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Old 03-01-2009, 05:42 AM   #81
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Ill take you up on that one.....
Mr. Duuuuuuke!! newagetwotone is trying to take my free BKing and Mokester said I could have it. It's not fair! I'm telling Mom!!! Besides, he got all the Bakugans!
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Old 03-01-2009, 07:48 AM   #82
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Bakugan Brawl! I call you Drago....

Wow ok you can tell i have a 12 year old brother....
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Old 03-01-2009, 07:54 AM   #83
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Wait, so Suzuki d!cked around with that model for, what, three years, lost all PR momentum, released the bike after the interest wore off and are now giving up on it after one year? Wow, talk about dropping the ball.
Three things:
1. You can still find B-Kings at dealers.
2. I'll guess that the B-King might return to the U.S. in 2010 (after the '08s are cleared out).
3. Like KM says, America doesn't really like big naked streetfighters. Kawi's Z1000 suffered a similar fate even though it was a top-seller in Europe.
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Old 03-01-2009, 09:32 AM   #84
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Imo the problem with the American market is its more concerned with "how do I look" rather than how their skill level matches up to the potential of the bike.
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Old 03-01-2009, 11:14 AM   #85
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Kawi's Z1000 suffered a similar fate even though it was a top-seller in Europe.
........and induced eyeball-flattening-style grins on every moke (note lowercase - not referring to screen-name) that happened to throw a leg across one and twist the throttle........
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:36 PM   #86
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Really is a pretty bike too, The Z1000. Not that the Bking isn't an awesome looking transformer.
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:43 PM   #87
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There is one used one in the area, a pre 2006 though. I'm window shopping, yes I know I never buy, that and a CB900. Guess which one can get bagged out. Oh by the way, Givi just came out with bags etc.. for the Monster
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:01 PM   #88
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There is one used one in the area, a pre 2006 though. I'm window shopping, yes I know I never buy, that and a CB900. Guess which one can get bagged out. Oh by the way, Givi just came out with bags etc.. for the Monster
So is "mugwump" the sound a face makes when you plant it nosefirst into terra-firma?

I got "AirHawk" from a death-defying stunt of derring-do aboard my HawkGT, alongside I-25 just South of Nashville............
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:48 PM   #89
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No I usually crash on my right side, um still. It's got many meanings. Parents got it from an old radio show.
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Old 03-01-2009, 06:05 PM   #90
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So is "mugwump" the sound a face makes when you plant it nosefirst into terra-firma?

I got "AirHawk" from a death-defying stunt of derring-do aboard my HawkGT, alongside I-25 just South of Nashville............
When me and my sister would sit in the car looking out the back window, Mom would call us "Mugwumps," because supposedly they only look back.

Wikipedia says:

Several historians of the 1960s and 1970s portrayed the Mugwumps as members of an insecure elite, one that felt threatened by changes in American society. These historians often focused on the social background and status of their subjects, and the narratives they have written share a common outlook. [6]

Mugwumps tended to come from old Protestant families of New York and New England, and often from inherited wealth. They belonged to or identified with the emerging business and professional elite, and were often members of the most exclusive clubs. Yet they felt threatened by the rise of machine politics, one aspect of which was the spoils system, and by the rising power of immigrants in American society
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