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Went out on a spontaneous ride today and got to race two different bikes...just FYI, my bike has a Delkevic Exhaust and I’m a 280lb rider...looks like Donald Trump on a 80cc Dirtbike...




First Race: StreetGlide 107 (unknown year, but probably a 2017)

StreetGlide 107 on my left - guy named Freddy...bald, goatee and @ 240lbs...

Took off from the light, both wide open throttle, ensuring the heavens could hear us...

I missed second gear, banged off the rev limiter but was able to find second and continue with my onslaught...redline 2nd, shift...I’m still ahead, ok, this is cool...redline 3rd, shift...I peek to my left and I see his front tire...redline 4th, shift, my front tire is now at his foot peg as he starts to walk me down...nearing end of 5th, hd had me by a bike and a half...I shut it down at redline - we probably hit 98mph...I want that one back...I could damn near guarantee he would not have caught me by 98mph if I wouldn’t have missed second...oh well, I’ll take the loss honorably ?

Second Race: 2017 Indian Scout Bobber

Indian Scout Bobber on my left - best friend named Joe - @ 210lbs, built like a pit bull

Not a “real race”, but as we pulled out of a parking lot, we both shifted to second gear at the same time and just twisted the throttles like maniacs...he was a bike behind me when we started the pull...half way through 3rd gear he was already ahead of me by 2 bikes...shut it down @ 75mph...Indian Scout Bobber is dumb fast...100hp with a redline of 8200rpms...I WILL own one this year...

Anyone else have any good luck or bad luck ??

For 52hp/40tq, these bikes are not terribly slow and can hold their own against other mid size cruisers...
 

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Haven't raced though now that I have a Z900RS I'm guessing I'll beat my son who is now on my Vulcan S.

When you get your Scout Bobber would love to hear about it, particularly a comparison to the S when it comes to the twisties. No doubt the Bobber has more juice but am curious how it handles the curves in comparison.

I too like the Scout Bobber but the limited lean angle had me looking elsewhere for my next bike. While I enjoy cruising the open road I really love shredding the tight twisties and I didn't want to give that up. But I COMPLETELY understand your interest in the Scout Bobber...it was my favorite discovery at the motorcycle show the year before this past show.

Good luck!!
 

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I haven’t raced any bikes but I would like to. I did beat a rich kid in a Tesla that had red plastic dip accents. Also beet a riced out ridiculous scion. Both were on the street if it were on the freeway they definitely would of caught up to me and passed me. Also tried to race a Ferrari. I knew I had no chance but I wanted to see it launch and here it . I was not disappointed it was gone in seconds.
 

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So no more VS racing stories ??

I posted this like a year ago lol
 

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I don't think with this Virus going around that anyone is racing anything right now. And some of us have moved on from the Vulcan S to
other bikes. Which I can't ride at the moment due to the Executive Order of our Governor to Stay at Home and not leave the house unless
it is an emergency or you need to get supplies to survive.
 

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I don't think with this Virus going around that anyone is racing anything right now. And some of us have moved on from the Vulcan S to
other bikes. Which I can't ride at the moment due to the Executive Order of our Governor to Stay at Home and not leave the house unless
it is an emergency or you need to get supplies to survive.
Same here, but I posted this in 2018 hahaha !!!
 

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I don't think with this Virus going around that anyone is racing anything right now. And some of us have moved on from the Vulcan S to
other bikes. Which I can't ride at the moment due to the Executive Order of our Governor to Stay at Home and not leave the house unless
it is an emergency or you need to get supplies to survive.
Sadly my Vulcan is currently out of order right now, however I also have a CBR1100XX and I work for the hospital so have no choice but to ride to work. The roads have been totally empty all week. It is glorious! Nobody to race though.
 

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I am sooooo glad that I have retired from nursing, since I mainly worked the ED. Will definitely get to ride this weekend
 

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As much as I would like to ride or race, there is too much snow on the ground for either one right now. (covid or not)
 
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