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Old 03-18-2006, 08:31 AM   #21
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What thumpers above 75mph two up loaded and going up hill perform as you describe? I'd love to own one. Being my 6'6" 300lbs of girth pretty much is two up loaded all by myself I really want to know. My modified KLR 650 which I loved would not pull above 80mph, would reach a ton down hill with a tail wind only. When traffic is doing 85mph on the freeway around here anything below is a liability. I've rode DR's, XR's, XL's and all fall into the same territory. Ive heard the KTM's are a little better but not by much, so please enlighten me as the description printed above has been spot on in my experience.
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Old 03-18-2006, 08:33 AM   #22
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Old 03-18-2006, 11:36 AM   #23
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http://www.worldofbmw.com/content/ar...006%2016:56:57
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Old 03-18-2006, 03:14 PM   #24
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That's BS:



Suzuki DL1000 UK price: 6499 GBP with VAT tax (17.5%). Thats $11.4k US. Remove the VAT and its $9.7k. US Retail is $9k. So not that much more expensive than UK if you exclude UK's punative taxes.

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Old 03-18-2006, 03:16 PM   #25
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Its not typically pricey, it is ATYPICALLY pricey: its a gouge even by BMW's already outrageous standards!

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Old 03-18-2006, 03:56 PM   #26
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Old 03-18-2006, 04:12 PM   #27
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I have to admit, I do not subject my bikes to that sort of torture, but highway cruising on my KTM620 is not a problem. It tops out above 110 easily, and pulls me singly quite fine.



I generally ride only alone, and forget that others might not want to.



It says something about the state of driving/riding in this country when the state of survival means traveling 2-up at 85 MPH.



It seems like yesterday that I rode 2-up with my wife on a stock SR500, 6 hours round trip on the Autobahn in Germany. It was a beautiful day, to.......
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Old 03-18-2006, 05:39 PM   #28
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Yep. I have to get back in the gym. Been doing two jobs for awhile..designing cupholders and leading cupholder designers..NO time to go to the gym... On the 31st I take a new gig managing seat tray designers So I can get back in the gym....
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Old 03-18-2006, 06:07 PM   #29
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I have zero experience on any kind of off road bike, so I really don't have much of an impression of this bike other than that it's out of my price range.



However, the article was hilarious! I'm still picturing Gabe riding eye to eye with a truck driver: what an image! And then there's the totally random, completely gratuitous R1-in-the-dirt pictures at the end...



Fun read.
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Old 03-18-2006, 07:53 PM   #30
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Mount them on the back of the seat in front of the passenger.

There, shaved a month off of your meetings. Now go lift.



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