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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 08:23 AM
Replies: 674
Views: 110,159
Posted By ARiderX
A bit quiet here in this topic? No more interest...

A bit quiet here in this topic? No more interest in this bike?

I saw one recently, sat on it. Definitely like it. Seemed to be a high quality bike. For me at 6'4" definitely doable. Finally a way...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 08:16 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 57,572
Posted By ARiderX
Sat on a R1200R recently, no riding. (of all the...

Sat on a R1200R recently, no riding. (of all the bmw model line-ups, by far my favourite).

It definitely looks the part, I kinda like where they went with it, bringing it into this modern day and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5,219
Views: 944,661
Posted By ARiderX
If it is september this year, then it will be too...

If it is september this year, then it will be too late for all of us living on the north hemisphere (not all, most of us). I can't be this spring, because there's not enough known about the bike at...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 06:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,416
Posted By ARiderX
Are you serious? Because it's an unreliable pos...

Are you serious? Because it's an unreliable pos lottery bike (in the sense that you have to be lucky to have a good one). Bmw didn't handle the issues with this bike at all as they should have.
...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 06:03 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,143
Posted By ARiderX
Saw it yesterday at an expo. Funky looking little...

Saw it yesterday at an expo. Funky looking little machine. I think I could even ride it (short stints) at 6'4" with the adjustable ergos. I think kawasaki has done well.

And we really need a...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-23-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,568
Posted By ARiderX
I do not have a Caponord, sorry about that, but...

I do not have a Caponord, sorry about that, but boy am I glad I stumbled into this thread anyway. Capomort, that is one entertaining read! Very enjoyable thanks! :clap

I tested a caponord (30...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 627,092
Posted By ARiderX
That honda is amazing. With a lot of these...

That honda is amazing. With a lot of these adventure bikes going fully for "road" dominance, throwing away all off road pretence they used to have, this crosstourer is actually one of the best.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26,507
Views: 5,126,377
Posted By ARiderX
Wow that doesn't look too bad! By the look of it...

Wow that doesn't look too bad! By the look of it you'd say all of it's weight is centred between the wheel axles lol :D Like just 50-60 cms of the ground, the rest is leverage.

Anyway, I've heard...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,230
Posted By ARiderX
I didn't test the tenere yet, but did have a ride...

I didn't test the tenere yet, but did have a ride on the tex. For what it's worth, I've never been more torn about a bike than the tex. :eek1

I read sometimes that the tex is all about that...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9,053
Views: 1,481,175
Posted By ARiderX
In what universe is this an R90T?

In what universe is this an R90T?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 26,507
Views: 5,126,377
Posted By ARiderX
Was close to pulling the trigger on a '14 ES...

Was close to pulling the trigger on a '14 ES second hand last year. Didn't do it in the end because winter was on the way, the bike would have wasted away in a garage somewhere, and the job situation...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3,382
Views: 655,656
Posted By ARiderX
Was just gonna say, that orange one looks sharp!...

Was just gonna say, that orange one looks sharp! I confused the suzuki reference with the fact that it was available in that colour.

Suzuki should offer it in orange! What are they waiting for......
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 990
Views: 152,908
Posted By ARiderX
Maybe they made the range on the scout this...

Maybe they made the range on the scout this "small" so they could condition people to get used to that by the time the electric scout sees the light of day :) (with them buying brammo and all)

Ok,...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-18-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 6,375
Views: 1,314,588
Posted By ARiderX
Sounds about right for a bmw (even if 10% is...

Sounds about right for a bmw (even if 10% is really really good, yo must be a good seller). BMW is on a roll for years now, all across their model line-up. When the new GSs were introduced, buying in...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-17-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6,375
Views: 1,314,588
Posted By ARiderX
I get that, I really do, but I, contrary to some,...

I get that, I really do, but I, contrary to some, don't judge (not saying that you do!). Some often loathe the value/budget minded costumer and call them bean counters. Nothing is ever black or...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 2,124
Views: 241,507
Posted By ARiderX
I like pointless design details... it adds...

I like pointless design details... it adds character, and no one ever got hurt by a pointless design detail.

Besides, the new fad in motorcycle aerodynamics is adding a little spacer or slit on...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3,283
Views: 935,478
Posted By ARiderX
Are you blind maybe? Did you see what else is...

Are you blind maybe? Did you see what else is being posted in this topic? What is this abortion doing on the top of this page.... :eek1:eek1:huh
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-16-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6,375
Views: 1,314,588
Posted By ARiderX
A one/two year old multi... That's gonna be...

A one/two year old multi... That's gonna be painful trading. You could have bought the bike you would need in Africa (anything else this side of a multi) with the depreciation alone...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-13-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1,206
Views: 212,640
Posted By ARiderX
A question to the guys hanging around here... ...

A question to the guys hanging around here...

I replied in this topic, early 2014, about how I found it totally unacceptable that so many problems were being reported with this bike. Typical KTM,...
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,494
Posted By ARiderX
Maybe add the new versus 1000. A little more...

