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    Question Why 800s?


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    Just got talking to a colleague about my bike. Chatting away and he said there's a great selection of 800s out there now. I'd never given it any thought before, but thinking about it there's the BMW 800, KTM 790 which is 800ish, Fazer 800, Triumph 800, MV800 and of course the VFR 80 and probably more. When and why did 800cc become popular?

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    Default Re: Why 800s?

    Cos 600's are for girls and 1000's are for proper men.

    There's got to be something for the growing lbgt community to ride.

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    Default Re: Why 800s?

    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    Cos 600's are for girls and 1000's are for proper men.

    There's got to be something for the growing lbgt community to ride.

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    Can't argue with that

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    Default Re: Why 800s?

    Good question! Perhaps as engine technology advances, manufacturers have found that 800cc engines are the sweet spot for the road in terms of torque, power and weight?

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    More likely, with ever restrictive Euro emission standards the only way to maintain power while increasing restrictions is with more cubes... Also 800's often fall in to the category that can be A2 restricted, where as more powerful bikes can't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerJo View Post
    Good question! Perhaps as engine technology advances, manufacturers have found that 800cc engines are the sweet spot for the road in terms of torque, power and weight?
    Just right for the LGBT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    Can't argue with that
    Well I could, but you'd not hear me over the roar of my proper man sized engine

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerJo View Post
    Good question! Perhaps as engine technology advances, manufacturers have found that 800cc engines are the sweet spot for the road in terms of torque, power and weight?
    A bit like the GSXR750 being a nicer bike to ride than either the 600 or the 1000?
    The difference between 750cc and 800c is minor, so it's not a new thing, a while ago I looked at buying an FZ-8, so I looked up the performance and weight and found they were not much different to the 1985 FZ750.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrlongbeard View Post
    Well I could, but you'd not hear me over the roar of my proper man sized engine
    Potato, potato


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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    Potato, potato
    i'm impressed with the steady tickover, a lot seem to miss a beat but it still sounds like a vintage Lister diesel we used to run a generator from

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    Default Re: Why 800s?

    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    Cos 600's are for girls and 1000's are for proper men.

    There's got to be something for the growing lbgt community to ride.

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    I would ask where that leaves me with a choice of an 8bhp 200 or a 30bhp 441?
    But I had best not.

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    Default Re: Why 800s?

    Good question... when I started riding, there were 250s, 350, 500s and 750s, with the mighty Z900 at the top of the tree.

    But then the 350s became 400s, the 500s became 550s and the Z900 turned into a Z1000.

    And in time the 400s became 500s, the 550s became 600s and the 750s mostly vanished.

    Many of these bikes were bored and stroked - presumably an easier way of getting more power than completely re-inventing an engine.

    There have also historically been cc restrictions in Japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidat19 View Post
    I would ask where that leaves me with a choice of an 8bhp 200 or a 30bhp 441?
    But I had best not.
    The single is non binary.

    Water cooled bikes must be pansexual, seeing as how there aren’t kettlesexuals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ink ink View Post
    The single is non binary.

    Water cooled bikes must be pansexual, seeing as how there aren’t kettlesexuals.
    Well...the 200 is binary as its a twin...its also a kettlesexual.

    Now i feel i am having a gender crisis....does it matter that they both change gear on the right ( correct) side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidat19 View Post
    Now i feel i am having a gender crisis....does it matter that they both change gear on the right ( correct) side?
    Not at all. What matters is which way they change, real men do up for down and down for up. Gurls can't cope with that.

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