OT-Daytona 200 Who's got the goods?!
Posted February 26, 2003 - 05:31 AM
Posted February 26, 2003 - 06:27 AM
There was just an article in Sport Rider with some GSXR1000's that are putting out 200 bhp and are normally aspirated. That's damned near what the new Honda V5 puts out.
Posted February 26, 2003 - 11:50 AM
Posted February 26, 2003 - 01:46 PM
Posted February 26, 2003 - 02:48 PM
Posted February 26, 2003 - 06:43 PM
I thought Kawi scrapped the 800? Last I heard Eric was faster testing on the 750 than the 800 so they gave up on it. Have they been giving it another shot that I haven't heard about?
Posted February 26, 2003 - 07:03 PM
They say Mladin was second quickest to Ben at Daytona testing and that recently, he bested the field at a Fontana test by more than a second. They say "the 1000 should be right in its element at Daytona" and also "already many of his competitors have voiced concern over the speed of the big Suzuki".
Posted February 27, 2003 - 04:17 AM
Anyway...I can't wait till next weekend!
Posted February 27, 2003 - 05:32 AM
I also don't think the tires are going to be as big an issue as many people think. The Moto GP bikes are putting out more horsepower than the Superbikes and they have been able to make it to the end of the race. Plus, they keep improving tire compounds because of the bike developments.
Overall, I think it's going to be an awesome race season and I'm glad the manufacturers and the AMA are bringing the 1000cc bikes onto the scene. These are the bikes the public are buying so it only makes sense to race them.
People haven't really been interested in 750's since the early 90's when Honda brought out the CBR900RR. The only bike that really sparked interest was the GSXR750. Now, the 1000's are so light and small, who wants a 750 anyway?
Posted February 27, 2003 - 06:03 AM
Its nice to see all the other Maladin fans here.He a great rider, but after that stunt he pulled at Pikes Peak a few years back he showed his true colors.B Bozz is too nice of guy....he should have sent him back to Oz in a box.