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Re: 2000 World SuperSport Update: Testbike Models?

Being from the midwest I am so sick of hearing about California. Ok So California if was its own country would be the 5th highest bike purchaser in the world.

How about these facts: 1) The Country of California would have NO power and would have to purchase energy form the USA. 2) The Country of California would have the *1 Gay Population Country per Capital in the World. 3) The country of USA would have no Serial Killers
 

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Re: 2000 World SuperSport Update: Testbike Models?

Being from the Mid-West, it is NOT surprising: 1) Your obvious homophobia; 2) the fact that you would carry on about how much you hate California ('cuz there's so much to do in the Mid-West); and finally, 3) give us grief about crime when Detroit sets the standard for stupid sports related rioting. Oh yeah, aren't you the guys who came up with Devil's Night?

We here in Cali will continue to enjoy everything you hate - including the fact that we can ride and you can just look out your window at the snow and cows.
 

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Re: 2000 World SuperSport Update: Testbike Models?

What I would also be interested to know:

--whether some or all of these bikes were special "blueprinted" copies made special for motojournalists

--whether any changes besides suspension, tire inflation, and (in the track test) the tires themselves were made either by the staff or by the manufacturers: ignition, carb tuning, EFI mapping, suspension components, etc.

--weather, type of gas, oil, etc.

--type of break-in/whether the bikes were broken in according to manufacturer recommendations

--I sound like a picky bastard

--ah well, carry on, I was just curious
 

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Being from California, I assumed the Cali bikes were tainted by CARB, so I traveled halfway across the country to buy a 49-state R6. All the reports are true. The gelded R6 has a lower redline 14.5K, smaller rear sprocket, different black box, different cams. Check out www.factorypro.com they did extensive testing between both models. If you're one of the unfortunate to have purchased a Cali R6, save the flames. I've heard them all. I really don't care if you can outride me, I'm just not dumb enough to pay for bike that has less HP than the rest of the world.

BTW for all you potential R6 owners in Cali, there is a legal way to purchase an R6 from another state and bring it back.
 

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The major problem with California is all the restrictions put on it by the California Air Resource Board (CARB). It is due to them we have bikes with less power, ugly charcoal canisters hanging off the bike, and require a different Power Commander than the rest of the world for my VFR800.

CARB is also indirectly responsible for the energy catastrophy we are currently experiencing. With all the restrictions that have been imposed, it would take about five to seven years to build an additional power plant in California, where the same process would be completed in less than ten months anywhere else.

With all these roadblocks put into the way of motorcycle and car manufacturers alike, you have to applaud their creativity, engineering foresight, and passion to bring us the go-fast toys we all like.

Enjoy,

AzizaVFR
 

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Re: **** in california

I'm from the South (yeah, there's only one) and I tend to agree that we don't care how they do it in California. Of course we kinda guess how them queer boys do it (or have it done - based on their preference). Makes one sick to even think about it, and so many retards defending that kind of behavior that can only damage the minds of youngsters.

Lets keep talking about motorcycles and leave the **** out of this forum.

'nuff said!
 

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I moved to Calif to get away from the Midwest! Things like SNOW in mid october...RAIN ALL SUMMER ALL THE TIME.....HAIL....sub zero temperatures etc.. oh yeah, and people like you :)

Seriously....I will never venture out to the midwest again....ITS TOO COLD.. right now the weather isn't that great in LA, but it will get better. Just over a week ago, it was in the 80's...and people were wearing shorts/flip-flops... I am sure you can't say the same for the midwest...Here, you really can RIDE YEAR ROUND
 

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CA version of CBR600F4i

According to Honda literature, the CA version of the F4i makes the same horsepower as the 49-state version. Like the 929, it's equipped with a catalytic converter, which atones for the sins of high-overlap camshafts. I applaud Honda for the extra effort to maintain power output while complying with emissions regs.
 

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Good going!

The scenario I came up with was buy a bike in another state, REGISTER the bike in THAT state, then put 7500 miles on it. Then you could register it in CA if you wanted too. Since the VLF? (Vehicle Licensing Fee) was ruled unconstitutional, I don't know what would stop you from buying out of state. I never thought of the "online" route!

Californians!!! Throw off your CARB shackles!!!
 

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I don't understand you guys have been around bikes for how long?and you did not know there was a difrence between California bikes and the other 49 states I mean come on what does that say about how you rated and tested these bikes?also there where 2 of you who liked the Ducati well for the real world people with the economy the way its going cannot afford that pile yes I said it PILE,for that 15000.00 I could almost buy the Suzuki and the Honda and have the best of both worlds I mean come on lets get real here.Also it should read 2001 update not 2000!And if this was geared toward more of a street test the Honda should of easily won,and another question where was the Kawasaki? from all the test last year it won the street comparison and finished a close 2nd in 600 supersport.This is not the way to do a test,after reading how this was done I am really disapointed sorry dudes.
 

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Shaggy, rather than respond to the whole comment, I will just say that you should re-read the article. Then maybe you'll understand where the Kawasaki was (hint-it will be making an appearance in the near future).
 

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The Kawasaki was so hot in everyones eyes last year, so why not include it. The honda and Yamaha are basically unchanged as well. A little update here and there, but if you didn't know which year of bike you were on I doubt that you'd know the difference. And like I said before, PLEASE put a picture of the rider sitting in a "normal" highway type posture from the side, in order to help judge the riding position. So far I think that the comparo is kinda boring. Sorry!
 
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