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Old 04-24-2004, 09:34 PM   #41
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I don't mean to be an ass----but, seriously, where is mini-me?
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Old 04-24-2004, 09:43 PM   #42
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you're a jagoff. if this happened in the print mags, they'd just postpone the article for another 2 months and not speak a word of any incidents incurred. go back to trying to find your winkie.



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Old 04-24-2004, 10:04 PM   #43
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Its good to see that factual comments are received this way.



I must say I just rushed through the article first time as this is the only comparo up at the moment. Good to see that the 955 gets some recognitionas the bike that most people probably should own, as opposed to pose value.



As I own and ride a 78 GS1000 I know about bikes getting outdated from the best to old hat...but it really still does what I need..sad huh!!!
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Old 04-24-2004, 11:41 PM   #44
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Default Triumph in 8th?

A couple things struck me:



a) The Triumph, voted 8th, seemed to garner nary a negative thought except "it's a little down on power at the track."



b) Triumph doesn't marked the 955i as a racer.



c) The 955i's update schedule seems to be a bit slower than the other bikes, most of which were just recently freshened... yet it still made a strong showing even being relatively "old-tech".



d) The Sprint ST was ranked 4th out of 4 in the Sport-Tourer shootout, yet nobody has anything bad to say about it, either.



e) The Speed Four was ranked third in the midweight shootout, though it would have been second had not the "lowest score" been dropped.



So, generally y'all call the Triumphs "the friendliest" of the group, yet they're always scoring last.



Why no Triumph love?
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Old 04-24-2004, 11:43 PM   #45
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Okay everyone, what I think is that this test was completely pointless. I mean really, who cares about liter bikes when there are several TWO-Liter Bikes out there? As I always say, two liters are better than one.
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Old 04-24-2004, 11:44 PM   #46
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Oh, and speaking of which...



I'm pretty sure the 955i doesn't have an "[a]ll-new liquid-cooled DOHC 16-valve 998cc four-stroke inline four-cylinder engine features bore and stroke dimensions of 75mm x 56.5mm."
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Old 04-25-2004, 01:00 AM   #47
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I'm sorry if I came off as a jerk. I should have also said that I feel that this is a great article, especially considering that it includes all the open class sportbikes. Sean, you really showed some guts in seeing this one through. Keep up the good work.
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Old 04-25-2004, 01:09 AM   #48
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Look up a few posts ('Editing...'). They are going to fix the Triumph spec sheet.



I think they were judging the bikes' competence as open-class sportbikes. Thus, the Daytona should be ranked last. However, it is one of the only bikes in that group that I'd consider buying. How far we've come where we now consider an open-classer that makes 130 rwhp to be down on power. I remember back in '98 when the ZX9R and R1 were making just about that and everyone was ecstatic.
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Old 04-25-2004, 02:09 AM   #49
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Default Re: If someones gotta do it..................

minime chose to seek employment oportunities "elsewhere" about two years ago.
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Old 04-25-2004, 03:03 AM   #50
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I'd bet these test bikes would also make great test beds for NOS equipment.



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