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Old 09-13-2006, 07:33 AM   #71
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Default Re: Does anyone really buy these things for performance???

I would bet that 90% of the guys that ride 600's couldn't even run mid 11's. Just because the bike could do it doesn't mean they could. That's really the embarrassing part.
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Old 09-13-2006, 07:39 AM   #72
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Default Re: 2006 Triumph Scrambler v. 2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200R

Anyone that rides a Shovelhead is 100% ignorant. I think it shakes it into you, rather than out of you.
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Old 09-13-2006, 07:47 AM   #73
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Default Re: 2006 Triumph Scrambler v. 2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200R

Drool on this lame Venice? Don´t tell me you like this sort of middle-of-the-road sterile hum ho daaba-daaba sing-along music? Well all I can say our music taste is *different*. Just out of interest, what kind of women do you like?



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Old 09-13-2006, 07:47 AM   #74
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Default Re: 2006 Triumph Scrambler v. 2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200R

I was actually thinking booming, performance tuned 1200 believe it or not, 100+RHP would do it easy. Thing may even have a bit of torque.
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Old 09-13-2006, 07:53 AM   #75
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Default Good Lord Can You Imagine the Outcry!

NInja 650 v. Buell XB9!!! The Buell is $3,000 more, displaces 380cc extra, and has fully -adjustable suspension, etc...there would screeching and squeels of protest from this message board like a hog farm in Hades.



Having ridden both bikes, if I could get a good enough deal on the CityX (like a $1500 discount or a nice used one for 5 or 6 k) I would snap it up in a second. for an experienced rider, there is no doubt at all which bike is more fun. For a first bike, the Ninja is better.
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:03 AM   #76
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Default Re: Does anyone really buy these things for performance???

I don't know that i qualify chrome air cleaners, and nicknacks as "performance" upgrades...
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:12 AM   #77
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Default Re: Does anyone really buy these things for performance???

For that matter I wouldn't call a $1000 Muzzy that ruins the midrange for a 2HP gain a "performance" upgrade either.
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:13 AM   #78
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Default Re: 2006 Triumph Scrambler v. 2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200R

The thing is, all these other retro bikes became irrelevant when Ducati released the GT1000. Looks, comfort AND performance
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:21 AM   #79
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Default Re: Does anyone really buy these things for performance???

You are talking about embarrasing? How many % of big hogs run mid 11s? To get the real performance you are doomed to play very expensive catch-up game. I refuse to play silly buggers and toss completely functional, original and flawless cylinders, pistons, heads etc. into the ditch. Parts that I have purchased with pretty steep price not too long ago. So it is going to be 61 hp on the rear wheel until the spring 2009. Not that I am bitter or anything.



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Old 09-13-2006, 08:38 AM   #80
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Default Re: Good Lord Can You Imagine the Outcry!

Oh letum *****. And thanks for the mini-test.



In terms of weight, acceleration, cost, maintenance, versatility, build quality, image, etc. I like to cast a broad net when fishing for a new bike. I too will choose the Buell but the Ninja does show up on my radar, as does the Breva 750, the T100, DL650 & DRZ-SM, and either Sporty. Now put that group together in a test and the MO earth would come to an end.
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