Bagger Blast off

Discussion in 'General' started by Jeff McKinney, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. notbostrom

    notbostrom DaveK broke the interwebs

    It was prep and rider not rules or the bike with 100 more hp would have run away with it.

    What rule made the difference from your point of view?
     
  2. edgefinder

    edgefinder Well-Known Member

    That was better than watching Ben on a 883 and a lot of outsiders are chest thumping how bad ass their baggers are. Good luck with writing rules but how about if half the grid points at the guy with a ringer he has to put the bitch on back.
     
  3. :stupid:
     
  4. motion

    motion RockyMountainMotos.com

    I didn't enjoy it. It was great to see the S&S team embarrass everyone, but that's getting pretty routine these days. Prolly baggers don't belong on road courses. I wish O'Hara had a good ride on a real bike and didn't have to resort to this shit. Now get off my lawn!
     
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  5. ducnut

    ducnut Well-Known Member

    “You didn’t enjoy it.”, yet, “It was great to see....”.o_O

    A little early for cabin fever, isn’t it?:Poke:
     
  6. motion

    motion RockyMountainMotos.com

    Its not too early. 3' of snow now with a high of 1 degrees today and I'm about to start raging. Just getting warmed up :)
     
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  7. Razr

    Razr Well-Known Member

    Do you rent snowmobiles?
     
  8. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member

    As of this morning, on the MotoAmerica Youtube channel the superbike race 3 highlights has 2500 views - the king of the baggers race highlights has 30,000 and the full race video has 59,000
    Maybe they're on to something....
     
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  9. nlzmo400r

    nlzmo400r Well-Known Member

    It's the pop and fizzle for sure. It's crazy because it's a one time thing. As said above, a Grom race would have been just as crazy probably, then ultimtaely fade away.
     
  10. rice r0cket

    rice r0cket Well-Known Member

    Indians need balance of performance adjustment, +200 lbs.
     
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  11. Quicktoy

    Quicktoy ...Tired...

    No. Not even close.
     
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  12. turbulence

    turbulence Well-Known Member

    y’all ever seen anyone loop a grom?


    didn’t think so. fuck off with that grom shit :Poke:
     
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  13. pickled egg

    pickled egg And to all, a good night!

    Hold my beer... :D
     
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  14. elvee

    elvee Well-Known Member

    I watched the race on Youtube last night. It would have been nice to see something other than the front two or three bikes. Yes, the race at the front was impressive. Were any other riders near each other anywhere else in the race though? Yeah, I get it - first race, they didn't enforce rules, run whatchabrung, all that. Now, how many bikes finished the race? From what I saw, it looks like three bikes DNF'd out of 11. If the race had been one lap longer, how many more bikes would have DNF'd? It was cool, and it may bring some more people to the races to watch it, but how many of them are going to become fans of the whole race day, and not just the 6 or 7 laps of this side show?
     
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  15. Phl218

    Phl218 Lemme ask my wife


    and this is all that matters.

    random people watching 2 wheels around a track , building a relation to it, maybe a fraction of them peeking into the exciting races. 10% of the bagger views added to the other races, doubles the other races' views.
     
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  16. turbulence

    turbulence Well-Known Member


    gotta start somewhere
     
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  17. Monsterdood

    Monsterdood Well-Known Member

    Thinking about the whole event / race, I'm very impressed those bikes did what they did on the Dunlop Q4's. I used them last year on my race bike when I did the YCRS and didn't want to bother with tire warmers, but at Laguna, some of those bagger beasts were within 5-6 seconds of really good Twins Cup times while just using Q4's! Anyone see what those tires looked like at the end of the race?
     
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  18. motion

    motion RockyMountainMotos.com

    I don't. There's a guy in town renting SxSs. He'd like to rent snowmobiles but he says every one would come back destroyed. We don't have any groomed trails here... only backcountry stuff in avalanche country.
     
  19. Dan Dubeau

    Dan Dubeau Well-Known Member

    Snowmobiles and PWCs are two things I'd want no part in renting out. Typically to inexperienced users who just hold the throttle to the bars and send it. The rates would have to be pretty lucrative for me to consider.
     
  20. gt#179

    gt#179 Dirt Dork

    I think they said during the broadcast that only Harley and Indian were invited to race. I took it to mean that the japanese brands were not allowed to participate. Not sure what the rules would be, but Rob B did insinuate that this was more of an exhibition round and that they would probably refine the rules for the racing next year, particularly if they go to a 3 round series.

    I enjoyed watching it. I've hustled my road king around North GA in the past and while they are way more nimble that you would expect, the lack of ground clearance, shit tires, and shit brakes would do you in pretty quickly. Must be kinda fun to run one at Laguna. Kinda like racing my 950 in a local hare scramble a few times but with a professional rider on board. :crackup:
     
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