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SamBlob 01-21-2001 05:16 AM

Re: F650C
Does anyone else think that a F650C just might be a good idea? It couldn't possibly look worse than the F650GS (unless they revive the previous F650) and it might just improve BMW's entry level. Oh yes, and shaft drive too, please...

SamBlob 01-21-2001 06:55 AM

Re: Rolex vs. Casio
Rolex is one of the few major Swiss names left in the watchmaking field the Swiss once ruled.

Rolls-Royce, once the pride of British aristocracy, is now owned by Volkswagen and BMW, which leaves the RR purists about as inconsolable as Harley purists would be if Honda and Kawasaki were to take over H-D.

H-D is doing well to keep up with (or at least not too far behind) the times.

oldjapbikes 01-22-2001 03:53 PM

love the local talk!
Eyyo MO, da' wuz sum phat reportnn. Dem bikes iz defnitly da shiznit da's fo sho. I ain even like cruisaz bu' peepin at doz bikez made me wanna brake (sic) out sum dough an' get one. Dat Harley D is tight, bud dat bee-em-dub look like some kinda aliean shi* wi' dat wack-ass suspension shi* on 'ere. Dozs rims is phat doh. Fit-teen gran' fo da beema? I might hada still me one cuz I ain' got that kinda cream.

Thig 01-25-2001 06:48 AM

Re: Deuce vs. Phoenix Reader Feedback
The re-sell argument is . I buy to ride, not count penneys until I decide to sell it.

xv1100s 01-28-2001 03:33 PM

Re: Deuce vs. Phoenix Reader Feedback
I know 11 folk with Harley's....Only 1 has a reliable bike. I wouldn't touch one with a 10 foot pole. Nice looking, low quality machine. As for the Beemer....I witnessed one at an MSF Experienced ridier course and that durn kickstand scraped so much that I think it was a different shape when the rider finished the course.

If you are going to choose between these 2 bikes, I guess it boils down to what you are willing to put up with. I think I'll pass altogether and keep riding (when the snow melts).

Thx for the article though....keep up the good work!

seruzawa 02-01-2001 12:34 PM

Re: Deuce vs. Phoenix Reader Feedback
Well cretainly no one is going to buy the BMW for its looks. It looks like it was designed by a janitor who used to read old custom bike magazines while hiding in the broom closet at the DKW works in East Germany. In fact, you'll never hear the exhaust sound of the BMW because the peals of laughter from people watching you drive by will be too loud.

seruzawa 02-01-2001 12:39 PM

Re: Deuce vs. Phoenix Reader Feedback
Actually you have to admire BMW for having the guts to build a bike that will raise huge swells of raucous laughter everywhere you go. It is a hilarious looking monstrosity that could only be concieved by Germans. Perhaps BMW should issue those old-style half-helmets with each one. The 1200C is without a doubt the most ridiculous looking thing to come down the pike since Ducati tried to build cruisers back in the 80's.

Dual__Exhaust 03-16-2001 11:25 PM

Re: Cruiser comparo...
Totally unrelated but I'll take the bait...

My wife owns a Honda VTR250 Interceptor V-Twin that not only passes traffic, can pin the needle on the 115 mph speedo, but also brakes and accelerates better than any street-legal auto. It also geets 80mpg and looks great. It even has a catalytic converter so emissions are low. I prefer it to my liter bike any day for around town, so I ride it all the time. I think there is a lot to be said for these bikes even if they are not for everyone. The microcruisers are extremely underpowered in this class though, and I could not buy one for that reason. 60 mph top speed is definitely insufficient.

Dual__Exhaust 03-16-2001 11:28 PM

Re: Deuce vs. Phoenix Reader Feedback
I have to agree, even if I can't see any reason to buy a Harley. Style MUST rate below reliability if it relates to something with only two wheels.

One wheel will not get you home.

Dual__Exhaust 03-16-2001 11:39 PM

Sportbikers read it because of the ebonics
The article drew me in with the promise of offending someone. I don't actually care about either of these bikes enough to read the comparo without the attempt at humor - it drew me in because without the ebonic connection, I felt no draw to the article. Plus, he was consistent: rising action, climax, and falling action all were accompanied by partially humorous, partially offensive ebonic reference.

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