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Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,371
Posted By single
I think the complaints about VTEC are mostly the...

I think the complaints about VTEC are mostly the early models. The 2006+ models were adjusted to make the transition smoother, and those are well within your price range even with ABS (and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,371
Posted By single
I wouldn't rule out a VFR 800. It's well within...

I wouldn't rule out a VFR 800. It's well within your price range, and the engine is really the jewel of that bike. The 800 series engine is much more of a monster then the 750 was. It might be down...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,644
Posted By single
Bingo, if Ducati brings back the Sport Classic...

Bingo, if Ducati brings back the Sport Classic concept in a new retro bike, how will those SC values look? I'd rather own a motorcycle I'm using then hoping for my motorcycle to retain and increase...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,673
Posted By single
All this CB1100 alternative talk has got me...

All this CB1100 alternative talk has got me checking out Yamaha XS 1100 on craigslist.

Looks like there is a super clean one in Tucson:

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/mcy/3987920338.html
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,673
Posted By single
Yamaha XS Eleven. For some reason they weren't...

Yamaha XS Eleven. For some reason they weren't popular, so can be had for very very cheap, there are nice well cared for ones everywhere, and are every bit as solid and strong as their rivals. I bet...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,973
Posted By single
BMW had the first ABS system on motorcycles, and...

BMW had the first ABS system on motorcycles, and it was notoriously bad. If you argue against ABS in modern times based off that one experience you had on a bike which is by now two or three decades...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,973
Posted By single
Here is a recent report on car ABS systems: ...

Here is a recent report on car ABS systems:

http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811182.PDF

Conclusion (on page 59): "The observed effect of ABS is a negligible reduction of crash involvements"
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,973
Posted By single
Arguing ABS causes you to lose control of your...

Arguing ABS causes you to lose control of your vehicle is like arguing an airbag causes you to lose control of your vehicle by not letting you put your body where you want to put it. It's ridiculous...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,973
Posted By single
Not sure what it is about ABS which inspires long...

Not sure what it is about ABS which inspires long melodramatic rants about people living in bubbles, government control, people not being able to ride properly, and all sorts of other nonsense. I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,973
Posted By single
Not sure who you are replying to here. No one in...

Not sure who you are replying to here. No one in this thread has suggested the government should make ABS mandatory, or that anyone needs to have ABS on their bikes, or that anyone really needs...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,973
Posted By single
Then you aren't looking very hard ...

Then you aren't looking very hard

http://www.iihs.org/brochures/motorcycleABS.html

IIHS has been trying for years to justify making ABS mandatory on cars, and has been so far failing because...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,973
Posted By single
You are muddying the waters by bringing up ABS...

You are muddying the waters by bringing up ABS systems in cars, from 20 years ago no less. ABS systems in cars are not the same as ABS systems in motorcycles, anymore so then an airbag in a car...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,973
Posted By single
The way to think about ABS is the same way you...

The way to think about ABS is the same way you should think about an air bag in your car. You should never need to use it, it isn't a replacement for skill or technique, and you damn sure shouldn't...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 2,909
Views: 467,422
Posted By single
Fully adjustable suspension is seriously...

Fully adjustable suspension is seriously overrated. I feel like most people want it just for bragging rights about yet another feature of their motorcycle they will never use. Especially with modern...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2,909
Views: 467,422
Posted By single
My first impression of that cluster is......

My first impression of that cluster is... underwhelming. Looks like too much information crammed into too tight of a space. Call me old school but I really really prefer a giant analog tach to be...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,981
Posted By single
I could say the same about any motorcycle really....

I could say the same about any motorcycle really. Taking your point to it's logical conclusion if it takes a Ducati to stir your soul you must be more dead inside then others. My soul is stirred by...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,981
Posted By single
Another thing to consider: you are comparing...

Another thing to consider: you are comparing dropping a naked versus a faired bike. Tip over a 848 and you can easily double the damage price.

A quick ebay search confirms everything you need to...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2,909
Views: 467,422
Posted By single
The more I look at this bike the more it is...

The more I look at this bike the more it is growing on me. Everyone is comparing it to the Triumph Street Triple, but I think it also compares very favorably against the Ducati Streetfighter as well....
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,981
Posted By single
When people say Ducati's aren't expensive to...

When people say Ducati's aren't expensive to maintain, they really should append a bunch of asterisks/footnotes to that statement.

If you :

- don't ride often enough to do belts/valves often...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2,909
Views: 467,422
Posted By single
Pretty odd to me how sensitive some people are...

Pretty odd to me how sensitive some people are being about simple feedback and the slightest negative feedback to Yamaha about the bike. As if mentioning it doesn't have ABS is equivalent to...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2,909
Views: 467,422
Posted By single
If you think this Yamaha or the similar...

