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Old Yesterday, 06:19 AM   #1
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Pissed What an A$$ H !!! New Indian article.

The writer of this article is an idiot IMO just read the first few sentences:
http://www.wsj.com/articles/easy-rid...cle-1415394416
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Old Yesterday, 06:24 AM   #2
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That "article" is a multiple sentence clown car of wrong.
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Old Yesterday, 09:30 AM   #3
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Didn't read past the first few sentences.

The basic premise is flawed - bad advice to tell someone such a big heavy bike would be a good first bike.
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Old Yesterday, 09:02 PM   #4
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I could sorta forgive the fact that the author likes the look of thing (hey there's fat chicks in TB - somebody gotta love'm I suppose,) but the idiot thinks it handles well and is a good first bike

Wow.




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Old Yesterday, 09:14 PM   #5
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Not an ugly bike. It's a perfect middle age crisis missile for them yuppie type. Didn't read the article - it's WSJ - does anyone even read that shit?
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Old Yesterday, 09:33 PM   #6
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The guy mentions death on a bike in different terms about a dozen times. If you're so hung up with that, stay the fuck off bikes.

He also talks about low being the best. Why? Guy is obviously hung up on cruisers.

Poor article filled with bad advice. My final thought? Poser.
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The obnoxious, ADD-stupidity in the first paragraph guaranteed that I wouldn't read further.

Who's the obnoxious ADD stupid now!!?!?
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The basic premise is flawed - bad advice to tell someone such a big heavy bike would be a good first bike.
It's actually light. And VERY light feeling when you sit on it. I was absolutely astounded and how light it felt, and how nice it was.

It's a great bike for anybody wanting a real, high-quality motorcycle without any of the "beginner bike" compromises. I'm offended that a liter+ bike is called a middleweight in the first place. It's got a hundred freaking horsepower.
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Old Today, 12:50 AM   #9
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It would probably have a hard time keeping up with my 35 year old r-65 most harleys in the area can't or won't try some crazy bastards usually on top the r-65 they all want to go when i've got the hack on. Can still fly the hack through tight areas taught by an old harley riding cop 40 years ago, careful old control freak driving.
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Old Today, 01:06 AM   #10
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It would probably have a hard time keeping up with my 35 year old r-65 most harleys in the area can't or won't try some crazy bastards usually on top the r-65 they all want to go when i've got the hack on. Can still fly the hack through tight areas taught by an old harley riding cop 40 years ago, careful old control freak driving.
Cool story bro.
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So...a 100HP, 1130cc, 600lb low-rider is a good first bike? I want some of what this dude is smokin'!
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Old Today, 07:05 AM   #12
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My first bike had 12hp and weighed 230lbs. Of course I only had $300 to spend. Considering what some people buy for first bikes, I am surprised they don't kill themselves. Yea the writer is kind of a moron, but there is some truth in what he writes.
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Old Today, 07:26 AM   #13
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Soooo...................Polaris makes a "variety of affordable idiot killers".

and.......this particular Indian is,........... "quick enough to embed you firmly into the pine tree".............
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Old Today, 07:30 AM   #14
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.......... Yea the writer is kind of a moron,

That's an understatement.

I wonder if Polaris will ever give this mag another test bike.
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Old Today, 07:49 AM   #15
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My first bike had 12hp and weighed 230lbs. Of course I only had $300 to spend. Considering what some people buy for first bikes, I am surprised they don't kill themselves. Yea the writer is kind of a moron, but there is some truth in what he writes.
Mine was 18HP and ~350lbs. But yeah, I'm amazed more people don't get killed on sportbikes! I work with a dude whose first bike was a GSXR600.
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