Sensitive types, more reserved riders, and track addicts, my disclaimer is upfront -- this is all in good fun. Don't start crying if I raz you a bit.
DOES ANYONE WANT TO GET INTO A PISSING CONTEST ABOUT STUNTING RSVRs?
In that "stunt cage" thread, you guys harped on that dude pretty harshly. So, I thought I'd like to hear some more pros and cons. And maybe swing a few votes.
Stunting is way cool and has pretty much taken over the scene. In Cali, and down south here in the US it has anyway.
If you can't do 3rd gear, one legged wheelies, and 100ft stoppies, you're pretty much a moma's boy and should probably just be riding one of those other couch-style motorcycles.
Stunters get better looking women you know, and they will draw a chearing crowd faster than any full-leathered poser.
I stunt my 2000.5 RSVR. (Never needed a cage though.)
All you need is a big strong wheelie sprocket and chain. And lots of aired down ebay used 190 tires help. (Sweet 2 block long burn-outs at $15 a pop.)
Going 160 mph everyday gets old, and running around and around tracks like lemmings is way old school. I still go though.
People want--People need-- stunting.
I still ride even bars with every weekend-warrior and knee-dragger too. Love that.
The RSVR is a perfect bike for the two.
Badboyz stunt a few Aprilias. And they're the best at this new, and recently claimed "fastest growing sport" in America. They even had them as a sponsor, I think it was back in 2004??? Stunting RSVRs are common place in moto vids. now.
Pros, to back up my position that RSVRs are great stunt bikes:
1) Milles only weight about 400lb stock. They're not "Heavy" as some poser said. 400lbs matches about every 1000 out there bro, and it's easier to dump weight from.
2) The RSVRs are almost a foot narrower that japcrapers.
3) And the torque, oh that lovely torque, makes for a really good and complete stunt bike.
4) Killer braking.
5) Super rigid framing. (PS doo-doo head, my swing arm doesn't dent when I stand on it--maybe you got a knock-off RSVR)
6) my fuel tank came with a stunt bench notch right on it --stock (why they have them like that I don't know)--no need to replace it with a stunt tank though.
Last note: RSVRs are not a "rare bike." Every single day you could fine one for sale on ebay or craigslist.
So, now, fire up those keyboards sally-boys. Any old schoolers want to come out of the dark? Any new-agers want to back me up?
Remember: All in good fun bros.