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Old 09-07-2007, 09:00 PM
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Hehe.....I'll always want it to be faster though. I dusted an R6 getting on my local onramp. Guy pulled next to me at the next intersection down the road and wanted to know whats under the hood.....I told him 1600cc's of fury. I asked him what year R6. 2001. It was from a roll on, and I kinda surprised myself. Never really knew my car could keep up with a sport bike. I basically walked by him from a 20mph roll. I was running my new helper spring setup and I was holding 12psi with my w/m injection mapping complete.....pulls like a freight train. Local dyno shut down, so my only option is Mich. to see what she's putting down. I'm pretty sure I'm over the 200rwhp mark now.
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Damn pulling a R6 is a feat congrats I am also happy your WMI is running right
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don't want to burst your bubble, but the guy on the bike was a squid
a good rider on an r6 would be all over a sub 250 whp miata.
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Yeah, something tells me he wasn't really trying. 200rwhp Miatas are quick, but not that quick.

Go beat up on an STI or something to make yourself feel better, though.
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yeah, a good rider will easily walk a 200whp Miata.
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your car is slow and he wasn't trying.
Don't believe me? That R6 has ~105 hp and weighs ~400lbs

your miata has whatev HP and weighs ~2000 pounds.
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And C5's run 13s according to Car and Driver yet the one at the dragstrip tonight was running high 9's/low 10's in the eighth mile, just like my pos civic was doing. Races happen in the real world. You may have been lucky, but it still counts. With the miata, I lost to a friend driving a heavily modded EVO by only 0.01 seconds because he messed up. If I would have beat him, I would have gotten a big *** trophy.
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Well maybe he is hitting in the 300 whp range. The R6 is a 11 second bike when done right, 10 when done extrordinary. But still even if he kept it in OD and reved it. He would put up a hell of a fight for a 200whp miata. Still it is always good to see someone who has there **** running right
I think a 13 sec 1/4 is about = to a low 9 sec, and 8's will get you in the 12's if you do it right.
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105hp/400lbs = 577hp/2200lbs

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you forgot to add the rider's weight
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Originally Posted by rotaryjunky View Post
And C5's run 13s according to Car and Driver yet the one at the dragstrip tonight was running high 9's/low 10's in the eighth mile, just like my pos civic was doing. Races happen in the real world. You may have been lucky, but it still counts. With the miata, I lost to a friend driving a heavily modded EVO by only 0.01 seconds because he messed up. If I would have beat him, I would have gotten a big *** trophy.
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and car message boards are full of little kiddies claiming to beat lamborghinis in their civics, what's your point?
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and car message boards are full of little kiddies claiming to beat lamborghinis in their civics, what's your point?
Very true, and thats why I can't stand the civic forums. My point is that at the end of the night at the dragstrip, often the fastest car doesn't win. Of course, the lovefab nsx does always win the import class because it has 700whp, but thats a different story. (He's promised to not compete one time to give me a chance next summer.) Almost anyone in a fast car could beat me on a bike because I'm a complete wuss when I'm on one, and it belongs to someone else...
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I'm sure he would of left me in the dust if it was from a standstill. But he was impressed none the less. Not really an ego speed guy, I know what can beat me and what can't, so I'll take this one to the grave and count myself lucky.
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Originally Posted by rotaryjunky View Post
Very true, and thats why I can't stand the civic forums. My point is that at the end of the night at the dragstrip, often the fastest car doesn't win. Of course, the lovefab nsx does always win the import class because it has 700whp, but thats a different story. (He's promised to not compete one time to give me a chance next summer.) Almost anyone in a fast car could beat me on a bike because I'm a complete wuss when I'm on one, and it belongs to someone else...
like this forum is any different.
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Yes it is philip or we wouldn't be here.
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badass turbo miata: 8:1 lb/hp
average stock sportbike: 4.5:1 lb/hp
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Originally Posted by Al Hounos View Post
badass turbo miata: 8:1 lb/hp
average stock sportbike: 4.5:1 lb/hp
Agreed but the bike# is a little low i think unless it is a hyperliter bike with rider 5-1 or 6-1 is about average. Check it modern 600rr wieghs about 430lbs+150lbs rider 580 lbs/110 or so hp= 5.273-1 or a R6 at 410+150/113 or so hp= 4.9-1. Or a gixxer 1000 at 460 or so lbs + 150 lbs rider. 610/175 or so= 3.49-1. Not that the average rider can use all that power from a standstill most people would spring the bike over backwards trying to launch it right. From a roll any of these bike would eat 90% of the boosted miatas in the world up for breakfast.
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Who has had their Miata on corner weighting scales to see what it really weighs?
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I have read most miatas to be about 2300lbs with gas in them. Roberts car is 1900 lbs last time he weighed it i believe.
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