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Old 09-09-2006, 04:38 AM   #21
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Yes everything retro. Even the "new" space program is completely reminicent of the Apollo program. Simplicity works and it must be a trend.



Now if somebody can tell me what 9.6KgM of torque relates to in "retro" number like ft-lbs?

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Old 09-09-2006, 04:44 AM   #22
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Damn you. Now I'm completely fixated on your superfluous "our".
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Old 09-09-2006, 04:48 AM   #23
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I'd rather the gal have her own bike. My wife rides her own and that leaves the back of my bike for my boy.
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Old 09-09-2006, 04:53 AM   #24
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If you take a closer look at the seat, you will see it has expanded in width to accommodate the ever expanding ass of the average American biker. No money left in the budget I guess for a proper length seat.
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Old 09-09-2006, 06:14 AM   #25
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69.478 ft/lbs
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Old 09-09-2006, 06:16 AM   #26
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You are welcome to attend my superfluos "our" fixation clinic, for a small fee of course.
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Old 09-09-2006, 07:25 AM   #27
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Job well done Yossef, I can identify with your comments, lately I have been riding my 81 GS1100EZ alot more than anything else, and really enjoing the humane sitting position and torque everywhere in the power band. That GT sure sounds like a winner, I have sampled the TS1000 motor in the Monster and that is one sweet engine.

Your reviews are worth the price of admission to this rag!
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Old 09-09-2006, 11:36 AM   #28
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I think almost every Ducatista immediatly gears his baby down and does what he can to soften the suspension. All I can figure is that the roads in Italy must be MUCH better than ours, and they can get away with cruising faster.
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Old 09-09-2006, 12:05 PM   #29
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After riding around LA a few weeks ago I can confirm both of your assumptions about italy:

better tarmac, no speed cops (well almost)=higher speeds

Still, As I said, GT felt harsh even on italian roads, I can immagine that the stiff suspension would be even more of a pain over the LA roads I sampled.

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Old 09-09-2006, 12:09 PM   #30
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Was asking the same till I streefighterized an oldskool gsxr750 a few weeks ago. What a ride and comfy too.
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