I used to have a motorbike that was built to do exactly that. 1978 Kawasaki Z-650 with a Z-750 barrels, pistons and cylinder head, extended swing arm, lowered front end and reduced gearing. It was painted matt black with rusty bits of chrome and lots of insulating tape hanging off it. It looked like a joke, but nevertheless it could smoke a Porsche away from the traffic lights. Of course, a quarter mile up the road the Porsche came wanging past you at 120mph, but that's not the point: this £400 bike could smoke a £40,000 Porsche away from the lights.
TPBM thinks that summer's here and the time is right for racing in the streets.
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