From: Lars Chance on
Andrew wrote:

> OK. Let's start with 'The Most Sporting Bike Class Defined By The
> Manufacturer'. For example, Kawasaki make bikes they classify as 'Sport'
> and 'Supersport'. We take the 'Supersport' category and we get the ZX-6R
> Ninja, the ZX-10R Ninja and the ZX-14. OK, Suzuki next. They have bikes
> they classify as 'Sport / Sport Touring' and 'Supersport'. We take the
> 'Supersport' category and we get the GSX-R600, the GSX-R750, the GSX-
> R1000 and the Hayabusa.
>
> I'm happy with all of those (actually, I really would be). Want to try
> Ducati? They have categories called 'SportClassic' and 'Superbike'. And
> if you do the obvious and select 'Superbike', you get the 848, 1098R,
> 1198 and 1198S.
>
> I could go on but I think Nev.. is snoring. Anyone interested in offering
> a contradictory example?
>
Harley Davidson?

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Elsie.
From: CrazyCam on
Andrew wrote:
> On Tue, 09 Feb 2010 16:02:11 +1100, CrazyCam wrote:
>
>> Andrew wrote:
>>
>> <snip>
>>
>>> The Daytona 675 is a sports bike. The Street Triple is not.
>> The Street Triple doesn't count as a sports bike because it is actually
>> comfortable for a normal human to ride for more than 20 minutes at a
>> time.
>>
>> regards,
>> CrazyCam
>
> Probably, and that would be an even simpler classification system, but it
> would require that you ride every single contender for the title of
> sports bike to see whether it is uncomfortable or not. Hmmm. Wait a
> minute...
>
> Did you ride a Daytona 675 before buying the Striple?
>

Ride one? <snigger>

I couldn't even sit on one in the showroom and reach the bars!

regards,
CrazyCam
From: atec 77 "atec on
CrazyCam wrote:
> Andrew wrote:
>> On Tue, 09 Feb 2010 16:02:11 +1100, CrazyCam wrote:
>>
>>> Andrew wrote:
>>>
>>> <snip>
>>>
>>>> The Daytona 675 is a sports bike. The Street Triple is not.
>>> The Street Triple doesn't count as a sports bike because it is actually
>>> comfortable for a normal human to ride for more than 20 minutes at a
>>> time.
>>>
>>> regards,
>>> CrazyCam
>>
>> Probably, and that would be an even simpler classification system, but
>> it would require that you ride every single contender for the title of
>> sports bike to see whether it is uncomfortable or not. Hmmm. Wait a
>> minute...
>>
>> Did you ride a Daytona 675 before buying the Striple?
>>
>
> Ride one? <snigger>
>
> I couldn't even sit on one in the showroom and reach the bars!
>
> regards,
> CrazyCam
I am guessing you are 6ft or better ?
I have tried riding one and it has to be built for the Bettys of the
world
From: Andrew on
On Tue, 09 Feb 2010 10:51:34 +0000, Lars Chance wrote:

> Andrew wrote:
>
>> OK. Let's start with 'The Most Sporting Bike Class Defined By The
>> Manufacturer'. For example, Kawasaki make bikes they classify as
>> 'Sport' and 'Supersport'. We take the 'Supersport' category and we get
>> the ZX-6R Ninja, the ZX-10R Ninja and the ZX-14. OK, Suzuki next. They
>> have bikes they classify as 'Sport / Sport Touring' and 'Supersport'.
>> We take the 'Supersport' category and we get the GSX-R600, the
>> GSX-R750, the GSX- R1000 and the Hayabusa.
>>
>> I'm happy with all of those (actually, I really would be). Want to try
>> Ducati? They have categories called 'SportClassic' and 'Superbike'. And
>> if you do the obvious and select 'Superbike', you get the 848, 1098R,
>> 1198 and 1198S.
>>
>> I could go on but I think Nev.. is snoring. Anyone interested in
>> offering a contradictory example?
>>
> Harley Davidson?

Very true. They don't classify their range, but you'd figure a thing
called a Sportster would be some kind of sports bike, wouldn't you? If
flat track racing is what I think it is (which is what they say inspired
the bike), then it's not a sport and the Sportster is not a sports bike.

I'm clutching at straws here, I know. I think I'll go with: "H-D don't
have any sports bikes in their range."

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Regards

Andrew
From: Nev.. on
atec 77 wrote:
> CrazyCam wrote:
>> Andrew wrote:
>>> On Tue, 09 Feb 2010 16:02:11 +1100, CrazyCam wrote:
>>>
>>>> Andrew wrote:
>>>>
>>>> <snip>
>>>>
>>>>> The Daytona 675 is a sports bike. The Street Triple is not.
>>>> The Street Triple doesn't count as a sports bike because it is actually
>>>> comfortable for a normal human to ride for more than 20 minutes at a
>>>> time.
>>>>
>>>> regards,
>>>> CrazyCam
>>>
>>> Probably, and that would be an even simpler classification system,
>>> but it would require that you ride every single contender for the
>>> title of sports bike to see whether it is uncomfortable or not. Hmmm.
>>> Wait a minute...
>>>
>>> Did you ride a Daytona 675 before buying the Striple?
>>>
>>
>> Ride one? <snigger>
>>
>> I couldn't even sit on one in the showroom and reach the bars!
>>
>> regards,
>> CrazyCam
> I am guessing you are 6ft or better ?

LOL.
WTF77 strikes again.
It's almost as if he has an insight into stuff.. but then he types.

Nev..
'08 DL1000K8