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Old 01-12-2004, 02:09 AM   #91
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Default Re: Is Motorcycle Online going to change its name to Cruiser Online?

"Just what kind of "happening" are you talking about?"



If you forget your obsession of the bikers (they have kicked your butt in the past, eh?) and focus momentarily on the main thing, this is what I am talking about:



- 1800cc V2

- 1800cc boxer 6

- 2000cc V2

- 2300cc inline 3



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Old 01-12-2004, 02:46 AM   #92
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Default Re: Vulcan 2000 Teaser

Yes you are right. Harley has what no other has: the brand name.



But where the market has profoundly switched is that H-D has lost the grunt leadership.



If you look at the car market, the BMW and Merc are on top because they have systematically strived to have the best V-8:s, V-12:s, the power and technological leadership. Unassailable leadership of RR, Bentley, Jaguar, Cadillac and other prestige makes was demolished.



Yes there are the hard core H-D people who will not change. But the middle ground, where the battle is fought, the tide is turning.



I have a fatso, and I am quite happy if not overwhelmed with it. But when I look at the torq & hp figures, its clear next one will not be a H-D. I have some ****** brains.



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Old 01-12-2004, 03:20 AM   #93
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Default Re: Vulcan 2000 Teaser

For the benefit of everyone, I calculated this Kawi can weigh 1144 lb to have same weight/torq ratio than my 2002 Fat Boy, when I am riding it (193.6 lb without the chain saw).



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Old 01-12-2004, 03:22 AM   #94
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Yeah, that's right. 355lb, 990cc V5 and V4 race bikes pushing 245rwhp, or $10k literbikes with 155rwhp and <400lbs - stock, they got nothing on a $15k, 800lb 2000cc Farmall. Please.
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Old 01-12-2004, 03:43 AM   #95
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Dyna's engine left side looks like a russian industrial vacuum cleaner. And I am not kidding.



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Old 01-12-2004, 04:27 AM   #96
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Maybe it would make him happy if we chromed an SV650, Concours, or VFR (used one).
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Old 01-12-2004, 04:55 AM   #97
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Default Re: Cruisers aren't used that way.

Nothing circular about it. Why should someone who only rides in the city care about the ability to carve a canyon? Why would someone who largely rides the Interstate want a twitchy flywheel-effect free torture rack? It makes no sense.



Do you own a car? If so then I hope it is a Porsche TurboCarrera. Anything else is crap, right?



Why do you insist on comparing apples and oranges? You should criticize Cessna because their light communter planes won't travel at twice the sound speed of sound.
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Old 01-12-2004, 05:29 AM   #98
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Will you 2 get a private room and stop taking up space that eveybody else pays for. That or at least say something interesting instead of the same old crap.
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Old 01-12-2004, 05:40 AM   #99
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Default Re: Vulcan 2000 Teaser

Try a Yamaha FZ1, Kawasaki ZRX, Ducati ST4 and Aprilia Futura just to name a few. They all have close to sport bike performance without the difficult riding positon.

Buzflyd don't post your usual response, take of while to think of something original...

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Old 01-12-2004, 06:08 AM   #100
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I own a 2000 Ducati ST4 which is certainly no cruiser. It's the Italian Road King.



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