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Probably saw this in the 80's. A commercial started out with a straight on shot of a Porsche 911 at the starting line of a race track. As the car accelerated (driving straight forward, toward the viewer) a voice-over stated that the Porsche 911 was the fastest production car in the world, and continued to give statistics on the speed of the car. After a few seconds, a motorcycle leans out from behind the car and proceeds to pass it. The announcer starts telling the stats for the bike. The final line of the commercial: "How fast is the [name of motorcycle]? Ask the guy in the Porsche."

I've been trying to identify the make of the motorcycle and can't find anything.

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Before adding this question, I looked for any restriction on questions about commercials and didn't see any. I did see a few others exist. –  Leatherwing Aug 6 '13 at 1:44
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-1. 4 hours after asking the question, you find your own answer. Sorry, but that comes across as "Not enough Research" to me. –  Bon Gart Aug 6 '13 at 13:59
    
@Bon Gart, I'd been looking for two weeks, then I finally got lucky. –  Leatherwing Aug 6 '13 at 15:22
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@BonGart there's nothing wrong with asking a question and then figuring out the answer yourself. In fact, self-answers are a thing now. –  DForck42 Aug 6 '13 at 17:47
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Finally found it - the Yamaha XJ 650 Seca Turbo television ad.

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If you are sure,you can mark this as answer. –  KeyBrd Basher Aug 6 '13 at 8:15
    
It won't let me accept my answer yet. Have to wait two days. –  Leatherwing Aug 6 '13 at 13:23
    
@KeyBrd Basher, I'd be happy to accept the answer from you if you want to submit it. I'm not looking to give myself rep, was genuinely looking for this advert for several weeks. –  Leatherwing Aug 6 '13 at 15:42
    
I feel the down votes are unfair. You have every right to answer and accept your own answer. –  KeyBrd Basher Aug 7 '13 at 6:29
    
@KeyBrdBasher Of course everybody has his right to answer his own questions (and better a self-answer than none at all). The downvotes are not on the answer but the question, though. Maybe people just have a problem with questions about commercials, even if deemed on-topic. –  Napoleon Wilson Aug 7 '13 at 8:27
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