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King of the Baggers

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  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    10 months
    Was just reading the article about the Indian bagger that won last years series. Min weight is 283kg , the bike makes over 170hp at the wheel and 203nm of torque . They lean them to 60 degrees, no electronic aids like traction or ABS. They have timed the bike at 2.4sec for 0-100kph, thats Moto Gp times and quicker than factory superbikes. What a beast. 
  • Baloffski
    Baloffski
    10 months
    Yeah read that too PB. Very interesting, determined to put HD in that round, with a huge bucket of money, technical work, and  Indian scored. Well good on um. Reminds me of that ‘picnic Choc add ‘Indians!’
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    10 months
    And for only US $82000 you can buy one. 29 to be released world wide, 1 reserved for Oz/NZ.
    You know you want one.
  • Baloffski
    Baloffski
    10 months
    Don’t tell Mrs. There goes the house , again…
  • Soapbox2627
    Soapbox2627
    10 months
    not for me, I don't like the look of it
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    10 months
    Quoting Soapbox2627 on 23 Apr 2023 06:47 AM

    not for me, I don't like the look of it

    Its not to look at...its to race.
  • Soapbox2627
    Soapbox2627
    10 months
    Quoting Soapbox2627 on 23 Apr 2023 06:47 AM

    not for me, I don't like the look of it

    Quoting paulybronco on 23 Apr 2023 12:11 PM

    Its not to look at...its to race.

    OK, I think it looks like shit while it is racing
  • tussuck
    tussuck
    10 months
    They ALL like chit racing....bit like bus racing.
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    10 months
    Don't know about bus racing, but don't knock the very similar truck racing if you haven't seen it. Pity it's no longer run, but it really ripped up the circuit surfaces.
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    10 months
    In the end they speed limited the trucks to 160kph ....was some pretty serious trucks running both here and in Europe. 
  • tussuck
    tussuck
    10 months
    I remember watching truck racing and it had the allure of watching paint dry to me.
  • liberator
    liberator
    10 months
    I love watching these Baggers race, it's now my favourite motor sport,



  • obisteve
    obisteve
    10 months
    Quoting tussuck on 25 Apr 2023 05:26 AM

    I remember watching truck racing and it had the allure of watching paint dry to me.

    Well do you want to come up to Qld for some painting races?
    That's the problem living in a 100+ year old wooden building.
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    10 months
    Quoting Baloffski on 23 Apr 2023 12:40 AM

    Don’t tell Mrs. There goes the house , again…

    What, will she want to buy one?
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    10 months
    Actually, the race I'd like to see is pillion racing. It's not that crazy an idea, sidecar racing continues on after all. Bagger racing with passengers! 
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    10 months
    Are you thinking of a Sunny coast based team Steve....Ha Ha
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    21 days ago
    Just read about how they have developed the current winning bike for the series. That bike now makes more than 200hp with over 230nm of tq and ran thru the Daytona speed traps just over 290kph. Ten motors rotated thru the two bikes  changed every 80minutes of practice/race pace and the transmission every second race. The really good news is that a current Australian Superbike champion has recently departed his team "To follow other opportunities overseas"
    My guess is Troy Herfoss will join the series but not sure if its on a Indian or a Hd....stay tuned.
  • Far Canal
    Far Canal
    21 days ago
    Quoting obisteve on 25 Apr 2023 11:02 PM

    Actually, the race I'd like to see is pillion racing. It's not that crazy an idea, sidecar racing continues on after all. Bagger racing with passengers! 

    Well Obisteve, I would like to see police motorcyclists race at Bathurst for 1000klm like the cars but in fancy formation like the following picture. You know cop teams from all countries. That would have to be entertaining, wouldn't it?

  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    21 days ago
    Well FC would you settle for the 1985 Bathurst riots....cops on bikes, riot squad in full gear...LOL
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