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Old 02-10-2004, 02:38 PM   #31
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Guys at motorcyclist (and Sport Rider) are *still* way faster than you...and they say it's the worst.



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Old 02-10-2004, 03:38 PM   #32
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Well ***** 'em if they can't take a joke, Trophys kick ass, everything else is wok-ing
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Old 02-10-2004, 03:41 PM   #33
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What magazine did that? (Just curious, as I've never seen that to be the case) How do you do a shootout, with Racebikes, Cruisers, Standards, Motocrossers, Scooters and the like? What would you measure them on? How would you make it fair?
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Old 02-10-2004, 03:46 PM   #34
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Default Build your own, guys!

It's not that hard! I've resurrected several sportbikes from salvage yard death. Just get them fuctional, toss the fairing, and get a cheap Acerbis headlight for the front. Instant FUN!



Then I sell it and go get the next project!
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Old 02-10-2004, 03:49 PM   #35
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Well yes, the Tuono is one ugly bike

Though I'm incredibly biased I'd take ANY Triumph over ANY Aprilia

In fact I'd go further and say the only bikes I'd seriously consider buying are Triumph, Suzuki or HD.

Well maybe a Ducati GT1000 or a Moto-Guzzi V 11 series, 'fraid the rest don't do much for me.
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Old 02-10-2004, 03:50 PM   #36
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Default I'm afraid I must disagree.

KTM's 525 EXC continues to amaze me.



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Old 02-10-2004, 05:45 PM   #37
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I don't think any magazine writes a shootout. They just do a giant summary/re-hash and call it a new article.
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Old 02-10-2004, 06:14 PM   #38
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Suzuki could use the GSXR 1000 as a base





GSXR1000 engine + B-King = yum



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Old 02-10-2004, 07:00 PM   #39
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Default Gimme

The tuono, in addition to having more upright seating and wider bars, and the same power as the RSV is also geared a little taller in the first few gears. (someone please correct me if I'm wrong) This keeps it from being completely impossible to keep the front wheel on the road.



If suzuki were to use a de-tuned Gixxer 1000 motor in a standard type chassis they would have to make the first few gears taller otherwise you may as well ride a unicycle.



I think once the DUke 990 hits the streets there will be a mass switch from superbikes to hi-po standards. Just more fun on the road.



Give me a standard like the 900 hornet but with a full-balls RC-51 motor (they need to keep using it for something) at the right price and you've got my money. And give me a tasteful windscreen that I can put on for touring. And give me a bunch of money. And give me a new truck too.
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Old 02-10-2004, 08:15 PM   #40
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Thanks wrecks, I thought I was the only one that thought so. Aren't you supposed to be able to see the motor on naked bikes?
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