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Old 04-01-2013, 05:37 AM   #61
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Ahhh, another BMW bashing thread from non-BMW owners. You guys should just go here and get it over with: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=84020

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Old 04-01-2013, 03:04 PM   #62
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What kind of motorcycle is that?

as I explained

peoples perceptions on brand names

are often wrong

just used it as a case in point

now sleazy deazy

I hope that explains that

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Old 04-01-2013, 04:27 PM   #63
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Mega Merger Announced by Japanese Motorcycle Manufacturers

http://motorcycles.about.com/b/2012/...ufacturers.htm

"Operation Kamikaze," which captures the new company's take-no-prisoners approach to market share accumulation. "By bringing together our collective powers, we will deliver a world class 200+ horsepower, 1,000cc sportbike for under $10,000, a 100 cubic-inch cruiser for under $5,000, and an eight-cylinder touring bike for less than the price of a maxi-scooter."
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:56 PM   #64
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http://motorcycles.about.com/b/2012/...ufacturers.htm

"Operation Kamikaze," which captures the new company's take-no-prisoners approach to market share accumulation. "By bringing together our collective powers, we will deliver a world class 200+ horsepower, 1,000cc sportbike for under $10,000, a 100 cubic-inch cruiser for under $5,000, and an eight-cylinder touring bike for less than the price of a maxi-scooter."

You may need to jig that bait a bit...
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:12 PM   #65
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F Consumer Reports. They test and compare what they want, never a complete product line overview. CR is just another "wiper" mag. Or also called Commodial reading
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:41 PM   #66
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http://motorcycles.about.com/b/2012/...ufacturers.htm

"Operation Kamikaze," which captures the new company's take-no-prisoners approach to market share accumulation. "By bringing together our collective powers, we will deliver a world class 200+ horsepower, 1,000cc sportbike for under $10,000, a 100 cubic-inch cruiser for under $5,000, and an eight-cylinder touring bike for less than the price of a maxi-scooter."
Got to love April 1!

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Old 04-01-2013, 09:14 PM   #67
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http://motorcycles.about.com/b/2012/...ufacturers.htm

"Operation Kamikaze," which captures the new company's take-no-prisoners approach to market share accumulation. "By bringing together our collective powers, we will deliver a world class 200+ horsepower, 1,000cc sportbike for under $10,000, a 100 cubic-inch cruiser for under $5,000, and an eight-cylinder touring bike for less than the price of a maxi-scooter."
its the 2nd here

that was so yesterday

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Old 04-02-2013, 02:44 AM   #68
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What's up with German engineering??? They used to make some of the best stuff.
It's all been downhill ever since that Hilter dude offed himself.

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Old 04-02-2013, 07:37 PM   #69
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Blah blah, my KTM blows up all the time and I love it. If you buy a bike for reliability you are doing it wrong.
Interesting sentiment that relates to this quote from the article: "Despite the higher number of problems, Harley and BMW owners were among the most satisfied with their bikes. When we asked whether, considering everything, they would buy their bike again if they had it to do over, 75 percent of Harley owners said definitely yes, closely followed by 74 percent of BMW owners and 72 percent of Honda owners. By contrast, only 63 and 60 percent of Yamaha and Kawasaki owners, respectively, were as emphatic."
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:48 PM   #70
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Interesting sentiment that relates to this quote from the article: "Despite the higher number of problems, Harley and BMW owners were among the most satisfied with their bikes. When we asked whether, considering everything, they would buy their bike again if they had it to do over, 75 percent of Harley owners said definitely yes, closely followed by 74 percent of BMW owners and 72 percent of Honda owners. By contrast, only 63 and 60 percent of Yamaha and Kawasaki owners, respectively, were as emphatic."
That's why we call 'em Koolaide drinkers; their brand loyalty out shines logic or reason. Kinda like a person who stays with a cheat'in spouse!
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:22 PM   #71
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I've been riding for 35 looooong years.
I've known lots of riders.
Personal experience with reliability?

Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki in that order.

The nothing for a long time.

Then KTM and BMW, HD and everything else.

I have had 12 Yamahas, and currently own 4: WR250R, TTR90E, Rhino, 242 Limited S. Not one has ever, once, in all these years, EVER broken down in any way whatsoever, besides 1 flat tire, but I don't blame the bike...

I have not once, not ever once, met someone with a KTM or BMW or HD that hasn't told me about some kind of problems they've had, and some of them have had huge issues.

Maybe I'm just a mechanical master genius, but I doubt it.
I have only owned Yamaha bikes but have put about 400K miles on six different models. I took normal care of them and I must agree I never ever had a mechanical problem with any of them. Maybe I'm just lucky.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:22 AM   #72
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All the bikes I've owned were Jap, Yamahas, Kawis, and Hondas. I've never been broken down on the side of the road. Most problems I've had have been self inflicted. That being said, it seems every bike I've owned always needed something b/c something was wore out or leaking. This may have more to do with the way I ride them and I don't blame the bikes at all.

Of course I bought my XS650 instead of a Triumph 650 b/c they were supposed to be more reliable and oiltight. That Yammi was always leaking from somewhere, and I spent a shitload of time working on it. Of course I still loved it.

I can't wait to throw more money away on another impractical bike!
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:48 AM   #73
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That's why we call 'em Koolaide drinkers; their brand loyalty out shines logic or reason. Kinda like a person who stays with a cheat'in spouse!
Well that analogy is a big load of crap

Maybe it's more like the person who stays with the spouse who rocks their world in the sack...it's worth all the extra work
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:57 PM   #74
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:48 AM   #75
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Yeah, so who gives a shit. Out of the five bikes I've owned, my Triumph and my BMWs are my favorite. Both the Japanese bikes had no soul, and were like laptops. Functional, boring.
I'll take my RT any day. Every BMW brasher I've ever met, has never owned one.
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