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Old 01-05-2007, 06:13 PM   #31
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Default And all that was left...

...was a little green globule...



Actually, I'd prefer the bizarre gardening accident. You know, the kind the authorities would deem better left unsolved.



Seems kind of fitting, no?



(And Joe "Mama" Besser rocked Japan!)

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Old 01-05-2007, 06:27 PM   #32
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Default Re: Derbi Mulhacen First Ride Report

And we all know that a 2 1/2-month riding season down the goat-paths amongst those crags is absolutely The Shizznit. And of course, you know those paths like the back of your hand - bein' how it's just a hop, skip, and a jump from your location.



Jackass, I've ridden the Front Range. Breathtaking scenery, roads would be nice too if they weren't full of frost-heaves. As you can't seem to handle a stick in the road, I suggest you keep away from that pavement.
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Old 01-05-2007, 06:29 PM   #33
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Not at all. I ride in the rain all the time. If I didn't ride in the rain in the Ozarks, then I'd have to move to Seattle and get a job for Boeing...........
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Old 01-05-2007, 06:32 PM   #34
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Well, at least I've kept my replies Moto-related.
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Old 01-05-2007, 06:37 PM   #35
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I had no clue what you were talkin about .. is that Arkansasese or something... I grew up in Colorado now I am WA state..
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Old 01-05-2007, 07:11 PM   #36
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Cool bike, but man, isn't 7,700 Euros high? (well, yeah, I guess it is since Yossef comments on it)



I'm looking online and finding you can get quite a lot of bike for 7,700 euros.



Anyhow, it does look great! How light is it...or are my reading skills hitting new lows?

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Old 01-05-2007, 07:45 PM   #37
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Default euro perspective

As a lot of readers are relating to what sounds like a crazy price tag, so let me try to put things in the right perspective. ALL, and I really mean ALL motorcycles in Europe cost as an average a good 40%-50% and up more than in the US.

need proof? how about 18,000 US$ for a R1/ZX10/GSXR1000?

Even when I arrived to europe some six years ago and the dollar / euro rate was 1:1, things were still more expensive over here but it's gotten worse now that it's 1.3:1.

So count yourself lucky and if the Derbi was brought to the US I would expect them to align price to the market and not keep the european price tag, just like all euro makers. Yes, It costs less to buy a Beemer or Duc in the US than here in Europe.....sob....
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Old 01-05-2007, 08:16 PM   #38
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Thanks for the reply, but I wasn't referring to the Euro to dollar conversion.



I was speaking to the Euro price tag itself in conjunction to what 7700 Euros can buy you and relating it to the price tag of this bike. It sound a bit off as you don't seem to mention much in the way of hi-end do-dads.



You would think a bike that is a single and makes less oomph than other bike with the same engine and has the purpose as being stripped down to bare needs would sort-of have a stripped down price.



Still very cool looking and looks to be a fun ride.

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Old 01-05-2007, 10:11 PM   #39
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7700 is expensive here, with the similar powered Aprilia Pegaso @ 7200 and Yamaha MT-03 and XT selling @ 6500. On the other hand a BMW GS650 is around 8100 so 7700 is not outrageously expensive as it might first sound. With the MT-03 selling very well here in italy, I think that Derbi could make a big splash with a 15% lower tag.

I mentioned the dollar euro thing just because it underlines the absurd pricing policy of factories in europe. even while having stronger currency we still pay more in absolute figures. Crazy.
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Old 01-06-2007, 12:05 AM   #40
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2 1/2 months? I rode year-round on my KZ550LTD when I lived in CO. I certainly didn't do that over Trail Ridge in the late season, but hell, Snowcats are damn dangerous over that road in winter.
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