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Re: Great machine!

Post by Zombie Master » Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:02 am

Major Softie wrote:Regardless, I don't think the R1200C is as ugly as the 650CS, but I'll certainly admit it's an arguable issue. They each rank really high.
The anodized trailing arm on the tele lever has got to be the single most horrible attempt at bling the universe has ever know.
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Re: Great machine!

Post by Scot » Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:06 am

Major Softie wrote:
Scot wrote:That has to be one of THE MOST FUGLY motorcycles I've ever seen. :?
I don't know how you can possibly say that. Not when they built this:

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Kurt, I said "one of . . . "

The bike in the picture you posted is certainly another "one of . . . " :roll:

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Re: Great machine!

Post by Major Softie » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:33 am

Scot wrote: Kurt, I said "one of . . . "

The bike in the picture you posted is certainly another "one of . . . " :roll:
No comparison to my mind, but I realize such things are very subjective. For me the GS's get a bit of a pass because they can ride the "utilitarian" design aesthetic. Pure street bikes don't get that pass.

70's Maicos were considered to look like farm implements to many. To me, they looked like tools purely focused on accomplishing their task, and, as such, beautiful.

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Re: Great machine!

Post by Zombie Master » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:13 pm

[quote="Major Softie"][quote="Scot"]
Kurt, I said "one of . . . "


70's Maicos were considered to look like farm implements to many. To me, they looked like tools purely focused on accomplishing their task, and, as such, beautiful.

Yes! gorgeous tools. And who needs cams and valves. What ever happened to engine cases? All this die casting, often they just paint it. Looks like shit. :cry:
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Re: Great machine!

Post by SteveD » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:36 am

2-3 years back this bike was described as ugly.
It hasn't changed too much. big piccie..right click...

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However, as time moves on it's not unlike many others on offer. Has the ugly view softened with time?

They certainly get excellent reviews. The new GT looks damn good I think.


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Re: Great machine!

Post by Zombie Master » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:09 am

SteveD wrote:2-3 years back this bike was described as ugly.
It hasn't changed too much. big piccie..right click...

However, as time moves on it's not unlike many others on offer. Has the ugly view softened with time?

They certainly get excellent reviews. The new GT looks damn good I think.

Looks good to me too, and it weighs under 500pds with a full tank. 90 hp seems enough for most days. I think it's the most sensible sport touring bike out there.
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Re: Great machine!

Post by michael » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:26 pm

I rented a F800GT a couple years ago in San Fran. Lady and I rode to Oregon and back. We both fell in love with the GT. Plenty of luggage space, plenty of power, 70-80 miles to gallon. Only thing missing for me was cruise control. I wonder if the new one have it?

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