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Old 01-19-2007, 04:55 AM   #41
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Yeah if they kept that blanket over the back end it would be perfect.
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Old 01-19-2007, 04:59 AM   #42
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So, I guess it's safe to assume that "V" stands for something other than "victory."
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Old 01-19-2007, 05:04 AM   #43
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Reminds me of a girl from...oh, never mind.
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Old 01-19-2007, 05:06 AM   #44
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Oh I don't know. If they painted the back with vertical black and yellow stripes, made the front turn signals more round and faceted and then added a couple of big whip antennas to the handlebars they might corner the beekeeper motorcycle market.
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Old 01-19-2007, 05:09 AM   #45
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No, then it would be a BMW.
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Old 01-19-2007, 05:12 AM   #46
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Looks are in the eye of the beholder. I'm not blown away by the styling,but thats not a biggy. What IS,I think, a biggy is the seating position, at least for the "Tour". I'm an HD Ultra glide owner,which I would assume makes me a member of the tatget market and I would not consider this bike because of the seating position. I guess id have to sit on one to be sure, but judging from the picture this would not be a comfortable bike for all day riding,which should be the focus for touring bikes. I assume the potential market is for BMW K1200 LT,Goldwing and Electra Glide owners and those considering such bikes....the seating position will not appeal to such folk. I think sales will have to come from Victory and japanese cruiser riders who are ready to move to touring bikes and are used to such a riding position.
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Old 01-19-2007, 05:14 AM   #47
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If it has front and side impact airbags, I am buying it!!
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Old 01-19-2007, 05:15 AM   #48
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I finally get what "RUB" means. Really Ugly Bike.
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Old 01-19-2007, 05:18 AM   #49
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I wouldn't be caught dead on the bike so it's a mute point really, but that has to be the worst position to be in and try to control the bike. I really think they hit the worst case in everything from bar peg seat to balance and weight distribution....



I can't think of any riding situation where that position would work.

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Old 01-19-2007, 05:23 AM   #50
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Looks like the love-child of a K1200LT and Roadliner. That's not a bad thing, just different. Most interesting is a big v-twin tourer that has current styling. I think that is key to going somewhere with this. Touring bikes up until now have taken two forms, Goldwing and BMW LT are one look, and full-dess Harley (and imitators) being the other. I think this takes from both and could be the answer for some people.



Not too sure about the handling, from that teensy little video clip it looked like it's road manners leaned (pun intended) more to the cruiser side of life. I personally like to hustle through the corners with a bit more energy.



The pictures of Arlen Ness (that was him wasn't it?) shed some light on the stying, it definately has a "Ness-y" flavor to it.
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