Ephrata PA Sunday Rally
April 3, 2011 at 7:04 pm #4363AParticipant
40 degree this morning, an old friend showed up for the ride out to Ephrata, with his brand spankin’ new S1000RR:
60+ miles only saw one cop and 4 other cars.
Got to see some neat bikes once there:
Some action shots:
Total opposite of HP output spectrum:
I got to sit on a special parts carbon fiber Diavel today, not quite my type of machine, but once fired up it rips quite nicely:
Carbon tank is just mesmerizing:April 4, 2011 at 6:29 pm #29440MunchParticipant
Good mix of machines there! Have to say that Diavel is probly a better looking sports type bike then I have seen. The one thing that always turns me off about them is all the fairing in the front and the skinny azz rear. Always leaves me thinking….. grasshopper…or wasp…. like your friends RR. That Diavel has a little bit more to it in the rear leaving it to look like a balanced ride. Though looks are always deceiving, it’s just my preference for a bike to look balanced.April 5, 2011 at 5:23 pm #29446WeaponZeroParticipant
Funny that you refer to it as a sports type bike.
The Diavel is Ducati’s first attempt at making a cruiser along the lines of the Harley V-Rod. As far as the fairing in the front and the skinny azz rear as you call them, I’m pretty sure there’s a functional reason for them that engineers haven’t yet been able to get around (if they ever will). Weight displacement, aerodynamics, etc…April 6, 2011 at 1:55 am #29450MunchParticipant
Oh I am sure your correct. Probly more for weight distribution being that the bikes have such power displacement to weight….. atleast in my logic it makes sense to put more weight forward to keep the front down aided by the aero-dynamics of fairing and rider. Aesthetically for me…. it just reminds me of bugs. The smaller tail….maybe a spoiler of types to catch the “curling” turbulence and get some down force on the rear tire?
V-Rod…. never have or ever will consider it a cruiser. Nor the Vmax. Muscle bikes is a category in of their own.
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