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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 07:33 PM
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Posted By RaY YreKa
Which races? Dakar is 450cc; other rally...

Which races?

Dakar is 450cc; other rally raids have an open class.

That 'cutting edge' KTM was outsold 20:1 by the 1200GS.

Which segment do your really think Honda want?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 04:13 PM
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Posted By RaY YreKa
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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 01:49 PM
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Views: 837,275
Posted By RaY YreKa
I utterly agree with you; which is, why in the...

I utterly agree with you; which is, why in the ROTW, A2 isn't welcome, but is perhaps needed.

And, really, 47bhp will get you everywhere you need to be. My son and I admired an XTZ660 today,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4,454
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Posted By RaY YreKa
My guess is that power restrictions are easier at...

My guess is that power restrictions are easier at 50%. My current T800 does it mechanically (and costs 150 a time), but I hope the later iterations (T800 and KTM 1050) make it a simple ecu flash,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 837,275
Posted By RaY YreKa
I get it, I really do. But so often this...

I get it, I really do.

But so often this site of Ride The World reads like Ride The Jersey Turnpike.

:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 837,275
Posted By RaY YreKa
A2 licences. 94/47. jeez. The USA,...

A2 licences.

94/47.

jeez.

The USA, has others have said, is less than 1% of Honda sales; bike ownership is about 1 in 100. In Italy and Spain it is 1 in 10.

Google this stuff folks, I...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-22-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 117,969
Posted By RaY YreKa
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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-22-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 837,275
Posted By RaY YreKa
70kw, cut to 35w for A2 riders. 94/47 bhp is...

70kw, cut to 35w for A2 riders. 94/47 bhp is becoming a standard.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-20-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,790
Posted By RaY YreKa
Carry on, my wayward son.

Carry on, my wayward son.
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,603
Views: 165,829
Posted By RaY YreKa
5-stars from MCN (UK) with a nod for Bike of the...

5-stars from MCN (UK) with a nod for Bike of the Year.

As you all know, MCN is often criticised for a Triumph bias, so I would take this judgement of the Tracer/FZ as being valid, and perhaps...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By RaY YreKa
Estimated dry weight will be under 155kg, on a...

Estimated dry weight will be under 155kg, on a bike designed to conquer mountains or deserts all over the world, using the traditional wheels of a mid-size trail (90/90-21 and 140/80-18 tires, front...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By RaY YreKa
Let the whining begin! :deal

Let the whining begin! :deal
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 29,203
Posted By RaY YreKa
3-year break and last rode a 125cc? Get the...

3-year break and last rode a 125cc? Get the Versys.

You will be suprised how peppy it feels, it's not paricularly slow, especially 1-up. Think of it as a 650cc twin supermoto.

You could trade...
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,368
Posted By RaY YreKa
Norton export to the USA, afaik.

Norton export to the USA, afaik.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-15-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 21,718
Views: 4,023,484
Posted By RaY YreKa
One of those SW Motech ones with the tank-ring...

One of those SW Motech ones with the tank-ring :deal
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-13-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 52,794
Posted By RaY YreKa
I read that a lot on ADV, and I understand it....

I read that a lot on ADV, and I understand it. But if you ride a lot in the city the tall 1st gear is great because you can blast away from the dozy car drivers before snikking into 2nd.

Honestly,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-13-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 837,275
Posted By RaY YreKa
The NC range is doing well here because we are...

The NC range is doing well here because we are congested as all hell, we pay through the nose for fuel, and lane-splitting is legal everywhere.

So 8k service intervals, storage, low insurance, and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-12-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 837,275
Posted By RaY YreKa
The KLR would sell buckets here, especially with...

The KLR would sell buckets here, especially with money being tight.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-12-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 837,275
Posted By RaY YreKa
Well, true, but to reverse that equation the...

Well, true, but to reverse that equation the Tiger is also about 90lbs lighter than an 1150GS with an extra 15 or so bhp :D

I guess it depends on your direction of travel and what you've been used...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-12-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 837,275
Posted By RaY YreKa
There were some QC issues with the Sertao; even...

There were some QC issues with the Sertao; even the usually anodine press long-termers were getting annoyed.

I think the base F650 is still in the range because it's cheap to buy and run, and has...
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,086
Posted By RaY YreKa
I blame BMW. A couple of years ago Triumph...

