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Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 35,156
Posted By RaY YreKa
I'm sure it will ride very well, but it actually...

I'm sure it will ride very well, but it actually reminds me of the old Fazer 1000 :D
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 14,982
Posted By RaY YreKa
TDM900, Tiger 1050, hybrid?

TDM900, Tiger 1050, hybrid?
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,408
Posted By RaY YreKa
Well there ya go. As a frugal bike there's...

Well there ya go. As a frugal bike there's nothing to choose between the two.

The savings had to come somewhere, in terms of making up for tanking sales; Honda, bless them, gave the average...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,262
Posted By RaY YreKa
Amazing isn't it? People have 21st century...

Amazing isn't it?

People have 21st century sci-fi lifestyles - and there are countless threads about gizmos - but don't like any kind of change in motorcycles themselves.

Jesus, ABS/non-ABS is...
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,408
Posted By RaY YreKa
No, the 500 series are 47bhp stock. Honda just...

No, the 500 series are 47bhp stock. Honda just want to push new riders to that group of bikes.

You are right about the 47bhp though; a Tiger 800 comes in at 94bhp; easy to cut 50% of the power for...
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,408
Posted By RaY YreKa
:lol3 I'd live in the USA in a a heartbeat....

:lol3

I'd live in the USA in a a heartbeat. In fact I did so as a student in 1990-1991 (Tennessee) and was lucky enough to do the PCH and Oregon in 2012 (2 weeks, 3000-miles, my lord).
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,408
Posted By RaY YreKa
Yup, no reason to limit the USA to the 700 at...

Yup, no reason to limit the USA to the 700 at all.

Might as well have waited an imported the 750.

Sales of the 700 surprised everyone; I hear that in some markets it's the 700 vs Everything...
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,408
Posted By RaY YreKa
OK, here's the explanation for the 100th time :D:...

OK, here's the explanation for the 100th time :D:

In Europe there is tiered licencing; at 19 years old you can ride a 47bhp bike. The original 700X was built to fill that niche, and older...
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21,200
Views: 3,723,120
Posted By RaY YreKa
800cc triple forum? That could work, bringing the...

800cc triple forum? That could work, bringing the Triumph, Yamaha, and MV threads into one place.

Strange bed-fellows perhaps, but the triple and cc is a peach, and it's across more platforms than...
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,387
Posted By RaY YreKa
Do it. Flexible and involving motor. I am...

Do it. Flexible and involving motor.

I am totally biased as I own one.
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21,200
Views: 3,723,120
Posted By RaY YreKa
My pillion (95kg) hated the pillion seat. I mean...

My pillion (95kg) hated the pillion seat. I mean painfully hated it. Added a sheepskin as a cheap fix.
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 59,281
Posted By RaY YreKa
Um, in which case, shouldn't you be looking for a...

Um, in which case, shouldn't you be looking for a different place to hang out?
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,971
Posted By RaY YreKa
Scanning Page 1 or 2 of a sub-forum is a better...

Scanning Page 1 or 2 of a sub-forum is a better bet than using the Search Function.

I don't even know why ADV has a search option, it can't find anything anyway.
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,062
Posted By RaY YreKa
Yep. Suzuki always do his; large line-up,...

Yep.

Suzuki always do his; large line-up, derivative and cheap.

NTTAWWT.
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 59,281
Posted By RaY YreKa
The market for cruisers, and particularly HD,...

The market for cruisers, and particularly HD, surely has to change.

Im no economist or business guy, but doesn't a 50% share usually result in entropy? And HD have a 50% share of all bikes sold in...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 59,281
Posted By RaY YreKa
A guy called Greg Brew, apparently. Has done some...

A guy called Greg Brew, apparently. Has done some Rolls Royce design work.

Quote from the article linked above:

'I was sitting in a conference room in Sturgis, South Dakota last year while...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,839
Posted By RaY YreKa
Love mine. Love it. Caveat; only 2000 miles,...

Love mine. Love it.

Caveat; only 2000 miles, but I hope for many more.
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 130,753
Posted By RaY YreKa
BIKE just declared the 07 their BOTY. ...

BIKE just declared the 07 their BOTY.

'Affordable, a laugh, well designed. How bikes are meant to be. See also, RD350, SV650, M900'

'Further confirmation bikes can be fun, accessible, high...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,341
Posted By RaY YreKa
Their sales tanked as they kept prices up from...

Their sales tanked as they kept prices up from 2008-2013. The new Yamaha's are priced to compete.
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21,200
Views: 3,723,120
Posted By RaY YreKa
In the UK there are @1600 f800s on the road, and...

