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Old 02-28-2007, 05:59 AM   #61
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I have fun with my 40hp DRZ.

It would take a miata with about 350whp to match that power to weight ratio.
But it would only take a stock miata to take it in a straight line
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Old 02-28-2007, 06:04 AM   #62
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here is my first two wheeler, I learned alot and had even more fun! I can't wait to get another bike like this. I am thinking DRZ400SM.

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Old 02-28-2007, 11:43 AM   #63
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no, it would beat a stock miata easily, my miata, however...
DRZ w/rider=11lb/hp
Miata w/driver=21lb/hp
My miata w/driver= 9.6lb/hp

Lotus Exige Supercharged w/driver= 10lb/hp
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turbo+supercharger yeah lets get someone to do that to a miata
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been done... search around for twincharged miata on google. he has a cardomain site also.
how about a tricharged miata? Someone give me a coldside supercharger. Or I'll sell you my turbos. They are too small for that idea though...

First bike was a '97 CBR600F3, second was a '02 Monster S4 Senna. Sold that in '04 to buy the STi. Sold the sti to pay off bills. Damn miata.



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Old 03-01-2007, 04:39 PM   #67
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I know a miata will do over 100 mph how about that DRZ?

I challenge you ......BRING IT

Sorry but the DRZ is not a race bike. I found 0-60 times about 5.45 seconds and quarter trap speeds of low 80 mph It would be a good race. The DRZ has already ran out of steam in just the 1/4 mile any past and the miata keeps going. I know the DRZ can take any miata off the line but it just a matter of time before it gets blown by.

Not to knock the drz (I want one) but it is not a fast motorcyle AT ALL.


""only time I have ever raced my DRZ was against some kid in a WRX. He smoked me...""

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it isnt doin 100+ it is getting there faster than the other guy
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Old 03-01-2007, 05:27 PM   #69
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I got your drz race right here

I love this story

From ADVrider.com:

I raced a Harley today and after some really hard riding I managed to
PASS the guy. I was riding on one of those really, really twisting
sections of canyon road with no straight sections to speak of and
where most of the curves have warning signs that say "15 MPH".

I knew if I was going to pass one of those monsters with those
big-cubic-inch motors, it would have to be a place like this where
handling and rider skill are more important than horsepower alone.

I saw the guy up ahead as I exited one of the turns and knew I could
catch him, but it wouldn't be easy. I concentrated on my braking and
cornering. three corners later, I was on his fender. Catching him was
one thing; passing him would prove to be another.

Two corners later, I pulled up next to him as we sailed down the
mountain. I think he was shocked to see me next to him, as I nearly
got by him before he could recover. Next corner, same thing. I'd
manage to pull up next to him as we started to enter the corners but
when we came out he'd get on the throttle and outpower me. His
horsepower was almost too much to overcome, but this only made me more
determined than ever.

My only hope was to outbrake him. I held off squeezing the lever until
the last instant. I kept my nerve while he lost his. In an instant I
was by him. Corner after corner, I could hear the roar of his engine
as he struggled to keep up. Three more miles to go before the road
straightens out and he would pass me for good.

But now I was in the lead and he would no longer hold me back. I
stretched out my lead and by the time we reached the bottom of the
canyon, he was more than a full corner behind. I could no longer see
him in my rear-view mirror.

Once the road did straighten out, it seemed like it took miles before
he passed me, but it was probably just a few hundred yards. I was no
match for that kind of horsepower, but it was done. In the tightest
section of road, where bravery and skill count for more than horspower
and deep pockets, I had passed him. though it was not easy, I had won
the race to the bottom of the canyon and I had preserved the proud
tradition of another of America's best bikes.

I will always remember that moment. I don't think I've ever pedaled so
hard in my life. And some of the credit must go to Schwinn, as well.
They really make a great bicycle...

Forwarded from:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...04&postcount=1

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Well **** cuz i was just sayin it would accelerate faster than a miata. It can barely break 100. I was just saying 40hp is surprisingly fast when it only carries around a 260lb vehicle. Dont gotta get all offended.
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Well **** cuz i was just sayin it would accelerate faster than a miata. It can barely break 100. I was just saying 40hp is surprisingly fast when it only carries around a 260lb vehicle. Dont gotta get all offended.

No No, it is cool. I was just having fun with you. Actually I have learned alot about the DRZ trying to find drag videos on you tube. Like I said I have wanted one for a while and it is nice to know that they can be REAL fast. Just because they are not as fast as the new R450's does not mean thay are not fun.
I cant wait to get the black and red DRZ400SM
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They're definitely fun... the S or SM are kinda slow though. They're about 8-10hp down from the E and heavier, but since you're in California, not much you can do about it. Swap out the carb and base gasket and you're pretty much as fast as an E.
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