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Old 01-26-2005, 05:38 AM   #111
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Alright. Point taken. And the K1200GT is sharp too. But the entire line of BMW cruisers and the AlienF650CS more than make up for that.



The BMW cruisers most remind me of the Subic Bay Jeepneys. Talk sbout a parts bin bolt-together. All the BMW 1200Cs are missing is the dingleballs.
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Old 01-26-2005, 05:57 AM   #112
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On looking over the cruiser offerings from the Japanese it appears that HD is the only manufacturer that offers reasonable footpeg/contol positions in their Dynaglides. All the Japanese offerings have the ridiculous "foot up Kpaul's @ss" footcontrols.



Definitely makes the basic Dynaglide (at $11995) a better choice IMHO. Too bad you need to upgrade the brakes. Still, with the import prices rising each year HD has managed to keep their prices fairly level, even lowered on the base Dynaglide. The metric cruisers are creeping into HD price territory. Heck, if you like cruisers the $800 price difference between a 1500Drifter and the FX should be a no brainer.
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Old 01-26-2005, 09:57 AM   #113
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Got news for you; B&Os sound quality is trully pretty crappy. It may look pretty, but it's strictly for the audio-poseur
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Old 01-26-2005, 10:51 AM   #114
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Well whoop-de-do for you. You can copy and paste a headline. Good job.
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Old 01-26-2005, 10:54 AM   #115
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He also doesn't know about the twisty roads in Southern Wisconsin that put any road in Warshington to shame. But I don't want to shatter his delusions, so I'll stop there.
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Old 01-26-2005, 12:48 PM   #116
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I'm not seeing it, guys. It pretty much looks just like a regular VROD to me. I'm thinking the boys in WI took a note from upcoming (rival?) Victory. "Hey, if we add a few chrome doo-dads and a new fender or two to our Victory Vegas model, we can sell it under a different name!" I'm sure it's a nice bike and all, but somehow I don't see it attracting the sportbike crowd or the typical Harley 'cruiser' crowd. Maybe they figured the outgoing VMax needed some competition....
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Old 01-26-2005, 03:51 PM   #117
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Sadly, resale value for the V-Rods is not too good. If you want high resale value get a regular Big Twin.
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Old 01-26-2005, 09:32 PM   #118
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Seems like it's BMWs everywhere in Pullman/Moscow
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Old 01-27-2005, 05:49 AM   #119
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Yep, and the roads around the Rock River in Dixon, IL too. Then of course there is Galena, IL and............Illinois isn't entirely flat and boring.
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Old 01-27-2005, 06:17 AM   #120
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cool bike. i hope it succeeds, and that it spawns a healthy aftermarket. bikini fairing and soft luggage may well transform it into something i'd buy.



didn't think they had it in 'em ....
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