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Drag bike

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by BlueRex, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. I saw my first Drag bike in Aus last night going down Punt Road, it looked so rediculous. Still not as stupid as this one.


    i don't see the point in them, they would handle like a truck.

  2. fcuk that thing is gorgeous. sure it would handle shit....but damn.
  3. Hehe I like the pipe..

    Would be fine if you only did freeways :)
  4. Ridiculous on the street, useless in the twisties, great on the strip! :grin:

    This chick is on another forum I'm on. She's was running NOS, but has picked up sponsorship and will be going turbo next year. The guy she bought the bike from (now sponsored by the same turbo mob) is running mid-7's!! (This is in the States.)

  5. What exactly is rediculous about it? They do look a bit strange compared to a normal bike, but then so does any drag machine. Most of the drag bikes are incredibly well presented. The drag scene for more streetable bikes is just really starting to come to life in Victoria and NSW.

  6. I think he means they look ridiculous on the street. On a drag strip, sweet as!!!
  7. It is rediculous because all they are good for is a straight line. Everyone talks about the twisties, well these would be crap in that situation.
  8. Bikes in drag? Not my cup of tea, but I don't discriminate...
  9. well seeing as 50% of the busa riders a have meet can't handle a set of twisties anyway makes sense that they would do that sort of thing
  10. I like the very slightly stretched ones (4 inches or so), street reg, and still handle ok. Most people wouldn't even notice, but damn they would give you a fright in a straight line. :bolt:
  11. You've answered your own question, the point of drag bikes is (wait for it) drag racing strangely enough.....
  12. probaly no more ridiculous as a Harley that handles worse then a truck, or with a set of ape hangers 3 ft high.. ;)

    Each to there own.. The Busa pictured above, I would love to commute with that to work (which is from the Westgate all the way down the Monash)
  13. +1 that bike looks sexy as hell.

  14. B-Doubles dont handle that well in the twisties either. The space shuttle isnt a great machine for the RedBull Air Race Series. Whats your point? Believe it or not, some vehicles are designed with purposes in mind OTHER than carving up the spur.

    Its a DRAG bike. Designed to GO FAST IN A STRAIGHT LINE!!!!! Dare i say you would NEVER see one of these bikes at the spur. :LOL:
  15. yeah. lets all stop baggin eachothers bikes, hold hands and just love one another for being fellow riders....love your own bike, if you dont, sell it
  16. Single front disc-rotor?

    He trying to save weight or does that thing actually have a parachute???
  17. Judging by the yank number plate in the background, that one in the pic is no doubt a "pose" bike, pretty much to cruise beach fronts, bike nights etc, they do it (dump and stretch) to all sorts of bikes over there, similar to how they jack old pieces of shit over 30" wheels

    The one pictured is not a drag bike, I doubt you'll find too many drag bikes nickel plated etc etc
  18. Hi all,
    Even if it is just a show bike, not a racer,
    it has a very sweet finish, really nice paint job.
  19. Here's the text from the original pic:

    4-2-1 Sidewinder-Hayabusa (1999-2005) Brocks Performance Products proudly announces our 4-2-1 © Sidewinder Exhaust Package for the 99-05 Hayabusa . The Best of the Best Drag Race Exhaust System Available for Modern Sport Bikes. Uniquely constructed of an aerospace quality ultra-light weight stainless steel in a FOUR into TWO into ONE configuration for a smooth torque curve with a megaphone induced peak power punch! We have combined our knowledge gained over the years racing our hard launching StreetSmart Systems with a purpose built Race Megaphone. A removable 2 ¼ outlet Billet Aluminum/stainless steel/fiberglass constructed baffle is included. As usual, our oversize tube design (Tapered 1 ¾ primaries meet DUAL 2 secondary pipes which merge into a velocity enhanced 2 ¼ collector) complements the ram air efficiency of the mighty Hayabusa. BIG engines and Nitrous bikes LOVE additional pipe volume. But, the tapered head pipes prevent lost bottom end power for a hard launch and maximum acceleration, even with a stock engine. The entire 4-2-1 Sidewinder system weight in race trim (no baffle) is a mere 7 ½ lbs&.baffle installed is two lbs heavier with little or no performance decrease in applications under 200 HP. Ground clearance is at a maximum when using a Brocks Performance Billet oil pan: http://stores.skipjack.com/brockracing/Detail.bok?no=174 The system is spring mounted for easy removal in race maintenance situations which also makes oil filter replacement a breeze. As an added bonus&the STOCK OIL COOLER can also be retained or bypassed with the kit included with the system. Added to all these features is a high luster show polish and our sweet looking Brocks Performance by Hindle logo plate: http://stores.skipjack.com/brockracing/Detail.bok?no=164 &&we think that about covers it?! Special Note: Fairing modifications are required. A cut-out template is included. The 4-2-1 Sidewinder is purpose built FULL RACE exhaust system designed for closed course competition use only. Right hand cornering clearance is limited&.as a result street use is NOT RECOMMENDED (see our Street Megaphone System: http://stores.skipjack.com/brockracing/Detail.bok?no=116 ) Also note: the factory P.A.I.R. valve/pump must be removed from the front of the engine. See our PAIR removal kit: http://stores.skipjack.com/brockracing/Detail.bok?no=60 The 4-2-1 Sidewinder system is a joint effort between Brock Davidson Enterprises and Hindle Manufacturing of Canada. This partnership combines Hindle's renowned handcrafted quality with Davidson's 20 of years sportbike drag racing experience. Davidson personally designed and hand-tuned the system specifically for the Hayabusa street bike owner who frequents the drag strip or is particularly interested in arm-straightening acceleration from a dead stop or slow roll and wants to make sure they have the fastest bike out there. Includes: Detailed exhaust system installation instructions Suggested air box modification instructions Dynojet Power Commander TRACK maps (These allow the bike to accelerate harder in the real world!) for your specific application Dyno maps are available upon request...if impressing your buddies is important to you. Brock's Performance Technical Assistance & Custom baseline maps for modified engine applications is also included-FREE! (Private) StreetSmart Owners Section:...it is ALSO FREE with Your StreetSmart purchase. This area in the Brock's Performance Information http://www.brockracing.com/forum/display_forum_topics.asp?ForumID=20 exists for a single reason....To help YOU make your bike (and yourself!) as fast as possible. If we learn a new trick or technique (which technology allows us to do frequently)...it doesn't do us any good to keep it to ourselves. We want you to be FASTER than anyone you race who does not have a Brock's Performance Exhaust System. We also don't want you to follow a path to poor performance by following the advice of others who might not know as much as us... Sales pitches...know it all friends...internet yammering...what ever! If something works, we tell you. If it doesn't work...we tell you that also. It is not about money for us. We know what we sell works a good as Brock personally knows how to make it work! We also know that one poor product or idea added to our known good combination can make OUR products look bad! Retail Price 1099.00
  20. That was my entire point this thing i saw was NOT for drag racing just the poser look.