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Old 09-08-2009, 01:01 PM   #1
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:21 AM   #2
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Question New Stratoliner deluxe

Looks good but i see no mention of touring options like cruise control.
It amazes me how many bikes are marketed as "touring", yet they don't offer an optional cruise control. If HD can offer it on all their big twin models, why can't the Japenese and European manufacturers?
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:12 AM   #3
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It is pretty unfortunate that the Rossi replica happens to carry prominent Fiat logos.

Ever since you guys bombed the Serbian Yugo factories to hell - which by the way was your biggest contribution to the automotive world in the past thirty years - Fiat has been known of producing the most appalling crap this side of Atlantic (which is to say a lot since we also produce Schitroens). Most of the guys I know would rather be seen driving a giant soiled diaper than a Fiat

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Old 09-09-2009, 11:28 AM   #4
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It is pretty unfortunate that the Rossi replica happens to carry prominent Fiat logos.

Ever since you guys bombed the Serbian Yugo factories to hell - which by the way was your biggest contribution to the automotive world in the past thirty years - Fiat has been known of producing the most appalling crap this side of Atlantic (which is to say a lot since we also produce Schitroens). Most of the guys I know would rather be seen driving a giant soiled diaper than a Fiat

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Fiat was selling appalling crap long before the Serbian Aerial Urban Improvement Campaign. One friend had an 850 Spyder.... shudder.
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:11 PM   #5
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Fiat was selling appalling crap long before the Serbian Aerial Urban Improvement Campaign. One friend had an 850 Spyder.... shudder.
I also had an 850 Spyder. I remember once going around a 90-degree corner and the steering suddenly locking up in the turned position. I ended up on some guy's lawn. I also had fun drag-racing transit buses - if I snapped off shifts perfectly, I could barely win! I wonder what Chrysler products will be like under Fiat ownership.
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:18 PM   #6
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"Looks good but i see no mention of touring options like cruise <nobr style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 100%; color: darkgreen;" id="itxt_nobr_1_0">control</nobr>.
It amazes me how many bikes are marketed as "touring", yet they don't offer an optional cruise control. If HD can offer it on all their big twin models, why can't the Japenese and European manufacturers?"

Good point. Out of the four sport-touring bikes in our recent shootout, only the BMW has cruise available. In the cruiser category, at least the Vulcan 1700 Nomad has it. Maybe the new Victorys, too.
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:25 PM   #7
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How much does Yamaha charge to remove the Rossi stickers?
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:53 PM   #8
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How much does Yamaha charge to remove the Rossi stickers?
$14,500 - $13,290 = $1210 in your pocket!
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Old 09-09-2009, 01:26 PM   #9
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How come you included Harley touring models in a Yamaha article......oh, wait a minute.....my mistake
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:51 PM   #10
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How come you included Harley touring models in a Yamaha article......oh, wait a minute.....my mistake
I think they include those same Harley models in every Japanese mfg. lineup. I can never tell though because you can't find a brand name anywhere on em.
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