In the UK there are @1600 f800s on the road, and @4000 Tigers.

Triumph decimated the BMW sales over here, perhaps partly due to patriotism.
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 21,200
Views: 3,723,120
Posted By RaY YreKa
Lots of it :D

Lots of it :D
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 154,813
Posted By RaY YreKa
Top one is BS. Bottom one is, allegedly, a...

Top one is BS.

Bottom one is, allegedly, a fair representation.
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3,649
Views: 396,200
Posted By RaY YreKa
Idea to market in 4 years. Full order book. ...

Idea to market in 4 years.

Full order book.

Non-transferable deposits to avoid speculators.

I'm sorry man, I actually am, but MOTUS has broken hearts. One year ago MOTUS were promising bikes...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3,649
Views: 396,200
Posted By RaY YreKa
Not to rub it in (much) but the Ariel Ace is now...

Not to rub it in (much) but the Ariel Ace is now available to order.

20,000 for the base model, bling is extra.

Four years from drawing board to production with a staff of 7; though admittedly...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,916
Posted By RaY YreKa
Tiger. Fantastic 1up all-road versatile...

Tiger.

Fantastic 1up all-road versatile bike.

Enough power to keep you happy.
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 21,200
Views: 3,723,120
Posted By RaY YreKa
I remember the panic about the welded-on rear...

I remember the panic about the welded-on rear foot pegs when the Tiger was launched.

Did anything actually come of this? Thread about bikes being written-off in small spills?
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16,071
Views: 2,443,540
Posted By RaY YreKa
89.50 euro new. Crikey. Any euro riders need...

89.50 euro new. Crikey.

Any euro riders need it for, say, 40?
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16,071
Views: 2,443,540
Posted By RaY YreKa
Hello folks I have Suzuki part no...

Hello folks

I have Suzuki part no 14730-31D-00.

I think this is a DRBig heat guard for the exhaust. New and never used.

Does that part # seem right?
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 35,758
Posted By RaY YreKa
One of the best marketing vids ever, imho.

One of the best marketing vids ever, imho.
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1,429
Views: 330,050
Posted By RaY YreKa
USA buyers have to actually buy, and make a dent...

USA buyers have to actually buy, and make a dent in the 50% of the market that buys a bike with chrome, a low seat, and a v-twin.

Said it dozens of times. Take a leap of faith and adapt to the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 27,836
Posted By RaY YreKa
I agree. I quite like the boldness of it. ...

I agree. I quite like the boldness of it.

Let's see if there are enough techno-hipsters to keep it going; there might be, just not in the USA or perhaps even Yurp.

But if I had the cash and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,952
Posted By RaY YreKa
Awful. The GSR, aka the 'Gizzer', in 600cc...

Awful.

The GSR, aka the 'Gizzer', in 600cc form was rubbish (very bad FI, later acknowledged by Suzuki) and I've only ever seen one of the revised model.

So, Suzuki clap another parts-bin bike...
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 130,753
Posted By RaY YreKa
74? Respect is due, sir.

74?

Respect is due, sir.
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 21,200
Views: 3,723,120
Posted By RaY YreKa
Congrats. The first service is 500 miles btw, so...

Congrats. The first service is 500 miles btw, so you have 100 miles less than you thought :D.
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,548
Posted By RaY YreKa
Rode one at launch and loved it. 600cc I4 speed...

Rode one at launch and loved it. 600cc I4 speed with vtwin torque and enough to BMW-ness to feel different.

Early ones could have problems with stalling and piston-slap. But someone on the 800...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 130,753
Posted By RaY YreKa
Well said. I also don't get why people want to...

Well said. I also don't get why people want to swap-out suspension, seats, and screens after riding 50-100 miles on a new bike.

You need an adjustment period, surely.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-26-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22,717
Views: 1,521,249
Posted By RaY YreKa
Thanks for the post :deal

Thanks for the post :deal
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3,649
Views: 396,200
Posted By RaY YreKa
And HD just unveiled a $20,000+ electric bike. ...

And HD just unveiled a $20,000+ electric bike.

The world has passed MOTUS by.
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 21,200
Views: 3,723,120
Posted By RaY YreKa
Did 200 miles today, with some other UK Tiger...

Did 200 miles today, with some other UK Tiger owners.

This is an epic bike, even on the OE tyres, and the OE suspension etc.

Honestly, any 'farkle' or upgrade is just gravy, imho.
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5,800
Views: 1,445,450
Posted By RaY YreKa
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