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Old 06-09-2003, 07:08 PM   #21
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Is that the square four? I saw that in one of the magazine's. Looks like it would have been a hit with the retro crowd.
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Old 06-09-2003, 07:20 PM   #22
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That's why they make the big bucks, my friend. F'n incredible
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Old 06-09-2003, 09:30 PM   #23
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Default So what may the best design win.

Let me explain this to you one more time. I don't have a problem with 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11... cylinder bikes in racing. Cool let the rules say 1000 cc period and may the best configuration win. I only think the V-Twin is dead in racing.
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Old 06-09-2003, 09:33 PM   #24
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What dealer are you buying the Trophy from? I-90? Cycle Barn ??
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Old 06-09-2003, 10:59 PM   #25
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nah, If I recall correctly, it was a V4. Tons of power for its time, way ahead of brake and tyre technology, and still a thrill to ride I read.



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Old 06-10-2003, 02:22 AM   #26
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Default Re: So what may the best design win.

Sorry, but your beloved inline four would be defunct also. It pretty much is now in GP. Only the rules save it. Certainly with those rules you proposed big money will rule which is why Honda is kicking ass right now. They went and made a 5 while everyone else stuck with four, and also campaign 7 bikes to 2 or 3 for everyone else. The bike would be 6 or possibly eight cylinders with a "V" configuration. No more fours of any kind would be seen. You consistantly said the inline four is the most superior configuration in the world and given open rules it would dominate. I can back that up with many posts you made. You were wrong then, and the inline four would see a quick death, as we have already seen in GP, with your "new" rules. Next time Honda kicks ass again with their V-Five, be sure to title your post "Death of the Inline Four in GP". LOL
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Old 06-10-2003, 02:25 AM   #27
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Trophy's are nice bikes. I rode one last year and it's smooth and comfy. Nice power too. Personally, I would want a shaft on my sport tourer, but the Triumph is a great bike. I really would like a Beemer K1200GT, but OUCH on the price!
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Old 06-10-2003, 03:10 AM   #28
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Well you're right, the ST4s is a wallet-emptyer every 6000 miles. However, the brute stomp of the motor, the intake honk, the rattling clutch, the booming exhaust all make up for it.



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Old 06-10-2003, 05:17 AM   #29
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I am getting the light blue one @ I-90, it matches my wifes Nissan (pretty gay huh?) Cycle Mart in Lacey has a new '03 in the crate but I need the discounts on the '02 to cancel out the BMW.
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Old 06-10-2003, 05:31 AM   #30
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I was thinking of getting one of those LoobMan auto-oilers for it, They're supposed to extend your chain life quite a bit. I've got a chain riviter so it's not that much of a hassle to replace chains and sprockets. I'll probably get a taller windshield at some point, And a nice leather seat would look good,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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