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Old 04-15-2019, 02:39 PM   #6
Racer Boy
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Any bike over 600 cc is not a dog compared to cars! I had a 1000 cc bike that would go from 100 to 140 mph quicker than the Boxster can go from 0 to 40 mph.

But I understand, the power-to-weight thing doesn't really tell the whole story in the real world. The higher the speeds, the less the ratio holds up. I used to race a Datsun 1200 in class based on power-to-weight. That meant my 1600 lb, 72 HP car was up against an Alfa Milano, a turd that weighed over 1,000 lbs more but had over 100 more horsepower. I was much quicker in the turns, but he could rocket by on the straights, where I would then be stuck behind him in the turns the rest of the race.
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