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Old 10-17-2006, 12:44 PM   #21
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Default Re: Na Na it's not that complicated.

Maybe but how many Monsters do they sell here? Perhaps on the west coast.
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Old 10-17-2006, 12:58 PM   #22
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Well my 2001 ZX-6R (same thing as a 06 ZZR600) was the best selling Ninja of all time.. Why? cause it was a good sportbike (E Boz won the AMA supersport championship on it, Andrew Kit won the WSS on it) and it was a comfrontable as a VFR (MO has a comparison article of the 2 that year). Well I was talking to the Kawasaki dealer and he told me that the new ZX-6R will return the Ninja to the more comfrontable side i.e dealers complained and the factory listened.



In my humble opinion standards aren't selling now, cause they doesn't look fast and they aren't fun on the freeway. But on the other hand kpaul the GMP did predict that Naked bikes would replace cruisers as the boomers die off and get hip replacements i.e Nakeds will be the cruisers of Gen Y and X. So you maybe right in the future. A standard with a small fairing like the Monster and Buell .. You are probably a Gen Y right? Both of my daughter's boyfriends (Gen Y) like sportbikes and Monsters i.e they don't like cruisers.
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Old 10-17-2006, 12:59 PM   #23
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Out of lil ol Atl Triumph Ducati? 10-15 a month. Or about half of the monthly sales. The Daytona is at 6-10 but only because Triumph can't deliver them fast enough.
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Old 10-17-2006, 01:04 PM   #24
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That's why in the Kawasaki press release for the new ZX-6R the reps said that it's going to be even more track focused that ever before.
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Old 10-17-2006, 01:14 PM   #25
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Yep maybe the dealer was giving me smoke.
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Old 10-17-2006, 01:19 PM   #26
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Cool like I said in my other post. A couple years ago I predicted that naked bikes would come on strong.. becoming Gen Ys cruiser. i.e GenY riders would want something more comfy but wouldn't buy cruisers. Of course longride, Buz said I was nuts. Perhaps I was overly optimistic in the timeing ...I just can't see Gen Y buying cruisers in the same large numbers as the Baby Boomers.. But I think you are absolutely right these new standards can't be made with hand me down components.
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Old 10-17-2006, 01:56 PM   #27
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Default Re: A Perspective on Big Nakeds in Europe.

There is a good reason for "nakeds" in SF. They are used to them from the annual gay/lesbian parade.
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Old 10-17-2006, 02:12 PM   #28
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Sadly, I had to give up Snort myself.



But I still enjoy a cup O' cocoa every now and again........



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Old 10-17-2006, 02:16 PM   #29
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The Monster sells because it's easy to live with and a hell of a lot of fun to throw around corners. Even the big ones probably don't go over 400 lbs. 100 hp is plenty for a bike like this. It's the rest of the bike that doesn't cut it.
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Old 10-17-2006, 04:06 PM   #30
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In Italy there is a saying that 500 years of chaos produced titian, da vinci, raphael, verdi and dante. 500 years of peace and prosperity in switzerland produced chocolate and the cuckoo clock. A propos nothing in particular.

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