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An impressively fast RC8 with a hired-gun rider won the AHRMA Sound of Thunder 3 race Saturday at GingerMan Raceway in South Haven, Michigan, beating a host of fast Triumph Triples, 1000cc Ducatis and an MV Agusta. Didn't catch the rider's name, but had a nice conversation with him about KTM Twins. He said the owner of the RC8 saw him ride a SDR and hired him on what he saw. Apparently he has a good eye for riding talent. I will post his name when results are published later this week. For some reason, the team cleared out Saturday evening and did not race at GingerMan on Sunday. maybe had another gig with a shot at some prize money.
 

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Get Duked!

Best video you've found in a while there Cors, nice! Thanks, very fun to watch. The dude that led most of it had me on the edge of my chair with his unneeded and extreme lean angles .... ahhh the magic of slicks!
 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvhFdQcirMA


See if you can spot the discrepancy between the stock speedo and he GPS speedo in the corner of the frame.
It's pretty close while the bike is upright and the gps has caught up. Once the bike is tipped onto the side of the tyre, using a smaller diameter, the speedo reading is marginally higher than the "real" gps speed. Same reason you can hear the engine revs climb a fraction when you are on the edge of the tyre.
 

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See if you can spot the discrepancy between the stock speedo and he GPS speedo in the corner of the frame.
Liked that video too, thanks Hammy or Woody or ..........? One observation is the cold tire temps 32/37 seen on screen, wish that would have stayed on after the laps. There is a tire inflation pressure argument going on in other places of this forum.
Got one thing to say about it and then promise to stay quiet. Pressure should go up 2-3 pounds from cold ... no more, period. This pressure monitoring system is a great way to follow this (it's really accurate). If you are getting more than this (for the street) you are not inflating your tires enuf for speed or conditions. The end result will be an overheated tire carcass that will not last as long as a cooler tire, also a safety factor to consider. We are talking street riding unless of course you are that guy that is rear wheel drifting his rented GT around the Alps.
 

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Now wouldn't that be a hoot. Closed roads time trial...... progressive local government there.
 
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