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Old 10-05-2005, 04:11 AM   #21
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Just remember, a Star purchase comes with a vest with a lot of pins. And those Star guys like their pins.
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Old 10-05-2005, 04:31 AM   #22
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Let me get this straight.As I understand it these bikes were designed by the Parson,s School of Design in New York.The parents should make thier kids pay their tuition back if they call that art deco.I am a big fan of art deco, which is seamless,egalitarian,and futuristic.If you ever get out to hoover dam,go into the towers ,not just on tour, and you will see what I mean.The dam it self was in part designed by an art deco influenced architect.These bikes are heavy looking ,ponderous, and to my eye ,just disjointed.looking.Now I applaud them for their new sportbikes[forward lookin] even their morphous scooter,But two questions bring to my mind.Why didn,t they bring some of team from the sportbike line to help design these things,and more importantly,WTF HAPPENED TO THE VMAX?Hell I might have like to see Mr Max in some new art deco stuff,Now that might of piqued eveyone,s curiousity more.Nuff said!
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Old 10-05-2005, 04:36 AM   #23
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I think you are contradicting yourself Seruzawa



>calling them "Star" motorcycles isn't going to

>fool anyone



>People are stupid enough to pay thousands

>extra for a mere name



So, is it going to fool anyone?



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Old 10-05-2005, 04:59 AM   #24
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Harley guys wave at you too but for aerodynamic reasons they only use one finger.
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Old 10-05-2005, 05:16 AM   #25
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I'm with you.



I clicked on the link expecting to see something cool. All I see is a generic cruiser with some horizontal lines on the tank. T



hat leads me to one of two options. 1) there's nothing special about this bike or 2) Since I'm not a cruiser type, I'm incapable of noticing the shiny bobbles that make it special.



As far as the name goes... I don't see what everyone's so worked up about. Clearly you're going to go to the Yamaha dealer to buy one. Personally, I think the new branding will help them in the long run - not because they're fooling anyone, but simply because they're investing in the brand.





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Old 10-05-2005, 05:39 AM   #26
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Is it just me, or does it look like they took their styling cues from OCC's Lincoln Bike?
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Old 10-05-2005, 06:16 AM   #27
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Seeing as how bikes take years to develop, I doubt it.
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Old 10-05-2005, 06:21 AM   #28
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I don't think they're trying to fool anyone... is GM trying to fool people with all the brands they have? Or Ford/Lincoln/Mercury? Or Harley/Buell? Or Nissan/Infiniti? Branding is standard practice in more industries than I can count.



Besides, if you look at any of their marketing materials, they clearly say "Yamaha" on them in several areas. That's hardly trying to fool people.
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Old 10-05-2005, 06:22 AM   #29
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LOL Man you are good. I can see why you are so successful in your chosen career, loophole salesman for the dysfunctional health care insurance system.
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Old 10-05-2005, 06:43 AM   #30
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Just kidding. Forgot my pill this morning feeling alittle spikey
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