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Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,637
Posted By GreyThumper
R NineT based scrambler?

"BMW are on the verge of revealing a range of lower cost R nineT-based bikes, with a Scrambler version leading the way."
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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-07-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 2,177
Views: 227,526
Posted By GreyThumper
The last third of the video (the "date" part)...

The last third of the video (the "date" part) makes me wonder about the Scrambler's pillion carrying capacity. How comfortable and accommodating is it? If MotoGeo had time to make a video, it would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,254
Posted By GreyThumper
+1 for Southern France. Reasonable access to some...

+1 for Southern France. Reasonable access to some of the best roads in Europe. If you're going to live in France though, they still have a 100hp limit on locally purchased motorcycles (the only EU...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,882
Posted By GreyThumper
Why is it an interesting perspective? The actual...

Why is it an interesting perspective? The actual numbers can be contentious, but I think (well hope) that most riders would agree that a FF helmet has potentially better overall protection than, say,...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-26-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 2,177
Views: 227,526
Posted By GreyThumper
Another comparo of the Duc and Triumph Scramblers...

Another comparo of the Duc and Triumph Scramblers . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qojRk1uuGsw
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-26-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 2,177
Views: 227,526
Posted By GreyThumper
The "Urban Enduro" variant has a high fender. ...

The "Urban Enduro" variant has a high fender.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z183/dino_ocampo/urban-enduro-dett-3_img_zpsszrovqzg.jpg...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-13-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2,177
Views: 227,526
Posted By GreyThumper
Damn! Although, miles remaining readout should be...

Damn! Although, miles remaining readout should be perfectly fine. Heck, I've always just used a tripmeter as a pseudo fuel gauge, so anything's an improvement.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-12-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2,177
Views: 227,526
Posted By GreyThumper
Check out the top portion of the gauge cluster....

Check out the top portion of the gauge cluster. The E, F, and fuel symbol have an "LCD" look to them. Maybe you can cycle between a clock, fuel gauge, and other readouts.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,540
Posted By GreyThumper
I live in Southeast Asia. The heat combined with...

I live in Southeast Asia. The heat combined with humidity can often be severely unpleasant. But I still appreciate it, as opposed to not being able to ride year round because of cold and/or black ice...
Forum: Asia 02-23-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 247,067
Posted By GreyThumper
Amen, and knock on wood indeed. Also, I...

Amen, and knock on wood indeed.

Also, I don't often appreciate the Philippines' lack of regulation in general, but since lights and horns are pretty much a free-for-all-here (except for flashers...
Forum: Asia 02-23-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 247,067
Posted By GreyThumper
Isn't there an unusually high correlation...

Isn't there an unusually high correlation everywhere between Beemer riders and fans of neon? :D Anyway, as explained, it got really popular with a certain club, then a certain event. I like being hi...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-19-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2,177
Views: 227,526
Posted By GreyThumper
Has anyone published fuel economy or range...

Has anyone published fuel economy or range figures? (I know gas is getting cheaper, but range is pretty important to me given the 13.5l tank). The Monster 796 isn't exactly notable for being a fuel...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-16-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2,177
Views: 227,526
Posted By GreyThumper
Apologies if these have been posted, but here are...

Apologies if these have been posted, but here are some more reviews, a lot are notably from "non-motorcycle" magazines/websites.
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,718
Posted By GreyThumper
I can't imagine how you can possibly practice....

I can't imagine how you can possibly practice. I've read a few articles on how to behave in a crash. In my only major street crash so far ( bit over 80kph on a straight paved road), maybe some of...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-10-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 2,177
Views: 227,526
Posted By GreyThumper
Honestly, a lot of the bikes in these videos look...

Honestly, a lot of the bikes in these videos look fantastic, and it's great that younger people are appreciating them. But I don't get the whole retro helmet/boots/gloves/clothing thing though. It...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By GreyThumper
Cayenne Pro . . . summer jacket?

Anyone find it a bit weird that Rev'It seems to have repositioned the Cayenne Pro in their lineup? Although the world could always use one more tough mesh jacket.

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Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2015, 01:54 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 451,695
Posted By GreyThumper
I'm a bit disappointed as well. The bag hangers...

I'm a bit disappointed as well. The bag hangers of the air/oil-cooled R1200R and R1150R were so well-integrated into the grab handles and pretty much invisible when the panniers were removed. Those...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-09-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2,177
Views: 227,526
Posted By GreyThumper
This might be anathema to a bike like the...

This might be anathema to a bike like the Scrambler, but does anyone know if Duc or the aftermarket are planning more, uh, practical accessories for the bike? A centerstand and luggage rack would be...
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,991
Posted By GreyThumper
Crampbuster. Best $10 I've ever spent on...

Crampbuster. Best $10 I've ever spent on motorcycle gear.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-26-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2,177
Views: 227,526
Posted By GreyThumper
Good idea. Wouldn't a flat (or nearly flat) seat...

