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Urban Assaulting

2637 Views 35 Replies 15 Participants Last post by  dogbreath
I've had a few of these types of bikes over the years. DR350S (dual sport, where it all started), CBR F2 'fighter, 900RR 'fighter, CR500 motocrosser street-legalized (insane), KTM 640 Duke II 'tard, and now the 1000RR naked bike. I had a few normal plastic sportbikes in there too, but most of my street miles have been on this sort of upright bike. As such, my riding style has remained in my roots, I feel like I"m on a motocrosser at all times. Elbows up, chin over the bars, 'fighter stance. I split cars, if traffic's bad I take the sidewalk, I jump curbs, cut through 'lots, launch over railroad tracks and enjoy riding sportbikes offroad (gravel's fun). Am I the only whack job urban assaulter here? I hope not, I need some sort of rationalization for my behavior.

I realized i might have a problem when I found myself jumping my last bike (a fully faired Ducati 749) over this sweet little set of sidewalk ramp "doubles" I found in a K-Mart parking lot. If I hit it just right I could clear the gap and land smoothly on the downside of the second handicap ramp. The 1000RR is much better for this sort of thing, btw. It doesn't make any scary crunching noises.
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just stumbled across this site so i signed up, and decided to post. lane splitting and sidewalksurfing are both illegal here in the great white north, but it doesnt stop most of the hooligans. back in august there was an accident on the highway and some dumb ass cop tried to step in front of me to make me stop, while i was doing 45 down the white line between the rows of cars. he moved pretty quick when he realized i wasnt going to stop. gotta be careful of the plate though, i hang mine on with cable ties, when stopped it hangs down normally and looks legal, at speed it lifts due to wind and the cops can't track you down by your plate. sidewalk surfing though is outta the question, all the curbs are at least 8 inches in height/concrete/broken and mangled or there's some old fuck parked on it pick his nose. cops never chase here, 'cause everyone always pulls over, so they don't know what to do when you do run. i outran 2 cop cars on a hyosung 250 that wouldnt do more than 65mph, it cornered damn good though, twice around the city square and once through it. doesnt take much. but then an old lady took me out the next day, turned left in front of me, i didnt hit but the bike went down i gravel, s'alright the bike wasnt strong enough for me, bought a '97 ZX7-R and have been fightering it over the winter, i peeled of all the plastic on its maiden non-registered/licensed/insured flight, it's alot faster than my 250.
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