Bike weight and cross winds

Randolph Peters arpee44 at
Sat Mar 26 02:59:21 PDT 2011

Hey guys,
I have a question for y'all, especially those who are multiple bike owners.
Is susceptibility to cross winds directly proportional to bike weight?
I ask because I'm looking at the new Ninja 1000 and the saddlebags option as a 
possible replacement for the ZZR1200 which is getting a bit long in the tooth.
The problem is that in West Texas where I now work strong cross winds have to be 
factored in to any ride (hardly any rain) and some days riding along some 
sections of the I-10 can only be done at almost a 45 degree angle.
Can sophisticated engineering make the weight differential negligible?
Thanks for your responses.
Randy (from New Orleans)
Former Geeper owner.

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Sent: Fri, March 25, 2011 10:04:43 PM
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