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Old 06-11-2006, 07:39 PM   #21
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Default Re: European Beaucrats Want 650cc Single Automatics.

I knew it!



You can ALWAYS tell when the oil companies are involved. They're the ones in the corner of the room with the black top hats and handlebar mustaches.
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Old 06-11-2006, 07:41 PM   #22
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Default Re: European Beaucrats Want 650cc Single Automatics.

Where/how does Honda and Suzuki fit into that?
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Old 06-11-2006, 07:51 PM   #23
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I'm not sure, but I bet it involves secret handshake and Amway products.



For more factual info on making your way into the Evil Capitalist Oppressor crowd go here:

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Old 06-11-2006, 09:38 PM   #24
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Default Re: European Beaucrats Want 650cc Single Automatics.

Cant see it happening.

They'd have to do something similar to cars.

Can you imagine a 2.0 Litre BMW 720i, especially the armour plated ones???





However: I've always loved the idea of a supercharged Ducati Supermono, or similar.



It could have an auto like the new FJR1300 , with a manual shifter (for 'emergencies'..)
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Old 06-12-2006, 12:17 AM   #25
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interesting angle..the smoking laws that apply over here ban smoking in any public place ..bars restaurants all those places probably like new york...i dont think that it has affected the manufacturer in terms of the ingredients of his cigarette but obviously sales take a hit...but back to the topic..the european emission laws and noise laws apply across the board to cars and motorcycles so there would have to be a similiar action applied to cars...i do believe the californian and maybe similar state laws have stricter controls than europe, where i live there is not even a DMV/DOT? test for motorcycles, there is for cars but none for bikes ..its possible to register a cr250 two stroke motcrosser for road use....anyhow its not complacency most europeans have a cynical ennui about these type of papers from previous experience with them...remember the proposed 100bhp limit? ..keep up the non mainstream opinions..oh i agreed with the smoking ban not because i need to be told whats good for me but because a night out used to have everyone stinking like a cuban smoke house
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Old 06-12-2006, 02:51 AM   #26
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Some state already banned smoking in the car if there are kids in it. Not sure which one.
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Old 06-12-2006, 03:07 AM   #27
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...stroking their beards and clucking their tongues, asking, "What are we to do about this Schizuki?"
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Old 06-12-2006, 05:23 AM   #28
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Rolling Hills, Ca banned smoking in your own backyard. Jawohl!
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Old 06-12-2006, 05:24 AM   #29
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Chuck Norric only shifts automatics manually.
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Old 06-12-2006, 05:49 AM   #30
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You guys aren't paying close enough attention to the subject. The Euro brands and they're American counterparts have NO motorcycle interest. They're interest lies in getting eco freindly cars to the market. They use safety and mileage to justifiably quell motorcycle mileage counters. Fact is, the auto market is directly involved in this fight. The Euros politicians are pitching this for no other reason than automakers b*tching and moaning about the decline in auto sales.
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