I blame BMW.

A couple of years ago Triumph rumbled BMW for supplying tuned 1200GS's to journalists.

I knew they would get revenge :D
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-11-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By RaY YreKa
I have a T800 roadie. Only once has the ABS...

I have a T800 roadie. Only once has the ABS engaged and that at slow speed, on a slope, on a corrugated surface.

I don't think I would have dropped the bike even w/out the ABS, but since my...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-10-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,736
Posted By RaY YreKa
Yes, BMW, well known for ultra reliability and...

Yes, BMW, well known for ultra reliability and cheap parts :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-08-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 837,275
Posted By RaY YreKa
Well, he also had a huge rant about how Husky was...

Well, he also had a huge rant about how Husky was not about road bikes, it was about 2-stroke competition MX.

I felt really sorry for the Terra buyers, as it had great write-ups.

But maybe that...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-08-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 837,275
Posted By RaY YreKa
Loving your posts Mr Juice. A man after my own...

Loving your posts Mr Juice. A man after my own caffeinated heart :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-08-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 837,275
Posted By RaY YreKa
Yup. Interestingly he also said recently that he...

Yup. Interestingly he also said recently that he will revive road bikes under the Husky banner. He must really have hated BMW to grenade the Terra 650 and the Nuda despite decent sales and emerging...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-08-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 837,275
Posted By RaY YreKa
Thing is John, and I get/give a bit of shit for...

Thing is John, and I get/give a bit of shit for this at times, but USA sales have a 50% or so lock on cruisers. And I can't blame a business for trying to take some of that share.

If you aren't...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-08-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 837,275
Posted By RaY YreKa
Something about that line makes me wonder if...

Something about that line makes me wonder if Honda pay a lot of attention to Honda Owners clubs; in the sense that bike riders tend to very conservative, and maybe Honda even more so?

Everyone...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-08-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 837,275
Posted By RaY YreKa
I cancelled my paper BIKE sub because all their...

I cancelled my paper BIKE sub because all their effort went into the tablet, and I don't own a tablet. Horses for courses :D
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-08-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,225
Posted By RaY YreKa
You're right. Euro A2 is exactly where this bike...

You're right. Euro A2 is exactly where this bike is aimed, and also at the Tiger 800, which is dominating the mid-weight ADV market.

I own a T800 and would consider a KTM 1050 precisely because I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-08-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 837,275
Posted By RaY YreKa
I would expect so; doesn't the 1050 have a 19"...

I would expect so; doesn't the 1050 have a 19" front? And it's really their entry into mid-weight ADV bikes rather a true 50/50 bike the AT is proposing to be.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-04-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 52,794
Posted By RaY YreKa
I kinda think the 800 Roadie is a sport-tourer;...

I kinda think the 800 Roadie is a sport-tourer; it's easy to ride it like one.
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,127
Posted By RaY YreKa
I actually think the update is cool. But I...

I actually think the update is cool.

But I still don't know why anyone would buy one over a Tiger 800/1050,or the new KTM 1050, or any bike similar in spec.

Unless you love Honda, or you get a...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-02-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 21,718
Views: 4,023,484
Posted By RaY YreKa
Acerbis also make 14" neoprene fork protectors. I...

Acerbis also make 14" neoprene fork protectors. I just bought some for 6.99 a pair.

Riding through a UK winter has made me glad I also fitted a hugger, a front fender xtenda, and a shock sock.
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-30-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,283
Posted By RaY YreKa
Sertoa cancelled? link?

Sertoa cancelled? link?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-30-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 837,275
Posted By RaY YreKa
And rapists; don't forget the rapists :D

And rapists; don't forget the rapists :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-30-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 837,275
Posted By RaY YreKa
'True Adventure' likely to be the name for a...

'True Adventure' likely to be the name for a family of bikes.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-28-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 52,794
Posted By RaY YreKa
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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-28-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 837,275
Posted By RaY YreKa
I have never been so bored since the Honda DCT...

I have never been so bored since the Honda DCT discussions produced pages - and pages - and pages - of shit about automatic transmissions.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-27-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 837,275
Posted By RaY YreKa
I think my time may be better spent with a...

I think my time may be better spent with a Lucinda RR, rather than debates about spark plugs..:D:D
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