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Behind Bars - The Last Real Sportbike

That my shaggy, dented Yamaha RD400 would flat bury that old thing. I ran Dunlop K81 TT100s, the most badass street rubber you could buy...

Thirty years on, with at least one bike that's closer akin to his lovely black BMW R75/2 than to my beloved two-smoke ratfighter, I incline more toward Ken Kesey's view: "To hell with facts! We need stories!"

If your motorcycle has no stories to tell, it's not much of a bike. Doesn't really matter how fast your "sportbike" is if you can't put up competitive stories-per-mile numbers.

Sportbikes aren't sport bikes anymore. You've most likely never seen, let alone ridden, a proper sport bike. No, your race-rep doesn't count, even if four out of five shoot-outs prefer it for dominating adversaries, attracting the opposite sex and reducing cavities.

When "sports cars" came to this country from Britain, they were a revelation to the oversprung, overpowered American market. Fun, affordable and more than a little bit impractical, they had a Palinesque relationship to weary facts and a strong association with pure, frolicsome fantasy. Any car that encourages you to wear goggles and stringback gloves is a high-quality dream-feeder. Corvette jockeys regularly stomped Triumph Spitfires and Austin Healey Sprites into the cold patch at racetracks, and wondered why the sporty car pilots wouldn't stop giggling.

Aircraft are similar. Speed is irrelevant to sport aviation because, as Daedulus knew, flying low and slow is where the action is. Wicked-fast, hugely sophisticated and cosmically expensive, Learjets are also boring as a bus. Or a 'Busa.

What fun is a bike that's so far beyond your capabilities (yeah, I'm lookin' at you) that you'll never tap its potential on real roads? Where's the fierce joy in hopping-up a bike that's so carefully developed you'll probably end up degrading its performance?

This summer, I was graced with the opportunity to ride next year's Harley-Davidsons. Now, I'm not a Harley guy. Turns out, though, Harley makes one hell of a sport bike. Getting "lost" from the group let me skip out on the afternoon photo session and spend a glorious 40 minutes or so tear-assing through bent forest roads with a pretty blonde wheeling a bright-red Mustang in hot pursuit.

Dunlop K81 - Bookshelf

Cycle World Magazine
1604 pages
Cycle World Magazine

For example, if you have a Dunlop K81 performance tire on the front, you should replace the rear tire with a K81 rear. The K81 tire has a triangular profile. If you tried to coordinate this tire with a more rounded profile than the K81, you could ...

Cycle World Magazine
1698 pages
Cycle World Magazine

Both Ml'J dell and Mr. Davis question the abse the Dunlop K81 in the tire test. As you point out in your reply 1 Davis. each tire manufacturer hadt realistically restricted to one tire. Wes the Dunlop K91 Mark 11 because yoo parameters indicated ...

Triumph T25 Blazer SS – Tredici Custom Castings

Torment, if you’re anything like me you’re doubtlessly planning the paint of the slow leads before you’ve even got a bike. With my first pay cheque I got my motorcycle dispensation and bought my first ‘natural’ motorcycle. It was a Honda 500 four and since then I’ve had only 70′s bikes – mostly Hondas. Most of us will start a tariff bike set up with a kind, make or category in haul. Sometimes for friends and for vacant, doing send parts at my foundry for old-timers or contest bikes. But few of us have the skills or valour to equitable guardianship in your light of one's life of metal, your passion for bikes and your creativity and merely let the set up prove. the clients payed me with bottles of Islay whiskey or bikes parts… and sometimes weed. I also attraction mountain bikes and bmx. ” “I have always lightened and customised my bikes. I always repaired and built bikes and cycles. Which is precisely what Gian from France’s Tredici Routine Castings did. I’m a blacksmith and a metal topple over and until recently I was a foundry docent. Or possibly you’re viewpoint of a inception in a brat dash with a give rise to retouch of tracker thrown in for propitious fortunes. My hobbies have always been metal, music and motos....


Dunlop K81 - News

Behind Bars - The Last Real Sportbike
I ran Dunlop K81 TT100s, the most badass street rubber you could buy Thirty years on, with at least one bike that's closer akin to his lovely black BMW R75/2 than to my beloved two-smoke ratfighter, I incline more toward Ken Kesey's view: "To hell

Heidenau K 81
Heidenau K 81 Bei den beiden Neuheiten handelt es sich um den sportlichen K81 Der neue K81 zeigt seine Stärken vor allem beim sportlichen Tourenfahren. Durch seine innovative Laufflächenmischung überzeugt der #K81 mit hohem Grip unter allen Bedingungen.

Maxitest moto, vos avis : Kawasaki W800, la rétro sans prise de tête
Très facile de prise en main, même pour un débutant. De légers louvoiements en grande courbe, mais rien de bien méchant. Freinage avant un peu juste : il faut bien se servir de l'arrière, comme à l'époque. Les Dunlop K81 m'ont agréablement surpris sur

Kawasaki W800 : De mon temps…
De petites fautes de goût qu'il eut été facile d'éviter, alors que même les sculptures des pneus paraissent d'époque avec des montes Dunlop K81 TT 100, le must dans les années 60-70! On le voit, à quelques détails près, l'illusion y est. Ça se confirme

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