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#2 of 44 Re: Any Motorcycle people? [snapcracklepop]
Jan 26, 2007 (3:50 pm)
Can't see much in that picture. However I don't know of anyone other than Harley using belt drives on their big bikes. I haven't seen a BMW with a belt drive but I haven't been into bikes for a few years. I know Harley has worked with different kinds of trikes before and at one time they were supposed to be interested in producing a three wheeled vehicle that was something like a small car. But to me the belt drive is the only sign of who might have made it.
#3 of 44 Re: Any Motorcycle people? [boaz47]
Jan 27, 2007 (1:25 pm)
Thanks. I didnt know that about belt drives. The article mentioned possible manufacturers, one of them being BMW. I am not familiar with the others, KTM and Can-Am, are you?
#4 of 44 Re: Any Motorcycle people? [snapcracklepop]
Feb 04, 2007 (10:17 pm)
Thats a Bombardier model.
We have been trying to figure out who is the market-
Newbies who are afraid of the two wheel thing?
what do you think?
#5 of 44 Re: Any Motorcycle people? [motosaurus]
Feb 06, 2007 (7:53 am)
I like the concept and a Quad or Snowmobile manufacturer would make sense now that they are making motors in excess of 600cc. It would ride nothing like a Motorcycle but it would be very famillure to a Quad rider.
#7 of 44 What is the best handling bike made today ?
Apr 12, 2007 (4:36 am)
It use to be Ducati or however you spell it. They made the 989? or something that was a 230 mph bike that was on the edge of being street legal. The Suzuki Hyboosh, is still around right ?
As you can tell I'm not a big Motorcycle man but do like them. I like the Harely Davidson's the best. The V-Rod, is probably my favorite along with the Ultra Classic.
#8 of 44 Re: What is the best handling bike made today ? [rockylee]
Apr 12, 2007 (10:22 am)
At the risk of getting disciplined for straying from discussing cars...
The Suzuki GSX-R series is right up there, as is the Ducati 999 range. For an underdog choice, the funky Buell bikes also handle very well due to their centralized-mass layout.
Yep, you can still buy a Hayabusa. They're one of the fastest production bikes available (though I think a Honda model is faster), even after being speed limited at around 200mph.
#9 of 44 Re: What is the best handling bike made today ? [john_324]
Apr 12, 2007 (7:26 pm)
Honda, what ?` The Honda, Jet doesn't count
#10 of 44 Re: What is the best handling bike made today ? [rockylee]
Apr 12, 2007 (7:50 pm)
Being that cycles are just 2-wheeled cars they should be included and why not? They are great on gas and efficient 2-up transportation. I own an '87 Honda Magna (yea, 20 yrs old) and still looks and runs great. Bought new for $2,500.00 and still worth $3,000.00. Wish my cars would increase in value like that. Shaft drive,Liquid cooled and a great cruiser. By the way..If memory serves me right the 3-wheeler costs a big fortune..hardly a value buy.