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Motorcycles

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Tck13, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. AeroleathersTB

    AeroleathersTB Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    New Vanson V093 Custom Suit--

    This should be very nice when it arrives!

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  2. MarioImpemba

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    I see you prefer the "V" look vs. a landing strip.
     
  3. TRINI

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    Just ordered a pair of these dynatec Belstaff pants on sale from Urban Rider:

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    They're unfortunately discontinued but I'll let you guys know how they are once they come in.

    I also sent an email to the Maple Moto jeans dude outlining my issues with the jeans. Curious to see if he gets back to me on them.
     
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  4. BostonHedonist

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    I suspected Dave's price point was too high for having just started his first production run. That's why you'll rarely find me as an early adopter.

    Curious to hear about the Belstaffs. I'm crazy for that company.
     
  5. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Senior member

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    Wait...what? Did they shrink on you?
     
  6. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    They did shrink (but not enough) and bled (too much IMO). Here's the email I sent:

     
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  7. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Senior member

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    The slim fit ones look decent but $400? That's pretty pricey, esp for a product with an unknown fit and questionable quality control

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  8. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    The quality's actually pretty good but you're right about the fit. You can also have to factor in the price of the armour which would normally run around $60.

    Anyways, I got mine back from the seamstress today and they fit now. She was saying that the sewing machine's needle was having trouble going through the kevlar lining. :embar:
     
  9. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Senior member

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    Martha Kent had the same problem
     
  10. TRINI

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    Bradley Cooper on a Thruxton and rocking a sweet Ruby Castel helmet. Ah the things a bottomless bank account can buy...

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  11. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Senior member

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    Royal Enfield Continental GT
    MSRP: ~$7500

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    Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air cooled
    Displacement 535 cc
    Maximum Power 29.1 bhp (21.4 kW) @ 5100 rpm
    Maximum Torque 44 Nm @ 4000 rpm
    Ignition System Digital Electronic Ignition
    Gearbox 5 Speed Constant Mesh
    Fuel Supply Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection
    Engine Start Electric & Kick
    Front Tyre 100/90-18
    Rear Tyre 130/70-18



    Looks like a great beginner bike for those that turn their nose up at "modern" styledbikes. I can't believe they put a kick starter on it. lol

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  12. epb

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    I don't know that I'd try to tour a continent on a cafe - they show them with bags, but where are they putting them/how are they mounting them? For the money, I'd go with a Triumph retro like a Bonnie or Thruxton. This would be tempting if it were midway between Tha Misfit ($3200) and the Bonneville - say $5k or so.
     
  13. TRINI

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    Agreed. I was contemplating a RE when I was looking but for the price they're asking (~$8K in Canada) and the cc's you're getting, a Triumph made more sense.
     
  14. Rumpelstiltskin

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    Panigale 899 was released. Thoughts?




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  15. akatsuki

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    Nice, but why not just buy a lightly used 1199 or S1000RR?
     
  16. Rumpelstiltskin

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    For 15k you can buy a base model S1000RR or a ZX10 w/ABS and those are the top dogs nowadays. That is a lot of money to worry about Kawi 636s or Daytona 675s. Hell a GSXR750 would eat it alive and those sell brand new for 10k everyday
     
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    Barring the Bonneville Salt Flats I don't know if there's anywhere, even on a track, you can come close to harnessing these bikes power. With the 899 you can at least somewhat come close. I mean it is making the power of literbikes from maybe 15 years ago? It easily outpowers a 999 and comes damn close to a 1098 (obv w/o the midrange). Probably appreciably cheaper to run and insure too. This thing's got 2x the power of my bike now, 1199 has got damn near 3. I think this would be enough.

    1199's SSSA and LED headlights are pretty damn cool though.
     
  18. Rumpelstiltskin

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    You really need to ride...really ride a literbike. Might change your outlook
     
  19. Cool The Kid

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    Where? Not on the street
     
  20. Rumpelstiltskin

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