Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-13-2008, 05:42 PM   #1
Administrator
Administrator

 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: On My Bike
Posts: 3
Default 2008 Travertson V-REX Review


Original Article:
2008 Travertson V-REX Review

Please discuss the Motorcycle.com article 2008 Travertson V-REX Review in our Motorcycle Forums below. Use the reply button to let others know your comments or feedback on the article. Constructive criticism is always appreciated, along with your thoughts and personal opinions on the bikes and products we have tested.
Administrator is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 02-13-2008, 06:25 PM   #2
acecycleins
Founding Member
 
acecycleins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: North Georgia
Posts: 4,129
Default You know.......

If they raised the bike 2 inches and put the front suspension of the BMW K1200s on the thing I'd consider the bike- right after I win the lottery. Looks cool, completely useless for anyone but a poser.

Nice write-up guys.
__________________
"Slack" - a state of being in which everything flows smoothly.....a frame of mind so at ease that the universe naturally cooperates.
acecycleins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2008, 08:58 PM   #3
Buzglyd
Founding Member
 
Buzglyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 10,904
Default

Well it certainly isn't a DL650 VStrom.

Loved your comment about Robb Report Motorcycling. If that isn't the biggest joke of a magazine I don't know what is. Ad copy is more critical than that overpriced piece of crap (the magazine not the motorcycle). The RR editors should be embarrassed they even print that thing.
Buzglyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2008, 12:06 AM   #4
Kevin_Duke
Motorcycle.com Staff

 
Kevin_Duke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 2,087
Default

Thx, Buz. I hate to bag on RRMC, as I really like the guys who write it. But I couldn't give them a pass on this one.

Also, I just received word from Travert that there is some sort of new component for the V-REX that somehow increases ground clearance. More on that when I have more info.
Kevin_Duke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2008, 12:31 AM   #5
The_AirHawk
Founding Member
 
The_AirHawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Leanin' Tower O' P-P-P-P-POWAAAAAAAAA!!!!
Posts: 11,491
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin_Duke View Post
Also, I just received word from Travert that there is some sort of new component for the V-REX that somehow increases ground clearance. More on that when I have more info.
It wouldn't be called a "Centerstand" or a "Motorcycle/ATV Jack", by chance?
__________________
Parfois, on fait pas semblant
Sometimes, it's not pretend
Oderint Dum Metuant
Let them hate so long as they fear
политики предпочитают безоружных крестьян
Politicians Prefer Unarmed Peasants
Nothing to see here, Citizen. Move along now...
The_AirHawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2008, 04:20 AM   #6
xlr8r
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 277
Default Yawn

Another billet barge, even if it's alloy. Can't believe you're getting excited about bar-end indicators - they've been around in Europe for the past forty-plus years as a common BMW aftermarket trinket; and as for single-sided front ends, have a look at what people like Ludovic Lazareth do. Sorry, but this is just overpriced, unoriginal, and probably unrideable, too.
xlr8r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2008, 05:57 AM   #7
longride
Super Duper Mod Man

 
longride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Anywhere they let me
Posts: 10,479
Default

A little tough on the Robb Report Mag there Buz. They are just catering to the Starbucks crowd.
__________________
I'm a knucklehead
longride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2008, 06:49 AM   #8
opie
Founding Member
 
opie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 51
Default I had one of those awhile back. It was blue

You know, I actually had one of those awhile back. It was blue. They called it the GTS 1000. Mine was cooler.
opie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2008, 07:04 AM   #9
seruzawa
The Toad

 
seruzawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: 8501 ft.
Posts: 17,461
Default

Paging Honda Motorcycle Company....
Paging Honda Motorcycle Company....
Paging Honda Motorcycle Company....

Competition for the Rune has arrived.
__________________
"Make no mistake, Communism lost a big argument - one we know today as the 20th century."
seruzawa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2008, 07:06 AM   #10
pplassm
Founding Member
 
pplassm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 3,875
Default

I actually made the mistake of subscribing to RRMC. Glossy photos and style articles weren't my cup of grog.
__________________
Mongo just pawn in game of life.
pplassm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off