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Old 09-08-2005, 06:20 AM   #11
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I could ride a Multistrada. I just couldn't stand looking at it when I was done! Why does a 'practical' bike have to be so ugly? Is it a requirement??
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Old 09-08-2005, 07:45 AM   #12
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3/4s of it looks good. It's just the goofy, Rocky Robot fairing that's awful. Maybe we can all hunt down Terblanche and punch him in the face. He did that wonderful update to the ST line as well.
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Old 09-08-2005, 07:47 AM   #13
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We could all ride Brutales and secretly suck the oil reserve dry.
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Old 09-08-2005, 08:05 AM   #14
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I'd enjoy that. I see they came out with a 910 Brutale. Maybe get down in the teens with that puppy!
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Old 09-08-2005, 08:09 AM   #15
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Give the guy a break - he drives a '94 Mitsubishi Mirage ferchrisakes!
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Old 09-08-2005, 12:10 PM   #16
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Come on guys, I never said it was a good comparison. I was simply trying to remind folks that you can get good gas mileage from a small car, occassionally better than bikes. And small cars are perfectly adequate for most people. Clearly there are folks who need larger vehicles, just not most people. As a side note I don't have the Mirage anymore; all I have is the bike.
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Old 09-08-2005, 01:08 PM   #17
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I only ride on moonless nights on an empty stomach. I can't begin to defend the looks of the bike. I've ridden a bunch of stuff that disgusted me afterward........(wait for it)



I agree with Buzz, I think the bike is great from the top of the headligh to the tail pipe. I back it in my garage so I can only see the back right 2/3 of the bike. I love to look at that tire hanging out there.
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Old 09-08-2005, 02:20 PM   #18
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'I got better gas mileage from my 1994 Mitsubishi Mirage than I do from my 05 GSXR... '



Chango, that's probably because the Mitsubishi was running on two cylinders and spent a lot of time being pushed or towed! He he.
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Old 09-08-2005, 02:56 PM   #19
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And a Toyota Prius gets 50 mpg in traffic, at least mine does. On open highway at speed, you get no great advantage, as there isn't energy storage through deceleration. I prefer the bikes, but anyone who thinks that they save much fuel is kidding themselves. (Commuting, which I don't do any more, is a separate issue.)
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Old 09-08-2005, 10:07 PM   #20
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You must be referring to the Mirage with the 1.5 liter mill. However, the Mirage with the 1.8 - now there's a car.
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