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Old 11-16-2012, 12:47 PM   #51
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Learn to ride a motorcycle, ride a 1000cc sport bike. I will never own one because it would ruin any sort of cars acceleration. Everything would feel slow.

If you wanna keep that feeling and spend thousands in upgrades and repairs. Have a really slow daily driver. I drive my wife's Mini Cooper most of the time I drive a car so stage 2 still feels good and exciting 3 years later.
My 675 does 0-60 in three seconds. A liter bike is just insanity.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:52 PM   #52
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Over the years, I've learned:
Amen. Still trying to accept it all myself. Guess it comes with age.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:52 PM   #53
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My 675 does 0-60 in three seconds. A liter bike is just insanity.
Stock wrx whp on a 470 lbs bike. Do the math.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:05 PM   #54
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Yeah I had my CBR way before I had the WRX. The WRX still puts a huge grin on my face though when I hit boost. Not everytime but most of the time. A lot of the time just the sound of the exhaust and being able to hear the turbo working does that though. I got used to the CBR and it's 9500-14000rpm power band. That doesn't thrill me as much as it first did but watching a digital speedo jump in increments of 5-10mph is still satisfying. One of my favorite things is passengers reactions to boost, especially in first gear. The little bit of lag leaves them unaware I'm even really getting on it till their head hits the seat haha.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:12 PM   #55
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I remember when I test drove my wrx and I was just going along and then the power came on and caught me completely by surprise. Basically sealed the deal for me...
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:13 PM   #56
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Yeah ever since I got my YZ250 I am having less and less interest in my car being fast.

I was actually considering selling my intake manifold and cams to help fund the bike I want to buy in the spring.


I mean this bike is only a 250, and its a rocketship (gearing and it only weighs 200lbs). Not top end wise, it only does like 65, but holy hell it hits top speed violently fast.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:37 PM   #57
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Exactly. My bike has ruined my thrill to mod my car. Oh well.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:03 PM   #58
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Hmmmmmmmmm...

I'm interested to hear some of you mention how a bike makes you feel. I love bikes, and I've ridden some absolute rockets. Would own one now, but the wife absolutely forbids it, which is okay with me since I've had some close calls and know some guys who aren't so lucky that they can call them that, and have the injuries to prove it.

Anyway, back to the point I was going to make- I've found that I can enjoy acceleration MUCH more in a car than a bike.

When I'm trying to accelerate on a really fast bike... what I consider a blindingly fast bike (a modern 900+ cc sport bike), I'm concentrating so hard on so many other things... keeping traction, keeping (or at least trying to keep) the nose down, making sure my shifts are smooth and quick to keep from upsetting the bike's balance, keeping my body down and streamlined to prevent myself from becoming a human air brake, focusing on what's in front of me to make sure I don't become part of the scenery...

My mind's just on so much at once it's like the sense of acceleration itself becomes an afterthought. I like the feel of acceleration, but I need to be able to savor it. I can't help but feel like a lot of the time manic bikes don't let me do that.

Do I sound like an idiot? Maybe. Tried to explain this to some bike addicted friends of mine once, and you'd think I'd just dissed Romney at a GOP convention.

Never was impressed by stock WRX acceleration, though. Stage two and better is satisfying on the street, but the roller coaster comparison strikes me as quite an exaggeration. I've driven a Z06 Vette and some hopped up Terminator Cobras that were baaaaaaaad. Fastest WRX I've been in was about 320 WHP. I'd love to see what a 400+WHP one feels like, though. I bet that would be something.

Cool story, huh brah?
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