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The Tail of the Dragon Photo Gallery

Photos Of The Tail of the Dragon. Check Out The Article On Slaying Deals Gap Dragon.

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Riding with the R1/R6-forum.com boys and gals at Deal’s Gap was a lot of fun.
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The pristine beauty of the Smokey Mountains shelter the famed stretch of asphalt known as the Tail of the Dragon.
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If you love Yamaha sportbikes, the Deals Gap convention was the place to be.
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Take 300-plus Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R6 enthusiasts, stir in 318 tire shredding twists and turns in just 11 knee-dragging miles, add a healthy dose of legendary Smokey Mountain hospitality and you got yourself a recipe for fun.
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Twisting, turning, through the never...
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Adam takes a ride on the R6.
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The Smokey Mountain scenery makes for a beautiful backdrop.
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Don't head to the Deals Gap if you don't like leaning.
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There are turns of every kind on the Tail of the Dragon.
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The Tail of the Dragon is all about quick side-to-side transitions, and this is where the R6 shines like a tourmaline gem.
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I spent Friday riding the R6, which has an ideal set-up for the tight and technical first-, second- and third-gear switchbacks that litter the curvy 11-mile route.
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The well-marked road meandered smoothly like a river through the unspoiled terrain of the Smokey Mountains
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The fellows from Killboy.com were on hand, as they always are at Deals Gap, to snap pics of the riders.
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To say the Tail of the Dragon is very technical riding is an understatement.
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Does the Dragon live up to its hype? That depends. If continuous non-stop, knee on-the-deck cornering is your forte – than you, my friend, have found your motorcycling Mecca.
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The Yamaha R6 was the perfect tool for the job on the Tail of the Dragon.