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Old 09-12-2007, 08:18 AM   #11
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I grew up on Yamahas. I wouldn't say I'm loyal (I do own a BMW K bike) but I've always liked the fact that they are easily maintained bikes compared to their competition. The Raider looks great. My issue is the size of the tank. 4 gallons of fuel means many fuel stops for longer trips. Not that most guys buying this machine would care but for me it just wouldn't work. Heck, my commute is 60 miles a day. I don't want to stop for gas every other day.
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Old 09-12-2007, 08:53 AM   #12
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The great thing about Yamaha is that you can ride copies of different brands without having to switch brands yourself! I think that's the shyt!
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Old 09-12-2007, 09:17 AM   #13
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The great thing about Yamaha is that you can ride copies of different brands without having to switch brands yourself! I think that's the shyt!
.... of starting your own profitable motorcycle museum. Call it the Big4 Sporbike Museum. All you have to do is display one single model of any Japanese sportbike at random. Who can tell the difference? A museum with only one bike on display. Cool. Charge $5 to get in.
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Old 09-12-2007, 09:21 AM   #14
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A new Japanise bike that looks like a Harley? Who'd a thunk, this is ground breaking! Really thinking out of the box, now that this bike is on the streets all the other Japanise manufacturers will try and copy them. We'll have cheap cruisers everywhere, oh wait, this happened 10 years ago... Uh Nevermind. Wake me when something actually new comes out...
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Old 09-12-2007, 01:51 PM   #15
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.... of starting your own profitable motorcycle museum. Call it the Big4 Sporbike Museum. All you have to do is display one single model of any Japanese sportbike at random. Who can tell the difference? A museum with only one bike on display. Cool. Charge $5 to get in.
You would need at least 4 different tank badges to go with that one single model.
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Old 09-12-2007, 03:43 PM   #16
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..........Harley makes Cruisers - the Japanese make copies of Harley's, sometimes better than the original.......
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Old 09-12-2007, 03:45 PM   #17
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I've seen refrigerator-magnet-logos at each of the Big Four's dealerships: Problem solved.
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Old 09-12-2007, 04:12 PM   #18
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Just make one big logo and get it over with: The Sizukasakihondayama or one of the other variations that float around on forums.

The symbol will be two green "S" shaped tuning forks with read wings.
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Old 09-13-2007, 07:08 AM   #19
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Metric cruisers: Why?
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Old 09-13-2007, 07:17 AM   #20
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Who knew a 1984 Softail Custom is cutting edge in 2007?

Those Japanese are amazing!
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