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Old 04-08-2002, 11:41 AM   #11
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Default Let us do the weighting

If performance is the sole reason for the existence of these bikes why did you choose the Yamaha? Because it fit you. Good reason.



I don't think you should assign weights at all. Let us do it according to our requirements:



Provide an active page where subscribers can enter their own weighting factors, click on Calculate, and come up with their own personal winners.
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Old 04-08-2002, 11:44 AM   #12
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Default Re: Sounds like for street riders, the Hondas the one to have

The basis is subjective (I think they've said so themselves). To them, performance bikes are measured by how well they do just that... That being said, I think there is more than enough info in the articles to come to your own conclusion about which bike would be best for you based on your own standards. Like you, I don't race or drag, nor am I in the market for one of these bikes. I also, like you, would have a different subjective standard on which would be the best bike for me; "D", none of the above. That doesn't invalidate their method or conclusion. For someone wanting a performance bike for performance sake, I think the Suzuki is the choice.

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Old 04-08-2002, 11:49 AM   #13
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Default Re: The Verdict is in.

Justice is done.



(If only I could have felt this way after the Simpson verdict .. hehe)



Regarding the testing format .... I'd say rather than giving double to street points, give half as much for dragstrip points. Either way, I salute you for judging these bikes on the merits for which they were designed and built.



They are all excellent bikes ... but nice to see the Suzi get what it deserved.
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Old 04-08-2002, 11:56 AM   #14
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Default Re: The Verdict is in.

I agree. In general, 50% street and 50% performance makes sense for Openclass street bikes.

But every reader should assign his own weighting, and the facts/opinions are all there.
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Old 04-08-2002, 12:01 PM   #15
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Default Re: The Verdict is in.

...and my personal verdict is in too. Saturday I went and bought the Honda. Why? Because *I* heard the message between the lines. Best on the street...comfortable...confidence inspiring. Yeah...I'd say that was enough to sway me. All the squids can buy the Suzi and be faster then me...that's fine. When all is said and done, the Honda will probably still be running long after the Suzi's are all wadded.
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Old 04-08-2002, 12:10 PM   #16
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Default Re: Let us do the weighting

now that's a good idea if I've ever heard one!! Hackfu, Minime....get on it like a handful of Zook throttle!
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Old 04-08-2002, 01:27 PM   #17
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Default Re: The Verdict is in.

Loved the comparo! Great objectivity with a good dose of subjectivity. I'm in the market for a new open-class bike this year. I do track days, but put more emphasis civilized manner. The big Gixxer is out - that leaves the Honda and Yamaha. I really hate to say this, because it seems so idiotic - but although it seems the Honda may be better for me overall, I'm heavily leaning towards the R1 because it just looks so COOL (silver/black of course). Jeez, did I just admit that?
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Old 04-08-2002, 01:35 PM   #18
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Default Re: The Verdict is in.

Had the bike less than a week and you are bitter and rationalizing already?
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Old 04-08-2002, 01:37 PM   #19
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Default Re: The Verdict is in.

BRAVO!!!!



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Old 04-08-2002, 01:40 PM   #20
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Default MO is drinking again

Blah, you guys suck. You didn't pick the Yamaha!



Actually, good pick this year. While you can't make everyone happy, it seems like you gave the bike with the most nutts the prize, which is what open class is all about. Even though I like the Yamaha, the Suzuki deserves it. I wonder how much power the next bike that wins it will have. 160 at the rear wheel? ridiculous.
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