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Old 09-17-2012, 01:22 PM   #1
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:01 PM   #2
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We need to bring back the term Bada$$.
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:36 PM   #3
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Default Great Video Presentation

Weight reduction sure does make a difference in performance. The videos are getting so good you should have your own television show.
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:29 PM   #4
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I have ridden a Diavel Carbon and really enjoyed the ride. Almost 700 lbs for the VMax is pretty ridiculous.

The Carbon is tempting and Ducati is offering 1% financing on it now but the Aprilia Tuono is what is calling me right now. I'll patiently wait for some dude to load one up and then decide it STILL didn't make him cool.
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:15 PM   #5
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The videos are getting so good you should have your own television show.
Aw, you're making us blush...
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:25 AM   #6
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"Don’t think we’re cowering away from claiming a winner – these two bikes are simply too disparate to heap into a single category. "

Ok, but if they're alike enough to warrant a shootout (they obviously are) then you really should pick a winner.

Put it this way: Here's $20k, you can spend it on a Diavel or a VStar. Which are you going to buy?
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:37 AM   #7
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"Don’t think we’re cowering away from claiming a winner – these two bikes are simply too disparate to heap into a single category. "

Ok, but if they're alike enough to warrant a shootout (they obviously are) then you really should pick a winner.

Put it this way: Here's $20k, you can spend it on a Diavel or a VStar. Which are you going to buy?
Until this shootout, Spaceman, I had not ridden the Diavel (nor had Duke, I think), so we had no idea how sportbike-like is the Diavel's performance. Hence the shootout, which resulted in a much clearer understanding of the differences between the two bikes. The whole reason for conducting shootouts.

If it were my $20K to spend, however, and being a performance enthusiast, I'd choose the Diavel due to its lighter weight and better agility in the twisties.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:04 AM   #8
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Put it this way: Here's $20k, you can spend it on a Diavel or a VStar. Which are you going to buy?
As they say in the real-estate biz, "Location, location, location." As I currently live in an area with a healthy supply of twisty roads, I'd choose the Duc.

But if I lived somewhere on the Great Plains, I'd choose the mega-motored Max. I grew up in a place where the only corners were where two streets met (i.e. flat as a pancake), so I can appreciate the awesome straight-line, tire-smoking appeal of Mr. Max. It is truly a special motorcycle, with excellent build quality and is about as exotic as a Jap bike gets these days.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:20 AM   #9
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um...Victory created the 'Sport-Cruiser' category about 12 years ago...unfortunately, they never built a bike to put in it

Nice review. I am really diggin the Diavel...Not sure what it is, but the VMax always seemed so 'High Tops/Z-28' to me
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:36 PM   #10
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Come on, man! At least do your research and learn how to pronounce Dee-AHH-vel and not Dee-uh-VELL. You lose so much credibility as a reviewer when you do things like this. Please dub that video for your own sake.
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