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Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 693
Views: 99,312
Posted By apessino
Ha ha that was awesome. :D

Ha ha that was awesome. :D
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 35,501
Posted By apessino
The VStrom 1000 is well over 500 lbs. :rolleyes ...

The VStrom 1000 is well over 500 lbs. :rolleyes

And seriously, every thread about new BMW bikes is the same relentless pile of shit... "just like a more expensive [some mundane Japanese bike],"...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3,652
Views: 396,586
Posted By apessino
S&M chick? :lol3 The bike is being used in the...

S&M chick? :lol3 The bike is being used in the new Avengers movie - that is a pic from a shoot. I believe it is Captain's America's ride... The "chick" in the pic is a stunt double for Scarlett...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3,652
Views: 396,586
Posted By apessino
Better than cars... :rofl

Better than cars... :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 166,418
Posted By apessino
Damn, is it hot in here or what? So gorgeous......

Damn, is it hot in here or what? So gorgeous... :raabia
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,223
Posted By apessino
I guess they just like humiliating cars... :D...

I guess they just like humiliating cars... :D Amazing how the guy keep getting faster with each run.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcXbd0qT80M

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Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,107
Posted By apessino
Cool video from Cycle World - Eric Bostrom...

Cool video from Cycle World - Eric Bostrom comparing the HP4 with the Panigale R at Laguna:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q9bAbbe0zo

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Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,223
Posted By apessino
Fun video... awesome time for a stock bike with a...

Fun video... awesome time for a stock bike with a twin engine. :D

That is the amazing thing about the Diavel - you can do this, you can cruise, you can go around a track. Incredibly versatile and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,223
Posted By apessino
I am the world's biggest BMW fan (certified!) and...

I am the world's biggest BMW fan (certified!) and between those two I would have no hesitation picking the Diavel. Comparing the Diavel to an R1200R is like comparing hot, sweaty sex with a walk in...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 128,599
Posted By apessino
I do not - and I have had three... :rofl The S1Ks...

I do not - and I have had three... :rofl The S1Ks have been dead on the most bulletproof bikes i have ever owned. Not a single niggle of any kind, track or street, just flawless, mind-melting...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 128,599
Posted By apessino
Sad to see that KTM is still about the same as it...

Sad to see that KTM is still about the same as it has always been when it comes to polish/reliability of its LC8-based road bikes. :cry
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 693
Views: 99,312
Posted By apessino
At 5 years and >40K miles it is almost time to...

At 5 years and >40K miles it is almost time to replace my K1300S as my primary transportation - it looks like BMW is not going to update that model line any time soon (if ever), and after much...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 166,418
Posted By apessino
Nice review from motorcycle.com, a few...

Nice review from motorcycle.com, a few interesting tidbits I didn't know:

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/bmw/2014-bmw-r-ninet-first-ride-review.html

I so want one of these... :D
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 29,223
Posted By apessino
Read some of the previews - HD has not even...

Read some of the previews - HD has not even released an actual range figure, and the prototype has all kinds of preliminary things going for it. Even if this demo unit only gets 53 miles on average...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 29,223
Posted By apessino
I think you made your dumbass point enough times...

I think you made your dumbass point enough times already. Take a break before you pop a blood vessel.
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 29,223
Posted By apessino
Maybe because they are the only ones not lying?...

Maybe because they are the only ones not lying? :rofl

I think it is a phenomenal looking bike - the range is probably limited by how small the batteries seem to be, relatively speaking.

Awesome...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 999
Views: 183,517
Posted By apessino
You were told bullshit. :lol3

You were told bullshit. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3,652
Views: 396,586
Posted By apessino
Yeah, I think this video is about a year old and...

Yeah, I think this video is about a year old and was posted many pages back.

Still nice, though... :1drink
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,150
Posted By apessino
Yup - VRod based... I confess, those are my...

Yup - VRod based... I confess, those are my favorites! :deal
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,150
Posted By apessino
Hey, all I see is a tire, if you see more and you...

Hey, all I see is a tire, if you see more and you get all hot and sweaty then I am very happy for ya! :rofl

Anyhow, I get it that these bikes are not "tourers" or much less "light and agile...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,150
Posted By apessino
Badass Custom Choppers

Damn, I was looking at a Pinterest page and was blown away by how awesome some of these bikes are. :huh

I mean, holy crap look at this stuff! Interesting also that most of the ones I love are...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,107
Posted By apessino
Whew! Thats again to all! Sorry for not...

