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2008 Travertson V-REX Review

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You know.......

If they raised the bike 2 inches and put the front suspension of the BMW K1200s on the thing I'd consider the bike- right after I win the lottery. Looks cool, completely useless for anyone but a poser.

Nice write-up guys.
 

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Well it certainly isn't a DL650 VStrom.

Loved your comment about Robb Report Motorcycling. If that isn't the biggest joke of a magazine I don't know what is. Ad copy is more critical than that overpriced piece of crap (the magazine not the motorcycle). The RR editors should be embarrassed they even print that thing.
 

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Thx, Buz. I hate to bag on RRMC, as I really like the guys who write it. But I couldn't give them a pass on this one.

Also, I just received word from Travert that there is some sort of new component for the V-REX that somehow increases ground clearance. More on that when I have more info.
 

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Also, I just received word from Travert that there is some sort of new component for the V-REX that somehow increases ground clearance. More on that when I have more info.
It wouldn't be called a "Centerstand" or a "Motorcycle/ATV Jack", by chance?
 

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Another billet barge, even if it's alloy. Can't believe you're getting excited about bar-end indicators - they've been around in Europe for the past forty-plus years as a common BMW aftermarket trinket; and as for single-sided front ends, have a look at what people like Ludovic Lazareth do. Sorry, but this is just overpriced, unoriginal, and probably unrideable, too.
 

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Paging Honda Motorcycle Company....
Paging Honda Motorcycle Company....
Paging Honda Motorcycle Company....

Competition for the Rune has arrived.
 

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Another billet barge, even if it's alloy. Can't believe you're getting excited about bar-end indicators - they've been around in Europe for the past forty-plus years as a common BMW aftermarket trinket; and as for single-sided front ends, have a look at what people like Ludovic Lazareth do. Sorry, but this is just overpriced, unoriginal, and probably unrideable, too.
The front end is just a one-sided leading link. Leading links have been around a long time. Pre-70s BMWs anyone? How about the ELF GP bikes of the 80's? Greeves? Honda Cub? Dreams? Etc.
 

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I had a free one year subscription to it once. The only thing that would have been worse was two free years.

It's the Obama of moto mags. A lot of words and nothing gets said!
Love that! The American Idol Contestant for President.
(stole that from Neal Boortz)
 

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Man, I watched 4.5 minutes of video hoping to see the damn thing go around a corner, and was screwed. Couldn't bring myself to watch the whole 6+ min. Love the RR comment, you must need a frickin' dry lake bed to do a u-turn with that thing. Worst motorcycle ever (with comic book guy sarcasm). Oh, and there should be some kind of electric shock administered for bringing politics into moto-forums.
 

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Travesty V-Rex for 2008

Wow, what a machine! I especially liked the jello-mould front hub, and the menacing robot face/arm/front fork swingarm thingamabob.

But why doesn't it have a luggage rack? And that tractor-seat thing is soooo passe'. I can picture Gort (the robot from "The Day the Earth Stood Still") riding one.

Klatu Nicto Barata!
 

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See that's where you're all wrong, I think it would be a ball to ride just as anything on two wheels is fun. I wouldn't pay a nickle for it nor do I think it's anything other than an oddity with a decent motor but for a fun factor it's got to be up there with riding in a shopping cart down a steep hill. A kick in the ass, as long as you survive
 

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for a fun factor it's got to be up there with riding in a shopping cart down a steep hill. A kick in the ass, as long as you survive
Yeah! I wouldn't/couldn't buy it either, but it was a blast to ride. And if I had plenty of discretionary income, maybe I would buy one. I can think of worse ways to spend $40K on a bike...
 

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Yeah! I wouldn't/couldn't buy it either, but it was a blast to ride. And if I had plenty of discretionary income, maybe I would buy one. I can think of worse ways to spend $40K on a bike...
Kevin, did you get any hints as to the production numbers for this bike and it's next iteration? Also, do you know whatever happened to the Y2K bike builder? When it first came out, I had the impression from some of the magazine articles that they were going to be produced on an ongoing basis. They apparently invested a lot of time and money in design and engineering; more than you might expect for a "one off" deal.
 
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