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post #11056 of 14920
I think despite the name, the i8 is closer to an M1 than an 8-series.

The rear quarter panel I think takes definite styling cues from the M1, especially the 'vent' and lines behind the windows.

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post #11057 of 14920
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post


I still can't believe it.

Bought it for $16K, drove it for two years and sold it for $14K.

WIN!
 

 

 

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post #11058 of 14920
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

there's some asshole who parks his giant ass Harley on my block. Every night at roughly 2 AM (this suggests he works in the food industry), he starts that thing as loudly as possible, waits for any traffic to clear, and then blasts down my street as quickly and loudly as possible. I think his meter for "was that a good one?" is whether or not he set off any car alarms.

this guy should be hung by his balls
post #11059 of 14920
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Originally Posted by sonick View Post

I think despite the name, the i8 is closer to an M1 than an 8-series.

The rear quarter panel I think takes definite styling cues from the M1, especially the 'vent' and lines behind the windows.

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I assumed it was an M1. BMW needs to understand the value of their own history. Come on guys.

Audi is fucking up the same way. That V5 Quattro with the rally heritage needs a real car, stop monkeying around with concepts and deliver.


post #11060 of 14920
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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post

What are the noise regs on motorcycles in NYC, any? The CEO of Harley is in a bit of a stink as he has been quoted saying Harley needs to turn more to quite bikes... resoundingly booed by his core of course- but his point is many communities are banning, considering banning noisy bikes. There's one such proposal going on here where Harleys roam in packs down main street all summer long.

I'd happily join such a movement and I've been riding for years. I've never understood the fascination so many riders have for obnoxiously loud motorcycles - far worse than any segment of the car enthusiast community (ricers, muscle cars). The only bike I've ever had with an aftermarket exhaust is the CBR600RR I bought used last month and while I had some misgivings, it truly seems no louder than stock; the PO added it with a Power Commander to bump hp a bit but it's still surprisingly civilized.

Oddly, we've got almost a dozen bikes parked on my block and not one is loud, and two of them are Sportsters. I'd say the loudest is a Vulcan, but it still appears stock.
post #11061 of 14920
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Originally Posted by epb View Post


I'd happily join such a movement and I've been riding for years. I've never understood the fascination so many riders have for obnoxiously loud motorcycles - far worse than any segment of the car enthusiast community (ricers, muscle cars). The only bike I've ever had with an aftermarket exhaust is the CBR600RR I bought used last month and while I had some misgivings, it truly seems no louder than stock; the PO added it with a Power Commander to bump hp a bit but it's still surprisingly civilized.

Oddly, we've got almost a dozen bikes parked on my block and not one is loud, and two of them are Sportsters. I'd say the loudest is a Vulcan, but it still appears stock.

 

 

Too many people (usually cruiser folks) just gut the innards of their stock exhausts to make them louder.  Doing that normally hurts performance but cruiser people don't really care about that.  It's all about sounding as loud possible and looking as if you were an extra on Sons of Anarchy...as you pop into your local starbucks for a grande soy salted caramel mocha frappuccino with whipped cream.

post #11062 of 14920
Out for beers with a friend last night who owns a few Harleys... he said his bikes with "straight pipes" can be very loud- but only when driven that way... they don't need to be. And he's on board with quieting them down.
post #11063 of 14920
Supercars seem to be louder in NYC when WOT than bikes... At least I notice them far more.
post #11064 of 14920
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

Supercars seem to be louder in NYC when WOT than bikes... At least I notice them far more.

Supercars don't make noise, they make music.
post #11065 of 14920
indeed they do. Unfortunately, the supercar to loud motorcycle ratio that I see is roughly 1:417. Back when I had a big window office on Park Ave, I was constantly vigilant for supercar sightings.
post #11066 of 14920
I've never heard any motorcycle exhaust that sounded pleasant to the ears.

If anything, they're just loud and annoying.
post #11067 of 14920
I just had 4 scrambled fighter jets go past my garden and I will say this - their noise is distinctive.
post #11068 of 14920
Scramble who... Or just some daily drill
post #11069 of 14920
No idea where they were going but I know they were in normally-no-fly areas above me which they wouldn't be if they were on manoeuvres. The entire country is only about 300 miles wide so our active and non-active flight paths are tend to be super-tightly controlled.
post #11070 of 14920
Went in late to work for a change. Weather is awesome, traffic was light, sunroof open, and tooling along in my nice comfy vehicle was awesome.
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