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Old 10-17-2006, 11:21 AM   #11
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David Hasselhoff of Baywatch fame in Germany and Jerry Lewis in France..
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:22 AM   #12
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Default Re: A Perspective on Big Nakeds in Europe.

Keep it quiet! Don't tell Ace about Maison Robert in Chamblee. Swiss chocolate in ATL. Remember- not a word!
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:25 AM   #13
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I just rode the V-Max in from Montmarte where we caught the "Ouvre of Jerry Lewis Film Festival".



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Old 10-17-2006, 11:41 AM   #14
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Default Re: A Perspective on Big Nakeds in Europe.

I'm confused why big naked don't shoot off the chart in sales here in the States too, except that I think people enjoy paying for new plastic after a low-side. *grin*



I know when I lived in a San Francisco most of my friends -- myself included -- rode middleweight nakeds, because they were cheap, fun, customizable, less appealing to thieves, and we didn't need any serious wind protection. They were fine for a fast ride down highway 1, riding down sidewalks when traffic got too thick, etc. Once I moved to a more open city with lots of open roads and freeways, I see many more "faired" bikes (this includes Harley's), so I guessing wind protection is more important. I don't know if that's the reason, but it's all my brain matter can deduce. Go figure.
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:42 AM   #15
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Too simple really. I believe the market would love to see more bikes that behave like sportbikes but are comfortable like cruisers. What people want are sub $12k "NEW" V-Max style bikes. Bikes with the balls of Thor and the agility of Hermes. Only one bike comes close but is still far away from the target (v-rod). Make the Mad Max and make it handle. People will buy it.
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:46 AM   #16
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Sadly Coca and me no longer talk. Something along the lines of brutale heartburn. As much as I loved the stuff it is no longer a part of my life. Life goes on.......
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:52 AM   #17
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We also have free mental, dental, education, unemployment benefits and 5 week annual vacations. College fund concept does not exist in Finland. When you gas up, that´s when you pay your college fund.



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Old 10-17-2006, 12:03 PM   #18
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That's why the Monster sells well here.
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Old 10-17-2006, 12:07 PM   #19
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You got it. I think also San Francisco may perhaps foreshadow a trend. Nakeds in fact are taking off elsewhere, which is why so many manufacturers are making the bikes, apart from them being relatively easy to develop.
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Old 10-17-2006, 12:24 PM   #20
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You've got those gorgeous women though.



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