jj
jj New Reader
3/20/09 9:11 p.m.

I've always wondered what it would look like.... Now I know. Or would this be Gymkhana?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHC376AsEkk

alex
alex Reader
3/21/09 9:19 a.m.

I haven't seen that clip in years, and that's still impressive riding.

Ducatis need not apply...

grinch77
grinch77 New Reader
3/21/09 10:16 a.m.

that right there is why i love 400cc and smaller sportbikes...

Appleseed
Appleseed Reader
3/21/09 2:51 p.m.

Anyone know what kind of bike that is? Single sided swing arm...mmmmm.

EvanB
EvanB Reader
3/21/09 3:14 p.m.

Honda VFR400 I believe

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
3/21/09 3:42 p.m.

I high-sided my desk chair just watching that.

jg

problemaddict
problemaddict Reader
3/21/09 4:03 p.m.

i think that guy used to be a cop:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ-pTyQZJng

Osterizer
Osterizer HalfDork
3/22/09 1:49 a.m.

I would sell my future newborn (as long at it's ugly) for a VFR400.

grinch77
grinch77 New Reader
3/22/09 8:20 a.m.
Osterizer wrote: I would sell my future newborn (as long at it's ugly) for a VFR400.

along with a kidney and my right testicle.i have lusted after those bikes since i started riding.

Appleseed
Appleseed Reader
3/22/09 2:56 p.m.

I take it that the mini-interceptor is unobtainium in the US?

4cylndrfury
4cylndrfury Reader
3/22/09 3:32 p.m.

holy crap...imagine how many Gymkhana cyclists have done a flying nun in leather impression over the handlebars from the speed wobbles that came from ripping into WOT out of a 360* cone

grinch77
grinch77 New Reader
3/22/09 4:09 p.m.
Appleseed wrote: I take it that the mini-interceptor is unobtainium in the US?

not really just a pain in the ass.it's another one of those things where the rest of the world gets the cool E36 M3.

Xceler8x
Xceler8x Dork
3/23/09 8:54 a.m.

Battletrax. At least that was what it was called when I was riding Buells.

Rusnak_322
Rusnak_322 New Reader
3/25/09 3:27 p.m.
grinch77 wrote:
Osterizer wrote: I would sell my future newborn (as long at it's ugly) for a VFR400.

along with a kidney and my right testicle.i have lusted after those bikes since i started riding.

Wow, you guys really don't value your children and organs much. Here is a 1985 VFR400 for $3k with a nice Rothmans paint job.

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/mcy/1067750872.html

they also have a 1975 Honda CB 400 F Super Sport that looks nice for the same amount.

http://www.frontstreetmotors.com/Bikes.html

Billy_Bottle_Caps
Billy_Bottle_Caps New Reader
3/30/09 9:29 p.m.

Wow that is some awesome riding

Taiden
Taiden New Reader
4/8/09 10:54 a.m.
JG Pasterjak wrote: I high-sided my desk chair just watching that. jg

made me lol. I kept thinking "HIGH SIDE? NOPE HIGH SIDE? NOPE!"

foxtrapper
foxtrapper SuperDork
4/8/09 4:43 p.m.
jj wrote: I've always wondered what it would look like.... Now I know. Or would this be Gymkhana?

Nice video and nice course. But I've watched motorcycles attempt to run at some autocrosses and gymkhanas, and the results aren't nearly as pretty as that.

Invariably, the riders are nowhere near as good as they think they are, so they over extend themselves and crash. Then they whine fuss and bleed.

jj
jj New Reader
4/8/09 4:58 p.m.
foxtrapper wrote: Nice video and nice course. But I've watched motorcycles attempt to run at some autocrosses and gymkhanas, and the results aren't nearly as pretty as that. Invariably, the riders are nowhere near as good as they think they are, so they over extend themselves and crash. Then they whine fuss and bleed.

I could only imagine how many crashes there would be, and how much whining! I've been riding for a while, but I would never attempt that. Drag racing yes... this, not so much.

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