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Old 09-14-2009, 02:02 PM   #151
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It's a Black thing. You wouldn't understand.
Funny, I thought it was a "Red, White, and Green Thing"............
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Old 09-14-2009, 02:06 PM   #152
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Funny, I thought it was a "Red, White, and Green Thing"............
My friend's Multi is black. Maybe that explains it.

It looks pretty sharp from the sides and rear. Don't get in front of it though. Then it changes from "Dawg!" to "Damm!"
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Old 09-14-2009, 03:08 PM   #153
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True, anything Italian is cool by virtue of being Italian
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:08 PM   #154
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That Road Star V Twin is the coolest looking motor, Yamaha out did themselves with the crankcase design, looks almost non-unit. And that big single pushrod tube, neat.

Would like to have a glass see-through coffee table with that motor holding it up. Or have it powering the pump on my new still (20 gallon job).
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:36 PM   #155
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You may have noticed Buell is doing the same thing; focusing purely on Sportbikes, even to the point of dropping the Blast (will they drop the Uly?).
Bite your tongue! Everybody knows the Uly is an "adventure sportbike."
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Old 09-15-2009, 05:29 AM   #156
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Bite your tongue! Everybody knows the Uly is an "adventure sportbike."
Come to think of it, they ditched the 19" front wheel for a 17" and lowered the suspension, didn't they. Might as well make it an ST while they're at it; unless they're planning the Helicon motor for that.
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Come to think of it, they ditched the 19" front wheel for a 17" and lowered the suspension, didn't they. Might as well make it an ST while they're at it; unless they're planning the Helicon motor for that.
They are modifying the ATs for mainly street use because virtually all of the owners never take them off pavement. May as well make them better street handlers. I like ATs but they are really the Hummers of the motorcycle world. About the same percentage of both are used off road. About 0.1%. My Goldwing gets more yearly dirt miles than the average GS. And to be fair, who would risk dropping and damaging a nearly $20K GS?
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I saw a guy loading two 50 lb. bags of dog food on the back of his 1200GS yeaterday. He called it his two-wheeled truck.
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:03 AM   #159
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I saw a guy loading two 50 lb. bags of dog food on the back of his 1200GS yeaterday. He called it his two-wheeled truck.
For a 20 grand GS, he could have a real nice motorcycle and a four wheel truck.
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:43 AM   #160
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They are modifying the ATs for mainly street use because virtually all of the owners never take them off pavement. May as well make them better street handlers. I like ATs but they are really the Hummers of the motorcycle world. About the same percentage of both are used off road. About 0.1%. My Goldwing gets more yearly dirt miles than the average GS. And to be fair, who would risk dropping and damaging a nearly $20K GS?
Too true; I had visions of riding down wooded trails with the camping gear and the boy on the back; only to find it's 90 mph on I-95 at rush hour. Probably just like a lot of Hummer owners...
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