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Old 10-12-2006, 05:33 AM   #31
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Why , oh why, do people think that KP and I are the same people??? I don't even know the man outside of this forum. We argee on many things by simple coincidence. Outside of the fact that I have been in the motorcycle insurance business for 8 years, work in a Ducati shop, and have 25 years associated in the motorcycle world I have no clue as to who KP really is. But the thing we have in common is the uncanny ability to look forward to emerging trends and forecast when those trends will become main stream. Just dumb luck, really. Besides, I like when he's able to razz you all enough to stir the pudding. I try that, mostly unsuccessfully, in at least one thread once a week. It's pretty easy to get you guys off subject.
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Old 10-12-2006, 05:49 AM   #32
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Default Re: You nailed it.

I know I bring out the best in you. How am I "mistaken" by asking a question?

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Old 10-12-2006, 06:01 AM   #33
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The first Sportsters had reasonably sized wheels and got sidetracked by the need to fill the demands of the chopperlookwannabes. Kind of a silly change, really. It's good to see the Sportster perhaps moving back to being a.... Sportster!
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Old 10-12-2006, 06:05 AM   #34
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Obviously you aren't KP. It's obvious because your pasts usually make some sort of logical sense.



KP is actually Keith Olbermann.
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Old 10-12-2006, 06:16 AM   #35
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Wait a second. Didn't KitchenPatrol spend years insulting everyone who has the temerity to own a retro-anything? Now it's cool?



Must be different meds today.
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Old 10-12-2006, 06:26 AM   #36
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LOL! I guess you've never actually BEEN to Europe, cuz you'd know they typically ride on two-wheels a hell of a lot more than "some" of here in 'merica and don't always need 4 tons of poorly handling, overpowered bike to enjoy the fresh air. Example: UK riders, especially in the wet, make it look easy, while Italians ride narrow, bumpy roads like they're well-paved freeways.



600cc sportbikers falling down more is a fallacy. I wish people would learn on something more manageable before they try to get a 2 ton rhino (insert mega- crusier, sportbike, or tourer here) to zip like a cheetah.



That said, the Intermot showings look sweet from just about everyone.



Is it just me, or does the new Sportster look a bit too much like a 1980's Honda Ascot VT 500 (http://home.earthlink.net/~steamloc/83_ascot.jpg) on steroids with cooler pipes (compare http://motorcycle.com/mo/mcnews/.ful...y_XR1200_R.jpg)?
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Old 10-12-2006, 06:30 AM   #37
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Olbermann is the spawn of all that is evil. Not that all liberals are evil. Some are simply misguided dumb a$$es.
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Old 10-12-2006, 06:37 AM   #38
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No. Actually the Honda V-Twin Ascot was designed to look like an old Sportster.
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Old 10-12-2006, 07:52 AM   #39
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Actually I have been all over Europe and the Middle East including Sportbike crazy England.. Never saw one Harley or anything that remotely looked like a cruiser.. Sorry I don't think this bike will sell at all there. Like schizuki said ""My question is, why do the marketing guys think Europeans would be interested in a bike that harkens to old American dirt-trackers?"



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Old 10-12-2006, 07:56 AM   #40
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Hey thats an interesting thought. Glad to finally talk to someone on this board that knows how to have fun on here. Careful the GPTB doesn't like forward thinking folks who aren't afraid to be wrong..
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