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Old 09-26-2006, 07:01 AM   #1
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w000 first I hope
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Old 09-26-2006, 07:01 AM   #2
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Yeah I don't have anything meaningful to add.



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Old 09-26-2006, 07:04 AM   #3
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You could come up with only THREE contestants in this contest? And two from the same manufacturer?



What did you guys do, land on the sh*t lists of Honda, Kawasaki, and Yamaha so that they won't give you any test bikes?
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Old 09-26-2006, 07:30 AM   #4
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Maybe if you bothered to read, you would see that they took the winner of the superbike shootout and pitted it against the winner of the middleweight shootout and threw in a wildcard. So those test bikes from Yamaha, Honda, and Kawasaki already lost.
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Old 09-26-2006, 07:31 AM   #5
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Best of the best is a competition between "three OF the best..."



Wow, I bet that's a coveted trophy.
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Old 09-26-2006, 08:17 AM   #6
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The best sportbike would be a Triumph 800, modeled after the 675. If such a mythical bike nearly matched the GSXR750 for top end and it had more low end and that sound in a great handling chassis, it would be phenomenal.



As more me, I am thinking the new FZ-1 with a PCIII remap, and exhaust more to get rid of the God awful stock peice than any performance increase. Oh, and a fender eliminator while we are eliminating ugly OEM parts.



My ass hurts and my knees are not quite what they used to be after 20 years on sport bikes but I am not quite ready to toddle off to slow lane cruiser land just yet! Yep, a nicely modded FZ-1 looks pretty good from here.
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Old 09-26-2006, 08:24 AM   #7
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While I enjoyed the comparison, you've made it pretty useless. If it's the best sportbike you want, get the litre bike. If it's the best streetbike you want, don't get any of these. A Ninja 650 or SV650 is way more comfy, cheaper, better economy, etc., while still having plenty of oomph for the public roadways. Don't get me wrong: I love perfomance. Had, and have, a bunch of them. But you guys are confusing the point to uselessness. Make up your mind as to what you're picking, and why.



Rant over. Maybe...
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Old 09-26-2006, 08:38 AM   #8
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Your days are numbered - that Harley beckons.
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Old 09-26-2006, 08:50 AM   #9
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Never!



Moot point anyway. I can afford a new FZ. The wife would kill me if I bought a Harley. Such a bike would completely blow my MC budget and then some.



The dirt bike stays in the stable and that is non negotiable.



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Old 09-26-2006, 09:12 AM   #10
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Why did you guys even bother posting this article?



You obviously had these three bikes sitting around, nothing to write about, and said to yourselves, "How can we make a story out of this?"
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