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Old 02-27-2012, 07:54 AM   #46
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:23 AM   #47
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I think the hardest part of owning a Suzuki Gladius would be to try and convince my friends that I was not gay!

it's a SV650 with a slightly different body. I fail to see your problem.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:00 AM   #48
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:06 AM   #49
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Chopper/custom cruisers, and RR sport bikes are out, rather drive an old jeep.

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Ducati, don't like the way they preform or feel in the real world, the company doesn't seem to care about ownership experience after the sale.

If I were to get a new bike, it would probably be a Moto Guzzi or Triumph, I like bikes with character.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:12 AM   #50
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I thought sales were down 30% for HD. Article follows:

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/news...g-dealerships/

Here is a link to something a little more up to date.

http://www.cyrilhuzeblog.com/2012/02...-sharply-down/


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Old 02-27-2012, 09:25 AM   #51
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Like has been said, choppers or cruisers are pretty much out for me. Basically anything with a 200+ rear tire and a skinny front.

Otherwise, pretty much anything goes. I would like something that bridges the gap between my XR650R and my FJR next. Maybe a 990 adventure, KLR with some road worthy farkles, V-strom with knobbies, BMW 800, something in that range. My girlfriend wants to ride passenger on some dirt/gravel roads, and I wouldn't mind having a dirt capable bike with more street manners than my XR.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:00 AM   #52
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Nothing with an 8 cylinder Chevy motor.

or this thing:

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Old 02-27-2012, 10:02 AM   #53
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[QUOTE=DAKEZ;18083535]Things have turned around a bit in the last year.



XR1200X

Dakez......Your'e right about the XR1200. I have never seen one except in print. I went on motorcycle egronomics "cycle-ergo.com" and the XR1200 is almost identical to my BMW R850R. Time to take a ride to a harley dealer to check them out. Thanks
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:21 AM   #54
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XR1200X

Dakez......Your'e right about the XR1200. I have never seen one except in print. I went on motorcycle egronomics "cycle-ergo.com" and the XR1200 is almost identical to my BMW R850R. Time to take a ride to a harley dealer to check them out. Thanks
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:31 AM   #55
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No trikes......at least until I'm too old to decrepit to ride a two wheeler....
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:22 AM   #56
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At the moment, I'd be hestiant to purchase a Triumph. I just don't see any on the road that are more than 3 years old or so. I'm more likely to see an AMF-era Hardly chugging along than I am a mid-aughts Daytona 955i...or any other Triumph of similar vintage.

I've heard a few less than flattering anecdotes about the long term reliability of Triumph (across all models), too. This gives me pause, esp. when said anecdotes are relayed by current or former owners of the brand.

It's too bad, because I like the Tiger 800, and I'm really liking the new 1200.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:31 AM   #57
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BMW and Harley Davidson and both overpriced for what they offer. Much better options abound.

I kinda agree on some of the product lines!

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As compared to what?

Sorry but I am tired of hearing this and other often parroted lies.

If you don't like the brands that is fine... Just dislike them for valid reasons not the tired old outdated bullshit.

If Harley's were so over priced they would not be increasing their market share. Ten years ago it was 48% Now it is 54% Something impossible to do if they were "overpriced"
So the only way for someone to have an opinion is to buy or own one of there products? Are all of your statements to the contrary, just parrotted comments and replies your company has trained you to say in order to sell your product?

HD and BMW make fine products, just like other companies, my opinion is that some of the product priceing is built from demand not R&D and improved performance. The 1200 GS or the Ultra are 2 prime examples IMO you can get
much better bikes for the same or less money!
I would not even think of Paying the money for an Ultra or E-glide/CVO/Fxtabc123hbs, but I would gladly lay down the cash for a Goldwing or 1600GTL.
Same with the GS-A I just don't see the Value of that outdated platform! I know that it is a great durable bike but Yamaha, Triumph, and KTM's are years ahead in style and performance ("style" not so much on the KTM) Again My Opinion and I have or still do own all of the brands I am mouthing off about!
And if the wifey would let me I would gladly lay down the cash for the BMW S 1000, Tested one last year at the track, WOW factor for a street bike was off the charts!









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Old 02-27-2012, 11:57 AM   #58
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I guess is all depends on what you want out of your motorcycle. For similar money the Goldwing, 1600GT-L, and Harley Ultra are all very different answers to the same question - build a highway tourer.

What offers the most value to YOU depends on what you want out it. If you want uber tech, sure the GT-L is your baby. Goldwings are proven mileage eaters. If you like chrome and old-school style, the Harley is going to speak to you.

I don't own a Harley, but I've ridden my share of Road Kings, Road Glides, and Electras while on trips with others. I could see putting on many many many miles on one of those without much effort. I think Harley makes a darn good tourer.

Personally, there is no bike I wouldn't try. However I buy and sell bikes too often to have too much money wrapped up into one particular bike. I don't have a dream bike, I just want to sample them all! I also need a dealer close by.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:22 PM   #59
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i will never go near a klr 650 again as i was going to leave the keys in mine at the side of the road to get rid. but sold it at a loss to see the back of it.

i dont like sports bike as i cant get right with the body position.

other than that i will try most bike
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:57 PM   #60
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I would also ride just about anything, if i had to. I mean i wouldn't stop riding just because i couldnt get a particular bike. Having said that, i am not that keen on the cruiser's, i did like my bosse's Triumph Rocket, but only for the vicious kick it had, handling wasnt anything to write home about.
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