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

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-08-2008, 08:00 AM   #11
pdad13
Founding Member
 
pdad13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,754
Default

Well, no one mentioned that the proper motor would come in an ugly bike. (Although, I must say that I don't think it's so bad.)

I think last year's launch with not-entirely-baked bikes hurt, too. Sucked the wind out of the 1125R's sails and it never built any momentum from all that initial buzz. Then there's the 1098 total eclipse to consider. Now it's the RC8.

Buell also still has dealer issues (although they're beginning to address them). Shame, because I'm sure it's a very good bike.

And, of course, lots of people talk a big game on the Web.
pdad13 is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 05-08-2008, 08:17 AM   #12
Kenneth_Moore
Registered Member
 
Kenneth_Moore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: VIsiting the GIft Shop in the Pit of DIspair
Posts: 7,118
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pdad13 View Post
Well, no one mentioned that the proper motor would come in an ugly bike. (Although, I must say that I don't think it's so bad.)

I think last year's launch with not-entirely-baked bikes hurt, too. Sucked the wind out of the 1125R's sails and it never built any momentum from all that initial buzz. Then there's the 1098 total eclipse to consider. Now it's the RC8.

Buell also still has dealer issues (although they're beginning to address them). Shame, because I'm sure it's a very good bike.

And, of course, lots of people talk a big game on the Web.
It probably didn't help that they launched it at the very moment the m/c industry was starting it's sales nose dive. Timing, as they say, is everything. 5-6 years ago people might have stood in line for the bike.
__________________
www.kennethmoore.org
Kenneth_Moore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 08:19 AM   #13
longride
Super Duper Mod Man

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

"Timing, as they say, is everything. 5-6 years ago people might have stood in line for the bike."

Only if they were giving away free beer.
__________________
I'm a knucklehead
longride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 08:28 AM   #14
acecycleins
Founding Member
 
acecycleins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: North Georgia
Posts: 4,129
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by longride View Post
"Timing, as they say, is everything. 5-6 years ago people might have stood in line for the bike."

Only if they were giving away free beer.
Don't the HD dealers already do that? Killer Creek HD has this weekend concert thing they call Bikes and Blues (or something similar). I'm sure every dresser out there has its own cooler system built into the top box- right? If not, I now have shared a marketing wet-dream for some enterprising individual. Just remember to power the top box and make the connectors quick-disconnects. Send the check directly to my agency.
__________________
"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 05-08-2008, 08:30 AM   #15
longride
Super Duper Mod Man

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

Too late with the top box cooler idea. BMW already beat you to that one.
__________________
I'm a knucklehead
longride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 10:17 AM   #16
Kenneth_Moore
Registered Member
 
Kenneth_Moore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: VIsiting the GIft Shop in the Pit of DIspair
Posts: 7,118
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by acecycleins View Post
Don't the HD dealers already do that? Killer Creek HD has this weekend concert thing they call Bikes and Blues (or something similar). I'm sure every dresser out there has its own cooler system built into the top box- right? If not, I now have shared a marketing wet-dream for some enterprising individual. Just remember to power the top box and make the connectors quick-disconnects. Send the check directly to my agency.
Right after somebody sends me the check for the "Klazy Ken Kool Suit for Motorcyclists Who Ride in Hell." I'd settle for a chilled seat. It's starting to get really hot down here again.
__________________
www.kennethmoore.org
Kenneth_Moore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 10:30 AM   #17
longride
Super Duper Mod Man

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

Don't worry, the seas should be rising shortly to cool you off.
__________________
I'm a knucklehead
longride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 10:42 AM   #18
Kenneth_Moore
Registered Member
 
Kenneth_Moore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: VIsiting the GIft Shop in the Pit of DIspair
Posts: 7,118
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by longride View Post
Don't worry, the seas should be rising shortly to cool you off.
I can just tell: You're going to be a "Smoker," aren't you? I'm going to start filling baggies with dirt.
__________________
www.kennethmoore.org
Kenneth_Moore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 11:12 AM   #19
sarnali2
Aging Cafe` Racer

 
sarnali2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sittin' down by my window, lookin' at the rain.
Posts: 8,719
Default Hey !

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenneth_Moore View Post
I can just tell: You're going to be a "Smoker," aren't you? I'm going to start filling baggies with dirt.
I just watched that the other day all the way through, I'd seen bits and pieces before but never the whole thing. It's not a bad movie, Dennis Hopper is suitably nasty in it and Kevi isn't overly sanctimonious....Not the worst movie I've ever seen.


Anyway, Klazy Ken better start selling Katamarans instead of Kars .........
__________________
"Carpe` Throttelum -Loud Suits Save Lives"

"He said he's farting because of his medication"...
sarnali2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 11:24 AM   #20
Kenneth_Moore
Registered Member
 
Kenneth_Moore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: VIsiting the GIft Shop in the Pit of DIspair
Posts: 7,118
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sarnali2 View Post
I just watched that the other day all the way through, I'd seen bits and pieces before but never the whole thing. It's not a bad movie, Dennis Hopper is suitably nasty in it and Kevi isn't overly sanctimonious....Not the worst movie I've ever seen.


Anyway, Klazy Ken better start selling Katamarans instead of Kars .........
Funny you should say that. Klazy Ken live on Katamaran (32' Gemini) right up until his girlfriend got pregnant!
__________________
www.kennethmoore.org
Kenneth_Moore 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 Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off