OH MY, I waited this long and they didn't include the Triumph or Kawasaki bikes. What's up with including the Ducati but not the bike that won last year? I'm actually in the market for a 600 class street bike, and was hoping this test would include more than just those three.
Uh, to curtail current rage that is currently spouting from the oral orifice of a co-worker, please read the entire story before commenting. There's a lot of text and sidebars that will explain everything.
I missed the mail, and thus the ensuing discussion concerning making MO a for fee site, so I don't know if any conclusions were reached.
Insulting your readership is not the best angle for a subscription site, though. Having just read this article, it's amazing that even the captions are jabs. With a website that garners this much attention in the motorcycling world, and having this "slashdot" topic discussion forum, people disagreeing with your writing format should be commonplace. Does every flame needs to be argued against to keep the staff mood high?
It does not take genious to paraphrase poetry, or to compare motorcycles to drunken sh*t.
I was thrilled to see this article finally posted and to see the fruits of the labor of the MO staff. The article is good, but as you said, there are no strip times do to the weather. I was surprised to see the 748S in the competition, I just don't see the need for it to be there. Thanks for including the TT600, can't wait to see how it fairs. It's amazing how the only carbureuted bike still manages to capture first place; Yamaha must really be on the ball with the R6. I'd still take the F4i any day, anywhere.
How about insurance rates. I bought a sprint st over the vfr because of a $2,000 difference/year for full coverage. Does the tt600 work out the same way over the cbr600. That kind of money can cancel out a lot of tenths at the track.
I'm thrilled that the R6 pulled it out, and care not a bit that the 748 was supposedly last. I'll drink coffee out of my Yamaha mug tomorrow morning with a bit more of a smile; I'll have to throw my favoritest Ducati T-shirt into the laundry tonight, though.
Now I just have to decide whether to get a red or blue SV650 so that I don't have to reinvest in a totally different palette of gear when I trade up.
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