If you think this Yamaha or the similar power/weight Triumph street triple motors are just "sufficient" you have either never twisted a throttle on one or don't have a pulse. These are hooligan power...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2,909
Views: 467,422
Posted By single
Apologizes, there is about 14 years of...

Apologizes, there is about 14 years of frustration built up with Yamaha not offering this basic feature on their sport bikes in this country. I've always been interested in Yamaha sport motorcycles,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2,909
Views: 467,422
Posted By single
As I don't want to turn this into an ABS thread,...

As I don't want to turn this into an ABS thread, I'll break this down very quickly.

Emergency braking is the safest maneuver in a rider's tool kit.

ABS can think and react much faster then any...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2,909
Views: 467,422
Posted By single
It's frustrating that Yamaha doesn't even give us...

It's frustrating that Yamaha doesn't even give us the option. I would gladly pay extra, and wait a few extra weeks for them to import an ABS model. They don't even have to stock any on the floor....
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2,909
Views: 467,422
Posted By single
Absolutely, it's totally a problem with the US...

Absolutely, it's totally a problem with the US division of Yamaha not importing these. I thought with the new bikes they might change, but alas no such luck.

All 6 of the motorcycles sold in US in...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2,909
Views: 467,422
Posted By single
I'm sorry but it's 2013. How the F does Yamaha...

I'm sorry but it's 2013. How the F does Yamaha still not put ABS on it's newly developed motorcycles even as an option? :huh :puke1
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 1,109,969
Posted By single
I think your math might be a little off. ...

I think your math might be a little off.

Considering 10,000 mile commuting distances a year.

65 MPG:

10,000 miles / 65 mpg = 154 gallons of gas
154 gallons * 4 dollars a gallon = 616$ a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,832
Posted By single
This is a world exclusive. I have inside...

This is a world exclusive. I have inside information at Yamaha and got access to the image below through a friend of a friend on the actual chassis development team. You can clearly see how the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 1,109,969
Posted By single
Regarding why people care about MPG, I think...

Regarding why people care about MPG, I think especially in the motorcycle world people bring it up more as a function of range and convenience then as a function of cost savings. A low MPG motorcycle...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 1,109,969
Posted By single
That's exactly my issue with the street triple. A...

That's exactly my issue with the street triple. A SV gets your 90% of the way there for 10% of the cost, it's a no brainer. SV oozes character (especially with an after market exhaust) as well so the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,374
Posted By single
If we are talking strictly stock and not full...

If we are talking strictly stock and not full termi racing systems, then Ducati has to be one of the most *OVER* rated, especially modern Ducatis which all seem like they are choking on air while...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,588
Posted By single
I think people tend to lose sight of the fact...

I think people tend to lose sight of the fact that the rider is the one with the soul, not the bike. I bring all the soul I need to every ride I go on, whether it's on a Honda Ruckus or an Aprilia...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,588
Posted By single
These bikes aren't boring, just different. If you...

These bikes aren't boring, just different. If you can't have fun on these bikes you probably have a psychological problem. I guess you can try to spend your way out of it with more "exciting" bikes?...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,588
Posted By single
It isn't just motorcyclists...

Everyone's dying:

http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811741.pdf

To me this paints the picture that the roads themselves are less safe. When talking about motorcycle safety people are obsessed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 1,139
Views: 211,356
Posted By single
I've been using top boxes mostly but seeing all...

I've been using top boxes mostly but seeing all these top boxes side by side with soft tail bags, and I think I'm a convert - soft bags just look so much better and are almost just as practical....
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,076
Posted By single
I'm not sure what the point of this question is?...

I'm not sure what the point of this question is? It should be based on whatever is in your owner's manual or whatever your bike is tuned for. Different bikes have different requirements. I do think...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,468
Posted By single
To re-iterate the point because I think it can't...

To re-iterate the point because I think it can't be said enough, the most important thing is for you to be relaxed, confident, and smooth in your technique in the turn. Not being relaxed or...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 1,109,969
Posted By single
http://cdn.dealerspike.com/imglib/newinv/ducati/20...

http://cdn.dealerspike.com/imglib/newinv/ducati/2012/products/Streetfighter_848/SF-848_2011_Studio_Dark_B-01_1920x1280.jpg

Even after reading bad review after bad review, I can't shake it. Not...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 39,302
Posted By single
Honestly I'm not sure why you are so upset. I'm...

Honestly I'm not sure why you are so upset. I'm simply posting my experiences and having a discussion with a few other members about very specific aspects of superbike ownership. You certainly don't...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 39,302
Posted By single
I'm not sure why you are trying so hard to play...

I'm not sure why you are trying so hard to play this "gotcha" game with me, I'm not your enemy. At the other end of the screen is another rider just sharing his experiences. We can talk about this...
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