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Pitting a bicycle against a 170bhp superbike? Surely not!

What happens if you pit a superbike against a pushbike down the Tour de France's most famous mountain?

Sitting astride the Yamaha YZF-R1 superbike on the 1850-metre summit of Alpe d'Huez high in the French Alps with the bike's engine burbling at tickover in the crisp alpine air, the mountain lies before me. Daunting doesn't even come close. Ahead is a 13.5-kilometre plunge into the valley below.

http://smh.drive.com.au/bike-news/man-versus-machine-20111117-1njyv.html

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Tony Farrelly [2884 posts] 5 years ago
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Thanks for that, interesting read

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OldRidgeback [2730 posts] 5 years ago
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Yes indeed, though I reckon a KTM Duke would be more appropriate for that road.