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Old 11-24-2009, 01:49 PM   #11
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Tough guy eh? If I was calling you out, you'd know it.

But I like you KD, no reason to get porky.

Was just wondering what happened to the Husky test, that's all.
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:56 PM   #12
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Health insurance is risk vs loss Mr Obama! What you're selling is a lifestyle product to be taxed- A$$hat!
What are you talking about acecycleins? As a person who has his whole life enjoyed national health insurance, and few times even needed it, I can't see anything wrong with it.

My parents always lived assured that whatever happens to their children they will get good health care. So do I, and so will my children. So does every citizen in my country, parents having jobs or not.

And this is how it should be.

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Old 11-24-2009, 02:17 PM   #13
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On the Subject:

Quite an impressive moto, K-Danger. The movie-shots looked cool, but lacked the "polish" of MO's resident video-pro. Ah, those amateurs at BMW.......... (BTW - you really are looking comfortable in front of the camera)

It's kind of amazing to me all the things BMW was able to pack into their first shot at literbike stardom; most of these tricks were "experimental" in the pinnacle of auto-racing - F1 - little-more than a decade-ago. Seems so strange for them to be sold in the guise of a street-ridden "OTC" motorcycle today (well, in a month or so, anyway).

It is unfortunate that I'm getting like jmdonald - too old, or too broken to enjoy something like this. Hell, I'm almost getting like NATT and am finding it harder to throw a leg over any bike. (Brother, I truly DO feel your pain)
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:40 PM   #14
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"And this is how it should be."

Yeah, petrol at 10 bucks a gallon and a 17% VAT. Sounds like heaven!
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:00 PM   #15
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Mr. Duke, that was an interesting article. The part I found most interesting was that the vast majority of the article was about the electronics. I think that says quite a bit about the state of super-sport motorcycles. The differentiations no longer are things as basic as 2 stroke versus 4, I-4 versus...whatever, frame design...etc. Today they're all perimeter framed, I-4s, and the only thing that makes one stand out from another seems to be software and user interface. Even horsepower seems a moot point these days; nobody can put 180+ HP to the ground without some electronic help.

I'm NOT saying that's wrong, but it IS noteworthy.

BTW: thank you for working "Spent gasses" in there. No review is complete without it!
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:39 PM   #16
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I can't hardly wait for the next shootout and see how BMW's first effort compares against the best of Japan and Italy. It is a good time to be a supersport enthusiast.

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Yeah, petrol at 10 bucks a gallon and a 17% VAT. Sounds like heaven!


I'm always amused when people try to boast about their "free" government healthcare never bothering to include the excessive taxation that pays for it.

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Old 11-24-2009, 05:45 PM   #17
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Very cool bike. Wish I had a motorcycle wish list to put it on. Seems like a logical choice if choosing between euro superbikes.
Yeah, but would you rather have this or the KTM RC8?
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:58 PM   #18
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Today they're all perimeter framed, I-4s, and the only thing that makes one stand out from another seems to be software and user interface.
Blasphemy, I say! What about the Ducati? How about the Aprilia? And did you even forget this year's 600cc Supersport champ, the Buell 1125R?!
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:16 AM   #19
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Blasphemy, I say! What about the Ducati? How about the Aprilia? And did you even forget this year's 600cc Supersport champ, the Buell 1125R?!
You've been inhaling spent exhaust gasses, haven't you?

Point taken, there is some difference in the market offerings; the Duc L-2 is a fine example of real competition for the I-4 configuration. Although...Yamaha did seem to trump everyone with their crossplane crank this year in WSB and GP.

I'm not a supersport guy anyway, so what the hell do I know?
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Old 11-25-2009, 03:25 PM   #20
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Blasphemy, I say! What about the Ducati? How about the Aprilia? And did you even forget this year's 600cc Supersport champ, the Buell 1125R?!
Loved the article and the bike, if I had my choice, it would have to be the Aprilia.
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