why do guys buy crotch rockets? They look uncomfortable. Aren’t cruisers also very fast?

Question by berrytrain: why do guys buy crotch rockets? They look uncomfortable. Aren’t cruisers also very fast?
Which do you think are better sellers, crotch rockets or cruisers? What is the real name for crotch rockets?
Sport bikes maybe? Thanks.

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Answer by MILL
Yes sports bikes rice burner is another personally sports = better adrelian kick

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25 comments on “why do guys buy crotch rockets? They look uncomfortable. Aren’t cruisers also very fast?
  1. SID says:

    Depends on the Maturity of the biker !

    crotch rockets when your younger , cruisers when your older , Hoverarounds when your realy old !

  2. BUgz says:

    A crotch rocket technically is a cafe style racing bike, and the only “cruisers” that even come close aren’t techinically “cruisers”, one would be the V rod made by Harley, and the other would be the V-Max made by Yamaha…everything else CC to CC doesn’t even come close. But neither of those bikes are techically “crusiers” they are more in between.

    I have a YZF 1000R Thunderace, 1997.. it packs a pretty good punch but isn’t in the same class as the 08 R1’s, or the 08 Ninja 1400, Hayabusa…

    There isn’t a crusier ,made that stays within sight of my 1000 for very long, not stop light to stop light, not on the highway…

    With the aftermarket exhaust, jet kit, K&N filter..im doing 10 flats in the quarter mile, and still can get 180MPH top end…. find a cruiser that can even come close to that.

    Then you have the “peg to ground” aspect of things. Crotch rocket fairings aren’t for looks, they spend 1000’s of hours in wind tunnels making those fairings push…down force, they help balance… as bad as a crotch rocket will smoke any cruiser in a straight line, they do double the damage in the turns.

    A 1400cc cruiser…won’t even hang with a 600cc rocket. as for comfort, youd be surprised, I have personally ridden my rocket from Florence Kentucky to Ft.Lauderdale Florida… its more comfortable than you think. The tanks are designed to come up high…they are designed that way so you can put your belly on them…that takes all the pressure off of your back and wrists.

    The reason I ride a sport bike…is for the same reason some people drive Porsches instead of Caddilacs.

  3. ninebadthings says:

    The fastest cruiser will barely touch a mid sized crotch rocket and then if you get into curves it is game over. Liter bikes are just stupid fast, rockets on two wheels. Here are some numbers for you.
    http://www.mcnews.com/mcn/technical/200801perfindex.pdf

    As far as comfort. I have big lower back problems and am only good for about an hour in a normal riding position. then my back bone feels like it’s packed in broken glass. Riding a sport bike in a lay down riding position I’m good for 6+ hours as my arms are taking a large part of the weight, not my lower back. But I suppose for the normal rider a cruiser might have a more comfortable riding position. But the lay down position gives the rider a more connected feeling for the bike and road. You become part of the bike, not just a rider on it.

    Metro….at $ 20K vrod 1/4 mile 11.46 not good enough even to begin playing with totally stock 600s. And are water cooled v 4s still really a cruiser?

  4. Al s says:

    It is really depend on personality. The crotch rockets can fly threw curves and cruiser would have to relax and take it sweet time threw the same curves. Sport bike (rocket) is much lighter then the cruiser and tend to have more performance after market parts for it.

  5. tomcotexas says:

    Things are not always what they seem. Many guys who ride sport bikes will put many more miles a day on their bike than a cruiser rider can stand. I must say, a sport bike is not as much fun riding slow as it could be. BUT on the highway, at speed,
    the forward leaning position is great, the wind over the screen takes the body weight off the arms, you rather “hover” over the tank. Much easier on the back than sitting straight up, and hanging onto the bars for support. At highway speed, with a sport bike, very little stress on the arms and back.

    As I said, sport bikes are not so much fun riding around town, and in city traffic. I ride a ZX11, have the bars slightly higher than stock. Not bad in town, great on the road.

    Tomcotexas.

