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Old 04-27-2003, 12:56 PM   #71
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maps? what are they? i always thought getting lost was half of the fun...
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Old 04-27-2003, 01:07 PM   #72
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Enjoyed the article. Thanks.
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Old 04-27-2003, 02:18 PM   #73
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I now have a new wallpaper for my computer. How can I pass up a sunburned Sean, pointing at a burito, and his mouth open at the same time. Wow maybe for the next article you could put a picture in of Ebass taking a dump while wearing the entirew Harley clothing line.



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Old 04-27-2003, 02:18 PM   #74
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Just my opinion but the VFR is a great all around bike. A serious sport touring bike it is not. It is too small and too light (both frame and motor). No standard luggage, although some bucks can fix that. The VFR is ok for short range touring but does not belong in this group. Think of this way, if you were going to go cross country-flats, mountains, the works, which would you rather load your gear and fanny on a VFR or FJR?
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Old 04-27-2003, 02:34 PM   #75
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And you thought I was kidding about squids carrying around magazine test numbers in the tankbag.
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Old 04-27-2003, 02:41 PM   #76
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What wouldn't I know? I've ridden almost every bike in this test and quite a few that weren't in it. How many did you ride?
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Old 04-27-2003, 04:06 PM   #77
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I agree that the Triumph is the perfect compromise. I use my ST for daily commuting, long distance and weekend fun. Rode a Futura yesterday for the first time though, and I have to admit; a hell of a motorcyle. It turns easily and is very confidence-inspiring. Seems much lighter than the ST although it's only a few pounds lighter. The ability is rev quicker is really noticeable. If it weren't for the money.
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Old 04-27-2003, 05:03 PM   #78
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Thanx for the info. With my 36" inseam height wont be an issue. On my old KLR 650 I was bent knee'd flat footed at stop lights. Though my big @ss will definitely want a wide flat seat. The GS Adventure has me drooling but it needs to go on at least a 100lb diet (preferably 200).

As for the bucks it seems like a KTM is a steal when you look at how much you would put into any other bike to make it comparable. My old KLR required half again the purchase price just to make it safe on the road. Where as KTM is kind enough to put on top shelf goodies from the start. The luggage option looks very comparable to the BMW Adventures cases, then again I have only seen pics. From what you have wrote it sounds like the motor is what I had hoped for, a motardable bike with near 100 hp, Lord help me...



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Old 04-27-2003, 05:09 PM   #79
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Just for fun I rode from San Diego out to Joshua tree National Park and back today and didn't time my quarter mile once!



Of course I was on the geezer glide so it really wouldn't have mattered anyway.
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Old 04-27-2003, 05:20 PM   #80
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What? No GPS on the Duc? Come on, get with it!
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