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Old 11-10-2005, 01:59 AM   #71
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I'm two up on long trips much of the time, so for me there ain't no "too much". I like lots of room, luggage capacity, weather protection, a radio, cruise control and whatever else they can throw in for a reasonable price. I guess I could tour on my kickstart Shovel, but you know how THAT would go!
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Old 11-10-2005, 02:01 AM   #72
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You must have missed me on my Hayabusa. Even on the best days I only see about 3 or 4 bikes on the way to work, and it's the same guys every day. Doesn't really matter how warm or cold it is.
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Old 11-10-2005, 02:04 AM   #73
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I think comparing it to the new Corvette would be closer. Seems like a bargain to me.
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Old 11-10-2005, 02:12 AM   #74
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For all the guys that think this resembles a car, please explain at what point the Wing ceased being a motorcycle. It doesn't have the largest engine, has no unique engineering, and still has 2 wheels as far as I can see. There is nothing on this bike that can't be had on other motorcycles. If it was uncomfortable would it be a REAL motorcycle then? I don't get it.
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Old 11-10-2005, 02:14 AM   #75
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Maybe actually RIDING one would change your mind. Maybe not.
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Old 11-10-2005, 02:29 AM   #76
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I believe you can get two Miatas for the price of one Elise. But, and I do have a big but, for about $45,000 you get a hell of a package (I don't have a hell of a package). Get the touring model. The sport model will bounce your teeth out.
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Old 11-10-2005, 02:30 AM   #77
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After reading about the new Wing I wanted to go out and ride my old SR500. All motorcycle and nothing else.
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Old 11-10-2005, 03:01 AM   #78
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I hear ya. If there's one thing I do like that they've done in the past year, it's the 599 make-over.
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Old 11-10-2005, 03:31 AM   #79
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You'd be divorced before you left the cornfields!
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Old 11-10-2005, 03:40 AM   #80
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ummm, a lot of very serious (fatal) motorcycle accidents occur at intersections where the bike t-bones some cage who pulled out without looking. in most of these scenarios, the driver flies forward over the bars. This is one great argument for a full face helmet btw. A very common injury pattern in these riders is bilateral femur fractures as the thighs strike the handlebars. of course, head injuries and maxillofacial trauma are also quite common. (again, full face helmet) so, although i am not a gold wing fan, I think an airbag on a bike ain't nessicarily a bad idea (yeah, can't spell, i know.) also. a lot of riders here in west viginia hit deer, where again, an airbag might be helpful., it will be interesting to see how well it actually works. I spent a fair amount of time training in an ER. bikers don't often die from laying it down (unless they hit something or the bike pins them, etc. but a trip over the bars from a sudden stop will do some damage.
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