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Old 06-05-2003, 02:21 PM   #41
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"Ducati is in constant financial trouble" : so I guess the profit figures at ducati don't trouble you. Oh, I see.. you only care about Ducati USA....



And WE mustn't make motorbikes. No point in competing against the japanese is there? Who cares who had a 1972 Triumph? THey were out of date then and someone is REALLY trying to achieve something. And they're doing it.. so lets just run them down, eh?

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Old 06-05-2003, 02:47 PM   #42
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That was easy money KPaul. How do you plan on spending it?
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Old 06-05-2003, 03:32 PM   #43
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Never ran em anywhere. It's just stupid to call a British copy of the same Japanese 600 motorcycle with plenty of Japanese help and parts some unbelievable feat of engineering. Why don't YOU tell me what they "achieved" except to try to be bad copycat in the 600 arena. If their bike said Suzuki it would suck. Since it says Triumph it's great?? Hardly. Maybe they should start making copies of Fender Strats (don't we have enough of those yet?) and we can laud them for their unbelievable musical instrumental engineering prowess. Pleeeease. They took the same 72 Triumph and updated it slightly and it became far and away their best seller. Fancy that. I bet their junk Bonnieville outesells their 600 3 to 1 and will be worth more at the end of the day. All they will "teach" Harley is how to ***** away profits.
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Old 06-05-2003, 03:35 PM   #44
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They have been racing all year and you sent in how many posts or links about it? Zero sound right? I rest my case. Maybe your cousins knew but you sure didn't.
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Old 06-05-2003, 04:12 PM   #45
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From a fellow Kiwi some credit must go to Bruce Anstey. He is a former New Zealand champion that had to fight back from cancer and chemotherapy so way to go Bruce. He put in a good ride on the GSXR1000 too in the production race only to be beaten by fellow Kiwi Shaun Harris.



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Old 06-05-2003, 04:25 PM   #46
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What about the Vettes and Vipers in LeMans and road racing the past five years or so??? That's somethng to be proud of.



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Old 06-05-2003, 05:58 PM   #47
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Spppsststtttt!
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Old 06-05-2003, 07:06 PM   #48
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"Why is an American bike with Japanese parts not American, but a British bike with Japanese parts IS British?"



I guess that makes Harley Davidson French Longride? That lovely *cough* v-twin tractor engine is not and never will be American. It is a French design. Neither is that V-rod engine American, it's German.



Wake up man! Next thing you will be trying to tell me that Ducatis and/or Aprilias are Scandanavian, Japanese, German and that BMW's are American.



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Old 06-05-2003, 09:02 PM   #49
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Actually I think I did send in a post from MCN, but it was never posted at the start of the season. But hey longride you just love to put folks (Honda, Triumph, Victory) that work hard and have a dream down. I never knew that the original design for the V-Twin was French. That is fracking hilarious.
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Old 06-05-2003, 09:05 PM   #50
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Congrads to him. That is a fantastic story thanks for sharing it.
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