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Old 08-20-2003, 09:42 AM   #61
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It was my time machine that took me back to my hot rod years that's for sure. Man I got in alot of trouble on that bike! Thanks... now I'm missing it again. (sniff)
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Old 08-20-2003, 10:09 AM   #62
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When was the V-max neutered? I rode a new one last year and it was just as fast as any of the old ones.
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Old 08-20-2003, 10:24 AM   #63
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When the VMax was neutered they must have snipped the wrong parts because it still went like nuts.
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Old 08-20-2003, 10:56 AM   #64
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Amen Brother! It's almost too much. Did I say that? What I mean is that it is approaching too much. I applaud another choice!!! I would love to test ride one and reserve my opinion for what it is like to ride not just look at.
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Old 08-20-2003, 11:38 AM   #65
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All these comments and only one mentioning the old E-H/Indian fours. I think Triumph is onto something with this, that they will scoop up more than a few riders looking for an inlike engine like the old Indians (and which the new Indian (harley clones) is blowing by not cashing in on at the moment. Look at the BMW cruisers, and it starts making a lot of sense... then again, I see plenty of unsold V-Rod's sitting around at various dealers.



Eh. The Rocket is definitely not for me, though. I'm more excited about the new cafe Bonnie.

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Old 08-20-2003, 12:39 PM   #66
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Really? I can count on one hand the BMW cruisers I've seen on the street since their introduction. You must live in an area that's thick with BMW fans.
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Old 08-20-2003, 01:00 PM   #67
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You seem incapable of understanding that just because hp isn't the first priority doesn't mean it isn't important on some level.



If you think that cruisers are worthless crap because hp isn't a first priority, then by your reasoning your bike is equally worthless crap unless you own a Hayabusa, since to you hp is king. So tell me, why did you settle for a lesser bike?



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Old 08-20-2003, 01:04 PM   #68
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That's exactly my point. Very few people will buy this (or any) bike simply because of the power- they have to like the styling also. Some people will, but I think most people won't. That's why I think that blanket statements that this bike will sell only because of the power are incorrect.



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Old 08-20-2003, 01:06 PM   #69
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I' m not sure if I am the one you are referring to, but if so, I'm not saying that different is bad- in this case, different is ugly and ugly will not sell. If someone can make a non V-Twin cruiser that looks good, more power to 'em. It just hasn't really happened yet.
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Old 08-20-2003, 01:23 PM   #70
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By the way, have you ever ridden any of the new performance cruisers? They will embarass a 600 in any roll-on under 100 mph, and for an average skilled rider they will be quicker up to 60 from a stop. To me that's pretty fast.

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