 45-50 horsies
Raptor a lot more lbs - only 32 hp
unless the WR is on slick mud, and the raptor on pavement... no competition. WR will Run Away and Hide.
Bikes are almost always the faster choice!
Posted November 14, 2001 - 07:53 AM
Posted November 14, 2001 - 08:16 AM
Posted November 14, 2001 - 09:09 AM
your right, he dosn't like bikes much (or me) does he!
and no I was not rude, just tring to help the under educated (and have a free laugh)
[ November 14, 2001: Message edited by: crazyadam ]
Posted November 14, 2001 - 10:02 PM
Posted November 14, 2001 - 02:04 PM
[ November 14, 2001: Message edited by: Bill ]
Posted November 14, 2001 - 02:38 PM
I realize this is off topic, but I'm thinking of buying an Buell M2. I'll be using mostly for a 35 mile (each way) commute on Fwy. Probably only use it 2 or 3 days each week. How well suited for that type of riding is it? Someone said it would be like buying a Porsche for commuting...sounds OK to me. At least I would enjoy my commute! Any problems with the '01 M2?
Posted November 14, 2001 - 03:13 PM
dont be afraid to private message me with any questions or ask more in the open forums either here or at www.sacborg.com
Posted November 14, 2001 - 04:21 PM
Posted November 14, 2001 - 05:12 PM
Originally posted by Ronin:
I read the other post, what an ass. as far as the M2 going faster than my WR I would have to say that the WR really wouldnt have a chance, and especially not a chance with the X-1 since she is built a bit. Kind of funny though, when I first got my WR I stopped riding my Buells for about a month cause the WR is my first dirt bike and I didnt realize how much I would enjoy riding in the dirt. So after about 4 weeks of getting used to the power of the WR I thought that this little WR would run circles around my Buells. She felt light, nimble and very, very powerful. Then I got on my X-1 and realized that by riding the WR and being so used to the power of the X-1 prior to riding the WR that in my mind I downplayed the acceleration of the X-1 and then I forgot about how it felt by riding the WR too much. needless to say when I got on the X-1 and grabbed a handful she took of faster than I think I ever felt prior. The X-1 felt FAST, REAL FAST. quite strange, but now I realize that it is all relative to what you are used to. oh and by the way, we gotta find this DRZ super motard and give him a run for his money.
I agree Ronin. My WR feels/is fast, but then I hop on the the Buell and realize the difference. Didn't understand their reaction when I told that guy what I believe to be true. Anyway, it's kinda funny to talk to a dealer when you know they're feeding you a line. Sometimes I confront their BS. Other times I figure it's not worth it and just say, "yeah, reallllllyyy, wow?" all the while I'm laughing inside.
Posted November 15, 2001 - 04:24 AM
Posted November 15, 2001 - 07:13 AM
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Posted November 15, 2001 - 08:43 AM
We’ve got a dealer here in, Western New York, that tried to tell me that the rear caliper clearance on a YZF426 stock pipe was a “custom factory power tuning dent”! What an idiot!
Getting back to the Raptor … I don’t own a quad but I like to ride them, time to time, like in the snow or slick mud, they’re a blast in low traction situations.
In the last year I’ve ridden the Bombadier DS650.
Opinion: Big heavy pig that can get smoked by a stock XR400.
Then my buddy’s wife got a Yamaha Raptor and then threw at least $1,000 into it, in hop ups.
Opinion: Nice. But not that nice, seeing that this thing cost well over $7,000.
Then my neighbor picked a nice, used, bone stock 1999 Honda 400EX, for $3,500.
Opinion: This thing is a hoot! Awesome chassis and great low end hit. Yeah it might not beat a Raptor in a drag race, but it will be more fun on the trail. It’s only downside is no reserve gear. And, I don’t say this just because I own a couple of Honda’s already. I ride whatever is best for me.
Seriously, that 400EX is a blast. I'm not really a quad guy, but I wouldn’t mind owning one.
[ November 15, 2001: Message edited by: Trail Ryder ]
Posted November 15, 2001 - 12:20 PM
You know banshees are the little ghosts that hang around right before someone dies. appropriate.
Ride a GSXR-1000, everything else is a dog.