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High 9's for a 150cc two stoke on nitrus is impressive, if I understood that to be the case. 

 

My old bike can get into 1/4 mile low 10's but it's 900cc. 

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The other thing I don't understand about Thailand is the skinny tyres fitted to those machines. 

 

I saw another PCX 150 today with skinny bicycle tyres looked soo... stupid, why do Thais think this way with so much information available about what to do. 

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16 minutes ago, Kwasaki said:

I saw another PCX 150 today with skinny bicycle tyres looked soo... stupid, why do Thais think this way with so much information available about what to do. 

Well thin tyres go faster, that's all that counts for a Thai...longer breaking distance is not important for them.

It's also why they always pump the tyres hard as a rock.

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40 minutes ago, Youlike said:

Well thin tyres go faster, that's all that counts for a Thai...longer breaking distance is not important for them.

It's also why they always pump the tyres hard as a rock.

I must inform MotoGP of that information. 😄

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12 minutes ago, Kwasaki said:

I must inform MotoGP of that information. 😄

 

If they decide to go straight-line drag racing, on ultralight motorcycles, they will have worked it out for themselves.

 

(They probably know already)

 

Of course the configuration is not good for general purpose road work.

 

The guys you see on the road are just emulating their "heroes",

 

Damn the science/sense.

 

Boys, and Boymen, are like that.

 

 

 

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Skinny tires also lighter, every little helps....😁

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4 hours ago, Agusts said:

Skinny tires also lighter, every little helps....😁

Jokes aside all I get back from  Thais is they think there faster, less wind resistance etc which is nonsense.

Most of the world know a proper drag machines have wide sticky tyres.

No brainer I suppose when it comes to no long time access to big bikes.

 

Non peds are in their culture and for them its being in their own Thai fantasy world. 

 

Still that said some impressive times for small bikes and an exclusive event for them I guess.

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26 minutes ago, Kwasaki said:

for them its being in their own Thai fantasy world. 

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Still that said some impressive times for small bikes and an exclusive event for them I guess.

papa in his own fantasy world for sure

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Are you suggesting their times would be faster with more massive rear wheel?

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Just now, papa al said:

papa in his own fantasy world for sure

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Are you suggesting their times would be faster with more massive rear wheel?

 

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15 minutes ago, papa al said:

papa in his own fantasy world for sure

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Are you suggesting their times would be faster with more massive rear wheel?

Yes. 😁 but not massive just wider. 

 

 

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Maybe definition of drag race is different here, maybe they are looking at top speed rather than fixed distance, who knows...🤔

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7 hours ago, Kwasaki said:

Yes. 😁 but not massive just wider. 

 

 

More width, more massive.

Mass.

That thing measured in grams.

 

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1 hour ago, papa al said:

More width, more massive.

Mass.

That thing measured in grams.

 

You've lost me, those things they call motorbikes in high 9's in the vid were run on nitrous so if they had a better tyre that gripped it'll be a better time.

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