Whew! Thats again to all!

Sorry for not answering the many gracious compliments and questions - unfortunately we have the biggest show ever coming up in a couple of weeks (I make video games, the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 166,418
Posted By apessino
Has anyone mentioned yet just how DAMN BEAUTIFUL...

Has anyone mentioned yet just how DAMN BEAUTIFUL this bike is? :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,107
Posted By apessino
Yeah, they had a gorgeous, loaded red S1000R at...

Yeah, they had a gorgeous, loaded red S1000R at the dealer when I picked up the HP4. For a moment I actually thought about it... then I am like "snap out of it, for fuck's sake!" I seriously need...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,107
Posted By apessino
Love the little details on this bike... :D ...

Love the little details on this bike... :D

http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/apessino/IMG_2533.jpg
http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/apessino/IMG_2529.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,107
Posted By apessino
No, the Panigale S (and up) has passive...

No, the Panigale S (and up) has passive electronic suspension. You set it via controls at the bars instead of using tools (much like with BMW's ESA or the Aprilia APRC) but once it is set nothing...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,107
Posted By apessino
Front and back, it all works together. The fork...

Front and back, it all works together. The fork and the shock circuitry are also used to limit dive under braking and squatting under acceleration. It feels like the bike is damn near impossible to...
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,107
Posted By apessino
The gist of it is that electrically actuated/CPU...

The gist of it is that electrically actuated/CPU controlled valves in the damping circuits are used to alter rebound and compression damping at 100Hz based on a whole bunch of sensor reads,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,107
Posted By apessino
Thanks again to all! :1drink It is...

Thanks again to all! :1drink



It is fantastic - it magically removed the "crappy" from the road. :D I am positive it is just around the corner that this tech will find its way into most bikes...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7,945
Views: 1,190,105
Posted By apessino
Love your gorgeous K1 and your super awesome...

Love your gorgeous K1 and your super awesome little friend. :D
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,107
Posted By apessino
Thanks again to everyone else - I am scheduling a...

Thanks again to everyone else - I am scheduling a track day in July, which I generally don't do because the heat is a real problem for me, but screw it... I can't wait until the winter, no way! :lol3...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,107
Posted By apessino
:rofl thanks!

:rofl thanks!
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,107
Posted By apessino
A few years ago I used to do 2 days a month (or...

A few years ago I used to do 2 days a month (or so), now it is pathetic... between family and work I am lucky if I do a few track days in a year. :cry

As for being "irresponsible," well... I take...
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,107
Posted By apessino
Thank you all! Yeah, no kidding... I...

Thank you all!



Yeah, no kidding... I am ~240lbs. without gear, that's why I didn't pursue a pro-racing career. :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,107
Posted By apessino
Thanks! I was going to do that, then I realized...

Thanks! I was going to do that, then I realized that I brag too much as it is. :rofl

Still, you've opened my eyes and made me realize that I can use my experience to promote MBD awareness - it is...
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,107
Posted By apessino
Of course if you are Neil Hodgson you are going...

Of course if you are Neil Hodgson you are going to go faster with properly setup fixed suspension - unfortunately I am not Neil Hodgson. :D

For intermediate track day riders, on less than SBK-spec...
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,107
Posted By apessino
He wishes! And yeah... sporty riding on the...

He wishes!

And yeah... sporty riding on the street is where the active suspension shines brightest, but as an intermediate level rider I think I will enjoy it at the track too. :1drink
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,107
Posted By apessino
Irv Seaver - my usual dealership. :1drink

Irv Seaver - my usual dealership. :1drink
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,107
Posted By apessino
HP4 = Perfection

Picked up my long-awaited 2014 HP4 last Saturday. :freaky

It is still restricted for the break in (and damn that sucks - I must have hit the electronic limiter a dozen times just taking her home...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7,945
Views: 1,190,105
Posted By apessino
Thank you! The sticker set is optional - I had...

Thank you! The sticker set is optional - I had them put it on. :rofl I have a deep lust for that machine, I must confess...
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