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Offline mountainrider

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Richard Russel Hwy
« on: Aug 13, 2008, 01:27 AM »
I am not much on writing about great rides so I will just show you.  :031:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4972616512442331126

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Re: Richard Russel Hwy
« Reply #1 on: Aug 16, 2008, 04:05 PM »
  :96:
thank you
I'm terrified.We're in a jumbo 747, at an altitude of 30,000ft, going at 500 mph, and the drivers are asleep.
"emilio scotto"

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Re: Richard Russel Hwy
« Reply #2 on: Aug 16, 2008, 10:29 PM »
One video is worth a thousand words ,mountainrider says that  :008: :008:

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Re: Richard Russel Hwy
« Reply #3 on: Aug 18, 2008, 12:12 PM »
You ride real smooth.  Do you ever run the bike above 8k RPM?

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Re: Richard Russel Hwy
« Reply #4 on: Aug 18, 2008, 02:45 PM »
*Originally Posted by Cameron [+]
You ride real smooth.  Do you ever run the bike above 8k RPM?

I very seldom get over 5K rpms. The Versys makes such good power at low RPMs. Mostly ride around in 5th and 6th gear. Every now and then I will spin her up a little but really see no use in it. Sat. I ran down three sportbikes and I could hear there engines screaming but the Versys was just humming along not even breathing hard. Reminds me of the triples I had in the Triumphs.  :028:

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Re: Richard Russel Hwy
« Reply #5 on: Aug 19, 2008, 06:41 AM »
I ride it hard on those twisty roads in your neck of the woods.  I find it easier for me to upshift out of a corner than potentially downshifting in some switchbacks.   Also, feels more responsive above 7k to me but goes to show more than one way to ride fast on this bike.