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Does any one here have a track bike?

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by lordtb, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. Does any one here have a race bike? like a specific bike for taking on the track only... or a bike that they swap the fairings over from road to track fairings?? if so what bike?? and are you in a club or some thing??



    I'm thinking of taking my VFR on a track.. But I would feel more confident on a sports bike of some sort... perhaps one actualy fixed up for racing...
     
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  2. I have my R6. I'm getting the most out it of as a commuter/tourer/general thrasher. It'll graduate to my track bike in a few years.

    I'm thinking of getting a secondhand race bike purely for track thrashing, trying to get mates interested.
     
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  3. I have a road VFR400 and a track one. Ilike to keep the road example pristine, but the main reason I bought one for the track was because I wanted to heavily modify it, and these bikes are not so roadable after lots of breathing mods etc.

    I wouldn't hesitate to take the road bike onto the track, but i know that I wouldn't ride at over 95% capability, and what is the fun in that?

    I think that I have made the right choice now, as I couldn't have learnt the amount of racecraft (?) that I have with the track bike. You can find cheap track bikes if you look in the right places.

    In action:
    http://members.dslextreme.com/users/vfr400/MF1A0159copy.jpg

    Road bike:
    http://bikepics.com/pics/pics/honda-vfr400-92-bikepics-414482.jpg

    You don't need to be in a club, Winton (Vic) has open sessions most Fridays, you usually get 6x20 minute sessions for about $100.
     
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  4. I have a ZXR636 That I fit the raceglass to.
    What did you want to know?
     
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  5. Winton for $100.. Hmm I think I'll take a day of work :)

    Cammo how's the VFR400?? I have heard they go better than some of the new bikes on track?? Is there a different class for them?? I'm interested in the VFR400 as I'll be making a set of Race fiberglass farings for a mate... so I might as well make one for my self... though I was thinking of getting a R6 or ZX6R and making up farings for them...
     
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  6. Basicaly what bike clesses are there...

    Where and how much...

    Do people race or just go for the track days...

    What are the popular bikes on the track...

    I have a mate with a VFR400 (he just bought it) and he wants to take it on track... so I'm thinking I'll do thesame... since I can whip up race glass any time...
     
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  7. I'm not going to open up a can of worms here and say they are faster than [insert late model bike here] (although I would like to...). It all comes down to rider ability but they sure aren't lacking in the right hands, and the small V4 has a smooth linear powerband, making it much easier to ride on the edge. All of the 4-stroke 'supersport' 400's are a hoot on the track.

    Mine is a track bike I don't race it, but there is a class for them in Oz:
    http://www.400racing.com/

    Lordtb: For a wealth of information on all 400cc matter this site is a must:
    http://www.400greybike.co.uk/Forum/default.asp
     
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