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Old 01-12-2004, 05:10 AM   #101
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"We can safely conclude H-D has no choice but to come up with something big. "



Really? 200,000 H-D customers per year would disagree with you. I heard this same argument when the VTX came out.



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Old 01-12-2004, 05:42 AM   #102
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289 is what I should of said.
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Old 01-12-2004, 05:51 AM   #103
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With 9 days left on my subscription, this ain't no way to get me to renew.
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Old 01-12-2004, 06:13 AM   #104
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289 is what he should of said. My cousin had one.
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Old 01-12-2004, 07:03 AM   #105
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Old 01-12-2004, 07:07 AM   #106
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My brother has Aspberger's syndrome so I'm quite familiar with this phenomena, and I think I qualified my statements by saying that they were my opinions....which of course implies that I am aware of the existence of other opinions that I don't share.



All I'm saying is that (IMO) it's more interesting to read about a contest between parties when there's a clearly definable winner (the combination of a number of factors [weight, power, suspension performance, etc...] being combined to produce a single hard number: lowest lap time.)



There shouldn't be much argument on the statement that the latest sportbikes are technologically more advanced than any cruiser by any manufacturer, and in fact the latest sportbikes represent the latest advancements in motorcycle technology. Why review a Pentium 2 when the Athlon 64 is 1000 times faster?



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Old 01-12-2004, 07:22 AM   #107
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Gotcha.



When it comes down to it, all motorcycles are purchased for subjective reasons. Sure, choppers aren't very functional, though since I've built my own in the past I know they can be built to perform safely on the street. Still the people buy them more for aesthetic reasons. Aesthetic to them at least. And there's no denying a lot of creativity does occur on that front.



There is the fact, undeniably, that the best performer for race purposes is the fastest bike around the track. It is also more and more likely that these bikes will become nearly as unsuitable for street as radical choppers if they continue down the road of reducing flywheel effect and abrupt two-strokelike powerbands. The seating positions, fatigue and visibility issues make these bikes poor street choices, IMHO.



MO does a pretty good job of covering different bikes for a diverse and cantankerous group. But it appears to me that the real revolution is in naked street bikes. We've gone from only a couple of choices a few years ago to a plethora of naked offerings, many that perform nearly as well as racereplicas without the daily usability and touring issues.
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Old 01-12-2004, 07:57 AM   #108
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Wow, how very mature -- Is your gig writing for MO part of a fifth grade extra credit project, or are you working thru some issues?


Perhaps you should have just said he had cooties.
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Old 01-12-2004, 08:04 AM   #109
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This rag reaks. They are more concerned with making sure there is something new to read everyday then content and quality. Then you have some of the MO writers actually saying nasty things about readers they must not care for. When my membership expires that will be it for me.
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Old 01-12-2004, 08:58 AM   #110
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