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    NO, the SMOOTHEST acceleration going, gear change every 1-2 seconds

    Motorbike sequential gearchanges and VERY low intertia ( almost NO flywheel ) so VERY fast, slick changes.

    Will try to fnd IoM recording, one of us did get it !!

    'Net gives an idea .... http://www.vintagebike.co.uk/Sounds/...Honda%2050.mp3 though as it's mostly coming down the box for a corner and not a lot of the accelreation away ... yes it DOES sound a little stuttery. MY memory is of the sweetness UP the box

    If you google for ducati slipper clutch you'll hear one of the most horrible sounds at a race circuit
    Now THAT is rattly, most of the time at IoM you're convinced it's broken

    EDIT: ACtually for some historically great bike sounds ... http://www.vintagebike.co.uk/Sounds.htm is quite good Also the honda.jp museum has all their race bikes too
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    that'd be great, i'm intrigued now.
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    gear change every 1-2 seconds
    wow...that thing must have revved like hell. Imagine that with a stick shift
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    repoetedly 28,000 "limited" to 25,000 and now they don't let the factory race bikes from he Honda museum rev beyond 22,000 .... but at 22K it is SCREAMING, we were lucky and they brought them over to IoM in 2005.
    "A woman without curves is like a road without bends, you might get to your destination quicker but the ride is boring as hell'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine View Post
    In the 60s Honda were REALLY pushing the limits in engine design - even ceramic pistons, liners etc etc VERY ESOTERIC and iirc there was also an 18-speed gearbox in one of the 50cc racers.
    HUGE BHP/cc but it came at the price of having a VERY narrow power band, but being HONDA that wans't an issue, they just designed extremely compact and light gearboxes. Have heard the Honda 10 speed accelerate away changing up the box and then back down under braking for corner -- SURREAL to hear so many changes
    Honda were decades ahead of some of the ideas that it took even F1 engineers time to come around to realise the benefits.
    Most of "innovation" in the last 20 years in car engines had been seen already in bikes, sometimes DECADES before !!!
    Even injection - though VERY short lived on first attempts due to the vibrations !!!
    That. Is. Awesome.

    You just made me respect Mr. Soichiro Honda that much more.

    And for that, I give you this old link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cargirl1990 View Post
    It's a little harder than you think it is. If your me that is... But I have been thinking about it.
    If you can drive a manual car and ride a pushbike, you can ride a motorbike. Or hell.. start with a scooter. Just twist and go.
    Life's too short to drive bad cars.

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    This.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pimento View Post
    If you can drive a manual car and ride a pushbike, you can ride a motorbike. Or hell.. start with a scooter. Just twist and go.
    Well I have to say NO to that
    You may well be able to make it go from poitn A to B in a straight line.
    But IN TRAFFIC ? On roads with bends and changing surfaces ??

    You get to speeds on a bike that are very dangerous VERY quickly -- and I'm still talking sub-30mph !!!

    Learning to ride a motorbike though IS not about the mechanics of it, it's MUCH more about the mindset and the mindset of others who may do you harm unintentionally ... the famous "didn't see you mate" response to most accidents when cars hit bikes.
    "A woman without curves is like a road without bends, you might get to your destination quicker but the ride is boring as hell'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    This.
    Another proof that Audi drivers suck at parking

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    Well yea, ok, if you can X and Y you can operate a motorbike. But just as operating a car is only a tiny part of driving, operating the bike is a tiny part of riding. That's the good part of getting the license here, you have to do a two day course where they drill in all the defensive riding stuff. Still doesn't get through to some people, but the huge reduction in learner rider death toll since its introduction shows how effective it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Revo View Post
    Another proof that Audi drivers suck at parking
    Hahaha.
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    A great looking Citroen DS3 Sport sitting awaiting collection at our local Citroen dealer, white on black wheels/roof, like alot
    and next door at Jaguar, they had a new XJ outside too, like this alot too

    Evidence that Jaguar drivers can't either...
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    Now, in black it looks better. It hides the black c-pillar.
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    They don't look bad at all even if the car has another color.
    I wouldn't say the new XJ is a beautiful car, but it's definitely got presence and style.
    want.
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    A beautifull, glorious, Jaaaaag E-type in metallic light blue, cruising in the freeway
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