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Old 12-27-2010, 02:34 PM   #21
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Can't wait to read about the new KTM 350 in it's enduro flavor. It may be the best bike I have not yet read about.
Very appealing to me, too.
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Old 12-27-2010, 02:45 PM   #22
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Blinded by the roost...

Would've been a good addition to the list - agreed.
That's OK. Dirt riders are a minority here.
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Old 12-28-2010, 05:20 AM   #23
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Nothing imminent, but there is a forum redo in the works.
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:28 AM   #24
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Even though I haven't yet ridden Tigger, I predict excellent sales for Triumph, not just at first, but also later once word spreads. I've talked to a few journalists I respect who have already ridden it, and it's good.

Trans Alp? Did you see the Crossrunner?

From what I've seen the Crossrunner is much more street oriented, though I admit I've not seen one live and up close!
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:48 AM   #25
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From what I've seen the Crossrunner is much more street oriented, though I admit I've not seen one live and up close!
Indeed, the Crossrunner has minimal off-road chops by the looks of it. To my eyes, it's a confused machine, but maybe it will sell well in Europe.
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:01 AM   #26
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Thanks, Push. Nothing imminent, but there is a forum redo in the works.
OH, PLEASE God, don't F-Bomb it up like sccaforums.com did! He's working on it - but even though the previous software was total poo-poo, they at least had it running at 90% or better most of the time. The new software is SO full of the most minor (yet annoying!) bugs, that I only go there about once every week to check-up and see if it's fixed. Part of it might be that they've got 70-odd individual forums running now, but I don't buy that.

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If they made this site work the same way as Triumphrat.net (another VS site, see below), perhaps without the hundreds of sub-forums, I'd be shickled titless.
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If they made this site work the same way as Triumphrat.net (another VS site, see below), perhaps without the hundreds of sub-forums, I'd be shickled titless.

I was on TriumphRat.net for years, I had over 10k posts on there. Great site. I got locked out when they did an upgrade a few years ago and since I didn't have a Triumph anymore I didn't push too hard. Give my regards to DaveM, He' was a pretty nice guy, i remember a few others as well.
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Interesting list. Not only what's included but also what is excluded, such as the American bikes.

We all know there is nothing produced over there that any half-witted person could consider for this kind of a list. Not without a pretty heavy glue sniffing session. But why is that? Surely it is not the lack of engineering talent. You guys sent a man to moon with the computing power of a slide ruler more than forty years ago.

So what is it? Does the American corporate culture not allow producing world beating motorcycles (or cars for that matter)? Do these vast numbers of MBAs trained to lead companies all get brainwashed into the cult of lame-ass mechanical engineering? Or is it that anybody with any brains go to companies like Google and what's left for the motor companies are the worst scum sucking swine and drag-ass yahoos?

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Interesting list. Not only what's included but also what is excluded, such as the American bikes.

We all know there is nothing produced over there that any half-witted person could consider for this kind of a list. Not without a pretty heavy glue sniffing session. But why is that? Surely it is not the lack of engineering talent. You guys sent a man to moon with the computing power of a slide ruler more than forty years ago.

So what is it? Does the American corporate culture not allow producing world beating motorcycles (or cars for that matter)? Do these vast numbers of MBAs trained to lead companies all get brainwashed into the cult of lame-ass mechanical engineering? Or is it that anybody with any brains go to companies like Google and what's left for the motor companies are the worst scum sucking swine and drag-ass yahoos?

- cruiz-euro


I will merely point out that though you may feel 'Murican made motorcycles are junk, the worldwide sales numbers for heavy weight (no pun) motorcycles shows that your opinion is in fact a minority one............


and put a shirt on, for gods sake...
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