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Old 01-11-2004, 07:20 AM   #51
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Default Re: Is Motorcycle Online going to change its name to Cruiser Online?

Objectively speaking, there is more happening in cruiser world today than in any bike segment ever. Its certainly not tepid stuff like new brembos and +5% power.



Lets have sportbike reviews when FZ1 will be upgraded to 2 liters or GSX-R gets 2.3 litres in inline three.



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Old 01-11-2004, 07:22 AM   #52
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It's not about torque...it's about the direction that cruisers will eventually head. Somehow I can't see eBass lane splitting through Los Angeles rush hour traffic on Baby Huey lane. Even the motorcycle publications are saying this is simply a behemoth. Any motorcycle manufacturer can make a bigger bike...making a cruiser like the V-rod is more of a challenge. I'll take the V-Rod over this Baby Huey. The V-Rod technically accomplishes more with less.



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Old 01-11-2004, 07:28 AM   #53
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V-rod also costs nearly twice as much. Kawasaki will sell every one they make. I'm not a cruiser guy but I'd love to try one out.
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Old 01-11-2004, 07:33 AM   #54
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Don't forget, all those done-up used ones can also do 9 and 10 second quarter miles. Just ask their owners.
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Old 01-11-2004, 07:37 AM   #55
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Default Thrust curves

I prefer studying Laura Harring's "thrust curves" actually.
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Old 01-11-2004, 07:43 AM   #56
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Default Re: Tear each others' throats out

Heh. Now that's an Electra-glide...



So, I hear those things have pretty good acceleration. I think what Toyota needs to do to sell the hybrid concept to the mass market is slap the sheetmetal from their MR-S on it, so it's not only technologically cool, but very pretty as well. I mean, let's face it, no matter how cool the Prius may be, it's no sleek sports car.



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Old 01-11-2004, 07:53 AM   #57
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Default End of "big" hog

- Kawi 2050cc 96 hp 122 lbft

- H-D 1450cc 62 hp 72 lbft



Do the % maths and ***** your pants.



We can safely conclude H-D has no choice but to come up with something big.



Imagine the impact on the 2nd hand market.



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Old 01-11-2004, 08:02 AM   #58
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Twice as much? The Kawi is 15 grand. A Vrod msrp is about 17 grand I believe.
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Old 01-11-2004, 08:21 AM   #59
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So, an RX8 is going to be the new Buzglyd Inc. company car, Eh?

I get stuck with a '93 Caravan comercial model in tasteful corporate grey and white, but I've got two tool box's AND a ladder rack.

I did plaster a Land Rover World bumper sticker on the back.
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Old 01-11-2004, 08:24 AM   #60
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I bet it's going to eat rear tires like Miss Piggy eats Bon-Bons.



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