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Old 06-05-2008, 11:44 AM   #1
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:27 PM   #2
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If this isnt a "Murdercicle" I dont know what is. I read those numbers and my jaw hit the floor. To quote Joe Dirt, "DANG!" Looks sharp, would love to ride one. I agree with Ace, Yamaha - Well Done!
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:57 PM   #3
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That is an awesome machine. It's too bad that some people won't give it a chance just because it's a Yamaha. Those kind of people are morons...
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Old 06-05-2008, 01:15 PM   #4
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Everybody want some- I want some, too! Diamond Dave

It's going to be the coolest dragbike at the strip. Anything that lauches with a 123ft lbs is gonna be an arm stretcher.

Worth the wait Yamaha- well done!
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Old 06-05-2008, 02:48 PM   #5
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That is an awesome machine. It's too bad that some people won't give it a chance just because it's a Yamaha. Those kind of people are morons...
I won't give it a chance because a "mere" 120hp already puts my license in jeopardy. LOL!
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Old 06-05-2008, 02:54 PM   #6
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Soft bags and the largest National Cycle windshield I can find and I am there!
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Old 06-05-2008, 02:57 PM   #7
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"proddie bike"....come on, are you guys serious with that kind of crap? Who said that because a "cruiser type" would be riding a bike that it needed a bigger rear brake? Maybe that has more to do with the designed weight distribution of this motorcycle than your perception of the braking capability of particular riders. No, I don't ride a cruiser. I'm glad that I let my paid subscription to this site elapse because I would be ashamed to pay to read idiotic nonsense like this.

Yamaha is out of their minds with this build to order idea and an $18K price tag. Then again maybe now that a million homes are in foreclosure in the U.S. there are a million dummies out there with a little extra cash in their pockets to throw away since they aren't paying their mortgage anymore.

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Old 06-05-2008, 04:05 PM   #8
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So Kirk, what's the deal going to be on insuring this beast for those of us with...shall we say...less than virginal driving records? I wonder if Yamaha can slot this into a Gold Wing catagory with some fancy footwork. I can just see the gecko splattered on the headlight now. I understand the bike makes an appearance in the upcoming "Get Smart" movie. 99 is riding bytch moaning "oooh Maaaax."
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Old 06-05-2008, 04:29 PM   #9
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"proddie bike"....come on, are you guys serious with that kind of crap? Who said that because a "cruiser type" would be riding a bike that it needed a bigger rear brake? Maybe that has more to do with the designed weight distribution of this motorcycle than your perception of the braking capability of particulary riders. No, I don't ride a cruiser. I'm glad that I let my paid subscription to this site elapse because I would be ashamed to pay to read idiotic nonsense like this.

Yamaha is out of their minds with this build to order idea and an $18K price tag. Then again maybe now that a million homes are in foreclosure in the U.S. there are a million dummies out there with a little extra cash in their pockets to throw away since they aren't paying their mortgage anymore.
Gee Ron,
A little narrow minded, huh.... Don't you think that you can build a power cruiser that actually handles and brakes? $18K is steep, but the orininal was expensive. When your average bike is pushing $13k what's a the big deal to pony up another $5k?
BTW- if you're that dissatisfied with MO why return?
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:14 PM   #10
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It is about time. Liking the performance touches - real brakes, inverted fork with nitrided sliders, and of course a very serious looking engine.

Given the HP bar set by the B-King, it will have over 160 hp at the wheel. I also expect it will be neutered in the lower 3 gears and that it won't be an easy matter of adding a TRE to eliminate it. Oh well, it still looks like an awesome bike. No doubt it will rip along just fine, and the tuners out there will be pulling 200 hp from it in no time.
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