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Old 07-21-2014, 02:22 PM   #2506
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What country is that? You know, so I can not live there.


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Old 07-21-2014, 02:22 PM   #2507
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I, too, have speedo placards that read, "STOOPID". One for dirt, one for pavement.
Aren't we all?
For I might just need a traffic cop to sit behind me all the time
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Old 07-21-2014, 02:26 PM   #2508
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What country is that? You know, so I can not live there.
Haha its S.E Asia dude.. Singapore to be exact. Just a lil red dot in the world map. Hell, a lil red dot after u magnified it 10x
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Old 07-21-2014, 02:26 PM   #2509
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Old 07-21-2014, 04:17 PM   #2510
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Haha its S.E Asia dude.. Singapore to be exact. Just a lil red dot in the world map. Hell, a lil red dot after u magnified it 10x
The average household in the US makes a little over $50K per year if i remember the last stats. Whats the average house make there? In usd.....

Just curious how it all equates.
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:22 PM   #2511
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The average household in the US makes a little over $50K per year if i remember the last stats. Whats the average house make there? In usd.....

Just curious how it all equates.
Im not sure really.. But over here, we have what we called COE (Certificate of Entitlement). Its basically a paper saying saying you own this particular vehicle. Its stupid really, its just how the governmen wants to suck all our money as much as they can. Reason for this "to ease congestion"

So basically to own a bike you will have to bid for COE(which happens every fortnight) and price depends on how many hundreds or thousands of bikes these dealers bid for. Its complicated to explain.
To summarise the current COE now (paper weight) is ard $3.3K USD and Im not talking about the bike's price yet.

For the new R1200GSAW, machine price will be around $42K USD.. And top it up with COE, you get the total. So you guys are way luckier to have a much "cheaper" option.

Don't get me started on owning a car.. You will need to sell your 2 storey house in your country just to own a brand new car in mine. And I'm talking Japanese car
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:10 PM   #2512
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The average household in the US makes a little over $50K per year if i remember the last stats. Whats the average house make there? In usd.....

Just curious how it all equates.
Courtesy of Google

"Singapore's median household income up 4% to $7,870. According to a release by the Department of Statistics, among resident employed households, median monthly household income from work increased from $7,570 in 2012 to $7,870 in 2013, a 4.0 percent growth in nominal terms, or 1.6 per cent in real terms."

So a bit less than double the poor USA
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:16 AM   #2513
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Im not sure really.. But over here, we have what we called COE (Certificate of Entitlement). Its basically a paper saying saying you own this particular vehicle. Its stupid really, its just how the governmen wants to suck all our money as much as they can. Reason for this "to ease congestion"

So basically to own a bike you will have to bid for COE(which happens every fortnight) and price depends on how many hundreds or thousands of bikes these dealers bid for. Its complicated to explain.
To summarise the current COE now (paper weight) is ard $3.3K USD and Im not talking about the bike's price yet.

For the new R1200GSAW, machine price will be around $42K USD.. And top it up with COE, you get the total. So you guys are way luckier to have a much "cheaper" option.

Don't get me started on owning a car.. You will need to sell your 2 storey house in your country just to own a brand new car in mine. And I'm talking Japanese car
That's an incredible fee...unreal!!!! I guess we do have it quite good, which is why its frustrating to see things headed in a similar direction...


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"Singapore's median household income up 4% to $7,870. According to a release by the Department of Statistics, among resident employed households, median monthly household income from work increased from $7,570 in 2012 to $7,870 in 2013, a 4.0 percent growth in nominal terms, or 1.6 per cent in real terms."

So a bit less than double the poor USA
Interesting stuff, for sure.
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:45 AM   #2514
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Radiators?

Iím not sure what the concern is about radiators and off-road use. Nearly every serious off-road motorcycle built in the last few decades have radiators. Iíve ridden more than a million miles off road and have never had a radiator failure.
I loved my 05 GSA. Canít wait to get a new GSAW.
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:22 PM   #2515
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Iíve ridden more than a million miles off road and have never had a radiator failure......
Damn!
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Old 08-04-2014, 10:40 AM   #2516
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Anyone else waiting on the Frankfurt Express to dock in NYC?
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:48 AM   #2517
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Anyone else waiting on the Frankfurt Express to dock in NYC?
I hate to quote myself, but the ship is about to dock in NYC carrying my ADV. Hopefully by next weekend I will be riding it!
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Old 08-07-2014, 04:28 PM   #2518
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I hate to quote myself, but the ship is about to dock in NYC carrying my ADV. Hopefully by next weekend I will be riding it!

You're going to love it! Central PA, where are you buying it? I bought mine at Kissel's in State College even though it's over 3 hours each way.
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Old 08-07-2014, 04:34 PM   #2519
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I hate to quote myself, but the ship is about to dock in NYC carrying my ADV. Hopefully by next weekend I will be riding it!
Congratulations Roger. You will love it.

After I came home from physical therapy yesterday I was able to pull the clutch on mine (first time since June 7th accident) so I hope to be back in saddle real soon.
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Old 08-07-2014, 07:28 PM   #2520
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"That's an incredible fee...unreal!!!! I guess we do have it quite good, which is why its frustrating to see things headed in that direction."

We don't have it good, it's just that some other countries have it like crap.
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