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Old 12-22-2003, 09:21 PM   #1
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War and Peace, was shorter, but I'm down with it.



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Old 12-23-2003, 01:19 AM   #2
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Default All Hail Gabe!

I laughed my ass off more than twice! Great job, MoFo's.



P.S. Do the Yamaha and Harley really run out of power at 4k!?! I've had bikes that idle higher....
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Old 12-23-2003, 01:51 AM   #3
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Doesn't BMVAY made a twin that makes 95 hp and more torque ( although a little higher up ) in the 1150RT? Why couldn't they just throw that exact same motor ( No 'revised' torque curve...) in this BMW? 50hp? Jeez, how do you lose 40hp out of the same motor? Is lowering the power band that critical to how these things run? Isn't the 1150RT just a little lighter than this thing?
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Old 12-23-2003, 01:56 AM   #4
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Default Gabes and BMWs

You guys should get Gabe to join these comparos regularly...

Anyway - about the BMW - they're much like apple. You guys do the math, and see why.
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Old 12-23-2003, 02:20 AM   #5
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I really liked this review, more in-depth than the one done about a year ago in Cruiser Magazine. One of the benefits of web vs print; unlimited space.



Having the views of five different riders allowed the personally of the bikes to come through the column.





PS. Great photographyÂ…

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Old 12-23-2003, 03:08 AM   #6
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Easily one of the better tests done at MO. I'm sure Sean's teeth are about 1/4 inch shorter after this one. Grinding them through the whole test, and then having Eric put him in an arm bar to say nice things about these bikes must have been painful for him. I'm sure the smile on his face will be much bigger with the new 1000 test. Gabe rated the Harley first, so we obviously can't trust what HE says any more! Reading this while watching the light snow here is just depressing. Nice job MO.
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Old 12-23-2003, 03:42 AM   #7
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Why bother with any of these pretenders when you can get a real touring bike, the Honda Gold Wing, for around the same price?



It has more power, better handling, better styling, better comfort...better just about everything than any of these bikes.
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Old 12-23-2003, 03:55 AM   #8
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Excuse me, but this was a test of motorcycles.
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Old 12-23-2003, 03:59 AM   #9
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It's also unattractive and I hear it overheats and then the frames crack.
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Old 12-23-2003, 04:06 AM   #10
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Excellent job boys. I wish I'd have been there. Oh wait, I was!



I'd like to point out my lightly modded geezer glide was neck and neck with Sean on the Victory in an impromptu stoplight dragrace. Of course, that's after he ate half the menu at the Roberto's lunch stop.



Gabe, you should be making lots of money doing this kind of thing. I'm an avid Car and Driver fan and you easily fit into that group.



I want to comment on the mind-numbing level of work that goes into doing one of these. This is a massive undertaking so I hope you whining, *****ing Morons check yourselves before you complain about your stupid dollar a month.



I burned out after the third photo stop and had to go pick up my kid from kindergarten.
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