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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Dec 14th, 2005, 6:10 pm Thread Starter
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Question HP/KG For FJR1300, ST1300, and K12GT?

This may be a decision point for those considering these 3 bikes.

Anyone have the information on all 3?
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I'll bet the BMW beats the other two out . . . The FJR I, while not having final numbs is near 600 lbs from what I can gather; Hp likely to be in the 145 range. Other than that, maybe someone else. But, seems thats too narrow a criterion to evaluate those three bikes.

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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 2005, 7:45 am
 
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Tank Cam says it all about FJR......

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I'll bet the BMW beats the other two out . . . The FJR I, while not having final numbs is near 600 lbs from what I can gather; Hp likely to be in the 145 range. Other than that, maybe someone else. But, seems thats too narrow a criterion to evaluate those three bikes.
CHeck this out and I'll think you see weight has very little effect on the FJR's handling and performance...

My morning ride to work.......

http://tinyurl.com/dgcu6


If the 06GT is noticeably faster and better handling.....I want one...
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[QUOTE=downn2]CHeck this out and I'll think you see weight has very little effect on the FJR's handling and performance...

My morning ride to work.......



Obviously brain mass wasn't a factor in the weight of the bike.
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DOWNN2 is that you on the bike? Is that your video? If so you are one crazy rider!!! I couldn't even watch the whole thing as I was in knots wondering if the rider was FC? The one where the rider squeezed to the left of the tandem bus in what appeared to be about 2-feet was about all I could take. TELL ME IT WASN'T YOU!!! If it was, hell, any bike will do!

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HP/KG for K12GT = 0.539

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Shiva's data gives an HP/KG of 0.539.
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Thumbs down My Opinion.....

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CHeck this out and I'll think you see weight has very little effect on the FJR's handling and performance...

My morning ride to work.......



Obviously brain mass wasn't a factor in the weight of the bike.
I am known as a "nut case" sometimes on my bike. If you are in fact the rider from this video, your an asshole. Why subject the SAFETY of other people when you want to show off?. Do it on a track, or, somewhere out in the country. If I saw you coming up on me in this manner/fashion, I'd CUT YOU OFF. If I had a cage, I would certainly pull in front of you. Sorry. Then call your plate in to smokey.
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I am known as a "nut case" sometimes on my bike. If you are in fact the rider from this video, your an asshole. Why subject the SAFETY of other people when you want to show off?. Do it on a track, or, somewhere out in the country. If I saw you coming up on me in this manner/fashion, I'd CUT YOU OFF. If I had a cage, I would certainly pull in front of you. Sorry. Then call your plate in to smokey.
Hear 'ya. For me, wild and crazy is blipping the throttle on the K-S. <g> And speaking of that (bliping the throttle), some of you guys thinking of the FJR, that clip was interesting from a, sort-of, testride perspective; the sound that bike made was like a dentist drill as compared with the F-1 (and assume new GT) like baratone rumble of the K-S.

And, did you notice that everytime the FJR got a little throttle, the front end skyed, almost wheelie like - maybe even when you don't want or need that effect - like your late and going to work.

By the way, speaking of going to work, that dude has one hell of a commute. Judging from the Euro plates on the surrounding vehicles, it appears his commute is all the way from Texas to Barecelona!! (liked the palm trees in the video)

Mostly what this bike did in the video could be "accomplished" on an F-650; it being a much better "city" bike.

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[Mostly what this bike did in the video could be "accomplished" on an F-650; it being a much better "city" bike. ]

Gee whiz Miles . . . talk about cutting to the core! F-650! heh heh

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