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Twitch 01-03-2001 09:11 AM

Re: BMW vs. Honda Reader Feedback
I wonder how BMW's reliability stacks up against Honda's?? FIRST!!!

BuellBoy 01-03-2001 10:16 AM

Re: BMW vs. Honda Reader Feedback
It should come as no surprise to anyone that the redesigned GoldWing would beat the K1200LT in all of the new comparisons. Honda's motorcycle marketing team has a lot more money to throw around than BMW, and these guys all know where their bread gets buttered. I'll keep the LT, thank you, and laugh at all the Wings gassing up in stations along my route...

BuellBoy 01-03-2001 10:18 AM

Re: BMW vs. Honda Reader Feedback
Of course, since most Harley's seem to tour the country in the back up pickup trucks, reliability doesn't really enter into the picture, does it? Nor does long term comfort or performance either. Only that nebulous quality called "resale value" (as if the first thought anyone has about buying a bike is how easy it's going to be to unload). Hey, I RIDE my bike to trailer week in Daytona!

SeanAlexander 01-03-2001 12:26 PM

Re: BMW vs. Honda Reader Feedback

SugarMrPoon 01-03-2001 12:26 PM

Re: BMW vs. Honda Reader Feedback
" the point of overkill. How much over the speed limit does it take to get a ticket in Hondaville?....The heavy feeling of the LT in a parking lot disappears with speed. "

which is it tough guy?

SugarMrPoon 01-03-2001 12:29 PM

Re: Honda''s good looks
i agree. it looks great, and its design will age gracefully, like many other hondas.

SugarMrPoon 01-03-2001 12:32 PM

Re: Gas mileage and windshield adjustment
I think Cycle World or Sport Rider said they averaged a 253 mile range on the GL.

SugarMrPoon 01-03-2001 12:33 PM

Re: BMW vs. Honda Reader Feedback
Miatas have less storage.

BuellBoy 01-03-2001 01:22 PM

Re: BMW vs. Honda Reader Feedback
Exactly the kind of comment I'd expect from an anonymous squid who spends most of his time BEHIND me on a twisty road sucking my oil-smoke...

Gabe 01-03-2001 03:43 PM

Interesting point...
And I know I'll get flamed, but I just gotta chime in here. Of all these guys who sneer at "jap crap", how many of them eschew imported consumer goods of all kinds?

Just TRY to buy one single thing at Wal-Mart or Sears that is actually made by hard-working americans. It's not impossible, but it's hard as hell.

Clothing, shoes, underwear, spatulas, batteries, rubber chickens, whatever- they're all made by people working under awful conditions far, far away.

In fact, the only things in H-D dealerships made in the US of A are the salesmen, mechanics, and (most of) the bikes. All the crappy clothes and accesories are made in Asia, it seems. Funny how those guys never bring that up...

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