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Old 07-05-2012, 03:11 PM   #1
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:29 AM   #2
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It's great you're doing articles for new riders; in fact, there's a special section in one of the print mags this month that is also intended for noobs. BUT, they didn't lead their article with a photo of a nutcase pulling a power-wheelie on a K1600.

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Old 07-10-2012, 04:23 PM   #3
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It's great you're doing articles for new riders; in fact, there's a special section in one of the print mags this month that is also intended for noobs. BUT, they didn't lead their article with a photo of a nutcase pulling a power-wheelie on a K1600.

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At times like this I miss Mr ALLCAPS.

The Street Triple is about as far from a beginner's bike as you can get.
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:01 PM   #5
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Great series you're providing on safety!

Given the problem of car drivers not seeing motorcyclists on the road, I'd love to see a piece on best ways to be seen -- apart from clothing. I'm thinking more headlight/taillight modulators, LEDs, turn signals, etc. and their effectiveness, or lack thereof.

Whaddya' think?
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:19 PM   #6
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I admit I laughed at the "safety article series" featuring Kevin riding a wheelie on that (borrowed, $20k) BMW.

Great article. I like this overview type of article because it links to so many others. You can follow your interests if something catches your eye and delve deeper in the single-bike and shootout articles.

I noticed the Wee got a lot of mention. Just shows how much of a swiss army knife that bike is. 650cc is just about the perfect street engine displacement in my opinion. Plenty of power to pass on the highway, and it sips gas. It seems like that bike does everything "pretty good." Commuting, touring, twisties, dirt... not the best at any of those but competent.
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I noticed the Wee got a lot of mention. Just shows how much of a swiss army knife that bike is. 650cc is just about the perfect street engine displacement in my opinion. Plenty of power to pass on the highway, and it sips gas. It seems like that bike does everything "pretty good." Commuting, touring, twisties, dirt... not the best at any of those but competent.
My friend's Wee just pulled an 1,800 mile ride in 2 days alongside my Vee; never skipped a beat, never had any trouble keeping up, even in the mountains. There's probably no better bike for versatility and affordability (and his 650 gets substantially better mileage than my 1000!).
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:15 PM   #8
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The Street Triple is about as far from a beginner's bike as you can get.
Read more carefully! It's listed in our Intermediate category.
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I admit I laughed at the "safety article series" featuring Kevin riding a wheelie on that (borrowed, $20k) BMW.

Great article. I like this overview type of article because it links to so many others. You can follow your interests if something catches your eye and delve deeper in the single-bike and shootout articles.
Glad you "get" it, Cap'n!
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:46 PM   #10
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I like the Safety Series. As a young lad I looked to aquiring a Speed Triple Type bike after outgrowing my Honda Mini Trail.I feel safer already.
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