Discussion in 'Racing & Track Days' started by Honda RS125, Sep 6, 2019.
My race bike is a 1996 Honda RS 125 for me.
I always wanted to ride one of the tiny Apes at the track.
my home made effort
Currently my 01 VFR800 is my track weapon. It’s been modified quite a bit but is by no means a race ready bike. Still I enjoy riding it at the track, although after having ridden both an R3 and a KTM RC390 at the track I’m thinking about getting something similar just for fun.
Californian import 95 cbr600. Cams and ECUs changed to European spec.
Your frame design?
Raced an RS125 for one round (eligible for my class) while I swapped an engine on the VF500F race bike. Mother fucker was hard wired to my brain, doing shit the same moment I thought it. Better than one finger brakes. Here's my two race bikes. Still have the 500.
Built this for track days, couple surgeries have gotten in the way.
yes, I built it myself. Loosely based on a Yamaha TRX850 frame design, but to fit an MT09 engine.
My track bike is a 2014 R6 I just picked up earlier this year. It has a nice set of suspension and brake upgrades, but engine and exhaust are stock. I've been to Auto Club Speedway twice, and Chuckwalla once so far, and already improved my PB from the 675R times. The R6's handling is on another planet compared to anything else I've ridden, and while that peaky little engine would suck on the street, it is right at home on the track.
A few of us are looking to a track day before then end of the year, maybe you can join us. Hit me with a PM and let’s see if we can make that happen.
R6's are very nice track bikes. The only trick is to run them at super high rpm's all the time. LDH on here has one that is a company Kyle racing bike that has every upgrade with the best parts on the planet. And then he bought one for his wife too. Sure on fast tracks they run out of legs but in the turns they are awesome. He's moving back to Florida sometime next year near Daytona and I want a few laps on the built R6.
I am leaving the engine and exhaust stock for now due to noise restrictions at a track I plan to visit next year, but I'd love to know more about the best parts on the planet. I may look to mod the engine after next year. Right now, my technique is the main thing holding me back, so I try to improve that. I could have 15 more HP, and not see my time impr0ve one bit. I'm still pretty slow, but I'm also relatively new to the track too.
Capt the 125 is a bike not to take for granted. My CCS class had built Honda Hawks, Ducati,Built FZR400. I raced Jerry Wood on a Ducati Supermono... That bike was a monster.
I got a chance to ride the 99 WERA 24hr race at Willow Springs for GPTech on a CBR F3. Lets say it took a bit to get use to after being on a 4 stroke bike.
My next track bike Honda NSF250r
The last 10 years the trackbike was an ‘06 GSXR1000. this year will be a ‘94VFR750. New suspension fromJamie front and rear. Steady as a rock.
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