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The road was an extremely twisty 2 lane highway, not a straight part to it any where, and lots of bumps and uneven pavement. About 10 miles like this. I knew the road well.

Of course the super bike got me hands down on acceleration, but I easily beat him on the turns. Maybe he didn't dare go too deep in the turns with the uneven pavement. He was almost down to his knee through the turns. Max speed through the tight turns was about 45 mph, and then I'm on the edge of over/under steer. I only got an AH message about 4 or 5 times. Oil temp got up to 242. All second gear, a touch of third.
 

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C5:

Nice going!

I used to ride, and have taken my Z over some of the same roads I used to have fun on. It would kill my bikes on the same (twisty) roads. Mine were not as good handling as the new ones though.

Congrats,

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many factors here, but...
if you got him in the twisties, he wasn't riding. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

most of the newer bikes, with an reasonably experienced rider should be able to hammer the twisties. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif

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On 2001-05-08 09:12, mrdatalife spewed forth this drivel:
many factors here, but...
if you got him in the twisties, he wasn't riding. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

most of the newer bikes, with an reasonably experienced rider should be able to hammer the twisties. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif

-jason
'00 CBR 929 RR

In the turns, a car would be the equal of a sportbike, but aceleration and braking out of, and into the turns would be no contest. I don't know about you, Jason, but if I heard a 3,000+ pound car hammering and squealing behind me, I would pull over and let him by, because if he screws up, you could be dead meat.

I have a healthy respect for the weight advantage of cars over bikes /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

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Bikes are quick, but a hot car will usually outcorner a hot bike. To give an example, track record at Mid-Ohio in a car is around 58 seconds; on a bike it's around 1 minute 28 seconds. A bike with a decent rider will burn you off the line, but from an 80-100 mph kick he/she will be hard pressed to beat a Z06.

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C5 David:

Nice story...makes me want to get back into bikes!!! But, what little better sense I have tells me not to. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

Zippy /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif
 

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Today as I was driving my Ford Windstar, I happened upon a few Skyline Drive super-bikers that were taking a break at the summit. So stopped and I asked them about the superbike vs. supercar question. They said that thier superbikes couldn't pull more than about .9 G's through a turn, and they confirmed that the turns were the weak spot. Of course they can do a 1/4 mile in 9 something seconds at 140+ mph. They also said their 60-0 braking distance was around 100 feet or so, which is pretty close to the Z06. So all in all, this seemed to confirm my first hand experience with a superbike: The Z06 can take them in the turns, but the bikes make it up in acceleration. If the course is all turns, the car might just have the edge.
 
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