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Old 04-28-2004, 04:57 PM   #41
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Can see your angle, but Aprilia has a couple of real good models, and no one will make replacement parts.
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Old 04-28-2004, 06:17 PM   #42
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No just the Gubenator - John Kerry rides too.

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Old 04-28-2004, 06:18 PM   #43
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I own an Aprilia. 1995 RS250 - last of the red-hot 2-strokes.
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Old 04-28-2004, 06:56 PM   #44
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Default Re: Dear Harley don't buy Aprilia but buy an engine.

Of course, Harley has a SEVERE "Not Invented Here" syndrome. They are still smarting over the traces of Porsche DNA in the V-Rod (they downplay it at every opportunity, and wish it would just go away), and the BeeLast is so incredibly pathetic only because of the engine choice (the Blast with the EX500 engine in it would have rocked, hell it would have been better with the EX250 engine!).



Anyway, HD doesn't need to buy it from Aprilia. Aprillia had Rotax design the engine, HD could ask for the same basic thing, either the same narrow angle or have Rotax do something else (eg, 90 degree V-twin, or if you really want unique and powerful: a narrow-angle, counterbalanced V4)



Or hell, Honda seems perfectly willing to sell RC51 engines, but hogs would fly first...
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Old 04-28-2004, 08:31 PM   #48
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MY BUDDY GABE WORKS AT THE TRIUMPH DEALER IN SAN RAFAEL AND HE HAS TWO 2002 955I DEMOS FOR $7999 EACH. YOU CAN FLY DOWN, HE'LL PICK YOU UP AT THE AIRPORT AND YOU CAN RIDE ONE HOME.
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Old 04-28-2004, 09:11 PM   #49
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Not to mention that he's wealthier than the entire Bush clan put together.
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Old 04-28-2004, 09:31 PM   #50
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I'm curious - why are the Japanese so "unbeatable" in price/performance ratio? What do they do that other countries can't emulate? Honda I can see - the engineering/intellectual/financial resources that the car division must provide is a huge advantage. But Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha? What's the magic formula? Is it genetic? Why is it so "hopeless" to try and compete with the Big Four?
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