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Old 01-11-2007, 07:17 PM   #91
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Hey! How come the Moto Guzzi Beva 1100 or Griso wasn't included, for that matter of fact a Buell could of been thrown in.
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Old 01-11-2007, 08:10 PM   #92
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Let's see...the Griso and Breva are down about 40hp on the Italian bikes, and the Breva has a more standard/tour focus; it weighs about 550 pounds full of gas. Also, there's a small matter of Piaggio not having much in their press fleet. I do want to ride a Griso, though.



As for the Buell...well, we tested it against the Japanese fours in July and it's built in the USA< not Europe, which would have been contrary to the article's theme.



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Old 01-11-2007, 08:12 PM   #93
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Default If you ahve to ask, you can't afford it...

Look here:



http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/pdfs/spec/g650xmoto.pdf



BMW has PDF sheets for every bike, with prices.



$9525 for the G-Moto (Ouch!)
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Old 01-11-2007, 08:17 PM   #94
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It's 5.6 with reserve. I was able to get almost 230 miles out of a tank on the highway.



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Old 01-12-2007, 01:38 AM   #95
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Personally, my bike is an emotional thing for me.



That said, I lust for the Brutale for a while now. C'mon guys, Angeline Jolie has one too!
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Old 01-12-2007, 10:02 AM   #96
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Gabe,



What ever happened to the MO dyno?



Also why is MO STILL on the Ducati ****list? How long does it take 'em to get over a couple trashed bikes?







P.S. You guys ought check all your demo bikes on a scale, it's always fun to contrast real bike weights with the manufacturers claimed dry weights.
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Old 01-12-2007, 10:07 AM   #97
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whoops, never mind on the Dyno... I see that it is still the same unit from earlier tests



but please tell, WTF is up with Ducati not giving you guys bikes?
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Old 01-12-2007, 10:35 AM   #98
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Dontcha know that gal has to ride with a full face hat!



Can't you just see her on the Superslab, looking like that old Air Force sled footage!



Y'know, she might need a moto hat, with the extended chinbar. Hmmmm...
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Old 01-12-2007, 10:39 AM   #99
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What about dinette sets?
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Old 01-12-2007, 05:09 PM   #100
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I enjoyed the article. I have an 02 R1150R and have not owned a more practical but also fun bike. I'm 55, can only afford one bike, and have gotten over the crazy-assed years - so the Beamer is just right. I can appreciate your choices.



I've taken the R1150 from Nova Scotia to Florida and other similar lengthed trips and it always gets me there in comfort. It's a great handling bike. I use hard bags and a soft duffel bag on the rear rack. It's a great old man's bike. A 1600 Nomad would probably be preferred by my wife because she misses the floor boards on the rear and does like the additional space. But the BMW handles so much better than a cruiser and it is much better for a solo ride.



The Italian bikes don't sell much here in Nova Scotia but it would be nice to take one out for a test spin.



Keep up the good work MO. Your subscription is good value in my books.
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