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Old 05-07-2002, 11:18 PM   #71
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And the latest issue of Rider mentions that the new R1150RT surges....

As for a pretty badge, my new 2002 Goldwing 1800 comes with a 36 month, UNLIMITED mileage warranty. You know it's tough to try to play the game of one-upmanship when you bring so little to the table.

Anyone else want a Wing, ask for Kevin at Thousand Oaks Honda Suzuki.
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Old 05-07-2002, 11:26 PM   #72
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Ok, then add those up. Now add how many championships BMW has won in Superbike, Supersport, 500cc grand prix, 250cc grand prix etc etc. in the last 20 years. Er, ZERO? Oh, I'm sorry, I guess the only race that counts is the Dakar, sheesh!
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Old 05-08-2002, 02:51 AM   #73
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How about since the 1970's it was the only one they tried to win. I forgot how does the amount of track wins translate to a great bike for daily use. NASCAR cars win a lot of races but I sure wouldn't want to drive one everyday.
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Old 05-08-2002, 02:59 AM   #74
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Funny that JB didn't comment on that surge. It's also funny that I've not noticed it. The Gold Wing is a fine bike. But then I never said that BMW was the only manufacturer that produced good bikes. I said they were the only one who let me test drive one first. I will defend BMW against those who say they're crappy bikes. They are good bikes for those who choose to spend the money for one. If you can't afford one, just say that. Don't say the grape were probably sour anyway.
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Old 05-08-2002, 08:33 AM   #75
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Your memory is indeed short, you brought up the racing point. As for how racing improves bikes, well let's see... where do you think disc brakes came from? The list goes on but obviously you are lost in your own little blue and white bubble. Guess you never heard of the phrase "Racing improves the breed". Manufacturers use it as a test bed for technology that filters down to the street. Where do you think that ABS brakes came from? The ones that BMW uses on their bikes? From racing in the desert? Er, no, everyone with half a brain knows that ABS is useless in the dirt . Oh, but I guess I assume too much with you....
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Old 05-08-2002, 08:45 AM   #76
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Again....many bike shops let you test ride their bikes. Thousand Oaks Honda allows test rides. As for not being able to afford a BMW, well have you seen the prices of Goldwings? It also looks great in my garage next to my M5 and my Suzuki superbike. Yup, I do actually own a Beemer, but it's a car. Now those are great, the bikes? Not so much. Why don't you check out micapeak.com. It is an owners' registry where real live people post their experiences with their bikes. Read some on any model BMW if you dare. Pretty hilarious reading, but don't feel so bad, I'm sure you'll impress someone with your bike....
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Old 05-08-2002, 12:47 PM   #77
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Mr Huss,



Since you have decided to try and make my choice of motorcycle a personal attack as to my intelligence etc, I will no longer respond to your obviously emotionally biased view points. I would not personally attack any rider because of the bike they choose.



Good Day,

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Old 05-08-2002, 12:48 PM   #78
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Mr Huss,



Please see below.



Good Riding and be safe,

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Old 05-08-2002, 04:08 PM   #79
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You'll be waiting a long time. ST1300's are sold out for the year. Howcome nobody's mentioned the weight of the ST1300? Aluminum frame or not, the porker is only 60 lbs less than the ST1100 and 89 lbs more than the FJR. After wrestling 2 (original) Yammie Ventures and one Gold Thing 250K miles over the last 15 years, it should feel pretty good having 350+ lbs less to hold up. Hell, if I don't like the FJR, there's always a Helix or Reflex scooter...
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Old 05-08-2002, 04:10 PM   #80
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