Maybe add the new versus 1000. A little more expensive, but perhaps 'more' bike than the yamaha.

If I would be out looking for a Japanese "road" warrior "adventure", then those would be my top...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,494
Posted By ARiderX
Great selection of bikes to put against each...

Great selection of bikes to put against each other. Might as well be a shortlist of mine if I was actively looking for a motorcycle right now.

For me, my vote goes out to the yamaha.

I'm 6'4"...
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 9,053
Views: 1,481,175
Posted By ARiderX
that's not too bad? :ear How else would...

that's not too bad? :ear

How else would hardbags look on the R120R WC? Screen is the same little fly screen (or similar) that the original comes with

Not a big fan of the crash bars though. I...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 152,908
Posted By ARiderX
Finally some common sense here. It is something I...

Finally some common sense here. It is something I mentioned pages ago, but no one responded.

Mid mount combined with low seat heights (typical on cruisers), for me, is impossible. At 6'4" even...
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9,053
Views: 1,481,175
Posted By ARiderX
Just give it a rest... You're looking for things...

Just give it a rest... You're looking for things where there aren't any. HD bashing might be lame, but looking for HD bashing where there is none, stirring up shit, is even lamer.

Guy found a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,328
Posted By ARiderX
This might help a little? Great fuel economy...

This might help a little?

Great fuel economy and emissions, while maintaining the idea behind the NC's and increasing its power output
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5,628
Views: 1,135,948
Posted By ARiderX
interesting article for discussion ...

interesting article for discussion

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/new-bikes/2014/december/hondas-supercharged-nc750/
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 48,434
Posted By ARiderX
I have to agree with that. The few times I had an...

I have to agree with that. The few times I had an honest itch and wanted to check out some bikes in a harley dealership were all, no exception, a bad experience. Stepped out of there almost...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By ARiderX
wasn't there a topic of a guy doing this...

wasn't there a topic of a guy doing this multi-stage (10 days I think) organised rally in France? On a hyperstrada?

It had many pics and rider experiences for all sorts of riding (there was even...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,610
Posted By ARiderX
On the subject of the thread: stryker. For...

On the subject of the thread: stryker.

For one very simple reason. I love the scout, love how it looks, love the design language, the story that it tells, the price point versus perceived quality,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 57,572
Posted By ARiderX
Haven't seen on in real life yet (when are they...

Haven't seen on in real life yet (when are they hitting the dealers? Maybe in January I can get to see them, there's an annual car/bike trade show coming up where I live)

However, what you mention...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 674
Views: 110,159
Posted By ARiderX
That's also a very valid reasoning :) My point...

That's also a very valid reasoning :) My point was that one shouldn't just apply the exchange rate to a price in euros, as euro-prices always include the VAT.

Of course the best way is as you do...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 9,053
Views: 1,481,175
Posted By ARiderX
I'm a bit lost in the Guzzi line-up, and I think...

I'm a bit lost in the Guzzi line-up, and I think it is no longer in production? But this 1200 sport 8v is definitely roomier than a griso
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 9,053
Views: 1,481,175
Posted By ARiderX
I would have one if I didn't measure 6'4" :(...

I would have one if I didn't measure 6'4" :( Impossibly small for me, so disappointing, it is the perfect motorcycle
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 674
Views: 110,159
Posted By ARiderX
Not only that, all prices in all EU countries are...

Not only that, all prices in all EU countries are always labelled including country specific VAT. I wish people would get that. None of that xxxxx base price, and those OTD discussions you see here a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-16-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5,219
Views: 944,661
Posted By ARiderX
That is some amazing footage :) Goose bump...

That is some amazing footage :) Goose bump material. At the least the marketing department is doing their job right ;-)

That's all very fine and all, but why the big focus on the dakar bikes of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-16-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,051
Posted By ARiderX
By the way, this brings up another point. ...

By the way, this brings up another point.

It's because of people like him, trashing his bike then demanding warranty, that companies tend to be reserved about how and when they're giving warranty....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-15-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,051
Posted By ARiderX
The 1050 is brilliant I agree. But it is not...

The 1050 is brilliant I agree. But it is not comparable to what the OP has done. Almost any bike will take a 35L topcase on a standard subframe and be happy all day long when used on normal roads. I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-15-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 62,826
Posted By ARiderX
While reading this I was thinking about my bmw...

While reading this I was thinking about my bmw service bills from the past, and thinking about what that type of money buys you there. Maybe the simple...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,045
Posted By ARiderX
I disagree. Still, even that would be the case,...

I disagree. Still, even that would be the case, nothing stops him from putting them all in his own topic, instead of spamming here.



This forum isn't yahoo answers. A lot of people put a whole...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 17,059
Posted By ARiderX
Thx guys, i'll check it all out... I know...

Thx guys, i'll check it all out...

I know the sport is the better, upgraded motorcycle. But I can't close my eyes to the amazing value proposition that is the 1050 next to the sport. The sport...
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