liveforphysics wrote: ↑
Apr 10, 2018 9:04 pm
Incredible it was so well matched with a 450, was he giving it everything the 450 had?
These are no where near a 450 in any aspect - at least not for general use. The only place you'd keep or up is on a tight twisty track where the 450 can't get the power down. I rode my surron and a ktm 450 back to back last weekend and they're chalk and cheese. I actually prefer the surron for the sort of riding I do. It could do with say 50% more power to make it ideal but it would still fall shy of 450.
I didn't race the 450 in a line but I can tell the race would be over and the surron hosed before the 450 even hit second gear.
A 125cc 4 stroke is a much fairer comparison. Or as we discussed earlier in the thread a 140cc is much more comparable in terms of size and power. I reckon a KLX140 and surron would be bang on.
I'll upload the video in a few days (got onboard video on both bikes, overhead drone footage and both riders on both bikes for fairness
) but every race the surron just pulled in front - mainly because it got off the line easily every time. I managed to get closer on the 125 with a better launch and flat changes on the 125 but I reckon with more practice to get a perfect launch I could pull dead even on the surron. But that's their beauty as well, you just mash the throttle and you're gone - no clutch to slip, gears to shift etc. Getting off the line is no fuss and they've not got enough power to flip you off. Both of us wheelied the 125 a few times time trying to get it off the line as quickly as possible.