Originally Posted by Burgundy_Boat
pretty much when the tomahawk get'* traction the busa is owned, all things being equal. but all things arn't equal, the tomahawk only has a 2 speed tranny, so pulling those gears might be a problem...
I don't know about that...
I think the reason they did that 2-speed tranny is so that they could A) preserve the tires and B) preserve the clutch. You put that size engine in a chassis that small and light, and you're going to have problems with overpowering the rider like nothing the world'* ever seen before. A six-speed tranny in that frame with that engine? You'd have to be a madman to ride that.
BUT, if you put in a two-speed tranny where the engine'* going to have to utilize more torque to move the bike early on, you've got a self-limiting system, and you're not going to have to worry about anything like the bike flipping under itself and killing you.
Also, it'd proably be a concern if the torque of the engine tossed the damned bike onto its side from wrenching the chassis over.