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Old 06-12-2002, 02:49 PM   #1
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If they can coax 5 more ponies out of that motor it would be a lot nicer. But I say, "Bring it!"



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Old 06-12-2002, 03:07 PM   #2
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Toss a v-max motor into the mix and then we'll talk.
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Old 06-12-2002, 03:17 PM   #3
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Default Just 5?

It needs a lot more than 70hp if consumers are expected to pick it over a Monster 750 or even a Sportster 1200. Both of those bikes are classics in their own right and deserve the nod before what would be seen as "just another Japanese".



Another point, shouldn't an every day bike be liquid cooled? Summer traffic jams are bad enough without your ride over heating. Anything to improve the cooling in those situations is welcome.



So long as I nitpicking, the pillion accomidations look less than spectacular. No grab rail and a pipe under foot on either side. Again, an around town scoot needs to take a passenger time to time.



So different engine, better passenger love, and move the chock to an appropriate position (or do away with it in favor of EFI) and then bring it to the states.
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Old 06-12-2002, 03:21 PM   #4
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Heck, detune the engine a bit to give it that around town appeal. Drop 20hp and you're still around 97hp if you use a chain drive. How much power does the shaft sap? Another 10? That'd still be 80hp and I bet the torque curve would be sweeeeet!
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Old 06-12-2002, 03:23 PM   #5
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For two full weeks since the May 29 XB9R v. 900SS comparison thereÂ’s been no new bike review, and then this is all you can come up with? A plodding and incredibly boring standard with air-cooled cruiser power. The two-wheeled equivalent of a Chev Impala.



This thing has virtually nothing going for it, regardless of your fulsome and vacuous praise. Such as calling the frame a "bold and massive piece" with "its daring mid-tank plunge". Huh? Or claiming that "the BT1100 provides a hot conversation topic whenever it is parked in a bike-choked lot." Yeah, right. And then to counter the blandness of the bike, you go back and re-write the review with Milan as a backdrop, the "world's fashion capital" with "countless stone paved streets", etc. Sorry, it doesnÂ’t work. The thing is as ugly, fat and lazy as, well, a bulldog. So at least the bike has the right name.



Next time you take two weeks off, come up with something better than this.











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Old 06-12-2002, 03:29 PM   #6
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I've really gotta jump on this one 'cause Ciao is right on here. If you're going to go to a subscription format you're definitely going to have to step up with more content than this to keep me paying
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Old 06-12-2002, 04:04 PM   #7
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I like it ! Reminds me of my old VX 800, another great bike that didn't sell in this country.

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Old 06-12-2002, 04:49 PM   #8
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Kinda'nice, but I think I'd hold out for the BT1100"R" version with another 10 hp, sportier seating position, 20-30 lbs less weight, and proper sportbike suspension; all for a measly $7000 or so. I'll start holding my breath now...
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Old 06-12-2002, 05:15 PM   #9
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This thing can't hope to compete with the Ducati Monster. It is not as attractive and doesn't offer the performance of the M900 not to even mention the S4. The thing weighs far too much as well. Oh, and MO...this is what we get after 2 weeks?



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Old 06-12-2002, 05:20 PM   #10
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Default VMax engine=good idea

That would be sweet! It could effectively be the new VMax- the frame would be a step up, that's fer sher.
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