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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Eddy Alvarez, Mar 26, 2013.
The interwebs is all knowing Jim or didn't you know?
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
"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...
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
Got to love April 1!
its the 2nd here
that was so yesterday
It's all been downhill ever since that Hilter dude offed himself.
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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!
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.
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!
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
Initial post: duh.
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.
Writer lost all credibility here. There are many things I'd call the lines of my BMW, artfully sculpted is not one of them. Unless it was artfully sculpted by someone having a seizure.
whoever said a BMW was a "lifestyle product" seriously
I've seen quite a few BMWs with over 100K on them, both K and R bikes! I've heard of Hondas VFRs and 'wings with that kind of mileage but never actually seen one. Lifestyle must mean riding A LOT!
I didn't buy a BMW because I wanted to pretend I was some sort of world traveler, I like the way the bikes fit me and ride. The GS is the most comfortable bike I've ever ridden. The Vstrom was close but braking and suspension were lacking, even though it's 80-90% of the bike a GS is at half the cost; the BMW was superior enough for me to spend the extra money.
R-Bikes do have 2 pretty big areas that fail at what appears to be an alarming rate which is the Final Drive and Servo Brakes. Both R-Bikes I've owned needed final drive work around the 40K mark.