OK, HEREīS THE THING.
MY FRIEND ON HIS MONSTER 620, PASSES ME BY AT HIGHWAY WHEN I WAS RUNNIG AT 55MPH. I SHIFT DOWN TO THIRD AND ACCELERATE HARD.
HE NOTICES ME GETTING CLOSER AND ACCELERATES TOO. FOR MY SURPRISE I PASS HIM ALREADY AT FOURTH NEAR REDLINE AND EVEN WHEN HE IS STILL RELATIVELY NEAR HE GETS LEFT BEHIND SLOWLY.
WE GET LATER TO OUR DESTINY, AND THE DISCUSSION STARTS.
THE DUDE CANīT ACCEPT HE GOT SMOKED BY A CRUISER, AND TELLS ME HE WASNīT GOING AT FULL TROTTLE.
WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK ABOUT IT,
WAS HE REALY GIVIN ME A CHANCE OR JUST GOT A PIECE OF VULCAN ON THE BUTT??
I am far from any form of expert, but for conversation's sake I'll chime in my opinion. I'd think the cruiser would have more LOW end grunt for exeleration and the duc would have more TOP end horsepower for speed.
From a dead stand still on 1/4 mile track I'd expect the 750 to pull away early from the line but likely be overtaken by the finish line.
Maybe he was in the wrong gear and didnt downshift like you did? Maybe he didnt take advantage of the top of the RPM powerband like you did? Maybe his bike's just been ragged out and doesnt have what it used to?
Maybe you just rawked his world and should concider track racing as profession?
Sorry... I just felt like adding in that last bit.
Here's some trivia ya may want to point out to your Ducati buddy....
Since the Ducati Monster is so easy to handle, it is used as the official Ducati Riding Experience motorcycle for basic level courses, teaching beginners to ride correctly and safely.
Tell him he's got a basic beginners bike and watch out for the tried and true power of the Vulcan 750!!
I tried doing a search for the top speed of the 620, but haven't found anything somewhat reliable yet. But like it's been said here many times, the Vulcan 750 does have some nice get-up & go that surprises alot of unsuspecting riders of other (bigger) bikes.
AKA: Tim & 'The Adventure Cycle' VROC #24567, NEVROC, SteelCity VROC
this might be why the "hoggers" came up with the "HBUBF" - Hairy-Butt-Ugly-But-Fast (term for the Kawasaki Vulcan 750)
This may be my "Newbie-ness" showing but I thought you were joking so I googled HBUBF! And sure enough this is a well known term (quite a number of hits) specifically for the VN750. I find it a bit amazing that, given the vast number of different motorcyle makes and models, our bike would earn enough of a reputation to get it's own nick-name! Cool!
So Coyote, maybe you did spank that Ducati!
97 VN 750
Spring Solo Seat
32 Ford Model A Tail Light
Custom 2 into 1 Exhaust with 12 inch Glass Pack
If I remember my Vulcan trivia correctly the VN750 was initially developed as a racing engine anyway, much along the lines of the Ninja. (Did you know we share some parts of the 650 ninja also?)
With that in mind, it has been know to smoke a few bikes along with some of the bigger Vulcans
Model......................HP @ RPM........ 1/4 mile [email protected]
Man, that is what I hate about rich people..
Now He comes over in his ducati with a new set of carbon fiber mufflers and chrome new pipes, and tells me to try and race him again. What a LOOSER!!!
Maybe Itīs time to get a new set of pipes and jets for my HBUBF, to make the experience more pleasant, jejeje.