Okay, just thought of something...I gotta get a life And...
Having owned a two-wheeled Buick Riviera (CBR1000F) I can honestly say, I dont get it the whole big-sport-tourer-thing, that is. I mean, I'm still trying to figure out why I bought the 1000F, in the first place. To me, the words over-a-quarter-ton and "Sport" just don't go together.
I believe what his gripe is; when Harley does the limited-productions thing, everyone cries foul. While, when Yamaha does the same thing, it's seen as an act of benevolence. And, far as I'm concerned, he has a good point.
As for someone liking Harleys, like everything having to do with motorcycles, its an emotional, rather than a rational, choice. I mean; its not like any of us are choosing gear to climb K2. After all, if that were the case we sure as Hell wouldnt be sitting around bashing a keyboard.
BTW, about the government getting involved motorcycling Kpaul is the bureaucrat who starts the Sh!t Storms around here. So, unless you want to take over his position
When mine broke down, the first three shops I called almost hung-up on me. When I found someone willing to work on it, I didn't even have to tell 'em what was wrong. The Wrench just said, "Lemme guess; carbs and electrical problems, right?"
Kudos to Yamaha for the help with the American, MotoGP round.
Truth is (despite all the press accolades) there are already too many bikes that in one way or the other fit into the sport-touring niche. And, like the Concours, those bikes can be had used, CHEAP!
Now, with dealers left UNHAPPILY holding the bag, Yamaha wants to generate some buzz: Fine Great, Wonderful...Call us when you knocked a couple grand off the price.
Mine was an 82, 750, with Hitachi Carbs, and and electrical problems that would have made Lucas blush.
After pulling the head-light, and fighting with enough wires to light the Rockefeller Center's Christmas Tree - that the previous owner had obviously fought with before - I took it to a shop, and let them deal with it.
Other than that, and having to push-start it most of the time, it was a wonderful bike.
Oh, yeah...When I traded it in, the dealer's shop mechanics weren't very happy when I PUSHED it through the doors. It was the first time I ever heard a group of guys groan in harmony (not a pleasant sound).
And, it turns out I should'a wanted an FJR all along (but, apparently, I wasnt smart enough). Just think about all the things I should have thought about if I could have thought about if only my thinking was good enough to think about thinking about them (Boggles the mind, dont it).
But, if they aint got no Lil-Yella-Men, whos gonna make all them FJRs aint been sole yet disappear?