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Old 01-08-2003, 05:46 AM   #31
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Default Re: Mr Leno your bike is ready

All the soccer-moms currently driving 8-ton SUV's are gonna want the engine anyway, just so they can burn more gas than they already are.
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Old 01-08-2003, 05:55 AM   #32
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Default Why not build a real motorcycle, Chrysler?

If Daimler/Chrysler can produce this "thing", then I wish they would try their hand at a real road bike. It seems strange that none of the big three Amurican car manufacturers have gone into making motorcycles.
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Old 01-08-2003, 06:24 AM   #33
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Default Serious Math?

I doubt that any of us doing the math are very serious about this -- at least speaking for myself I think we are all in on the joke!



We were just pointing out the utter absurdity of the performance claims -- not that anyone with much knowledge of vehicle dynamics needs math to realize that.



Personally, incredible performance claims aside, I am glad to see such a big, seemingly conservative organization conceiving, let alone executing, such an ourtageous project.



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Old 01-08-2003, 06:26 AM   #34
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Default Re: Why not build a real motorcycle, Chrysler?

Sorry, but there are only two American manufacturers left.



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Old 01-08-2003, 06:32 AM   #35
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Default Re: Mr Leno your bike is ready

Maybe this is an emerging trend! Just say that Swiss 4-wheeler conversion of a BMW R1150 in the new Cycle World.



Also, this year they are running experimental quads along with the motorcycles in the Paris-Dakar rally. I can just see Dodge producing an off-road version of the Tomahawk to contest for the overall win next year! Those guys at KTM think that big V-twin produces serious power and torque? They ain't seen nuthin'!



Maybe this truely will be the "death of the V-twin in racing" that KPaul keeps reminging us about



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Old 01-08-2003, 06:54 AM   #36
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Default Re: as an Addendum:

Engineers don't write the press releases. Marketeers do.



Reminds me of when Ducati's 250s used to gain more and more horsepower in the ads each year, back in the 60's, when there were no changes of any kind made to the engines. I think the old 250 scrambler eventually "had" 30bhp.



Why not claim that this damn thing goes 500mph? The people who would buy such a thing would never know the difference, since it's only for show, not go.
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Old 01-08-2003, 07:08 AM   #37
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Default Re: Mr Leno your bike is ready

Motorcycle NewsWire has posted a slew of specs on the bike. It allegedly will lean 45 degrees. If a sidecar rig counts as a motorcycle, then this thing definitely does.



When is the MO road test? I want to see this thing leaned over!

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Old 01-08-2003, 07:13 AM   #38
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Good point...

... my guess would be an electric motor and a nice sound system playing recorded V10 noises



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Old 01-08-2003, 07:18 AM   #39
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this is not impressing me. i wonder how they managed to drive on stage with this engine on wheels. i found this cheap eye catching.



this is far more impressing motorcycle artwork:

Simply the Best



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Old 01-08-2003, 08:40 AM   #40
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>>bigger isn't always better<<



Are you some kind of commie? That kinda talk is unamerican!



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