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Old 06-12-2008, 04:28 PM   #1
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Old 06-12-2008, 05:37 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 06-12-2008, 05:43 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 06-12-2008, 05:59 PM   #4
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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.
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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.
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Old 06-12-2008, 06:23 PM   #5
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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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