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Scud gets gobbled up - by Mr CaterHam

Caterham R500 Vs. Ferrari 430 Scuderia
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Not that surprised. A Caterham R500 will have a better power to weight ration.
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Especially on a tight circuit where aerodynamics do not come into play as much.

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Caterhams are very light weight - thought the Scud did pretty well considering what was charging up his rear.

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Nice clip Doug. Caterhams, a lot of bang for your buck!

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Nice clip Doug. Caterhams, a lot of bang for your buck!
Barry I don't know much about them - other than lightweight and lots of grunt.

Any idea what they run?
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Barry I don't know much about them - other than lightweight and lots of grunt.

Any idea what they run?
You can pick them up over here from GBP 5K up to GBP 40k depending on age, engine, and running gear.
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You can pick them up over here from GBP 5K up to GBP 40k depending on age, engine, and running gear.
Saw one on Dupont located in the states - I assume they are all right hand drive.
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Saw one on Dupont located in the states - I assume they are all right hand drive.
I would assume conversion to LHD would be fairly easy. Mechanically they are very basic.
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You can pick them up over here from GBP 5K up to GBP 40k depending on age, engine, and running gear.
GBP40k would get you a nearly new r500 model. Pretty basic stuff, but a hell of a lot of fun I'm sure. Kinda like something you might choose instead of a sports bike if you ask me.

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GBP40k would get you a nearly new r500 model. Pretty basic stuff, but a hell of a lot of fun I'm sure. Kinda like something you might choose instead of a sports bike if you ask me.

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Sites down - I rode my motorcycle 400 miles in 3 years might be a good option and reason to let er go.
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Sites down - I rode my motorcycle 400 miles in 3 years might be a good option and reason to let er go.
I only put about 500 miles on one of the Ducatis in the last year. Determined to change that this summer. The BMW GS Adventure, on the other hand, 22,000 km in the last 16 months.

Caterham would be an interesting replacement for a bike. Ariel Atom would be another consideration if you were in that market.

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I only put about 500 miles on one of the Ducatis in the last year. Determined to change that this summer. The BMW GS Adventure, on the other hand, 22,000 km in the last 16 months.

Caterham would be an interesting replacement for a bike. Ariel Atom would be another consideration if you were in that market.
"Harsh" has an Ariel Atom and has used it extensively for a few years. He would be a great source of insight if you are interested.
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