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Old 12-29-2006, 12:58 PM   #151
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Old 12-29-2006, 01:29 PM   #152
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How can any tourer, sport or full boat, make any claim to touring when they have a tank smaller than 6 gallons? If you can't ride 250 miles without stopping you is wasting time.
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Old 12-29-2006, 01:38 PM   #153
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It's all bollocks besides they should compare the Sprint with similar bikes within it's own category. This latest comparison should have included the Honda ST1300, BMW R1200RT and maybe the Guzzi 1200 Norge.



The obvious comparison for the Sprint is the Honda VFR800, Ducati ST3, BMW R1200ST and... and... maybe the Suzuki GSF1200R Bandit. Only then will you get a meaningful comparison.
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Old 12-29-2006, 01:45 PM   #154
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Default Thanks Jed!

Well, we're not sure these are all errors. Some are, for sure, but some are just omissions. And sometimes you, sir, are in error.



1. Gabe really screwed this one up. The Yammie is all-steel, the Triumph is all-plastic.



2. This is not an error. It is an omission. Good point, though.



3. You are right. (but it should have one!)



4. We never said there wasn't one.



5. We had no idea (but we also never said there wasn't one).



6. We hope ours has been erased.



7. Again, we never said there wasn't one. The Yam's was notable because of the 12v outlet.



8. Gabe did exactly that halfway through the trip (he added more damping). Suspension is still a little softer (read more street than track-oriented) than your latest sportbike. It's quite fine for street use.



9. We didn't say they were linked.



10. Thank God we didn't have to find this out!



Gabe will now fix the errors you spotted. Thanks!
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Old 12-29-2006, 06:01 PM   #155
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Default You are totally right

We stand corrected. (and have corrected the story)



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Old 12-29-2006, 06:10 PM   #156
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So you are free to start your own website and do the bollocks-free test you want.



Seriously, just check out last years sport-tour to see the ST1300 up against the R1200RT. It lost. We have a euro ST test planned -- with the ST3, Sprint and R1200ST.



We know the Sprint was out of its league here, but we really wanted to test it.



The VFR has been tested many times here at MO; the model is several years old now. And we would have loved to have tested the Norge, but there were none in-country at press time, and knowing Aprilia, we probably won't get one for a long, long time.



The Bandit is not a sport-tourer, and Suzuki would not want us to test it against onter sport-tourers.



We appreciate your feedback!
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Old 12-29-2006, 10:26 PM   #157
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Default Norge sighting up here in the Great North.

Hard to believe, but they've been on the showroom floor for 2 weeks in MN. Beemerphiles, tired of coughing up $20 Large, have snapped up the first three or four.



Can't say that I blame them -- Just flat out gorgeous in Red.
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Old 12-30-2006, 02:01 AM   #158
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If they dropped that nonsense, then I'd go test one. Last time I looked the dealer wouldn't let me near the one they had.
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Old 12-30-2006, 02:05 AM   #159
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I don't think I ever owned a bike that could go 250 between fill-ups. If it could, I'm not sure I could!
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Old 12-30-2006, 03:57 AM   #160
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Uh, dude...... That was shizuki you replied to - you gotta at least get the name right of your Stalker, if you ever expect to compete in this.
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