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Old 08-24-2006, 05:39 AM   #91
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The F117 is more like this with sharp angles. The B2 looks like a 60's sci-fi spaceship, except without the whirly noise. When they fly over you barely hear them, kinda eirie
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Old 08-24-2006, 06:08 AM   #92
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The V Rod is a nice engine, I think a Street Rod is about the best HD's putting out. I think for fun bikes the 1200 R Sporty and the XB9SX along with the Street Rod are on par with anything else out there.
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Old 08-24-2006, 07:34 AM   #93
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I agree that Vreamer has a nice engine, as in "nice looking". However, would the Japanese release a power cruiser engine that would be beaten by a 20 year old H-D model, throughout the RPM range? And make it heavier? Hard to believe. Anyways, whatever floats your boat.



This "on par with anything else out there", well, there are people out there who think dyno charts are pictures of dinosaurs.



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Old 08-24-2006, 08:04 AM   #94
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I saw a B-2 on the runway a few months back. It taxied out to the end (a couple miles away) and when it turned 90 degrees it simply disappeared. Amazing. We stood and looked for it to take off but the freakin' thing is so danged hard to see that it wasn't visible again until it was airborne and less than a mile away. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it.



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Old 08-24-2006, 08:30 AM   #95
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I could think couple of other reasons also adding for Rune´s worth, like power and torq. I admit they are pretty abstract and thus can´t be regarded as important as some more concrete ones such as "legend" and "heritage". Elvis also had a H-D. Unfortunately we don´t know whether it was the fat Elvis or the young Elvis.



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Old 08-24-2006, 09:36 AM   #96
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I know hundreds of people who dreaming about Rune and not even looking at HD. I know hundreds of people who dreaming about HD and not looking at Rune. I would not ride any cruiser - HD or Jap for life unless you will tie me and strap to it. Diversity of opinions moving life, otherwise it'll be boring Adding IMO to comment isn't hurting anybody?

I personally think that from design point of view Rune is great and no doubt it is hundred years more advanced technically than HD. BTW it was almost fully designed by same guy who customizing your favorite H-Ds. But then it is my point of view.
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Old 08-24-2006, 09:56 AM   #97
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You never have enough of them. If you are gay you want more of them. If you are not gay, you want more of them because then there would be more chicas for you.



Problem with today´s youth is a complete lack of very basic maths.



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Old 08-24-2006, 12:18 PM   #98
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Ah, yes. - The Universally Loved Duc 999 bears that out exactly - looks nothing like anime, shares grundles of design cues with the 996............
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Old 08-24-2006, 12:45 PM   #99
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Are they up to 2 already?!?
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Old 08-24-2006, 03:59 PM   #100
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I am owner if 03 model Black beauty and when I got the bike I wasn't to crazy about the old pipes. Swapped them out for a pair of Muzzy slip-ons. What is so funny is when I got the bike everyone was telling me I was crazy because how it looks. Only naked I would have to say probably looks better is the Tuono. But I get the most stares with compliments amongst the GX'ers, CBR's and my FZ riding buddy sorry FZ-1 dudes. This bike made all the others up the ainty on there nakeds when everyone was comfortable. My biggest complaint is th buzzzzzzz in my footbeg and in the clutch lever. Other than that the bike handles great and has enough power for me . With regards to the looks depart on Kawys you either love them or leave them. But I will have to say they are truely putting an effort to refine there bikes with power and handling.
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