Watch the first minute of this video. The best part is before the music drowns out the engine.
Every time I see it, it makes me wish that I had a bike. Hearing that noise and seeing what the rider is doing, does something deep inside me that makes me want to break free of ordinary life, rules, and responsibility. Reckless abandon, like when I was younger. When nothing mattered but RIGHT NOW! I wish I could do that.
The last time I was on a bike I was in the 150 range on a closed course. Words fail to describe how good it feels to be riding like that. The more power the better. Fear of the machine itself was part of the thrill.
With a wife and kid and another on the way I need to not do that anymore. I will never allow my motorcycle license expire but I don't plan to get on one soon either. I would still like to have one if for no other reason than to put it in my living room. They are one of mankindís most beautiful creations.
Dec 16th, 2006
Posts: 14574 From: Sioux Falls SD Registered: Dec 2002
Isle of Mann TT is one of the most amazing races on 2 wheels... not because of the bikes, but because of the location. Pretty much all other forms of Motorcycle racing happen at venues with large run off areas... Nothing but fences, walls, & buildings at the IOM TT!
BTW - As much as the video looked like fun... I'd have been far more impressed if he had actually managed to keep it in his own lane the whole time. Just one of my pet peeves (it's different when it's being run on a closed course, but when it's a public road - stay in your own lane).
Originally posted by RandomTask:
Sexiest bike - - when u can afford to blow $65k on a bike. . . but hey, 205 hp out of a 1 liter
Since I can't manage to find $65k laying around (especially not earmarked for a motorcycle)... how about the new 1098 instead? It's one of the first street-ducs that actually worked side-by-side with the Corse (racing) division during development.