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Old 08-10-2003, 03:27 PM   #21
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Default Re: Looking for an 'interesting' daily-rider

As long as you're looking at Aprilia, take a test ride on the Futura.



I can't imagine a better bike for 80-90 mph freeway riding. You can relax in the splendid comfort of the Futura's wind protection while you enjoy the lilting rumble of its exhaust.



Remove the hard bags on your days off, and enjoy tilting the horizon.
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Old 08-10-2003, 03:36 PM   #22
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A Gold Wing would be your best bet. There is no bike made which offers as much comfort and performance for the money.
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Old 08-10-2003, 04:02 PM   #23
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I recommend an Excelsior Henderson SuperX with McCarthy H5 cams, Baldwin Monster tune, and custom 2-into-1 pipes. It's a four cam four valve 1385cc motor with closed loop fuel injection. It'll stomp anything domestic and has little problem with most imported iron. It'll cruise smoothly at 110 in fourth and you still have fifth. And you WON'T find another one on every corner! You can buy mine for thirty grand or build your own much cheaper.
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Old 08-10-2003, 04:48 PM   #24
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The Kawasaki ZZR 1200 is Japanese but not common. Near Busa power and speed, comfortable , handles great, 250+ miles cruising range, accomodates soft bags or hard, steeply discounted.
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Old 08-10-2003, 06:17 PM   #25
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Default A lot ARE nuisance fees

It doesn't cost $500 to prep a bike, it takes perhaps $100-150 to uncrate it, gas, fluids, and checkout, especially on a bike where the engine is lightly/unfaired.



A "Documentation" fee of $40 for filling out paperwork is ludicrous, as there is only 1-2 forms and the DMV has a special line for dealers to drop off bunches of paperwork at once.



Some dealers charges reflect actual cost ($150 freight, $150 prep, no other charges tacked on) and others were lunacy ($500 prep, $200 freight, $50 "doc"), when shopping for the same bike.
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Old 08-10-2003, 06:21 PM   #26
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Does it come with spare parts and a warranty?

Or do you have to go chasing after the Hanlons for that?
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Old 08-10-2003, 06:56 PM   #27
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It takes $150 to uncrate and set up a Japanese bike.



It takes $500 to uncrate and set up an Italian bike.



Don't you get it? Sheeeesh....what's the world coming too? (mumble mumble.....)
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Old 08-10-2003, 08:18 PM   #28
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I am my own warranty station. Spare parts are plentiful: I've found it quicker and easier to get parts for my EH than I did for my harleys, Yamahas, Hondas, or BMW's. The parts vendors are helpful and friendly and the aftermarket upgrade parts are excellent. The EH has better internet support than any bike made. If warranty and dealer support are your top priority, I suggest a Ford Focus. It may fall a bit short in excitement though. But hey, you can't have everything, can you?
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Old 08-10-2003, 08:21 PM   #29
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Plenty of luggage space too! Not a bad choice except for the requirement of being able to ride it on the freeway. Don't freeways have a minimum speed on the left coast?
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Old 08-11-2003, 01:22 AM   #30
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I would not consider a giant trailie as an everyday-bike. I own an Aprilia Caponord. It is a very good touring bike, very comfortable, good wind protection, power is there for fast weekend rides. BUT it is veeery heavy and difficult in slow traffic and tight city roads. Taking it in and out of the garage is hard work.
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