Good idea. Wouldn't a flat (or nearly flat) seat actually suit an enduro (well, enduro-styled) bike more?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-25-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,824
Posted By GreyThumper
I doubt that it's possible to find or create...

I doubt that it's possible to find or create "evidence". There are far too many variables involved, plus there are many kinds of "group rides"? How do you define the term? For that matter, how do you...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 81,993
Posted By GreyThumper
This was supposed to be all the information that...

This was supposed to be all the information that was available on the LED gauge.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z183/dino_ocampo/Screenshot2014-12-24at124313PM_zps00dea2fa.png...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,242
Posted By GreyThumper
I've got a 10, not tempted at all to upgrade to...

I've got a 10, not tempted at all to upgrade to the 20. Granted, there are lots of improvements, but they're not really relevant to me. I hardly ever manage to find three other riders who happen to...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-13-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,269
Posted By GreyThumper
Spoked wheels of the UE and Classic look great,...

Spoked wheels of the UE and Classic look great, but I don't want tubes, the FT handlebar is lower than the Icon's - so the Icon makes the best farkling base for my needs.
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 81,993
Posted By GreyThumper
Here's another. Not exactly glowing, but fair...

Here's another. Not exactly glowing, but fair enough.
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 98,477
Posted By GreyThumper
Can't wait for RS reviews. I think between the R...

Can't wait for RS reviews. I think between the R and RS, the latter is more distinct, bigger news (and I have a soft spot for the 90's RS).
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 81,993
Posted By GreyThumper
Press rides are supposed to be this weekend. How...

Press rides are supposed to be this weekend. How long does it take to write a review?
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 98,477
Posted By GreyThumper
First ride review: ...

First ride review:

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/12/09/2015-bmw-r1200r-boxer-roadster-motorcycle-review-first-ride-photos-specifications/
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By GreyThumper
Good to know. Looks like I'll be in the market...

Good to know. Looks like I'll be in the market for longer motorcycle gloves.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,850
Posted By GreyThumper
I think the differences mentioned are due to...

I think the differences mentioned are due to separate, parallel evolution of motorcycling cultures. In both places, motorcycle culture really took off after WWII. In Europe, motorcycles (primarily...
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,048
Posted By GreyThumper
Hmmmm, I'm curious about this. I've always bought...

Hmmmm, I'm curious about this. I've always bought the clear ones. Any advantage to an amber Pinlock insert in all conditions (whether it's winter or not)? It's a bit of a hassle to change inserts...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3,908
Views: 642,272
Posted By GreyThumper
I've tried music sharing simultaneously with a...

I've tried music sharing simultaneously with a bunch of other riders on SMH10s; it doesn't need to be 1 to 1. It feels kinda weird though, since now you all can't talk to each other, so we gave up...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3,908
Views: 642,272
Posted By GreyThumper
By the way, any SMH10 users out there ride with...

By the way, any SMH10 users out there ride with someone with an SMH20? Can they share music and have an intercom chat with you at the same time, or do you both need 20s?
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,480
Posted By GreyThumper
Looks like Motoport mesh is the way to go. Kinda...

Looks like Motoport mesh is the way to go. Kinda ugly though, but it's not as if I'm a fashion plate in any way, shape or form.

Klim Rally Air is a bit better looking, but I don't understand how...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,480
Posted By GreyThumper
Most bombproof mesh jacket?

I'm looking for the most abrasion-resistant mesh jacket available, currently deciding between the Klim Induction and Rukka AiRider. Any additional suggestions would be appreciated too, thanks in...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,601
Posted By GreyThumper
If you're not going to/hardly will take it on...

If you're not going to/hardly will take it on dirt (you mentioned the Strom, Versys, and F700GS as possible choices), why not just get the original bike you lusted after (the Duc Scrambler)? The only...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 31,382
Posted By GreyThumper
What do you mean by "real world"? I suspect if...

What do you mean by "real world"? I suspect if you sort of average out the road conditions, availability of parts, as well as the average budget of people in most of the actual world (instead of just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-09-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,178
Posted By GreyThumper
What is it with people who comment along the...

What is it with people who comment along the lines of "well being hi viz still doesn't compare to being situationally aware/riding defensively." The two aren't mutually incompatible. They're just two...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,147
Posted By GreyThumper
I wonder who is the audience for this...

I wonder who is the audience for this presentation? I figure it's internal, some worldwide meeting of Ducati guys. It's the only way to excuse all the marketing crap (also English isn't necessarily...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,769
Posted By GreyThumper
Of course, and I'd likely push it a hell of a lot...

Of course, and I'd likely push it a hell of a lot more. The same way you ride harder on a track, or when your sightlines are better, or if traffic is pretty nonexistent. Lesser risk = more fun.
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