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Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2,369
Views: 223,112
Posted By Honky-Tonk Dragon
Truth. If you were to look at a...

Truth.

If you were to look at a manufacturer's invoice to a dealer, that freight charge is right there. A reputable dealer is only charging you what he is charged.

Setup is a similar deal. Many...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2,369
Views: 223,112
Posted By Honky-Tonk Dragon
If they do the Streets right, that just might...

If they do the Streets right, that just might change...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2,369
Views: 223,112
Posted By Honky-Tonk Dragon
All of this I can chalk up to pre-production... ...

All of this I can chalk up to pre-production...

Except that rear shock. I've noticed it in the press photos. Everything blacked out is one of the draws of this bike for me. Why bling the shock?
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2,369
Views: 223,112
Posted By Honky-Tonk Dragon
Then I'll hope these rough edges are just from...

Then I'll hope these rough edges are just from the preproduction bike.
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2,369
Views: 223,112
Posted By Honky-Tonk Dragon
Also there is this post on the wild guzzi forum ...

Also there is this post on the wild guzzi forum

"Yesterday I had the opportunity to ride the new HD V Twin. Although covered by a Non Disclosure Agreement, I can say that I am impressed. Designed...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2,369
Views: 223,112
Posted By Honky-Tonk Dragon
I hope so, too. Some observations. Most of...

I hope so, too.

Some observations.
Most of the spy photos I've seen from before the reveal, were caught in the wild test rides in India, featuring proto-types more along the Indian model. As seen...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 2,369
Views: 223,112
Posted By Honky-Tonk Dragon
When I worked at a dealership, you would have had...

When I worked at a dealership, you would have had to work really hard to know more about upcoming models than the sales staff. We lived and breathed our lines (Guzzi, Triumph, and Vespa). That being...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2,369
Views: 223,112
Posted By Honky-Tonk Dragon
I am with you on this. My life doesn't allow...

I am with you on this.

My life doesn't allow me to take long road trips, so my bikes get used for commuting. 40 miles round trip, back roads, state highways, and city traffic. Most of it posted 35...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 740
Posted By Honky-Tonk Dragon
In praise of Beverly!

Recently I started a new job. A longer commute, much better pay, and tax return coming in all added up in my head to "time to get my dream bike."
Right now, I've got a 2005 BV 200, 2007 BV 250, and...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-02-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,586
Posted By Honky-Tonk Dragon
Piaggio BV 200 or 250

I've got one of each, a 2005 200 and 2007 250, awesome scoots, the best of both worlds scooter and motorcycle, a light maxi-scooter with out the lumbering lowrider aspect of many of the Japanese...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-20-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3,384
Views: 1,315,307
Posted By Honky-Tonk Dragon
Yeah my BV is my 6th scooter, and my favorite so...

Yeah my BV is my 6th scooter, and my favorite so far.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3,384
Views: 1,315,307
Posted By Honky-Tonk Dragon
I'm at just under 8K right now. I'm averaging...

I'm at just under 8K right now. I'm averaging about 1.5 to 2K a year now that my commute frequently involves shuttling my daughters to grandma's.

Hoping to do a trip from the east coast to...
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 161,927
Posted By Honky-Tonk Dragon
Someday... le sigh... Always wanted a PC, in...

Someday... le sigh...
Always wanted a PC, in the early 90s lurking in the Honda dealer, it was just the bike that caught my eye first. Hearing it called a scooter on steroids is what first made me...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-08-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 37,431
Posted By Honky-Tonk Dragon
Just got Piaggio's EICMA preview email, here is...

Just got Piaggio's EICMA preview email, here is the official word on on the BV350:

The Beverly Sport Touring will come to the U.S. as the BV350 in the spring of 2012. The BV range was introduced...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-08-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,505
Posted By Honky-Tonk Dragon
Just got Piaggio's notice to dealers about EICMA...

Just got Piaggio's notice to dealers about EICMA previews.
Here is what it says about the 46:

The Vespa Quarantasei (Quarantasei means ‘forty-six’; the name refers to the year in which the first...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-07-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,273
Posted By Honky-Tonk Dragon
:thumb Me likee!

:thumb
Me likee!
Forum: Battle scooters 11-07-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 37,431
Posted By Honky-Tonk Dragon
Dealership.

Dealership.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-06-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,587
Posted By Honky-Tonk Dragon
Facepalm. Not towards you Speedo66, but...

Facepalm.

Not towards you Speedo66, but towards Piaggio.

Interesting that they don't post hp on the website. On the MSO's that come with the scooters, they don't list kW, they list hp, and on...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-05-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 37,431
Posted By Honky-Tonk Dragon
Hmmm... I'm not on Modern Vespa that much...

Hmmm... I'm not on Modern Vespa that much anymore... but my intel from Piaggio Corporate is that we might be seeing these 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2012.

My only complaint is that it looks like they...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-05-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3,384
Views: 1,315,307
Posted By Honky-Tonk Dragon
Talking Bv200

My 2005 Piaggio BV200... I've ridden alot of scoots, and this is the sweet spot for me.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_meKxRNWjnGU/S7jevy7He6I/AAAAAAAAAqI/m1wHIZ-qy9w/s1600/bvrightsmall.JPG

...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-05-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,062
Posted By Honky-Tonk Dragon
It always makes me feel like Han Solo making his...

It always makes me feel like Han Solo making his first good impression on Leia:

"You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought."
Forum: Battle scooters 11-05-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,587
Posted By Honky-Tonk Dragon
I sell Vespas in CT... the new 4V 50cc Vespas are...

I sell Vespas in CT... the new 4V 50cc Vespas are rated at 5.5hp... which means I have to tell folks they need an MC license and reg. Which is probably better in the long run, but it sucks for...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-11-2007, 06:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 30,364
Posted By Honky-Tonk Dragon
C'mon guys... ...

C'mon guys...
http://bp2.blogger.com/_qS7lWW64y2s/RhdIGo7rRqI/AAAAAAAAANU/QYOKWCaS-Qs/s1600/gilerafuoco500ie.jpg



For some time I wished Honda would make the big Ruckus more like it's little...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2007, 06:52 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,201
Posted By Honky-Tonk Dragon
Wow! I think of myself as an overly cautious...

Wow!
I think of myself as an overly cautious rider, but some of y'all are making me feel like a hellion.
There is a weird algebra to sobriety, just like riding. It's the algebra of risk.
Do you...
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