I know that it has your post as a quote, but I only hit Quick Reply so it quoted your reply.
It wasn't aimed at you, I say again. I did post this as a reply on a post but it was made in general to all the guys on this and other forums that knock on the little banger.
Sorry but there is a lot of claimed "squids" (I am new at riding myself but not classified under squid definition yet and hope not be in that category) and even veterans that have forgotten their roots or the Motorcycle roots in general. The other day I read a post on another forum of a "54 year old" claiming that no one should be riding a bike unless it is at least 1000cc for fear that you wouldn't "look cool".... a "54 year old".
But the reference to beating other bikes that are bigger. In which I never stated. I only said that the Larger Bike Owners tend to say they would beat 250s hands down. But obviously these are the "squids" talking not typical mature owners that took years to develop pure riding skills for track made bikes. Sorry if that sounds sarcastic but it is not.
This video is only only one guy that has proven he could. Do we "know" his skill level or the other larger bikes skill levels, no. But saying that a 250 can't beat larger ones is not a fact when this video exists. That is ridiculous. Don't get me wrong I have watched 100-175cc (custom) scooters beat out 250 and 600 bikes. The track is what made the difference (short curvy track). Yes, Dyno stats prove that lager bikes should always dominate. But do they on the track? Depends again on the track and what rider is on its top side. Would slicks on a 250 and hard rubber on a 1000 make a difference too? Ton of factors involved here but this is all "What If".
I have respect for all bikers and bike cc ranges. You an I both do not knock on large, small or even motorcycles cousins. Keep rubber side down, oh and still on the bike.
**Again if this auto quotes people sorry, it's a quick reply**