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Old 10-02-2003, 01:41 PM   #31
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Old 10-02-2003, 01:42 PM   #32
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Old 10-02-2003, 01:45 PM   #33
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Default Re: Yamaha takes styling influence from Buell?

Yeah, the big black radiator on the front practically screams "made by Buell"
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Old 10-02-2003, 04:04 PM   #34
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A Buell Lightning this is not!! I like the look of the new Buells but my hat's off to the Yamaha's styling dept. I Love the new Yamahas!!! They ooze sex appeal... this bike included! 2004 is a great year for Yamaha fans everywhere.
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Old 10-02-2003, 05:48 PM   #35
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THEY ARE ALL COPIES OF THE "STREETFIGHTER"CONCEPT WHICH IS HOT IN EUROPE.BUEL CAN'T DO ANYTHING ORIGINAL, HELL, THEY HAD TO BORROW THE SORRY SPORSTER MOTOR TO POWER THEIR BIKES.
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Old 10-03-2003, 03:30 AM   #36
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>>THE SORRY SPORSTER MOTOR<<



Unlike the superior twin BMW mills eh?



You sir are a cretin.
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Old 10-03-2003, 06:33 AM   #37
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Default Re: Yamaha takes styling influence from Buell?

Look underneath your "tab" key and above your "shift" key. There's one there that says "caps lock". Push it before your next response.
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Old 10-03-2003, 06:41 AM   #38
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Default Re: Yamaha takes styling influence from Buell?

The Rune doesn't pioneer anything. It simply brings bad styling into the cruiser realm for Honda. What is revolutionary about that?



The GL never pioneered anything either- the one you see today (full touring bike) is completely different from the original concept (muscle bike). Honda only changed it to the touring version after seeing a large number of the original GL customers doing the same using Craig Vetter's (a REAL pioneer, by the way) fairings. Reactionary, not revolutionary.



VFR? Not even close. All they did here was change their leading-edge sportbike into a half-ass sport-tourer after it had lost its edge to keep it in the lineup and recoup more of their investment in the tooling. By this point Yamaha had already done the same thing with its FJ1100/1200s, replacing them with the FZRs.
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Old 10-03-2003, 08:39 AM   #39
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Hey, that's got some cool looking bits! I'd want more heat shielding on those pipes, though, I think.



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Old 10-03-2003, 09:23 AM   #40
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Default Re: Buell not original ?

Whatever you think of Buell's they're about as original as you can get.

If you want cookie-cutters just look at the current crop of sportbikes or cruisers from Asia. The Yamaha Warrior is fairly unique the rest are copycats.

European sportbikes have some variations that set them apart, but Buell is so far out in left field with their designs you'd have to be blind not to set them apart

Have you actually SEEN a Buell or is this some ingrained bias against anything remotley HD ?
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