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Old 01-08-2005, 09:53 AM   #21
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Default I'm panting as we speak

Of course. After a little thought, I think the Amerzealander alliance could be a bankable one. They could take on the Japanese and take on the world, even if the bike wasn't quite up to today's engine performance. Being not quite as reptillian as you may think, I wouldn't feel right trying to sell the Fischer as a Britten. Plus, as a marketing strategy, it would ring totally hollow. But I think you could sell the idea of a Britten-Fischer collaboration if the Britten people were in place and they could get the the rights to the name.



And yes, you're absolutely right about the Britten name's shelf life. It's been over ten years now since the company has actually produced anything useful. However, if the rights-holders are as greedy as they seem, it might be difficult to show them the light in that regard.
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Old 01-08-2005, 10:33 AM   #22
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Man, I could look at that Hysong engine, in the refections of a mirror-ball, and not find a good angle.



And, from the Copy on the web-site, looks like someone else already found that out.



Someone drops that one on my desk, I'm wonderin who I p!ssed off.



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Old 01-08-2005, 10:35 AM   #23
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My cat tell me that's a good idea. Gimme a while, he's workin out the details.
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Old 01-08-2005, 10:51 AM   #24
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Thought you might thnk that. Now as far as them seeing the light...



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Old 01-08-2005, 11:35 AM   #25
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Default Re: Fischer MRX 650: Would you buy one?

You probably couldn't stuff the Triumph or the Benelli triple into a frame made for an SV650. Since he hasn't mentioned building a proprietary motor (costs a fricken' mint) the SV650's probably the best currently out there.



If price were no object, the Ducati 749 would enhance the brand image big time and also satisfy power snobs. And Ducati sold engines to Bimota, so it's not out of the question. But then what's the benefit of this bike over a 749, except for elitism?



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Old 01-08-2005, 11:36 AM   #26
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As I see it, if the Hysong is the best engine (for the money) Fischer can put in their bike, it's gonna be tough sledding.



And, to get a better (more Marketable) engine the price instantly goes Boutique.



Far as capitol? They called in Glynn Kerr (don't imagine he's cheap) but he's either a one-time hit, or they got him worked-out at percentage (far as we know, they paid $50K for Kerr's name, and had the design work done at Dodunk PolyTech).



Me, from what I got so far...



I'm shinin a light, so bright on that chassis, you'd be able to read the owners manual on the other side of the crankcase...



So, it better be good.



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Old 01-08-2005, 11:48 AM   #27
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Default Re: Fischer MRX 650: Would you buy one?

Seru's got my vote with the Rotax, but unless Fischer lives under a rock he's already thought about that.



#2 would be the KTM RC-8, (same as above).



Poloris? Just kidding! Thought you guys could use a laugh...Besides, there's rumblings that Victory might go into the SB market...and won't we have fun if that happens!



Hey, anybody gotta line on Briggs $ Stratton?
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Old 01-08-2005, 12:05 PM   #28
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Default Take a look at the SV650

Hyosung used to build engines for Suzuki. Turns out they hired a bunch of engineers away from the big four when they decided to break ties with Suzuki. From what I understand, the guy who designed the SV650 mill is the same guy who headed up design on the Comet 650 engine (the one in question). They look very much alike.
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Old 01-08-2005, 12:32 PM   #29
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In a surprising move, Sears Corporation and new partner Kmart unveiled plans today, that they are seeking to acquire the Moto Guzzi Motorcycle company / If acquired Moto Guzzis will be solded in the United States and throughout North America under the Kenmore Brand Name / Early reports indicate that the Moto Guzzi/Kenmore motorcycles will be sold through the new Sears/Kmart/SuperStore network / When officials at Moto Guzzi was finally reached for comment, an anonymous spokesman statedÂ…



"Aye! She ainÂ’ta mushÂ’a fa motocycyleria but I bettÂ’a sheÂ’s gone-be una hellaffa washmachine."



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Old 01-08-2005, 12:43 PM   #30
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Default Globalisation is good, and makes this debate moot

I couldn't care less if the engine is American, Korean, Japanese or Philipino, as long as it works. An Asian engine doesn't make it American? Bullsh!t. The bike is designed in America, by an American, to be sold by and to and through Americans. Who gives a crap where the components come from? In a global economy, nativity is in the idea.



The problem isn't that little yellow people are sullying the 'Murcan bike with their engine. The problem is that it's too small, common and lackluster an engine for a $10,000 bike.



But look at it another way - how many people would buy a great-handling, well-designed sportbike designed by a sharp engineer, and powered by an aftermarket engine derived from a major manufacturer's mill, for $10,000, when they could get a simliar bike from Suzuki for $3500 less? I don't know. But there are apparently plenty who would buy an ill-handling, cobbed-together chopper designed by a slack-jawed lobotomite who probably couldn't spell the name of his shop if you spotted him the "O" and the "C", and powered by an aftermarket engine derived from a major manufacturer's mill, for $100,000, when they could get a vastly superior bike from Harley-Davidson for $85,000 less. So Fischer's success is not beyond the realm of rational possibility. If he could get Hyosung to design an SV1000-knockoff engine, he'd be there.
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