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Old 12-20-2011, 12:23 AM
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A given bike can absolutely get beaten by a car....it's just rare.


A honda gold wing (!) will run a quarter in 13.5 or so. And while that is freaking glacial for a motorcycle, in the car world that is pretty decently fast. And yes, there are quick/fast cars out there, but they are much more rare and highly built to reach what is a pedestrian rate of speed for a common bike.

Even crappy little fart can/beehive sounding 650 crotch rockets nowadays run in the 11's, the 650 ninja being a good example. Yes, 650's. Liter bikes are all in the 9's or 10's. Those are pretty absurdly quick times by 4 wheel standards...especially when you start looking at the cost.

So yes, bikes can be beaten by cars in quickness/speed. But very, very rarely, and much, much more expensively.
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