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6/21/2017 8:25:40 PM
Posted: 11/14/2001 5:59:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/14/2001 5:56:28 AM EDT by Major-Murphy]
I want one. [img]http://www.geocities.com/xsjochen/MotoS.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.guggenheim.org/exhibitions/past_exhibitions/motorcycle/motorcycle/images/1995p382sm.GIF[/img] Aprilia Moto 6.5
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 6:03:39 AM EDT
[Homer voice]Mmmmmmm Aprilla......[/Homer voice]
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 6:03:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 6:07:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/14/2001 6:00:45 AM EDT by Major-Murphy]
How's this color? [img]http://home.worldonline.dk/~bjorndk/aprilia/enduro/moto.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 6:09:33 AM EDT
The front end looks like a older norton,or triumph....NICE!
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 6:18:04 AM EDT
[img]http://www.grabo.de/aprilia/mototreffen01/p4290060.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.grabo.de/aprilia/mototreffen01/p4290038.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 6:18:05 AM EDT
Murph-the-Surf...gotta tell ya' that ride's NO MY STYLE! Mother Nature may hate a straight line but that scoot's got too many curves.
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 6:19:07 AM EDT
Obviously, I'm in love.
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 6:23:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Arock: Murph-the-Surf...gotta tell ya' that ride's NO MY STYLE! Mother Nature may hate a straight line but that scoot's got too many curves.
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how's this: The "Ross Apollo 5-Speed" [img]http://krateboy.graphiko.com/images/pix/apollo.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 6:27:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Arock: Murph-the-Surf...gotta tell ya' that ride's NO MY STYLE! Mother Nature may hate a straight line but that scoot's got too many curves.
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There is something about it that makes it bland looking. Can't figure out what it is... Even though I'm not the sportbike type, I'm in love with the new Interceptor. [img]www.motorcycle.com/mo/mchonda/mcphotos00/02models05.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 6:32:54 AM EDT
The lines on the Interceptor are a bit harsh, for me. I like the lack of graphics, though. Most sport-bikes have too much flourescent stripes and crap ont them. Makes them look like cheesy weight-lifter pants.
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 6:47:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Major-Murphy: Most sport-bikes have too much flourescent stripes and crap ont them. Makes them look like cheesy weight-lifter pants.
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Agreed. I like the Ducati Monster as well but it's too small for my frame. I'm currently on a mission to find a 1993 Interceptor. I have always wanted that year because they were all white and I think they are one of the best bikes on the road still as far as longevity and reliability. However, all the ones I'm finding range from 25k - 70's in the mileage department.
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 6:58:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Major-Murphy: How's this color? [img]http://home.worldonline.dk/~bjorndk/aprilia/enduro/moto.jpg[/img]
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I like the black better..
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 7:00:56 AM EDT
This would do: [img]http://www.allenmuseum.com/images/x75b.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 7:03:29 AM EDT
Ehh, It's OK. THESE are more my style: [img]http://www.hondamotorcycles.com/models/2002/images/cruiser/gallery_popups/Valkyrie_03.jpg[/img] [img]www.hondamotorcycles.com/models/2002/images/cruiser/gallery_popups/VTX(Retro1800)_01.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 7:12:22 AM EDT
DAMN But I hate harleys!!! Come on folks surely SOMEONE can invent a muffler that will quiet these beasts down!! If not they should be taken off the streets!! I have always wished that each year I could get a tag for a moose, one for a deer and 3 for Harleys!!!
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 7:16:28 AM EDT
Love the V-Max. [img]http://www.yamaha-motor.com/products/mcy/500/01vm_blk_1.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 7:18:18 AM EDT
I actually thing Harleys (with mufflers) are cool but don't care for the image or the price tag for the unreliable heap of garbage [:D] Know what a vacuum cleaner and a Harley has in common? They both have dirtbags
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 7:21:22 AM EDT
I heard a similar joke. Whats the differnce between a Vaccum and a Harley?? The dirt bag is INSIDE the vaccum!!!
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 7:21:55 AM EDT
I am not to sure about the "Moto" But now you are talkin, I love the V-Max and a V-65 Magna too!
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 7:37:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Santyth: Ehh, It's OK. THESE are more my style: [img]http://www.hondamotorcycles.com/models/2002/images/cruiser/gallery_popups/Valkyrie_03.jpg[/img] [img]www.hondamotorcycles.com/models/2002/images/cruiser/gallery_popups/VTX(Retro1800)_01.jpg[/img]
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These are Hondas. I love the Honda sportsbikes, but if I were ever to get a cruiser it would have to be a Harley Davidson Fatboy.
