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Administrator 06-12-2008 04:28 PM

Luxury marque produces titanium bike
 
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Luxury marque produces titanium bike

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sarnali2 06-12-2008 05:37 PM

another useless P.O.S. for some wanker like Leno to parade around his show..

About as applicable to real world motorcycling as some stupid OCC abortion.

Kenneth_Moore 06-12-2008 05:43 PM

I like it! Let's see, $275000 base, add tax, title, dealer prep, whitewalls, delete the pinstripes and all-weather floor mats...about 4,890 a month for 60 months. Hey Kirk, what's the insurance going to be on this one?

I am concerned about those welders purging oxegen before they start though. Aren't they going to get all dizzy and fall down or something? Too bad it's not a British bike. I crack up every time I hear them say titanium.

pushrod 06-12-2008 05:59 PM

QUOTE "... It gets more than 200 horsepower at the rear wheel and more than 210 ft. lbs. of torque. The bike weighs 440 pounds.”
The engine is a 2150cc aluminum 45-degree V-Twin, supercharged and inter-cooled with electronic fuel injection.
UNQUOTE

Considering the projected lifetime of the engine (1 over-rev), the new bike will be called the 'Grenade.'

Of course, most of the bikes actually built will never see pavement.

seruzawa 06-12-2008 06:23 PM

Titanium is extremely difficult to work. The military spent millions upon millions developing the proper methods of making things like turbine blades. In fact the exact method of properly doing these things is still classified. So if someone wants to spend 275K on something that no one outside of classified shops can do properly, well, they can be my guest.


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