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The John Norwich Riders Corner In honour of our fellow moderator: John Norwich R.I.P. September 17th, 2014
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Old 11-20-2015, 11:33 PM   #51
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Looks mean as fuggggg but too bad it's all cosmetic only.

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Old 11-21-2015, 06:29 PM   #52
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Vexor!!! Talk to me about the new GSX-R1000... is this a true R1 competitor or a glossed-up revision of the previous model like the Kawasaki Ninja 1000?

New Suzuki GSX-R1000

OK, where do I start with this??

I LOVE the new look, sleek, current, and they stayed with the traditional single headlamp. And by the looks of it, it looks like it may be back to a projector style?

From the limited info, it looks like the engine is brand new and has VVT now.

As for those new forks, I don't know much about them but they look hella cool

Electronics is one area where Gixxers have been falling behind the competition. So I'm curious to see how their version of TC, anti-wheelie, ABS, and up & down quick shifting stacks up to Ducati & Yamaha.

Gixxers have always been known to be easy to ride especially through corners so it would be a sight to see if this new one is faster than the new R1 and 1299.... and even the S1000RR.

I just hope they incorporate some of this electronic tech and looks into the 600 & 750 soon....
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I'm quite curious about it too. I don't know why they ever stopped with the projector headlight. They had it in 03-05 and then stopped. But whyyyyy. I hope they can keep the price a be down though. It's like 5k cheaper than an r1 currently
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I'm quite curious about it too. I don't know why they ever stopped with the projector headlight. They had it in 03-05 and then stopped. But whyyyyy. I hope they can keep the price a be down though. It's like 5k cheaper than an r1 currently
Most likely it still will be cheapest (ie, least expensive) of the litre bikes.

I think they dropped the projector headlamp because it doesn't spread the light as well as a traditional headlamp. My generation 600 still has projector and at night while cornering I am blind. The light does not do anything through corners, I have to use my high beams, LOL
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That's pretty much true with any bike. I think someone needs to rethink the motorcycle headlight.

But anyway, looks like a combination projector/LED setup. And wow that's heavenly.
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VW Group prepared to sell Ducati to raise cash? | MCN

I think at this point it's purely speculation. I'm not sure that shedding assets is the best way for VW/Audi to recover form their regulatory mis-steps. But that said, they may be forced into a position where they really need to focus on their core: Volkswagen's sales are collapsing - Dec. 4, 2015
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Yamaha's Motobot is getting very serious:

Yamaha Motobot phase 2

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The coolest thing about Motobot is that is is designed to use the human inputs... the robot isn't directly integrated into the bike ... it is still an isolated operator like a human is.

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Triumph triumph in 2015 | MCN

Great fiscal year for Triumph.

-significant swing in profitability (net loss to net profit versus PY)
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-85% of total units sold internationally (outside of UK)
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Triumph's Triumph + The End of the Daytona? -

Maybe not a surprise ... total Daytona unit sales are microscopic compared to the rest of their range. The better ROIC is on the massively popular Street Triples.
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Record year for Ducati

Based on monthly sales trending, this probably a isn't a big surprise. Congrats to Ducati!

Great year for bike manufacturers.
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VERYYYY interesting:

BMW confirm carbon-fibre future | MCN
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No question that this was in the works, even before the incident in Malaysia last year ...

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Really like the new cbr250rr. Cant wait for it to come out
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The Daytona may be almost extinct ... but an entirely new generation of 800cc Street Triples is about to emerge ...

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