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Old 05-16-2012, 05:31 AM   #31
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I don't see how a light bulb lowers my standard of living...
You will when they tell you motorcycles can have no more than 75 hp.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:46 AM   #32
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I don't see how a light bulb lowers my standard of living...
It's all part of Obama's Secret Liberal-Socialist Agenda to enslave you, take all your money, commandeer your SUV and guns, and force you into a gay homa-sexal marriage.

Luckily for us, there's several people RIGHT HERE on MO who have uncovered this plot and are TALKING ABOUT IT!
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:24 AM   #33
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It's all part of Obama's Secret Liberal-Socialist Agenda to enslave you, take all your money, commandeer your SUV and guns, and force you into a gay homa-sexal marriage.

Luckily for us, there's several people RIGHT HERE on MO who have uncovered this plot and are TALKING ABOUT IT!
You boys chided me for making political comments a few posts ago and now you're still doing it.

Bad Behavior!
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:57 AM   #34
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You boys chided me for making political comments a few posts ago and now you're still doing it.

Bad Behavior!
YOU STARTED IT! Butthole.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:13 AM   #35
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YOU STARTED IT! Butthole.
I'm telling mom!

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Old 05-16-2012, 07:28 AM   #36
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It's all part of Obama's Secret Liberal-Socialist Agenda to enslave you, take all your money, commandeer your SUV and guns, and force you into a gay homa-sexal marriage.

Luckily for us, there's several people RIGHT HERE on MO who have uncovered this plot and are TALKING ABOUT IT!
What's so Secret about it? He tells us what he's going to Restrict, Curb, or Destroy every single time he reads from the Teleprompter into the camera....

Back on the subject of the article: "Steve Atlas" is another name I wish I had - "Atlas" is probably the second-coolest Name on the planet, perfect for a Racer or Factory Test-Pilot (giving points up only to "Salvatore Penisi").

Plugging those names into Teh Googly Translator, they both decode as "I have the Mightiest Schickelgruber on the Planet".
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:10 AM   #37
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Look. I love the environment. But it seems to me like you need to be willing to pay about a ten thousand dollar premium at this point to go electric.

Without even considering the hassle of plugging in every 100 miles and not being able to go wherever you want whenever you want, how many miles will you have to ride before you make your ten grand back?

And I say ten grand because I think this gives you the performance of many +/- 7 grand bikes but with much greater inconvenience. And it costs $17K.

The spokesperson says "We think this [Empulse] is a tipping point for the company." Yeah. Hopefully not tipping over.

When you can sell me a bike with an honest 150 mile range for less than ten grand we'll be a lot closer.
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:12 AM   #38
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Back on the subject of the article: "Steve Atlas" is another name I wish I had - "Atlas" is probably the second-coolest Name on the planet, perfect for a Racer or Factory Test-Pilot (giving points up only to "Salvatore Penisi").

Plugging those names into Teh Googly Translator, they both decode as "I have the Mightiest Schickelgruber on the Planet".
Now that's the kind of reader comments I expect and respect on MO!
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:04 PM   #39
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When you can sell me a bike with an honest 150 mile range for less than ten grand we'll be a lot closer.

That's pretty much my take, although I was willing to live with a claimed 100 miles; a real-life range of 60 to 80 would work for my commute. They've got the range, but $15k (before dealer add-ons, taxes, etc.) is just more than I can spend for a commuter bike.
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:10 PM   #40
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Here's an interesting review of the "R" in Hell for Leather:

Brammo Empulse: the electric motorcycle has finally arrived | Hell for Leather

Boz says this ride on the "R" is the first time he's ever felt confident enough with a bike to put a knee down on the street.

Too bad the bike is almost $19k.
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