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What is considered a "crotchrocket"

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 84gmcjimmy, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

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    What is considered a crotch rocket...or in better terms...a high performance sportbike.
    How many CC's? Saw a neat looking sportbike today, sounded fast!
     
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    uhhh a sport bike. I guess 600cc+
     
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    A hooker at the end of the month :D
     
  4. 84gmcjimmy

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    okay thanks.
     
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    The Big "4" crotch rockets are as follows:
    Honda(best) CBR600F4i;CBR60RR;CBR1000RR
    Suzuki(second)they have the GSXr's it hink 600;750and 1000
    Kawasaki has the ninga's not shure on the sizes but i know they have a 1000
    Yamaha has some to not shure what they go by tho. :D
    also the bigger ones are called liter bikes 1000+cc's

    I dont consider Aprrilla and Ducati, and the other euro bikes to be "crotch rockets" these are more like full race bikes you can buy

    Also Buell makes a "crotch rocket" style bike with a H/D motor in it
     
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    No, no, no. Buell makes a "Street-Fighter" bike. That's what those are called. Just like the Triumph Speed Triple (my fav) and the Speed Four.

    What defines a "Crotch Rocket" isn't so much the Engine size as it is the body style. A lot of aerodynamics generally denotes that it's a crotch rocket. A street-fighter is basically the same bike, but missing most of the aerodynamics.

    There's actually a good reason for this. Back in the 70's crotch rockets were huge in England, but if you acidently dropped or slide one and messed up the aerodynamics the insurance wouldn't pay for it and would just total the entire bike. The insurance company found it cheaper to just pay you for the bike than buy you the new (and expensive) aerodynamic stuff.

    So, what the Brit's started doing is removing all the aerodynamic stuff and just putting it in their garage or somewhere safe. That way if the bike was dropped os slid it wouldn't get damaged enough to total it. These aero-less bikes are known as Street Fighters.

    So now you know. I personally like the SF's better because you can see all the innards of the bike, which I find really cool.
     
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    I know all that(well except the british part, thats pretty cool)
    I was just simplifying it a little bit :D
     
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    :D

    Yeah, I'm pretty sure I heard the story from this british guy that just moved here and worked for the Triumph/Ducatti dealer just north of downtown Denver.

    Erico Motorsports, or something like that.
     
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    All depends on your point of view. I had a buddy in Rapid City that had a Honda NSR 400 that would be even the CBR 900's in the hills. However, it was a two-stroke race bike with a US title, which is rare.

    I've always liked the ZX-7, which is why I've owned 2 of them.

    My current favorite would be the Honda RC51.
     
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    Damn, Mark! You've owned all the fun stuff! :mad:


    :D
     
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    My first sport bike was an 89 Suzuki GSXR 750. Jetted the carbs, Yosh 4 into 1 full exhaust, individual cark K&N air filters, and a few others. This was my learner bike.

    Then went to the 91 ZX-7. Vance & Hines 4 into in exhaust, jetted carbs, racing chain, repaced front sprocket with one with 2 less teeth for normal driving. When I took trips, I'd put it back stock. I used to max the stock 180 rear tire on a regular basis. When I was riding on a daily basis, I was good. Had the scuffed up knee pads (get your mind out of the gutter) from tight corners. We also used to duct-tape soda cans to our knees at night and go around corners throwing sparks. Crazy sh!t. There was only a few guys within 100 miles of Rapid City that could keep up, much less beat me in the hills. That might not sound like much, but there were a ton of bikes in the area due to the USAF base there.

    I kinda miss those days, but am not about to start over again.
     
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    cc's don't matter. If it is in the cafe racer style sport bike it is a crotch rocket. But of corse like tires on a 4 by size does matter. :grin: for most people a newer 600 will do more than most people will ever want and handle better than a larger 1000. A very experienced rider on the larger ones can do better but most cannot do any better on the larger liter bikes. In most part the liter bikes don't take the twisty roads as well without a whole lot of experience.

    Remember on a bike, life begins at 140 :cool1:
    At work my name at the top of the list for an 06 yzfr6 :saweet:
     
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    Im my mind a crotchrocket is one of those Jap bikes you basicly lay over while riding. Personally I don't like the way it feels, I prefer the cruser style of bikes.
     
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    Dale, thanks for the list, that helps.
    Thanks everyone!
     
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    You forgot the hayabusa, GSX-R 1300
    And what about the RC-51?
    Kawis are ZX-6r, ZX-7r, ZX-10r, ZX-12r
    Yamahas are YZF R6, R1

    You gonna get one?
     
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    am i gonna get one? i already have one a CBR929RR trying to sell it
     
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    No, no, I mean Steve.
     
  18. 84gmcjimmy

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    Well, I want one...but I don't have a clue how to ride any kind of motorcycle...so once I get further in my projects...I will buy a smaller, cheap roadbike to learn on, and whatever else...then in many years I will probably (read: maybe) get one.
     
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    Sounds like you need a Dirtbike! :grin:
     
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    Would that be a good candidate (sp?) to use as a learner? The only thing is i'd have to get a trailer also so I can dirtbike in the woods...unless I got it lisenced...is that legal?
     

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