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Old 04-06-2007, 06:44 PM   #11
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I dunno. The Supreme Court is basically a committee, and they've managed to "discover" some pretty "exciting" things in the Constitution in the last 35 years that no one had previously seen.



Lewis, Clark, and Sakajuwea might be called a committee, and they discovered some very exciting stuff.



The jury at the OJ Simpson trail was definitely a committee, and by diligent effort, they managed to discover something that no one else even believed existed: his innocence.
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Old 04-06-2007, 08:30 PM   #12
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How come it hasn't been tested here????
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Old 04-06-2007, 08:57 PM   #13
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But it he HAD done it, it sure wouldn't have been the way they said he did it...........
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Old 04-06-2007, 11:30 PM   #14
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yeah! with ABS! please!
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Old 04-06-2007, 11:43 PM   #15
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The mags love impractical, one dimensional bikes that are obsolete every 2 years. These are the bikes the keep them in print.
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Old 04-06-2007, 11:50 PM   #16
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It would be nice to see an article on tuning one of these new banditos vs the old one. The older bandits were good for an extra 10-15 or so hp with slip-on, rejet, and drilling a hole in the airbox. Some big bang for the buck. Stiff springs in front and a GSXR shock out back tightened up the suspension nicely, and for cheap. I wonder if the new bike is as receptive to mods, or needs them.
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Old 04-07-2007, 04:46 AM   #17
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It has not been tested here because it is not a Cruiser over 1000cc or a sportbike that has 130 Hp @ 15K RPM and weighs under 400lbs.



Our present market (...and society) is all about EXTREMES. Extreme bling, extreme fast, exteme chopper or even extreme practical (the ugly BMW 1200GS) The mainsteam press refuses to focus on entry level or practical bikes that are popular in Europe. People don't even know practical bikes exist...most beginners start out on a Sportster or CBR600!



Practical bikes, like my ZRX1200R or the New Bandit get left behind (If the engine in the Bandit was a detuned Hayabusa engine, then magazines would make it a project bike for 9 second quarter mile times). All the editors can say is "they are too heavy, too slow and don't lap the track fast enough". That is why the motorcycle boom of the 1970s eventually died and with it, the broad acceptability and appeal of motorcycling and motorcyclists. Motorcycles have become lifestyle statements and are no longer about the ride itself. Riders are divided into various groups: stunters, Harley lifestyle dudes, roadracer wanabees. Divided we fall...
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Old 04-07-2007, 04:47 AM   #18
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See above letter...
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Old 04-07-2007, 07:43 AM   #19
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It's a mystery why the mags push most heavily the bikes that kill the most riders. You know... the 'safe' ones. Read too many mags and you begin to think that SV650s, Bandits, et al, are 'underpowered'. Yeah. Underpowered compared to what? The Bandit is 'boring' because it only does the 1/4 mile in around 11 sec. and isn't competitive in pro racing. The suspension is 'crappy' because it gets squirrely on public roads at 150% of the maximum speed limit. LOL! Who would ever want to buy a bike that you couldn't compete on professionally? (snicker, as if you could compete professionally on any bike off of the showroom floor.)



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Old 04-07-2007, 08:06 AM   #20
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And don't forget the free flights, booze and hotel rooms for the editors who play ball.



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