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Motorcycle.com Best of 2011 Awards
 

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Motorcycle.com Best of 2011 Awards

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Buzglyd 08-18-2011 04:34 PM

Nice. I'll be interested in the Scala review. Please include some opinion of the sound quality with music playing. If the speakers are tinny junk, it's just a communication system that happens to play music.

I just read the CW Ten Best. Kind of a joke that they made the Buell $40,000 sport bike with no dealer network or availability the Bike of the Year.

It's like when they picked the Rune Best Cruiser!

The_AirHawk 08-18-2011 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Buzglyd (Post 265095)
I just read the CW Ten Best. Kind of a joke that they made the Buell $40,000 sport bike with no dealer network or availability the Bike of the Year.

It's like when they picked the Rune Best Cruiser!

Oh, like THAT helped sales. I think a few Honda Dealers have one languishing in their showrooms as I type this. Deals can be Made!

Not that I dislike the Buell - it's just that, the things you've listed essentially disqualify it completely for "MOTY" status.

Kevin_Duke 08-18-2011 08:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Buzglyd (Post 265095)

I just read the CW Ten Best. Kind of a joke that they made the Buell $40,000 sport bike with no dealer network or availability the Bike of the Year.

It's like when they picked the Rune Best Cruiser!

Well, what did you expect from an article written by a former Buell employee...?

Buzglyd 08-18-2011 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Kevin_Duke (Post 265106)
Well, what did you expect from an article written by a former Buell employee...?

It's comforting to know the MO staff isn't qualified to work anywhere else.

Kevin_Duke 08-18-2011 10:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Buzglyd (Post 265108)
It's comforting to know the MO staff isn't qualified to work anywhere else.

Not true. The Burger Shack is trying to lure me in. Free chili fries!

seruzawa 08-18-2011 10:48 PM

People still read Manufacturer Approved Road Test Magazine... er I mean Cycle world?

Beer Baron 08-19-2011 06:34 AM

Always enjoy a "best of" article. The only thing that strikes me is the Diavel, I know many classify it as a cruiser but I just don't see it. More of a standard, especially with the foot controls. They are not feet forward as many state. Of course it is a bike that straddles boundaries so I suppose power cruiser will have to do.

Also is the CBR250r really that much better than the Ninja 250r?? Other than the FI I'm not seeing a substantial difference. Does it handle better, make more power, better ergos??? Not counting the ABS model as it is a more expensive option.

rfox 08-19-2011 06:56 AM

Best of...
 
Oh quit sniveling! Nobody said, "ya gotta go out and buy..." any of these bikes! It's just that in the opinion of these writers, these products best fit the bill. Ducati? Did you read the article? Looks to me like BMW is the only bike out there. You don't think Kawasaki or Yamaha pay just as many advertising dollars? If the article is paid for, as several comments suggest, where are they in this list?
My vote...Best Moto-Journalism goes to Motorcycle.com for the series on entry level bikes and riders. Kudos for doing more than just saying, "the industry needs to do more to attract new riders." Honorable Mention: Motorcycle Consumer News.
Thanks for the good reads and great photos. I'm going for a great ride on my Roadstar, with my new rider daughter on her Ninja. We'll skip the whine and crackers, and have a Beer and a sandwich for dinner tonight!

Buzglyd 08-19-2011 07:22 AM

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Originally Posted by rfox (Post 265125)
Oh quit sniveling! Nobody said, "ya gotta go out and buy..." any of these bikes! It's just that in the opinion of these writers, these products best fit the bill. Ducati? Did you read the article? Looks to me like BMW is the only bike out there. You don't think Kawasaki or Yamaha pay just as many advertising dollars? If the article is paid for, as several comments suggest, where are they in this list?
My vote...Best Moto-Journalism goes to Motorcycle.com for the series on entry level bikes and riders. Kudos for doing more than just saying, "the industry needs to do more to attract new riders." Honorable Mention: Motorcycle Consumer News.
Thanks for the good reads and great photos. I'm going for a great ride on my Roadstar, with my new rider daughter on her Ninja. We'll skip the whine and crackers, and have a Beer and a sandwich for dinner tonight!

What the hell are you talking about?

I didn't notice any whining in this thread until you posted.


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