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Old 11-28-2006, 04:39 PM   #31
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You guys really blew it on the title..



should've gone with:



CRUISE-A-PALOOZA.
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Old 11-28-2006, 05:05 PM   #32
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The exact same is true of the Triumph Twins -- even for a wrench-impaired fellow like me, the Bonnie and all its variants are really easy to work on, and a little grease on the hands makes a BIG difference in the performance.



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Old 11-28-2006, 05:11 PM   #33
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POPPY*****!! I've ridden the M50 at a demo day and not only is it a bucket of bolts, but venturing dangerously into the realm of Suzuki's Manura of by-gone eras in terms of sheer atrocity of style. No thanks, I would not make my decision on which of these bikes to buy based on this review, it makes no sense to me.
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Old 11-28-2006, 06:33 PM   #34
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LOL Good one..
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Old 11-28-2006, 06:36 PM   #35
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There are V-Rod's out and about that still have the original gas, I bet (but have been serviced 5 or 6 times!).
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Old 11-28-2006, 06:39 PM   #36
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Jimmi! Where you been, man? I mean, people thought you've been D-E-D; Dead alla these years........
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Old 11-28-2006, 06:50 PM   #37
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Nah man. The concrete suit they had me in turned out to be waterproof and I was able to withstand the chilly waters of the Hudson long enough to make my escape. I've been lurking here in the Great White North impersonating a Canuck motorcycle enthusiast ever since.
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Old 11-28-2006, 07:35 PM   #38
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Read: http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mccompa...el/index.motml and give us a 150-word book report.



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Old 11-28-2006, 07:37 PM   #39
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Hey, we've been sued for everything else, why not add plagairism to the list? Maybe we'll get away with it, like the writers of "Family Guy".



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Old 11-28-2006, 10:02 PM   #40
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I would like to add my voice to the chorus of those who say nay decrying the absence of what would very likely have been the winning formula for this comparion; the Triumph America.



While I generally despise the typical cruisers ergonomics, the flimsy suspension unworthy of a Wal-Mart "mountain bike," the ground clearnace of a hovercraft, and, perhaps worst of all, the unimaginative "me-too" styling that screams to the world "I really wanted a Harley but couldn't swing the payments," the America (in particular the '07 version) transcends the far too familer cookie cutter formula by being, first and foremost, a copy of nothing but itself in a past life.



I've put somewhat more than a few miles on America's in the recent past and, with each ride, found myself impressed at how well this cruiser impersonates an honest-to-god functional motorcycle.



The handling is light and neutral, the ground clearance is well beyond adequate, the ride and roadholding characteristics run just slightly ahead of reproach, and the level of fit-n-finish belies the moderate cost.



Why, oh why, did you not see fit to include this fine machine in your comparo?





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