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Old 06-18-2013, 05:51 AM   #331
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Rumor has it that Mama Kaw has a "retro-style" bike in the works based on the Z's motor/chassis. If it's anything like the concept below, I will own it.

http://blog.derestricted.com/design/...ke-eicma-2012/


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Old 06-18-2013, 06:47 AM   #332
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Yeah, I'd buy that. This kind of stuff shows me that the Japanese can build badass bikes, they just choose not to.

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Old 06-18-2013, 06:58 AM   #333
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Everything badass on the market for the past 30 years has been 99% Japanese make.

Well, everything that's actually worth a shit and runs for more than a few hours at a time without a fail or doesn't require some Dr. Seuss pantookler tool to adjust the valves.

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Old 06-18-2013, 07:01 AM   #334
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MV Augusta

I've read a few things about those...


Funny, I am not tempted to look at one..Well maybe look at one but not own one..

I hope YAMAHA do a bit better than that. Looks lie Triumph is the real bike to beat here.
Yamaha built a better Sportster than HD. They can build a better Striple and Brutale than the Brits and Eye-ties.
The tuning fork camp, like Honda and Kaw, is all go and no quit.

This triple will likely be the cat's ass.
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:15 AM   #335
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Oh my!
USDs, mono-rear.......Z-REX styling. FUCK YES Daddy like...a lot.
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:17 AM   #336
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Yamaha built a better Sportster than HD. They can build a better Striple and Brutale than the Brits and Eye-ties.
The tuning fork camp, like Honda and Kaw, is all go and no quit.

This triple will likely be the cat's ass.
Not with a non-adjustable suspension, that will throw off a LOT of people (like me for one) who would otherwise take that bike more seriously.
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:35 AM   #337
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That's a fair point. I guess if the overall engine performance and price point warrant it, the bike could be upgraded. Or Yam could adjust the components and include better parts 2nd or 3rd year.
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:51 AM   #338
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1) MCN UK
2) Neil Hodgson.
3) Some other mag.

A small outfit like MV makes some great looking stuff and has a lot of passion for what they do, but sometimes they bump into limits that they can't spend their way around it. (like frinstance buying someone in to do the work)
1)MCN UK... never lived in the UK have you?
2)Retired racer.... writing in MCN?
3)Made it up on a whim...

Care to be specific about what limit they have bumped into or are we talking general slander here...
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:17 AM   #339
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Just put a deposit down on a red one....
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:20 PM   #340
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Yamaha built a better Sportster than HD. They can build a better Striple and Brutale than the Brits and Eye-ties.
The tuning fork camp, like Honda and Kaw, is all go and no quit.
better scooter too?

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Old 06-18-2013, 01:15 PM   #341
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:38 PM   #342
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Not with a non-adjustable suspension, that will throw off a LOT of people (like me for one) who would otherwise take that bike more seriously.
Question for those people who can't live without fully adjustable suspension:

Once the suspension is set to your liking, how many times a year do you actually go back to make a change?

What I'm getting at here is that many people who've owned fully adjustable suspension (me for one), set it once, and then forget it. This realization (took me a while to get there) makes me believe that the fully adjustable feature is only worthwhile if:

1. You can't get a suitable setting stock with the adjustments you have access too. OR

2. You need to change the settings often. AND/OR

3. You can actually tell the difference between settings.

BTW, the FZ-09 does have adjustable suspension, it's just that it's two-way (preload, rebound), and not three-way (Jenna Jameson, Kim Kardashian, and the pizza guy).
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:12 PM   #343
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Question for those people who can't live without fully adjustable suspension:

Once the suspension is set to your liking, how many times a year do you actually go back to make a change?

What I'm getting at here is that many people who've owned fully adjustable suspension (me for one), set it once, and then forget it. This realization (took me a while to get there) makes me believe that the fully adjustable feature is only worthwhile if:

1. You can't get a suitable setting stock with the adjustments you have access too. OR

2. You need to change the settings often. AND/OR

3. You can actually tell the difference between settings.

BTW, the FZ-09 does have adjustable suspension, it's just that it's two-way (preload, rebound), and not three-way (Jenna Jameson, Kim Kardashian, and the pizza guy).
What is the average stock suspension set for? 80kg/180lbs?

I'd guess a lot us don't fit that assumption
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:21 PM   #344
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What is the average stock suspension set for? 80kg/180lbs?

I'd guess a lot us don't fit that assumption
Hmm, good point.

I'm probably only 1.5 Chinese Buffet visits away from the next higher spring rating myself.
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:26 PM   #345
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I think this looks like a great bike that I would be interested in, if I wasn't already riding something very similar that I like. My naked SV1000 with GSXR suspension is about equal in power with a few more lbs, but also a few more ft/lbs.
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