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Old 02-27-2012, 09:47 PM   #76
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Any Japanese cruiser. I find their imitation of Harley Davidson embarrassing to be seen on in public and annoying to ride.

If I want to ride a Harley, I will (and do) ride a Harley, not a copy that does not quite "get it". (And if you want to tell me your Jap cruiser has more power, overhead cams, better handling etc, etc, you don't quite "get it" either.)
If I want to ride a ricer, I will (and do) ride one that goes fast, corners well and is not trying to imitate something else.

But a ricer modeled on a Harley is the one and only bike I would say I would never spend my own money on.
I'll ride anything else, including a 150cc step through, and have fun.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:24 PM   #77
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whatever this is...I'll never buy one.....better yet you couldn't give me one!





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Old 02-27-2012, 11:29 PM   #78
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:41 PM   #79
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Rune
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Actually, Honda has been striking out pretty consistently of late...
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:44 PM   #80
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Looking back at bikes I have owned, I realized I have never owned a Kawasaki.
Got a KLR I could let go reasonable.















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Old 02-28-2012, 03:41 AM   #81
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I would never buy anything heavier than about 150kg/330lbs. I also won't buy anything with a piss poor power to weight ratio or cheap suspension/brakes.

That rules out a lot of bikes.

My current KTM is 140kg and I wish it was lighter. But it ticks all my boxes and next purchase will probably be a newer model of same bike, unless I dip my toes into trials riding, or some other manufacturer makes a serious competitor to the 690.
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:57 AM   #82
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I will not buy a bike that has the motor/transmission/swing-arm elastomer mounted to the frame. Too many compromises are required for this type of design; weight and handling are compromised for comfort.

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Old 02-28-2012, 03:58 AM   #83
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Any manufacturer that spends waaaay more on advertising than R&D.
Mate. Good luck with that. It might not exist.

Every dollar spent on advertising will (or at least should) result in more than a dollar in sales, which indirectly increases the R&D budget.

R&D on the other hand is money flushed down the toilet unless you spend it wisely. It's not something you can throw endless money at and expect a good return for your cash (you'll start inventing stuff that never reaches a shipping product).

I'm pretty sure almost every manufacturer with a large R&D budget spends more on advertising than R&D.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:03 AM   #84
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Sport bikes: I simply do not enjoy riding them. I also have a very hard time dealing with the way they look. They remind me of giant insects.

MTS1100: The front faring looks like like they hot glued the front of a Kawasaki Versus to the top box from a Honda Goldwing.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:11 AM   #85
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You should try a Supermoto... And don't let the body position fool you. They will eat any sportbikes lunch in the twisties.

The steering is telepathic, and they're much lighter too.

But as soon as the SB can stretch it's legs it's "goodbye, Mr. Bond"...
i ride a classic gs and use road bike / supermoto bikes as i like the up right body posittion
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:37 AM   #86
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DN-01

Actually, Honda has been striking out pretty consistently of late...
If the Rune and the DN-01 can make it to our market, surely the Yammy WR450R can't be far behind....

Don't call me (Shirley) till the WR450R arrives...

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Old 02-28-2012, 11:31 AM   #87
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Got a KLR I could let go reasonable.


I think that would make an excellent trade in against a Triumph 800xc.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:37 AM   #88
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The new Kawi ZX-14, I'd freakin kill myself and I know it.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:53 AM   #89
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I think that would make an excellent trade in against a Triumph 800xc.
Yeah, but I'd probably get more if I just sold it, and there's an extended family of suck... um, friends that I'm obligated to offer it to first.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:18 PM   #90
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Threads like these just make me think how lucky we all are that there are so many awesome bikes in so many different shapes, sizes, makes and models to choose from.
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