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Old 06-15-2001, 05:17 AM   #51
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Thanks, minime. Some of us out here sincerely appreciate your effort to provide more than a regurgitation of ad copy. Keep it up.
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Old 06-15-2001, 07:19 AM   #52
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Default Only problem with the Valkyrie...

... is that it is BUTT ugly and cooks your legs and feet.
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Old 06-15-2001, 07:23 AM   #53
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Default Re: Road Star Warrior Reader Feedback

The Market doesn't seem to want 4 cylinder cruisers? Tell Honda who sell Magnas very well. Or Yamaha who have been known to sell V-Maxxes fairly steadily over the years.
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Old 06-15-2001, 07:58 AM   #54
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>>>. Yamaha would not even have to spend on engineering or revisions to the FJ, just bring it here. <<<<



So in boxjoints world Yamaha they doesn't have to conform to US EPA and DOT requirements, huh?



Hee hee hee. That's a pretty competitve market there for the FJ.
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Old 06-15-2001, 09:57 AM   #55
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Default Re: Road Star Warrior Reader Feedback

The Warrior should handle curves very well, it has radial tires, a rigid aluminum frame, great brakes and excellent suspension components. I think it would be a blast on a back road.
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Old 06-15-2001, 10:11 AM   #56
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The VTX weighs 120lbs more than the warrior, sells for $12,499-12,799. What are you talking about extra front disc? The Road Star Standard has dual disks as does the VTX. The warrior will have a better power to weigh ratio and will definately handle better.
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Old 06-15-2001, 11:16 AM   #57
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Default Re: Road Star Warrior Reader Feedback

Sorry Yamaha, that is one ugly motorcycle! It looks like it was thrown together. I thought the VTX exhaust was ugly, but you beat it hands down with your Warrior exhaust.

The VTX looks custom. The Warrior looks like a hurried attempt at catch up to Honda. At least you lowered the weight.
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Old 06-15-2001, 11:25 AM   #58
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Default Re: Road Star Warrior Reader Feedback

65.7 inch wheelbase, and a 200 section rear tire? Sounds like smooth and slow to me.
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Old 06-15-2001, 01:26 PM   #59
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Default Re: Road Star Warrior Reader Feedback

Ok, you did get me on that one . However, I was just comparing the FJ to a new version of the V Max. The FJ1300 would be a fresh new bike in this market and mechanically (other than emissions) it would need no serious changes to be sold in the US.
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Old 06-15-2001, 08:09 PM   #60
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Default Re: Road Star Warrior Reader Feedback

did you say (The other gallon is hiding in a cell under the seat). well i guess thats a small step in the v-max direction. i know this is feed back on the warrior but i notice guys wondering if this or the bulldog would have been the new v-max . well thank god they aint. the last thing i want is my max to become is another cruiser clone or power ranger bike. i think its great that the v-max is still the same for 17 years and looks fantastic as it is , and when you flick the wrist at any speed.......damn its a launch . wanna stop making the v-max......okay i got mine already. wanna turn it into another clone...no thanks .let the legendary max keep its unique looks and balls .retire the bike with its name
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