First time at the 1/8 mile on the R1
So friday night I went out to Mid America Motorplex in Iowa and took the 06 R1. I've only been to the track one other time (on my R6 two years ago). I had a blast. My best was only a 7.01, but I stayed consistent (7.03,7.05,7.10). I really wanted to dip into the 6's, but it just wasnt happening for me and my reaction time.
I had one mishap launching against a pro-drag guy w/a 82 Kawi w/wheelie bars. I tried launching too high and about flipped at launch, he red-lighted though so I let off and rode about half way down the track in first then rode the rest of the way in a power wheelie (haha i know, but it was for my buddies watching).
Ne wayz, my favorite was racing an 02 Busa, he kept talking about how he goes twice a month for the last 4 years and runs 6.3-6.5 average. I ran my 7.01 and he red-lighted and still only ran a 7.3. HAHAHAHAHAHA. Damn busa's. All in all though I had a blast and my dad and brother's enjoyed watching me. You learn alot about your bike from drag racing (IMO) and I cant wait to go again.
(Sold) 06Raven,integrated tail-lights,watsen flushies,DB Black Windscreen,6000K HID, 16T front, Powdercoated black rear sprocket, rearsets, levers, rear pegs, Race Baffled Exhaust, Uppers Metallic Black, Airbox Metallic Black, Black Swingarm Spools