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 8:24:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/14/2001 8:29:33 AM EDT by Santyth]
Originally Posted By Stormbringer: DAMN But I hate harleys!!! Come on folks surely SOMEONE can invent a muffler that will quiet these beasts down!! If not they should be taken off the streets!! I have always wished that each year I could get a tag for a moose, one for a deer and 3 for Harleys!!!
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Harley? What's a Harley? Does anyone see one on this page?
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 9:52:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Stormbringer: DAMN But I hate harleys!!! Come on folks surely SOMEONE can invent a muffler that will quiet these beasts down!! If not they should be taken off the streets!!
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That's too bad... But Harley-Davidsons come with a very mellow-sounding muffler when purchased new. However, some people just insist on buying aftermarket straight-pipes just to hear themselves. Personally, I don't like that, but you can't trash the manufacturer for the misuse of its products (sound familiar?).
Originally Posted By M4A3: I actually thing Harleys (with mufflers) are cool but don't care for the image or the price tag for the unreliable heap of garbage
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Harley-Davidson's manufacturing processes are the envy of quite a few manufacturers. They produce a quality product. They can sell it for what they want because people are wiling to pay for it.
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 10:04:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/14/2001 9:57:25 AM EDT by M4A3]
Originally Posted By MC_Man: Harley-Davidson's manufacturing processes are the envy of quite a few manufacturers. They produce a quality product.
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BAWAHAHAHA!!!![:D] Since when
They can sell it for what they want because people are wiling to pay for it.
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They only bring those prices because of supply and demand. They keep production down so you have to stay on a list for two years and make you think "everybody wants one" to feel better about paying twice the ticket of a motorcycle that will outlast it 6 times over. Not to mention the Harley is has a powertrain that just so happens to be a 50 year old antiquated, problematic design. I think they have come a long way with the V-rod and it's impressive to see them team up with Porsche and finally make a worthy powerplant. However, there are much better bikes for the money. Excuse me...much less money.
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 10:13:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Stormbringer: I heard a similar joke. Whats the differnce between a Vaccum and a Harley?? The dirt bag is INSIDE the vaccum!!!
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No, No, NO! You guys have it ALL messed up! Here's the joke the way it was meant to be told. What's the difference between a Harley and a Hoover???? You can carry TWO dirtbags on a Harley! [:D]
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 10:18:43 AM EDT
I heard it this way: What's the difference between a Harley and a vacuum cleaner? Placement of the dirtbag.
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 10:27:44 AM EDT
[img]http://www.cagiva.com.au/photos/F4SENNA2.jpg[/img] Black and Red[}:D] Ice
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 10:29:21 AM EDT
This would also do: [img]http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mcbmw/00r1150gs/mcphotos/00r1150gs20.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 10:47:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 10:52:08 AM EDT
Bear, sometimes form follows function.
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 11:15:46 AM EDT
Now this is more like it!!! [img]http://www.yamaha-motor.com/products/mcy/500/02yz250_blu_1-01.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 11:20:14 AM EDT
A monster looks way better then that thing.
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 11:30:08 AM EDT
I like the Honda dirts more than Yamaha, just feel better. Ice
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 11:39:54 AM EDT
Originally Posted By M4A3:
Originally Posted By MC_Man: Harley-Davidson's manufacturing processes are the envy of quite a few manufacturers. They produce a quality product.
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BAWAHAHAHA!!!![:D] Since when
They can sell it for what they want because people are wiling to pay for it.
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They only bring those prices because of supply and demand. They keep production down so you have to stay on a list for two years and make you think "everybody wants one" to feel better about paying twice the ticket of a motorcycle that will outlast it 6 times over. Not to mention the Harley is has a powertrain that just so happens to be a 50 year old antiquated, problematic design. I think they have come a long way with the V-rod and it's impressive to see them team up with Porsche and finally make a worthy powerplant. However, there are much better bikes for the money. Excuse me...much less money.
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Everyone is entitled to their opinion. However, you have obviously not kept up with current events at HD... at least for the last 25 years. As far as keeping production down, they are now doing three shifts at their plants to ramp up production. They produce more bikes as each year progresses. So Honda mass produces a million bikes a year, big deal. But the equivalent full-dress bike Gold Wing cost just as much as a full-dress Harley. There is also dealer mark-up (which can be unfair, I agree)... and the fact that Harleys retain or gain in value as the years roll by. No other current manufacturer can make that claim.
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 11:43:38 AM EDT
I don't like sport bikes, so that's nothing to argue about. Just give me the Valkyrie or the VTX. Or maybe a big Yamaha cruiser.
