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Offline whitedelight

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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #60 on: August 21, 2014, 06:10:30 pm »
All that I got out of those threads is that the Suzuki and Honda guys need to start their own brand bashing threads.

It's just KTM this and BMW that and Yamaha this...

And then the Kawasaki guys can join the Triumph guys in the quiet corner when they get here... .
 ;D   :pot:

Cmon man, the world would be a boring place if we all rode the same thing or expected others to follow suit whith what we do.
I like different bikes from all the brands. All brands have their runts of the litter and each of us have reasons for not liking bike A or B.
Why try and force what you got onto someone else. You can give advise and give opinions but let the person do what they feel best. And when their bike brakes no matter what brand help the dude out without making him feel worse about his bad luck.

We are all bikers at the end of the day.







Not all, what about the thick skin poser with the Harley. Missing the HD bashing here. :laughing4:

What bike is that in your avatar??

Harley, hence my comment. :thumleft:

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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #61 on: August 21, 2014, 06:31:19 pm »
is it true? Are BMW guys sensitive to critique about our bikes, more than others? Here's a little exercise then: list three things that you like about another brand of bike, besides your own, things that you wished were true of your bike   :pot:
2003 R1150GS
 

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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #62 on: August 21, 2014, 06:32:11 pm »
2003 R1150GS
 

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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #63 on: August 21, 2014, 06:35:36 pm »
is it true? Are BMW guys sensitive to critique about our bikes, more than others? Here's a little exercise then: list three things that you like about another brand of bike, besides your own, things that you wished were true of your bike   :pot:

I would like the suspension off a 690,
the reliability of my Yamaha,
the fuel efficiency of the 650 Rotax.
 

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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #64 on: August 21, 2014, 06:45:13 pm »
is it true? Are BMW guys sensitive to critique about our bikes, more than others? Here's a little exercise then: list three things that you like about another brand of bike, besides your own, things that you wished were true of your bike   :pot:

I would like the suspension off a 690,
the reliability of my Yamaha,
the fuel efficiency of the 650 Rotax.

Ai, op pad EC Bash toe het ek gesien hoe Alex daai 690 se veerstelsel stukkend ry, is daar nie 'n beter opsie nie?

Ek stem saam oor die brandstof verbruik, my 1200 drink meer as my kar!
 

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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #65 on: August 21, 2014, 06:47:08 pm »
The colors from a 990 (white adventure)
The longer engine life of the GS
The nimbleness of a XR 650
Honda XR 650L, Royal Enfield 500 classic, TVS APACHE 180, Ktm 640 adventure R, Yamaha XT250.
 

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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #66 on: August 21, 2014, 06:49:49 pm »
performance of KTM
reliability of oilhead
suspension of ...Ohlins
2003 R1150GS
 

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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #67 on: August 22, 2014, 11:08:02 am »
is it true? Are BMW guys sensitive to critique about our bikes, more than others? Here's a little exercise then: list three things that you like about another brand of bike, besides your own, things that you wished were true of your bike   :pot:

Very easy for me  a bit higher and a bit lighter and MAYBE a 21" front. Truly, utterly without joke...if I had that there is not 1 aspect of any other bike I would want in addition to my Vstrom. It's perfect for me everywhere else.

Maybe it will come  :thumleft:



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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #68 on: August 22, 2014, 11:40:51 am »
The noise of a KTM. I actually dig 'em, but orange just doesn't suit me.




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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #69 on: August 22, 2014, 11:46:36 am »
is it true? Are BMW guys sensitive to critique about our bikes, more than others? Here's a little exercise then: list three things that you like about another brand of bike, besides your own, things that you wished were true of your bike   :pot:

I ride a 2014 R1200GS LC:

- Would have loved it to have a V-configuration engine, V2 as per VStrom or KTM, or even V4 as per Honda.
- Would have preferred a more robust screen adjustment system.
- Would have preferred the GPS integrated in dash, rather than a pretty amateur add-on as per Yamaha.  


Ek stem saam oor die brandstof verbruik, my 1200 drink meer as my kar!

Ry die LC stadiger, of die kar harder.
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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #70 on: August 22, 2014, 11:54:07 am »

Die klank van 'n 990 met 'n nice stel aftermarket pype,  :thumleft:
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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #71 on: August 22, 2014, 12:45:59 pm »
I guess in life we have to make due with imperfection. We get bikes, and sell them again because possibly the cons outweigh the pros for us, at that time. Funny thing is that we don't all end up with the same kind of bike, it remains varied. This shows how subjective we are. One guy loves this bike for 10 'good reasons', while the other might hate it for the same reasons. So...brand bashing is possibly inevitable, but also futile. I guess it's more complex, it always is. Say we had our own quality control, we agree on certain criteria and ways to establish whether a bike conforms to these, we could then say this bikes makes it, but this one does not...but aint nobody got time for dat! Being scientific and not anecdotal requires a lot of effort and time. So, most of us will like certain bike brands because a friend has this experience, I have such an experience with this bike, a lot of people have this kind of experience with that bike - it's the best we can do, and not totally without merit. Testimonials are powerful, if true. Just thinking of myself, seeing a R1150GS speedo with 400 000km on the clock (without an overhaul) strengthens confidence in the reliability of these machines. I actually haven't seen this, but it would...wouldn't it?
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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #72 on: August 22, 2014, 01:24:55 pm »
Is this because I said they all ride down the Geel Streep?  >:D
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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #73 on: August 22, 2014, 02:57:04 pm »
Die Yamaha boys is net bitter... Hulle het gedink toe daai oil tanker released is sal daar 'n paar Yamaha vs KTM of BMW vs Yamaha threads wees maar toe bly dit net aan gaan, KTM vs BMW.

Ek kry die ouens amper jammer.... dit is sad.

Maar al julle bikes is k@k.

Op hierdie stadium is daar so baie recalls op die 1190 en LC die twee speel "Wie is die kakste" leapfrog.




















































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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #74 on: August 22, 2014, 03:00:30 pm »
Die Yamaha boys is net bitter... Hulle het gedink toe daai oil tanker released is sal daar 'n paar Yamaha vs KTM of BMW vs Yamaha threads wees maar toe bly dit net aan gaan, KTM vs BMW.

Ek kry die ouens amper jammer.... dit is sad.

Maar al julle bikes is k@k.

gaan soek jy maar eerder skoor op `n ander thread, en bly weg van hierdie fabrikaat f*kkers kinkel.
jou bike is letterlik k*k, as ek so na die kiekies op hierdie forum kyk.


En jy is...?  ???

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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #75 on: August 22, 2014, 03:02:50 pm »
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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #76 on: August 22, 2014, 03:05:30 pm »
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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #77 on: August 22, 2014, 03:07:18 pm »
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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #78 on: August 22, 2014, 03:07:29 pm »

Die klank van 'n 990 met 'n nice stel aftermarket pype,  :thumleft:
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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #79 on: August 22, 2014, 04:00:10 pm »
Attributes of three other bikes, you ask? Hmmm, wouldn't ask much really.
Weight of a trials bike.
Power of a 1190.
Price of a Gomoto.
Yeah, I think that about covers it. :biggrin:
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