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Old 10-12-2004, 07:41 AM   #61
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I second JB's motion.
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Old 10-12-2004, 07:42 AM   #62
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...and they're all experts on riding at the level of a top racer.
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Old 10-12-2004, 07:49 AM   #63
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I'd love to see a ride report on the VR1000. I've seen them on the track back in the day but never read a real evaluation of one.
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Old 10-12-2004, 07:59 AM   #64
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Oh, please. While there is no doubt that H-D's are dearly beloved and coveted by the faithful, this argument of "disposable vs. timeless" is so freakin' tired. Fact is that the Japanese manufacturers have guaranteed the disposablity of their bikes by constantly improving them. Harley, on the other hand, has ensured their "timelessness" by cultivating a perception through marketing and consistently, but less dramatically, refining a classic/old design and engine. There's nothing wrong with that, of course. But this does not change the fact that most early 90's Japanese bikes, in most objective measures, are superior to most of the "latest" Harleys.



Yes, there are plenty of dorks out there who have to have that extra 5 hp each year. But there are also plenty of dorks out there who need to have the "new" H-D with the extra-chromed gas cap and logo footboards.



Check the want ads. I see far more Harleys than ever before. Know why? Because there are so many of them out there now. Their market is becoming saturated very quickly. In the coming years you'll be seeing quite a few more in the junkyard.



Face it, our idea of what is disposable and what is timeless is almost entirely based on perception. And perceptions do change.
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Old 10-12-2004, 08:30 AM   #66
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Gee, I wonder how Michael Schumacher would do with a flathead six in his Ferrari chassis...







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Old 10-12-2004, 08:34 AM   #67
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Now there is a great idea. Mr VR1000racer please pull the old VR off the shelf, and get it to the MO lads to get a test ride for us all to read.

I know I'll probably never get to own one (or ride one for that matter), but at least I can be tortured by reading about a bike that HD could have easily sold in the US of A for street use.

I loved seeing them in the pits and would have loved the option to own one, but alas I don't live in Poland.

Anywho, a ride report would be great, even if you can't get it to the MO secret lab.
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Old 10-12-2004, 08:53 AM   #68
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Tell me when you see a Harley in the junkyard. I mean a TRUE junkyard. The kind that sells the whole bike for 200 bucks like the japanese versions. I'll be there to buy every one they have, which will be none of course. Unlike perceptions, what is disposable and what is not, is what ends up in the junkyard. Japanese bikes do and Harleys don't. That isn't perception. It's reality. Just get over it.
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Old 10-12-2004, 09:44 AM   #69
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yes but an 8 liter flathead 6 which meets emission standards
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Old 10-12-2004, 10:02 AM   #70
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I think we made pdad a member of the GPTB. He could get kicked out with comments like that!
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