  6. Kevin M says:

    sport bikes (crotch rockets) are compared to horse racing like a Jockey– high speed, aro-dynamic, and a fast horse. and cruisers are compared to a trail ridden horse, upright, and more relaxed

  7. david1513 says:

    ha ha the guy talking about 6 inches has no idea what the hell hes talking about….! hay you hes talking about the diamature of the dam rocket, not how tall it is, you would piss your pants if you knew just how much it cost to lounch a rocket of that size…!

  8. TIRrocketry says:

    Central K550, and two sets of J570
    s should do it. ;)

  9. Kevin Zabbo says:

    The lack of intelligence on the Internet is disquieting to real rocket scientists. I’m trying to program a suite of programs using C++ to do rocket science, but I’m hung up on how to do calculus in C++ easily. I’ll figure it out, and build my own motors and engines. Now shut the lights off and watch the movie, kids.

    Great shot! Such a bird wants dead air on a clear day!

  10. ClubPenguinMovies123 says:

    um, no. well sorry im on a diff account. and no, im not 12. and no, my parents dont even know what Youtube is. lol.

  11. edwinshap1 says:

    hey, see those clouds? people don’t like launching above clouds for a bunch of reasons, one of which being that it’s impossible to track where it goes, and most clouds are below 18000 ft. L2 learn

  12. Larry Weir says:

    Both. Old and a mental case. Thanks for setting me straight and confirming my deficiencies.

  13. Zachary Green says:

    olderanddecrepit: Judging by your name you are either old or mentally decrepit. In High Power Rocketry the rockets are referenced by diameter not height.

    The rocket is 6″ in DIAMETER….

    Thank you for making an idiot of yourself four times by posting the same ignorant statements four times.

  14. Larry Weir says:

    If this is a 6″ (six inch) rocket, and the subject rocket is in the picture, either the guy standing next to the rocket is three inches tall or the “rocket scientist” that posted this needs to go back and study mathematics and the symbols associated with it. Also, if it meant to say 6 FOOT rocket, the guy next to it is 3 feet tall.

  15. Larry Weir says:

    If this is a 6″ (six inch) rocket, and the subject rocket is in the picture, either the guy standing next to the rocket is three inches tall or the “rocket scientist” that posted this needs to go back and study mathematics and the symbols associated with it. Also, if it meant to say 6 FOOT rocket, the guy next to it is 3 feet tall.

  16. Larry Weir says:

    If this is a 6″ (six inch) rocket, and the subject rocket is in the picture, either the guy standing next to the rocket is three inches tall or the “rocket scientist” that posted this needs to go back and study mathematics and the symbols associated with it. Also, if it meant to say 6 FOOT rocket, the guy next to it is 3 feet tall.

  17. Larry Weir says:

    If this is a 6″ (six inch) rocket, and the subject rocket is in the picture, either the guy standing next to the rocket is three inches tall or the “rocket scientist” that posted this needs to go back and study mathematics and the symbols associated with it. Also, if it meant to say 6 FOOT rocket, the guy next to it is 3 feet tall.

  18. TIRrocketry says:

    Ha. That’s a good reply. Have any plans for Level 3? I heard aerotech is is planning a new M motor for the 75/7680 system. Like an M760 or so.

  19. FUERZAyHONOR says:

    Very good work!

  20. Zachary Green says:

    It has room for 5 motors (1 central 54mm & 4 38mm) with a timer and delayed-timed ignitions it can easily exceed 18,000. Either you are an idiot or you know nothing about HPR. Either way it does not matter since I’m sure you are 12 and hacking into your parents youtube account.

  21. Blabist says:

    how that 18,000 ft that for sure LOL no.

  22. AerotechMan101 says:

    Rocketman parachutes

  23. framed30 says:

    tell me about the chute

  24. WunHunDread says:

    nice launch, about the pulsing parachute, i live in oklahoma where it is very windy most of the time. Did you buy this or did you design the ‘chute yourself?

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