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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. sonick

    sonick Distinguished Member

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    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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  2. Rumpelstiltskin

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  3. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    this guy should be hung by his balls
     


  4. idfnl

    idfnl Stylish Dinosaur

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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.


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    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.
     


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    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.
     


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    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.
     


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    whiteslashasian Stylish Dinosaur

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


  9. Find Finn

    Find Finn Stylish Dinosaur

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    Supercars don't make noise, they make music.
     


  10. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    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.
     


  11. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Stylish Dinosaur

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    I've never heard any motorcycle exhaust that sounded pleasant to the ears.

    If anything, they're just loud and annoying.
     


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    I just had 4 scrambled fighter jets go past my garden and I will say this - their noise is distinctive.
     


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    Scramble who... Or just some daily drill
     


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    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.
     


  15. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    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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