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Old 04-04-2002, 07:40 AM   #91
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I agree with JMEYN (entry level 2 post down), you should start with something a little less excessive than a GSX-R1000. Something like.....say, a used Suzuki 400 Bandit! Learn the basics like throttle control, proper lines thru a corner, entry / exit speed, and corner speed. Then graduate to something bigger, 600 CCs or higher.
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Old 04-04-2002, 07:57 AM   #92
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Yay!!! A good workout of Open Class Bikes. I do not care for fuzzy cushy feelings when I am on a bike. That is what a car is for. I like the paces that the bikes were put through.





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Old 04-04-2002, 07:59 AM   #93
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Old 04-04-2002, 09:46 AM   #94
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Yeah. And the poor bastards are having to walk barefooted in the snow, uphill both ways, to do it.



Poor MO.
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Old 04-04-2002, 09:56 AM   #95
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Several people have asked me if MO is worth subscribing to. I told them yes, that you had the best bike tests on the Internet. In fact, your tests are better than most print magazines, at the same level as Sport Rider, which has the very best sportbike tests in the U.S. I felt validated for convincing these folks to pony up for a subscription after the excellent open class shootouts. Good work (even if you did censor my post about Busa Boy's unsavory sexual habits).
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Old 04-04-2002, 10:32 AM   #96
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"Why do you think Suzuki is the only company who still actually puts any effort into the 750 class of bikes? Because all the other manufacturers have seen the 750's death coming long ago. "



Am I the only one who thinks this sentence makes absolutely ZERO sense? I guess one interpretation could be "Suzuki is stupid."
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Old 04-04-2002, 02:11 PM   #97
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YZF, do us all a favor and quit presuming to know what biases those of us whom you don't even know may or may not have!



(You have no idea which bikes I or anyone else here favor, nor which ones we've ridden, nor how well or poorly, so shut the hell up.)



Do us another favor and drop your own anecdotal crap, since by the same irrefutable logic nobody cares about your incomplete critiques because who the hell are YOU, to us?



I don't know you, I have no reason to accept your credibility whatsoever. For all I know you're another in the endless line of dumbass posers I see in my dealership every freaking day, one of these dinks who can't ride worth a watery turd. Nevertheless, because they've wobbled around on the bikes in question they suddenly feel qualified to comment on aspects of motorcycling so far beyond their limited experience that they might as well be discussing their weekend sexual interlude with Britney Spears!



Are you one of those guys??



You could be, for all we know.



Lastly, do us all a favor and take a "Reading Is Fundamental" course. Reading comprehension doesn't appear to be one of your strong suits.



Please, if you would, cut and paste the portion of my post where I describe my personal feelings and experiences on these bikes. (See, you're accusing me of "bias", meaning I have a personal stake in this AND a preconceived and firmly fixed, one sided opinion.)



Look hard. Look all day.



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YOU WON'T FIND ANY SUCH BIAS!!!



Why? Because all you'll see are my comments regarding...............what M.O. POSTED!



I wasn't the one who originated any of the performance #s or the opinions expressed in this story. I've merely pointed out what M.O.'s scribes have written, and how what they've written indicates that the GSX-R is easily winning THIS test.



I'm not quoting YOUR personal test, nor am I quoting here some other magazine's test. I'm not expressing my opinions here on my OWN personal test, either.



No, I'm only commenting on THIS test.



According to what Burns, Hack Fu and Minime have written here, the GSX-R is handily winning this test, yet their scoring doesn't reflect this fact.



The only editorial comment I've added of my own was a supposition as to WHY their scoring doesn't reflect what they've written, ie, my opinion that if the year models of the bikes were reversed so too would be the scoring, based on the .



Now, do you still wish to pursue this? I only ask because according to what YOU'VE written (at least in this thread), you're starting to come off as a bit of a moron....



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Old 04-04-2002, 02:56 PM   #98
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Seru says: "I'd bet that an SV650 would be a big hoot. "



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Old 04-04-2002, 06:57 PM   #99
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The reason suzuki is still focused on the 750 is due to the TLR being a pig and not competitive thus it was fazed out. If it was competitive it wouldnt be powering the V-Strom, it would be winning races. So with no contender to challenge the V-Twins they had to fall back to the 750 just to compete. That and all the shared design between the 600, 750, and 1000 saves a lot of dough. Its just a matter of time before the 750 is a memory. Well unless a rules change saves its butt, highly unlikely though. Watching WSB the front runners are more and more twins, the writting is on the wall...
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Old 04-05-2002, 02:50 AM   #100
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Perhaps we should hold a vote of our own and find out from everyone else who is the moron. You are so disturbed that anyone might think your bias that you take the time to write a full page of insults to prove you are not???? You must be right however, I must be a moron for even honoring this senseless thread with another post.
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