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 12:15:15 PM EDT
Ice, Think you could have found a bigger picture dude? [:D]
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 12:17:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 12:53:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/14/2001 12:49:48 PM EDT by Nick]
Now: CBR600F4i [img] www.hondamotorcycle.com/models/2001/images/sport/gallery_popups/CBR600F4i_07.jpg [/img] Later: CBR954RR [img] www.hondamotorcycle.com/models/2002/images/sport/gallery_popups/CBR954RR_03.jpg[/img] When I'm stinking Rich [img]www.ducati.com/docs_eng/photogalleries/998R/images/f2.jpg[/img] edit while trying to get picture to show up.. I quit!!!
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 4:41:11 PM EDT
So it's 1999 and the three Mutant Offspring attain the age when they all want a ride on the Harleys at once. This prompts the Old Fart to contemplate what the h#ll he's doing with scoots and kids at the same time. Someone should have mentioned this. So I move the shovelhead chop and geezerglide to friends and contemplate life without a ride. This when I've ridden Harleys since 1962. It's said a Harley will get you thru times of no money better than money will get you thru times of no Harley. It's true. A couple slow months go by and one nite there's a 3am phone call. Friend's voice says look in the driveway. I say shut up. No, look in the drive. OK. Stumble out into the dark and bust my big toe and just about my @ss on a motorcycle. What the h#ll's this?? Turn the light on and there stands a 1975 Harley SX175 with 700 miles on the clock!! Still got nibs on the tires. Piece of SH!T!! God I love friends who'll do things like this for a guy. You can ride anything else you want, but only Harley's come with the kind of friends who'll see you through whatever life throws at ya'.
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 6:12:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/14/2001 6:06:29 PM EDT by Snorkel_Bob]
If I ever got a bike it woul dhave to be a Boss Hoss. Gotta love a Chevy V8 within a cruiser [img]http://www.bosshoss.net/homepic1.jpg[/img] they come in ZZR 350 Cucic and now in 502 cube. I love that much power
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 6:37:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/14/2001 6:31:29 PM EDT by brouhaha]
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 8:01:39 PM EDT
Arock-Thanks! Got a name for my ULH -1938 80" Harley. "The Geezer Glide" Fabulous!!! LMAO
Link Posted: 11/14/2001 9:09:58 PM EDT
Too much bike for me but my friend just gave me a ride on his. Boss Hoss. 350cu Inch V8 [img]http://www.cableone.net/uziforme/bosshoss.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 3:26:09 AM EDT
Nick, your Ducati pic has made me um, well, HARD! My dad said when he wins the lotto, he'll by us both one! (ha, still waiting!)
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 3:38:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/15/2001 3:32:39 AM EDT by DJS]
[img]http://www.orbitworld.net/davidsmoot/Hollymagna.jpg[/img] My current ride. This "harley will hold its value" is ridiculous. I buy a bike to ride, not as an investment. My $7000 Honda offers better performance and reliability than a $16000 Hog. I'll take the extra $9000 and invest it at a modest 6%. In ten years I've got more total value than the Harley buyer and I've spent less in maintenance and I've had a better performing scoot. If you have to buy the image that comes with a Harley, fine buy the image. But don't pretend it is some kind of financial investment to buy an overpriced, underpowered, "Hog" (tm).
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 4:27:59 AM EDT
hdhogman...You've got a ULH!!??...Maybe the best motor Harley ever built. Flathead 80 inch will run forever. A real keeper. My first Harley back in 1962 was a 1937 model 45 inch flattie. Tank shift, suicide clutch and a single downtube frame. When War2 came along the US Army used them all over the world. And thereby guaranteed I'd have a cheap spare parts supply. Very important to a kid growing up in rural Texas. Used to hop freight trains into Dallas to buy parts at Conley's. Still have a license plate bracket from Eddie's place. Over the years had panheads, shovels, an evolution and the flattie. Never had a new motor. Always found somebody gettin' a divorce or out of jail who needed some fast cash. Made money on every one of them.
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 4:35:55 AM EDT
Why is it that most people who ride Jap bikes feel obligated to slam people who ride overpriced American bikes? Why is it that Jap bike manufacturers have spent years trying to duplicate the look and sound of American bikes? It is no accident that Harley has been enjoying some great years financially because there are a large number of people including me who are tired of the high tech race to make a motorcycle look like something out of a SciFI thriller movie. Most people who buy Harleys are aware that a Harley will hold or increase in value but that is usually not their primary motive. They are investing in a piece of American heritage and willing to pay anything for it. If you want to compare this argument on another front then why would anyone even consider buying an overpriced AR 15 when the Chinese make a more rugged, dependable firearm for less than half the price of an American firearm? Don't bad mouth those who choose to buy American.
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