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anrajala 01-05-2007 11:23 AM

Re: Another Bike ''Manufacturer'' in the US.
The 650 cruiser has a handy CRUISE badge on the tank. Even after a bottle of Mad Dog you can work out what to do with the thing

- cruiz-euro

ksquid 01-05-2007 12:46 PM

Re: Another Bike ''Manufacturer'' in the US.
Yep great point... Competition is good..

ksquid 01-05-2007 12:47 PM

Re: Rebadged Hyosungs...
Yep reminds me when Japanese companies would use Americanized brand names i.e. Datsun vs Nissan...etc.

ksquid 01-05-2007 12:59 PM

Excellent Point
I hear you but unfortunately that trend has accelerated in the last 6 years.. According to economic theory our huge budget deficits will devalue the dollar relatively to other currencies and imports will become more expensive and our exports will become price competitive. Unfortunately, that only helps if we still have an manufacturing base to take advantage of it. But the electronics, tv, etc industry shows that once its gone its really hard for a new U.S. company to start back up. i.e. the barriers to entry are just too great.

ksquid 01-05-2007 01:16 PM

Re: Another Bike ''Manufacturer'' in the US.
I actually like the looks of the sports bike though the front end looks imitation Suzuki.. A 3 year motor warranty and a 18 month wheel to wheel is a good start. I think they missed the price point (to high) on the 650 by a $1000. I would still probably buy the SV650S with ABS and add a lower fairing.

Opps it's a V-Twin ... never mind these bikes suck and are obsolete..

ksquid 01-05-2007 01:20 PM

Re: Another Bike ''Manufacturer'' in the US.
Good analogy with the PC boom.. Lots of components were outsourced offshore back then.. When I built my first computer most of the stuff was made in the U.S. and Japan. When I built my second computer, most of the components were built in Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea, etc..

The_AirHawk 01-05-2007 02:42 PM

Re: Another Bike ''Manufacturer'' in the US.
South Korea is quite possibly the most "wired" nation in the world. Components coming from there can probably be trusted further than their counterparts made in the good Ol' U.S. of A.

The_AirHawk 01-05-2007 02:45 PM

Re: Another Bike ''Manufacturer'' in the US.
ConFOUND >slams drinkBoyz!!!!!...........

The_AirHawk 01-05-2007 02:46 PM

Re: Another Bike ''Manufacturer'' in the US.
Whoa. Something screwed THAT up!

Nevermind me repeating it, the mood has passed..........

The_AirHawk 01-05-2007 02:47 PM

Re: Rebadged Hyosungs...
Acura vs. Honda, Ford vs. Mazda............

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