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Nplateau 11-29-2004 08:41 AM

Re: Cut and paste thing.
YZF 600? Sweet. Seing as that the Kpaul era ninja is now the ZZR 600 and falls into the same category of the still sold YZF 600, maybe a little comparo of the two bikes, inclusive of cost of ownership may be a good idea. What could we call it? Real World Supersports? Please give me your feedback.

chingbaby 11-29-2004 08:55 AM

Re: Cut and paste thing.
I've got an HD and a Honda. The HD will knock in traffic and heat, while the Honda is happy. Main reason is that the Honda is liquid cooled, and oil-cooled. The HD is air-cooled. No movement = no air = really hot = pre-detonation = knock. The high octane is an attempt to keep the pre-detonation under control.

seruzawa 11-29-2004 09:25 AM

Re: Harley-Davidson set to roar into China
It's gotta be "Easy Rider". Ah yes! The wind in your hair! The carefree life of heroin dealers who are stupid enough to risk VD in a commune and then ride through the heart of 60's KKK territory on choppers with long hair. That's what I wanna be!

I'm not sure that that image will play so well in China. But with China's rapidly expanding wealthy class there'll be plenty of people who will want a Harley if merely as a symbol of conspicuous consumption.

It doesn't matter how we perceive Harley's. It only matter how the Chinese perceive Harley's. I'd bet HD would sell a fair number.

naco_traficante 11-29-2004 09:33 AM

Obviously a plan to destroy them from within
Imagine how much oil China will need to keep thousands of Harleys running. And Taiwan can control their supply of "Esee-Reekers" and chaps.

mile_eater 11-29-2004 10:19 AM

Can you put that italiant article back up on the front page? I'd rather look at a pretty motorcycle than those Gawk Awful leathers.

Seriously... I feel like I stumbled into the Blue Oyster everytime I pull up the home page.

captainwhoopass 11-29-2004 10:21 AM

Re: Harley-Davidson set to roar into China
Are you giving credit to Easy Rider for promoting choppers or Harleys? If you said choppers, I would agree with you. If you said Harleys, I wouldn't.

tumbler 11-29-2004 10:32 AM

Re: Cut and paste thing.
If MO will schedule track time and pay for my gas and meals I will gladly come out there and race my yzf against kpaul's zx at Willows, either track. Of course Sean can get ninja 500 and whoop on both of us.

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