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Old 09-20-2020, 05:07 PM   #16
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Something happened to you when you bought that Buell, Gary.
I was gonna say this racing bagger is similar in spirt to what Eric Buell did with Harley engines.


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Old 09-20-2020, 05:43 PM   #17
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If it wins on Sunday the stocker will sell on Monday.

Assuming their open.

Yeah it looks funky as hell. It is a race bike.
I get it. I think most did not read the article

Working the engineering within the constraints for the class. Fastest bagger ever?? I bet not but might be the best handling fastest. It looks like a challenger.

What an odd race class
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Old 09-20-2020, 07:18 PM   #18
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Yeah it looks funky as hell. It is a race bike.
I get it. I think most did not read the article
I read the article. I know it's a race bike. It's still ugly.

A few air effects, racing wheels and tires, a big fat number, and contingency stickers can make a Chevy Cruze look like a race car.

This doesn't. It's a bad reject out of a secret lab where something went wrong.
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Old 09-20-2020, 07:52 PM   #19
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Didn't they add a Bagger class for Laguna MotoAmerica?
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Old 09-20-2020, 07:59 PM   #20
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Ya know what? It takes nothing away from my bikes for that bike to look the way it does. If anyone wants to enjoy the way that bike looks, more power to them.
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Old 09-20-2020, 08:06 PM   #21
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It's a bad reject out of a secret lab where something went wrong.
To be fair, if they put bags on to race, it may not look so ugly.

I think it's absurd to have a race class for bikes like this that are inspired by production non-race bikes if they don't even look like something people would buy in a dealership. Better if they're using bikes that actually sold in some required homologation numbers, with minimal mods.
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Old 09-20-2020, 09:03 PM   #22
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To be fair, if they put bags on to race, it may not look so ugly.
Are they going to mount sliders on the bags for when they drag them in the corners?

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I think it's absurd to have a race class for bikes like this that are inspired by production non-race bikes if they don't even look like something people would buy in a dealership. Better if they're using bikes that actually sold in some required homologation numbers, with minimal mods.
I think the idea of racing this class of bike, at least on a technical road course, is absurd.

If they wanted to take them to the Friday Night dragstrip, then, yea, no problem. Heck yea. Punch it, Chewie.

To quote the famous Suzuki Samurai ads "They really go straight".

At least for me.

Honestly, that's part of what road racing is all about. Seeing these riders, coming over a rise, knee down, elbows down, head down, bike down, "leaning the right way" as they carve through a corner, at speed, then flicking it back over in a heartbeat to attack the back half of the chicane. Who doesn't like to see the start of a race as the bikes line up like a colored ribbon around the corners. There's a reason folks are camped under trees up at the Corkscrew to see a single corner of the entire track.

These bikes will carve like a butter knife through gristly meat. Hippo racing. No elegance or poise. Maybe (maybe) the single distinguishing factor of this series will be the return of racers breaking free and backing it in as they take these bikes on wild slides trying to navigate through corners, like Yates in the old days at Turn 10 in Laguna or the last turn at Hotlanta.

But -- I doubt it. Be too dangerous. Frames flicking the riders off like a spring. They'll probably end up wearing steel shoes and flat foot these things through the corners.

At least when they did Harley nights at Speedway, it was interesting.
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Old 09-21-2020, 09:00 AM   #23
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Well, they do race Semis!

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I could see Tyler O'hara winning the Bagger class at MA on that thing. He's a great rider, esp on weird machines.

But ya, its very ugly.
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Well, they do race Semis!

You get Way more add space on a Truck..
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:05 AM   #26
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Well, they do race Semis!
True, but Semis are lighter and handle better.
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if this is what the Bagger Class race is running... way to ruin it. sounded fun if there were a bunch of riders on slammed baggers with 36" front wheels blaring metallica trying to get out of a parking lot without scraping the paint off of the bottom of their bags and having to duck walk over every speed bump... but these look like SumoTards. meh.
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Old 09-21-2020, 11:06 AM   #28
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Old 09-22-2020, 09:35 AM   #29
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Two Bagger.. You have to wear a bag on your face if you're riding something that ugly.
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