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Old 02-25-2003, 08:00 AM   #21
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you are right about winning races! what makes you think BMW, Honda, Toyota, etc. are doing in the Formula 1 series?
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Old 02-25-2003, 08:10 AM   #22
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This discussion is not really about sportbikes vs. cruisers, it's about what advancements are important to which customer. To some guys, manufacturers adapting unobtanium parts onto this year's mega-horsepower sportbike is the best improvement since sliced bread. To the average touring rider, making things like adjustable ergonomics, a more comfortable seat, and better wind protection are the priority. It all depends on what is important to YOU, as the customer. These manufacturers will make what YOU as the consumer are willing to spend money on. They will make what we want them to if we vote with our dollars. So let's do that.
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Old 02-25-2003, 08:11 AM   #23
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Old 02-25-2003, 08:12 AM   #24
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No, that really isn't the answer. A person who's six foot three will not be really comfortable on a 600 no matter how much they work out.
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Old 02-25-2003, 08:14 AM   #25
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Hmmmm- is that vicious longride I hear? Welcome back from vacation!
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Old 02-25-2003, 08:17 AM   #26
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I installed an electronic cruise control on my 1997 Blackbird. I love it and I use it all the time. Its easy to use, Helps me drive at the posted speed, and shuts off the moment I touch the brakes. I wish more bikes had them.
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Old 02-25-2003, 08:18 AM   #27
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Ok ergonomically adjustable?
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Old 02-25-2003, 08:18 AM   #28
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I really dont understand what you people are whining about. There are so many different types of bikes on the market right now, for every rider, theres a ride. If you want to make adjustments and changes to that ride, thats what the aftermarket is there for. As for emphisis on racing and race replicas are concerned, how far do you think bikes would have come along if it werent for racing? Or would you rather have this technology tested on production bikes first? Quit whining about sportbikes, if you want a cruzer, buy one. If you want a touring bike, buy one. If you want a sportbike, buy one. If you want climate control, gps, traction control, voice command, cruze control, ect, you dont want a bike, so dont buy one.
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Old 02-25-2003, 08:26 AM   #29
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The GoldWing had a feeble attempt at the warm/cold air thing. It didn't work all that well, but it did exist. You are right that most people only ride when warm and sunny and probably less than 100 miles.
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Old 02-25-2003, 08:32 AM   #30
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Is that why they have them? Gee, I couldn't figure that out by myself. Glad you were around.
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