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Old 12-03-2008, 01:13 PM   #1
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:32 PM   #2
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He didn't retire. He got canned for refusing to wear a do-rag.
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:50 PM   #3
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He refused to make MVs go Potato potato potato and steadfastly clung to Pasta pasta pasta.
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Old 12-03-2008, 03:18 PM   #4
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It's always sad to see a great go. His designs were inspiring. Aloha, my good man!
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Old 12-03-2008, 05:11 PM   #5
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Didn't he invent the haipin valve spring? And the little screw that holds the tower drive in my old SS 250 Diablo together? God speed Massimo!
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:12 AM   #6
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Sadly, we will watch MV transform into an "every man" bike. Exotic motorcycle design just joined AARP.
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:45 AM   #7
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Well, it was either join AARP or join the dead. MV needed a 'white knight' very badly. I still wonder what the Harley execs were smokin the day they decided to buy MV.
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:49 AM   #8
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They've been incredible astute so far, why in the world they would want MV is beyond me as well. From what I hear Buell does pretty well in Europe, it would be nice to see Harley push that line as their sport bike instead of treating them like a red-head stepchild
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They've been incredible astute so far, why in the world they would want MV is beyond me as well. From what I hear Buell does pretty well in Europe, it would be nice to see Harley push that line as their sport bike instead of treating them like a red-head stepchild
HD's problem with Buell seems to be dealers' attitudes. Of the 4 shops within 40 miles of my house only one has a salesman interested in talking about Buells. The biggest dealer, HD of Salt Lake, built a whole new showroom ostensibly for displaying Buells but instead they moved the Hogs in there and used the old showroom for a boutique. Last time I went in there were no Buells on display. @$$holes.

The Uly is a pretty nice ride. But I'd still rather get a Tiger. Most likely I end up with a DL1000, being as cheap as I am.
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I don't think you'd go wrong with either one. From my own experiance the V Strom has more room if that's an issue, the Uly definately feels compact but they're both fun as hell to ride. My last go-round was down to the Uly, V Strom or 'Lectra-glide. The "salesman" at the Suzuki joint was some snot-nose who was too busy drooling over the in-house barrista to help me, the Uly was cool but felt a little cramped so the FLHT won on comfort, wind protection and bags..

I wouldn't turn my nose up at a used Buell for a play bike.
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