Anything that's truly funny always has an element of truth to it. It seems that no matter what the test, a Connie guy will pop up and ask why it wasn't included (um, because it will finish last!) but it's a great value for the money!
Doing a comparo of the Holy Trinity of Motorcycledom would be a fruitless excercise. Any comparo has to have a winner. and the owners of the losing bikes, religious fanatics all, would never accept such an outcome. It would be safer for Sean to discuss abortion issues or the Bush administration's policies than to risk the results of a Holy Trinity comparo.
Imagine armies of the devoted followers of these Paragons of Motorcycle Superiorty (PMSes), torches and farm implements at hand, storming the MO castle and burning Sean at the stake for heresy.
Remember, "A riot is an ugly thing... and before we go killing anyone we'd better make sure that young Frankenstein is not following in his father's footshtops."
Such a test would only inflame the true believers... sort of like the govt's ham-handed attempts to put the Roswell controversy to rest that only stirs up the UFO nuts and creates another flurry of accusations of cover-up.
Sean would have disguise himself by growing a beard, doing his hair in purple spikes, tattooing a Harley logo on his forehead and going into hiding in the Santa Monica Mountains with only a bag of rice and a Swiss Army Knife (sort of like a Japanese soldier hiding in Okinawa after WWII) to avoid dismemberment at the hands of this mob.
Unable to find Sean, these mobs of rioting wrathful motorcycle fanatics would fall upon each other, Keyboards and Logitech mice flailing mightily. Soon the violence would engulf the entire LA basin and the only soultion would be to bring in United Nations Peacekeepers thus ushering in decades of guerilla warfare as these fanatical factions fight it out.
Wouldn't be pretty. So leave the comparo alone, Sean.
The test would be a forgone conclusion anyhow. Everyone already knows that Suzukis are best.
I read that you are experimenting with external sound for digital cameras. Good idea. Most digital cameras, even expensive ones, have lousy audio preamps. The solution is to get yourselves a Sony ECM-S930C mike (stereo with phantom power) and a Sound Devices MP1 preamp. They'll fit in an area about the size of a wallet and the MP-1 will power the S930 without a battery. Pristine sound quality and full stereo. Holler at me if you want the full Beta.
Good idea sportbike_pilot. Bike Magazine has a CD of bike sounds on board and drive by that sound great. I think I still have the how they did the sound article. I think they said something about preamp frequency response. Some filtering was probably used as well.