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Old 01-04-2005, 10:34 AM   #71
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Default Re: YAMAHA RELEASES ADDITIONAL FJR 1300s

Oh yeah. You're also the guy who is so down on Ad hominem attacks, right?



Been fired for drunkeness lately?
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Old 01-04-2005, 10:35 AM   #72
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Default Re: YAMAHA RELEASES ADDITIONAL FJR 1300s

Having sold a whopping 2000 units in 3 years, I'm sure that wouldn't even pay the Yamaha light bill. I am sure this is the stupidest marketing scam I ever saw.
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Old 01-04-2005, 10:46 AM   #73
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Default Re: YAMAHA RELEASES ADDITIONAL FJR 1300s

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Does anyone really know why the pre-order program is necessary now?



Are Yamaha worldwide finances that fragile they need the pre-order program?



Are the big bucks marketing talking heads so numb they can not do a reasonable unit sales projection for the USA?



I am wondering if the FJ USA sales get up to say 250,000/yr if the program might be discontinued?



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Old 01-04-2005, 10:55 AM   #74
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Exactly. If you are in the market for this type of bike, it may be worth the wait. If you have the cash for a motorcyle impulse buy, go buy a couple Beemers.
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Old 01-04-2005, 10:59 AM   #75
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Default Re: YAMAHA RELEASES ADDITIONAL FJR 1300s

You're just assuming that you know more than the Yamaha marketing people? ... maybe you do but I wouldn't bet on it.



Fact is, this Yamaha marketing program...



has managed to sell every FJR at list price



has been able to provide advanced firm production numbers to the factory (which REALLY makes the factory people happy and hugely lowers production costs)



and has managed to position a UJM as a scarce and desirable moto rather than just another disposable.



forecasting demand is a ***** of a job and being wrong $uck$. I'd bet Yamaha makes more $$$ preselling 2,000 FJRs at list price that they would making 4,000 and doing whatever was necessary to move 'em off the showroom



I do this kind of ***** for a living and the more I look at what Yamaha's doing the more I admire it.
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Old 01-04-2005, 11:01 AM   #76
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Well, how 'bout that! No LÂ’il-Yella-Men, Damn!



And, it turns out I should'a wanted an FJR all along (but, apparently, I wasnÂ’t smart enough). Just think about all the things I should have thought about if I could have thought about if only my thinking was good enough to think about thinking about them (Boggles the mind, donÂ’t it).



But, if they ain’t got no L’il-Yella-Men, who’s gonna make all them FJRs – ain’t been sole yet – disappear?





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Old 01-04-2005, 11:04 AM   #77
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Default Re: Let's give credit...

Yeah, well screw you, Tech Spec Boy! Just because I may not have your comprehensive understanding of the arcane intricacies of fuel injection mapping doesn't make my....opinion....any less....um...err....valid...than yours.



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Old 01-04-2005, 11:08 AM   #78
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"If form over function should be ignored..."



But her form has a VERY strong effect on my function!
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Old 01-04-2005, 11:10 AM   #79
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Ascot, Damn It! Not a scarf!



If I'm gonna look swishy, I wanna do it with some class.



Ya aced the paisley, though...nice touch!
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Old 01-04-2005, 11:15 AM   #80
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And, with or without air?
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