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post #1 of 5 Old Aug 13th, 2011, 9:07 am Thread Starter
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Video of Bridgestone tester Tim Röthig doing a sub-eight-minute lap of the Nordschleife, complete with MotoGP-style gyrocam.

Just to get a perspective on it, his time is on a par with that managed by supercars like Lamborghini Gallardos, Porsche 911 Turbos and Audi R8s (although he'd have to go a full minute quicker to beat the standing lap record for road-legal cars).

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On a Kawasaki ... nice.

Would've like to have seen some times with a regular mounted cam, and not the gyrocam, to get the lean perspective.

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post #3 of 5 Old Aug 13th, 2011, 1:44 pm
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Sub 8-minute? That's awesome. And I thought the 9-minute lap I'd watched previously was impressive.

I still regret not taking a lap or two when we rode past there in 2000. Wouldn't have been anywhere near those times, of course, but still would've been a bucket-list ride.

Oh well, we keep talking about going back to Europe and riding those great roads again, some day . . .

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That was sick! Not sure I could be lofting the front end at 100+ mph, that dude's got some stones!

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That is wicked fast...thanks for sharing.

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