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Old 12-26-2012, 02:44 PM   #1806
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Originally Posted by Blakebird View Post
that "off the shelf" stuff is made by the same company that provides oem luggage to many bike mfr'rs.

the rest sounds pretty top shelf to most people

•Electronic Fuel Injection
•Electronic throttle control
•720w alternator
•Ohlins R&T NIX adjustable front suspension
•Progressive mono-shock rear suspension w/ remote preload adjuster
•Brembo calipers
•Forged aluminum wheels w/ wave rotors
•Powerlet port
•Michelin Pilot Road 3 tires
•Removable side cases by Givi
•Premium seat by Sargent
•20,000 mi XW-ring chain by RK
•Hybrid rear sprocket w/ lifetime warranty
•2 year warranty unlimited mileage
Exactly. How many manufacturers include all of that on their models? How many purchasers of $20,000 + motorcycles immediately change the seat, exhaust, and suspension?

I'm not suggesting a $30,000 MOTUS is cheap, but it certainly comes out of the box with a lot of top shelf components. As a point of comparison, my brother's 1200 multi was $27,000 by the time he got done changing the exhaust/fueling, seat, and having the finish on the cases matched to the bike.

But just think how much money he would have saved if he bought a Vulcan 750 how utterly fucking retarded.
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