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Old 02-28-2009, 11:28 PM   #1
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night rod special vs sportster 1200 vs yamaha r6

I Have a 2007 night rod special and have 2 buddies one with a 2007sportster 1200 and one with a 2005 Yamaha r6. My question is which one is faster in the quarter mile? and 0-60?


I am thinking my night rod special is is significantly faster than the sportster BUT the sportster apparently has beat my friend with the r6 off the line. I am thinking that maybe my friend with the r6 does not know how to ride. How about some input.
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:49 PM   #2
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R6 will take you if the rider knows what he is doing.
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:54 PM   #3
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what about the sportster???
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:56 PM   #4
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i was always equal with the 600's i raced and wooped the sportsers. stock that is
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:58 PM   #5
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I would say, based only on having ridden them, not tried drag racing them, in the hands of a good rider, R6, then V-Rod, and Sportster trailing.

In the hands of a complete idiot, reverse that order.

The R6 has the best power to weight ratio, but it is very peaky, has a tall first, and is quite capable of looping. So to get away fast you need to be brave and competent.

The V-Rod is not keen to do anything bad, but you do actually have to rev it.

The Sportster has woefully little power, but any idiot can find what it has simply by opening the throttle and releasing the clutch.
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:02 AM   #6
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yea thats what i was thinking. i think my buddy with the r6 just does not know how to ride.


HOW MUCH FASTER IS A NIGHT ROD SPECIAL THAN A SPORTSTER 1200?
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almost all stock sportsters are slow in at 13-14 sec. 1/4 mile
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:26 AM   #8
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does anyone know the 0-60 on a 2007 night rod special???
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:30 AM   #9
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does anyone know the 0-60 on a 2007 night rod special???
these were the original quoted times when the VRod first was released

Performance Times

*** 0-60 mph 3.52 sec.

*** 0-100 mph 8.22 sec.

*** ¼ mile 11.38 @ 119.7 mph

*** top speed 142 mph
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Just remind your friends that you have a awesome unique machine that most dont have the nads to own and they have dime a dozen funny lookin machines!Find a track and let it rip,obviously the R6 is lighter and built as a racer.
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these were the original quoted times when the VRod first was released

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*** 0-60 mph 3.52 sec.

*** 0-100 mph 8.22 sec.

*** ¼ mile 11.38 @ 119.7 mph

*** top speed 142 mph
0-60 is meaningless on a bike though - they are so quick that really you've hardly left the line. You could have some kind of teletransporter that takes you to sixty in the blink of an eye, and lose over any useful distance to a more powerful bike. 0-100 is more like it.
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:26 AM   #13
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The vrods are fast in thier own rights... but pretty much any decent sport bike with a good rider will beat it, quarter mile or otherwise. Vrods are too heavy & the newer wide tires make it worse in the turns. They are good looking bikes with speed, anyone who tries to make one a racer against foreign bikes is pretty much just wasting thier money. 200 less lbs and another gear and we just cant compete.
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yea thats what i was thinking. i think my buddy with the r6 just does not know how to ride.
I find that true with most owners of higher hp sports bikes, the combination of "balls" and "skill" are very rare on the street, regardless of all the lip service. Now most will not admit it - even to themselves. They got themselves a go fast bike (on paper) and therefore they am, they is, they gotta be!
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0-60 is meaningless on a bike though - they are so quick that really you've hardly left the line. You could have some kind of teletransporter that takes you to sixty in the blink of an eye, and lose over any useful distance to a more powerful bike. 0-100 is more like it.
Meaningless on a bike? Why just a bike? You think the guys running 6's are unconcerned with their start? Races are won and lost many times off the line and/or in the 1st 60 ft. Hell guys practice that. True you can overcome it but all the track guys I know really focus hard on their start! In fact many have "trees" in their garages.
Louis, have you ever done a 1/4 mile run, balls out? 0-100 is damn near the whole race!!!
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