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post #1 of 11 Old 12-05-2006, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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Interesting article about european streetfighters

http://www.biketestusa.com/Article_P...ArticleID=4023

I won't be trading my 919 in any time soon but that Tuono sure does sound nice. :001_smile:

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post #2 of 11 Old 12-07-2006, 09:08 PM
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wow, great article! thanks

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post #3 of 11 Old 12-08-2006, 03:46 PM
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Pity they didn't run a 919 as well. I bet it would have placed quite well.
Oh well we'll never know!!

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The impression I got from the article was that they thought the 919 to be too girlyman.
When you do the power to weight ratio of the 919 you see that in capable hands this thing is capable of blistering performance. Sure, improvements from stock need to be made to get the most out of the chassis, but isn't the ability to easily modify this bike a big part of it's appeal?

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post #5 of 11 Old 12-08-2006, 05:50 PM
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I believe they quoted it as a "junior high" punk. I scoff at they're opinion... SCOFF! SCOFF!

IMO, this article was designed around a 10k and up streetfighter and not the "best bang for you're buck" bike.

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I believe they quoted it as a "junior high" punk. I scoff at they're opinion... SCOFF! SCOFF!

IMO, this article was designed around a 10k and up streetfighter and not the "best bang for you're buck" bike.
Right on both counts!

This is a euro streetfighter comparo. The 919, FZ1, etc. didn't factor in here.

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post #7 of 11 Old 12-09-2006, 03:44 AM
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So why'd they bother to bash the 919 in the article?

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post #8 of 11 Old 12-09-2006, 06:56 AM
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So why'd they bother to bash the 919 in the article?
Jealousy...

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Jealousy...
ignorance, too?

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ignorance, too?
insecurity, knowing that the $8K "junior-high punk" would run with their "european panache" machines? :tt2:

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post #11 of 11 Old 12-09-2006, 03:32 PM
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Torque!

Now thats what I was playing with today. Woof! Look at that blue line go!

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