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Old 12-10-2006, 09:59 AM   #51
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The '01 Bandit I had was one of the funnest bikes I've owned. The only reason I traded it was because I wanted a more sport touring type and I didn't like the look of the Givi's on a Bandit. One of the things I liked about my Trophy was the handling and power were similar to the Bandits.



For my type of riding they're almost perfect and a real bargain to boot, I'll either get an '07 or a low mile unmolested used one.
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Old 12-10-2006, 10:30 AM   #52
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I really wanted a Trophy. I liked the price, the clean look and it was a nice simple layout for a touring bike (user wise, maintenance and engine upkeep I have no knowledge on). I just didn't have the money when they were available.



I wish they would bring it back.



I liked that they also offered a 900 version.
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Old 12-10-2006, 10:35 AM   #53
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EVERYONE is different, and they all change throughout life. You can't lump some person into a "Boomer" or "Gen X" or "Gen Y" category, and say "They will only buy....



Correction. If you have an extremely limited intellect you must deal in such broad stereotypes or you'll never get through the day. This is how idiots come up with crazy ideas like "600 sportbikes are the greatest value in motorcycling" when in fact the 600s are quickly obsolescent, depreciate ruinously and are too narrowly focused for real life practical use. Certain people can only "think" in the most simplistic terms possible. Sadly they are also incapable of telling truth from lie and usually spend their lives defending their obviously bizarre opinions to the death.



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Old 12-10-2006, 10:56 AM   #54
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Ah, like Democrats.................
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Old 12-10-2006, 11:14 AM   #55
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Old 12-10-2006, 01:59 PM   #56
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Default Re: Yamaha Shows V-Max Concept to ''Gauge Response''

>I'd rather have 50-year-old retro aesthetic

>that's authentically moto-referential



There is lots of that already. I don´t want to question your taste but not everybody wants to ride like granpa.



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Old 12-10-2006, 02:12 PM   #57
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Default Crazy ideas? Speak for yourself Famous seruzawa quotes

"crazy ideas like"

How about your crazy ideas like this.

[*]Cruisers have better brakes than sportbikes
[*]Speed doesnt' kill i.e. velocity is not important in crashes
[*]The Iraq war was a good thing
[*]There are WMDs in Iraq
[*]Deficits don't matter
[*]Gas prices will go low and stay low

[b]

I could go on an on.. Should I?
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Old 12-10-2006, 03:23 PM   #58
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When I had the cops at my house during my car theft investigation, the young cop (late 20s) immediately started asking me questions about my Geezer Glide (he currently rides a Low Rider). My Ducati was sitting next to it and he totally ignored it and didn't ask any questions about the Duc.



A few days later I went out for a beer with some of my softball mates. One of our players (who is 27) talked to me non-stop about how badly he wants a Harley and was even wearing H-D boots.



I don't know what doofus stereotype they fit but one was white, one Mexican, and they were both in their late 20s.
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Old 12-10-2006, 04:45 PM   #59
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Nuthin' wrong with a Giger bike if done right, but this isn't it. In fact, the bodywork, even for a concept bike. looks like a accident and the molding shop. It's butt ugly -- especially the tail section. I think Yamaha needs to hire some new conceptual designers, 'cuz this doesn't say muscle bike, but instead says showroom dust collector.
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Old 12-10-2006, 05:52 PM   #60
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Default Re: Crazy ideas? Speak for yourself Famous seruzawa quotes

"Speed doesnt' kill i.e. velocity is not important in crashes"



"A 1997 Federal Highway Administration study on 100 different locations where speed limits had been changed reported that when limits were reduced, the number of accidents increased, whereas when limits were raised, the volume of crashes went down."



Some food for thought from the December issue of Cycle World.



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