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Where the 750 Hurricanes truly the fastest of the hurricanes?

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Old 02-08-2017, 09:05 PM
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Was doing a little watching and reading on youtube and saw some comments saying how the rare 750 hurricanes where much better running and faster than the 1000's or the 600's. Is there a link to any kind of info on them? I'm sure I'm not the first to ask about them, but a search isn't turning up anything on them.
 
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Old 02-08-2017, 10:26 PM
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Opinion.

In a track situation

More HP than a 600 of it's day plus the lighter weight than a 1000 could, or maybe would, allow the 750 to enter turns faster than a 1000 and accelerate out of the turn faster than a 600 and then on average give it a better lap time than both.

So the argument could, yes be made, the 750 is faster?
 

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Old 02-09-2017, 04:21 PM
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The cane was at the time the fastest production bike, in a straight line. The lighter 750 would have turned a quicker time on the track due to less weight.
 
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Old 02-10-2017, 04:42 PM
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Occasionally one will come up on E-bay, here in the UK.

In the real/practical world, engine parts might be difficult to find. Also most of the time we're not riding on the track.

If memory serves, they were made primarily for the Japanese market, though I stand to be corrected
 
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not forgetting the CBR750F's biggest asset.....................



Gear driven cams...............

I get soooooooooooooo excited! Funny isn't it? I was just this morning thinking about CBR750Fs on the way home from collecting a bookcase.

Cheers, SB
 
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I have my doubts that the 750 was faster.

You only have to have a look at lap times at the local tracks to see who is faster.
Over here, even on one of the tightest tracks that bikes race on (levels raceway) the 1000cc bikes are around 2 seconds a lap faster than a 600. That might not sound like a lot, but keep in mind that this is a very short track, very tight and twisty, with only a relatively short straight. 2 seconds a lap is a long time over a 5-10 lap race.
I am talking about comparing outright la records for each class, not an arbitrary 'that guy on a 1000 is faster than that guy on a 600' type comparison.

Things might have been different back then though, as the limitation was probably the handling, for which there has been significant development on over the last 20 years.
 
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Old 02-11-2017, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Sebastionbear View Post
not forgetting the CBR750F's biggest asset.....................



Gear driven cams...............

I get soooooooooooooo excited! Funny isn't it? I was just this morning thinking about CBR750Fs on the way home from collecting a bookcase.

Cheers, SB
Oh Wow!

Yes, I'd forgotten about gear driven cams! Well done Seb.

In my opinion, if the 1000F had gear driven cams, it would be perfect.
 
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Old 02-13-2017, 06:45 PM
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Sure would and I'd have to agree the 750 would be a rockstar as the Gen 1 1000 is way more
nimble and nifty than later generations in a lot of ways
 
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Gear driven cams.
Pretty cool.
I'll have to do some searching and reading.
The body style does seem to resemble the 600s way more than the 1000s too
 
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