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Old 12-28-2006, 12:28 PM   #41
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Oh for crying out loud, get real. Most motorcyclists ride bikes because they're different. The majority don't want to be warmly accepted as law abiding citizens by Joe Public.



No one buys one of these to ride at the national speed limit any more than anyone buys a Ferrari to commute to work at 30mph... they're big, fast, powerful bikes, and if you're not going to be doing 100 plus on it regularly then you don't need what bikes like this have to offer.



If you never go over 70 you don't need a fairing, for one. You certainly don't need 100+ hp.



I'm in UK, where spaces are a lot smaller and roads a lot narrower and twistier, so bikes like this aren't my cup of tea. My ST is a Ducati ST4... and yes, it regularly gets to 100+ even though the national limit is 60mph off the motorways.



Go get a life, and stop wingeing...
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Old 12-28-2006, 12:28 PM   #42
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Lots of good insight here but I think we can pretty much assume that a >$20K Beemer is generally going to win against any line-up. So the real question is what is next-best if you don't plan to sell your children for a down-payment ? And where were the Norge , ST3, VFR and new Concours ?
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Old 12-28-2006, 12:30 PM   #43
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Bargain? Its not a bargain. At 11,700 the ABS model is not much less than FJR´s 13,800 (without the robo-shifter), a very small saving indeed considering all the disadvantages that the comparo points out. And some that are not pointed out such as the big difference in power. Which kinda matters this being a sport-tourer comparo. Or one would think so. Of course there are those who don´t think power is important even in the power cruisers.



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Old 12-28-2006, 12:33 PM   #44
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Default OK, no Concours

Just checked my facts ... I'll let you off the hook until it's released.

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Old 12-28-2006, 12:33 PM   #45
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I'm sure there are German MOrons. Hell, I'm a British MOron, but I have personally enjoyed legally maxing my bike out on the German Autobahn more than once.
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Old 12-28-2006, 12:36 PM   #46
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Thank you.



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Old 12-28-2006, 12:40 PM   #47
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You are 100% right. We don't know what we were thinking! Thanks for spotting that, we have corrected our error.



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Old 12-28-2006, 12:47 PM   #48
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Default three cylinders rule!

My Kawasaki H1 triple is the ideal allaround bike - it isn't good at anything (except for scaring you). It has almost no torque, isn't smooth and doesn't handle. It really sounds neat though.
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Old 12-28-2006, 12:58 PM   #49
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Ducati is too chicken to pit their 107hp ST3 against the Beemer and Yamaha, so they declined. We are trying to get an ST3, SprintST and R1200ST for a future test.
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Old 12-28-2006, 01:05 PM   #50
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Speaking of Three Cylinders....I can't believe that even after mentioning the three hole exit in the muffler.....it wasn't shown?....no pic of that?...whats the deal guys?



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