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Old 04-29-2005, 04:12 AM   #41
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2 wheel drive will slowly be integrated into a VERY broad range of bikes from pure dirt to Sportbike/Sporttourer. Should be cool.
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Old 04-29-2005, 04:14 AM   #42
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A 200HP Uni-Cycle using gyro technology from the segway to keep you upright!
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Old 04-29-2005, 04:50 AM   #43
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How about something in rider comfort/ergos.... like seat, footpegs and clipon/handlebars that can be adjusted while riding.



You know.....creature comfort items that have been available in cars for 50 plus years!!!!!!







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Old 04-29-2005, 04:54 AM   #44
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Hehe, have you checked out the Embrio, its just a paper design, but sounds interesting:



http://www.gizmag.com/go/2350/



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Old 04-29-2005, 05:21 AM   #45
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I've had that thought for years. Motorcyclists, for all our claims of loving new technology, are generally extremely (I hate to use the word) conservative. I mean, how much longer can the hopelessly out dated and vibration plagued inline4 keep going on? Radical new ideas may be demanded but when the manufacturers offer it the new models languish on the showroom floor.



Honda tried to change to V4s. No chance. The buyers have voted with their dollars. V-Twins and inline4s with telescopic forks are the past as well as the future. There's only a tiny market for anything different, which Triumph and BMW have cornered.



Motorcyclists are too hidebound to accept anything but incremental improvements of current tech. This is not necessarily a bad thing. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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Old 04-29-2005, 05:25 AM   #46
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Anti-dive's been tried. It has the same liability as self-sealing tires..... increased weight. Apparently most of the ideas that have been tried to improve front suspension (remember the ill-fated ELF GPbike?) have increased weight and in the end haven't improved things enough to justify the weight gain.



So, shut up you smelly old jerkoff.
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Old 04-29-2005, 05:26 AM   #47
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Yeah. He could name his seat "Rupaul".
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Old 04-29-2005, 05:50 AM   #48
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The S4R and the M1000 have a nice big handlebar. I understand both are pretty sweet. I haven't ridden a monster for years. Out the door there is about $4k between the two. I figure I can't use the S4R motor up top anyway due to the wind protection. That leaves a lot of cash to "dial" in the M1000.
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Old 04-29-2005, 06:19 AM   #49
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Titanium may be lightweight and strong, but it's also very flexible - maybe Honda can ressurect their "controlled flex" idea for fram design!
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Old 04-29-2005, 06:36 AM   #50
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Every vehicle will have to pass a frontal impact survivability test of at least the maximum speed posted for the road it will be allowed to travel on. Motorcycles will be outlawed. The most fun you will be able to have will be in a Toyota Echo Hybrid that inflates like the Mars probe upon impact. Happy bouncing.
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