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Old 01-05-2005, 08:00 AM   #131
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Default Re: YAMAHA RELEASES ADDITIONAL FJR 1300s

Well I used to have Royal Star and that was as upscale as the cruisers get (Rune nothwithstanding). It was certainly not less upscale than my current Fat Boy.



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Old 01-05-2005, 08:38 AM   #132
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Old 01-05-2005, 09:12 AM   #133
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Because, Norton wants $19K, for a vertical twin, and it specs about $1.5K better than an SV650. Hey, I willing to give away something for beauty, but were not talking about a Rodan scupture.



While it's nice to know - after all these years - Norton's still a great sub-ten-thousand-dollar motorcycle; too bad it costs the same as a garden-variety Ducati 999.



Besides, most of the guys, who buy a Norton, are probably never gonna ride them. They'll just sit around hoping that Norton AGAIN goes t!ts-up, so they can eventually make a profit.



BTW, thanks for asking. I needed a reason to rant a bit. I've been trying to think Happy-Thoughts, but I don't have it in me.



So, P!ss-Off and leave me alone, but thanks, again, for the catharsis.
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Old 01-05-2005, 09:58 AM   #134
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Villa Park currently. Within shootin distance of MCC.
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Old 01-05-2005, 10:00 AM   #135
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Yeah, the bikes sure were cheap in the 80's. They DID have leftovers well into the mid 80's if I can remember that far back. getting old ya know!
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Old 01-05-2005, 10:09 AM   #136
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Quit screwning around and go get a REAL Norton. I had a 72 Combat Commando, and I kick myself for ever selling it. It was one classic I regret not having. That, and my 79 CBX.
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Old 01-05-2005, 11:07 AM   #137
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If you think a Royal Star is "upscale", I bet you eat at the "upscale" McDonald's near your place.
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Old 01-06-2005, 04:00 AM   #138
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I wouldn´t publicly admit going to McDonald´s even if I went there. This is not for the reason of me looking cheap (I thrive on 4 Peso wine bottles) but looking like a mentally lazy lard-a$$ who does not appreciate variety in life that´s not ok in my books.



Aah, Royal Star. You can´t obviously appreciate it if you confuse badge with quality. I recommend reading "Emperor without clothes". That´s a good start.



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Old 01-06-2005, 04:04 AM   #139
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Default YAMAHA DISCONTINUES FJ1300 PRIORITY DELIVERY PROGRAM

*PRESS RELEASE* USA YAMAHA DISCONTINUES FJ1300 PRIORITY DELIVERY PROGRAM



CYPRESSS, Calif., January 7, 2004 ~ Due to the massive negative feedback from potential customers, Yamaha has decided to discontinue the FJ1300 USA Only Priority Delivery Program



Potential buyers will be able to visit their local USA Yamaha dealer and check out the 2005 FJ and test ride it before purchasing just like those evaluating the FJ in Europe have been able to do for years.



The cost risk for USA 2005 FJ left overs and necessary price discounting of surplus units will be covered by moving $223,250 from Valentino Rossi's boot polish budget.



2005 FJ1300s will be at USA Yamaha dealers on April 1, 2005.









Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa .....USA FJ April Fools









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Old 01-06-2005, 05:02 AM   #140
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Limited production or not, this bike seems pretty fairly priced.
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