<DIV>Street Legal Slides . . .</DIV>
<DIV>Dragbike Drift ! </DIV>
Cool video, but I missed the dragbike?
<DIV>I did see a streetbike though... </DIV>
extended swingarm =/= dragbike
<DIV>there are THOUSANDS of extended bikes around, if they were all dragbikes then the organizations wouldnt be hurting like they are.</DIV>
Looked more like a road racing bike that could not turn corners to me.
There used to be a series called MARS,which stood for motorcycle asphalt racing series.
Basically was dirt track bikes racing on an asphalt track and since most "dirt track" is hard as a rockwas just a groove track with a wide groove.
Dragbike is a term that I like to use losely . . .Originally Posted by Bill Hahn Jr.
<DIV>Dragbike = Drag Racing engine cycle ?</DIV>
<DIV>Marty Kane coined the word ?</DIV>
<DIV>And he made it popular ! </DIV>
<DIV>Hence our drag site ?</DIV>
If only it were that simple. If it were, then every car in the world would become a "drag car" the instant it touched a tire to the strip. You know better than that, Red! Even the folks in the video didn't refer to this ZX10 with an armas a "dragbike".
<DIV>With all due respect to Marty...I don't think he coined the word. The DRAGBIKE! racing organization predates his efforts, and I don't think even they would lay claim tothe term, although folks like Tom Loughlin might have a better idea of its true origin. </DIV>
<DIV>To me, streetbikes with-just-an-armare NOT dragbikes, not in thetrue sense of the word,the reason the word was created in the first place...no more than a Hyundai Sonata becomes a "drag car" simply because its teen driver visited the track one night.</DIV>
I can't help it...Could we attribute the opposing or different views on this to your Culture ? As far as a street bike being called a Dragbike , I concur with Jr. , going to the dragstrip with your street bike to dragrace vs taking your Dragbike to Dragrace. I think thats a very fair and correct way to view this. I call our bikes street bikes , mine 8.21 , Tanner's in the 7s but they are street bikes and our new ones 8.65-8.80 I've not really thought about it but I've never called them Dragbikes.Edited by: 2bking1320
For sure...it's all about culture and upbringing, and what one is more accustomed to.
<DIV>However, there is a growing undercurrent of those who love and appreciate purpose-built drag racing motorcycles...and they are not interested in having their heritage and history yanked out from under them. Those of us who share this particular obsession are pretty sure that the "dragbike" term is ours, and should not be applied to stock and/or modified streetbikes. If such streetbikes areto be calleddragbikes, then what are we..."ultra-dragbikes"? "Mega-dragbikes"? </DIV>
<DIV>I wish the streetbikers weren't soraw about this,but there is a line, and not every 2-wheeled machine instantly becomes a DRAGBIKE just because it goes down a dragstrip. It's simply not in the true intention of the word, and why there is such a flap about it simply escapes me. I don't want my preferred style of bike to be called a streetbike, cause it ain't...it's a dragbike. The streetbike guys should feel the same way.</DIV>
Still it looks really hard to do, I can't imagine sliding around like that. But real dragbikes don't turn corners very well and are made for one purpose,,,,A to B in a straight line as fast as you can.
That rider has serious skills! great video!
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