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Old 12-28-2006, 03:48 PM   #71
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Price IS a consideration but it is not the ONLY consideration. Triumph does not win.



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Old 12-28-2006, 04:00 PM   #72
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CBR1000XXii?



CBR1000XXicans?
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Old 12-28-2006, 04:06 PM   #73
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Caramba, you stupeed american pig whose country I visit illegally. It is CBR1000XXicanos.



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Old 12-28-2006, 04:18 PM   #74
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"Norge: They aren't in country yet, and we didn't know about them when the test was planned."

They are now, check your local Guzzi dealer.

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Old 12-28-2006, 04:19 PM   #75
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Default What, no VFR, no Ducati?

The BMW is too expensive. The Yammie is too heavy. What is this category anyway? It used to be that the VFR was the king of sport tourers, maybe it still is, or maybe that's the ST3. Methinks you did a review of the "porker" class of tour-sport bikes, the one that needs the ST1300 added to it. I love how your horsepower junkies fergit that the vfr's acceleration from 45 to 125, two up with a good week's worth of luggage, is still pretty awesome. The ST3 is even awesomer (yes, I know that's not a word).



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Old 12-28-2006, 04:22 PM   #76
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What about the new Concours? Yeck! It's hideously ugly. Like a 1989 Ferrari Testarossa with all the 'speed vents'. Bolting hard bags to a ZX-14 will make for a ridiculously fast superbulletbike with luggage. The ZX-14 and Hayabusas aren't sportbikes, they're not touring, they're not sport-tourers - they're design exercises that people buy to either to have the fastest, biggest, or just cause the salesguy talked 'em into it. The Honda CBR1100XX happened to be a sport-touring bike wrapped around a cruise missile. The ZX12 was similar, but a mite more brutish.



IN MY OPINION:



SPORT-touring bikes would be like the VFR750/800, the Triumph ST, V-Strom (kinda?), Bandit 1200, Yamaha FZ1/6, BMW K1200GT of yore, BMW R1150/1200R, ST, etc.



Sport-TOURING would be the R1100/1150/1200RT, the new K1200GT, the FJR1300, the ST1300, the Kawi ZZR1200, and yes, the new GoldWing (it's SICK what some of those boys do on those). I'm sad they scrapped the lovely ZZR for the amalgamation of 80's crap that is the new Concours.



I wish I still had my R1150RT, and not this Harley!
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Old 12-28-2006, 04:24 PM   #77
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Well, that's a purely subjective decision. To someone who cares only about HP I'm sure the Tiumph is a dog. However some people prefer sport in their sport tourers in which case the bloated pigs from Yammerhammer and BMW both lose.
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Old 12-28-2006, 04:24 PM   #78
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Agreed - and the BMW R1200RT, the Aprilia Futura ... *drool*
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Old 12-28-2006, 04:25 PM   #79
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Default Oh, OK, we'll buy one.

We were referring to availability in the Piaggio test-bike fleet in LA.
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Old 12-28-2006, 04:26 PM   #80
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It's half steel and half a plastic cover that makes tank bags hard to use.
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