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So my buddy has a Yamaha R1 and since Toby introduced us we’ve been riding together quite a bit. He has pipes on his R1 but other than a speed dampner it’s pretty much stock. His bike does something like 170+ and is really nimble in the twisties, typical high-end sportbike. But I was curious how our bikes would compare off the line in a drag race, so today we did a long mountain run and 3 different times we took off from a dead stop and all 3 times my Stryker launched and left the R1 behind off the line. Right about when I’m shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear he blows by me about 30mph faster and pulling away hard. No contest once he gets the RPMs up, but off the line the Stryker definatly gets the drop. My best launch was at a stoplight out on a hwy, as I was accellerating hard through 1st gear (just before shifting to 2nd) the front wheel lifted off the ground a bit, just from pure accelleration (not popping the clutch). He mentioned a couple times how surprised he was at the amount of tourque I had in my bike. And for any of you not familiar with my bike it has a stage 1 upgrade. So 11Stryker you should do very well off the line at the drags, especially if it’s only 1/8 mile.