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Offline chrisB

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Re: What a bike! A Top Bike!
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2007, 12:29:57 am »
Will get it later today - whoo-hoooo! :hello2: :hello2: :hello2:
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Re: What a bike! A Top Bike!
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2007, 06:52:39 am »
Try the airport LS, I was waiting for my daughter at JHB Int (fcuk O.R. whatever!) last night and got my copy there.
Excellent write up there LS, looks like that sand is a biaatch!!! ;D ;D

Adv...thanks for this tip. ;D

Went to pick up Red Devil at the plane harbour yesterday afternoon and bought my copy at the CNA there.  ;)
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Re: What a bike! A Top Bike!
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2007, 03:39:56 pm »
To the editor of Top Bike Magazine.

Please order me a Yammie XT 660 R for R50 300.00. In fact I'll take two, in blue please.

Page 36 "...I would not feel very comfortable selling a Xcountry: a YamahaXT 660 R does more or less the same job for R20 000 less,...   "

A quick phone call will reveal that the Yammie sells for R65 500 and a Xcountry goes for R70 600.

Still the best mag available, but please check your facts.

Changing tack, why is the Yammie not more popular? Great buy even at the right price.
 

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Re: What a bike! A Top Bike!
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2007, 09:23:19 pm »
To the editor of Top Bike Magazine.

Please order me a Yammie XT 660 R for R50 300.00. In fact I'll take two, in blue please.

Page 36 "...I would not feel very comfortable selling a Xcountry: a YamahaXT 660 R does more or less the same job for R20 000 less,...   "

A quick phone call will reveal that the Yammie sells for R65 500 and a Xcountry goes for R70 600.

Still the best mag available, but please check your facts.

Changing tack, why is the Yammie not more popular? Great buy even at the right price.

Also the KLE has SIX(6) gears, not 5.

Otherwise, I quite enjoyed LS's article, looking forward to reading the rest.
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Re: What a bike! A Top Bike!
« Reply #24 on: July 26, 2007, 07:48:53 am »
i went to 5 or 6 different stores yesterday incl CNA and not one had the new issue yet  :'( :'(

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Re: What a bike! A Top Bike!
« Reply #25 on: July 26, 2007, 08:49:56 am »
Finally got my copy last night (the pile was still warm and smelled of ink)

I have not read everything but I really enjoyed the KLR/GSA comparison (but where's the snow?)
The BMWs on the salt pan sounds like fun but it's once again too exclusive for my taste
The American accross Lesotho was great reading. I loved the melodrama, but to be honest it sounds like an awful trip. Why the rush?
The sand riding report was fairly interesting. Who wrote that? I'm buying him a beer tomorrow!
The Isle of Man TT stuff is brilliant. I love it
Looking forward to reading the Legion of Heroes article next and the other stuff I missed
 

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Re: What a bike! A Top Bike!
« Reply #26 on: July 26, 2007, 10:31:03 am »
CNA's and Exclusive Books get them today (in Gauteng that is).  Picked mine up this morning!   :)

Maybe a subscription is on the cards!
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Re: What a bike! A Top Bike!
« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2007, 10:07:56 am »
Just got a TobBike yesterday as well.

Excellent stuff, LS !

The rest is not too shabby either ...

I only read LS' atricle - will get 'round to the others a little later.

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Re: What a bike! A Top Bike!
« Reply #28 on: July 27, 2007, 10:46:17 am »
That guy, Tony, on the Husaberg. Isn't he TONY with the black AT?
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Re: What a bike! A Top Bike!
« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2007, 11:16:23 am »
i went to 5 or 6 different stores yesterday incl CNA and not one had the new issue yet  :'( :'(



Got it yesterday , the TT article (concur with LS) is brilliant ....

To be honest , as a member of this forum i reckon the advernutres and ride reports posted here are better reading than the top bike issue.

Another observation, top bike is full of errors ..ei the xt660 cost, also look at the bike database...its full of errors...come now top bike dont succumb

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Re: What a bike! A Top Bike!
« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2007, 02:50:06 pm »
To the editor of Top Bike Magazine.

Please order me a Yammie XT 660 R for R50 300.00. In fact I'll take two, in blue please.

Page 36 "...I would not feel very comfortable selling a Xcountry: a YamahaXT 660 R does more or less the same job for R20 000 less,...   "

A quick phone call will reveal that the Yammie sells for R65 500 and a Xcountry goes for R70 600.

Still the best mag available, but please check your facts.

Changing tack, why is the Yammie not more popular? Great buy even at the right price.

Also the KLE has SIX(6) gears, not 5.

Otherwise, I quite enjoyed LS's article, looking forward to reading the rest.


I have printed this, and will hand this to the Editor if you guy's don't have a problem with that? :-\
 

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Re: What a bike! A Top Bike!
« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2007, 02:51:45 pm »
No objection your honour
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Re: What a bike! A Top Bike!
« Reply #32 on: July 27, 2007, 03:02:33 pm »
To the editor of Top Bike Magazine.

Please order me a Yammie XT 660 R for R50 300.00. In fact I'll take two, in blue please.

Page 36 "...I would not feel very comfortable selling a Xcountry: a YamahaXT 660 R does more or less the same job for R20 000 less,...   "

A quick phone call will reveal that the Yammie sells for R65 500 and a Xcountry goes for R70 600.

Still the best mag available, but please check your facts.

Changing tack, why is the Yammie not more popular? Great buy even at the right price.

Also the KLE has SIX(6) gears, not 5.

Otherwise, I quite enjoyed LS's article, looking forward to reading the rest.


I have printed this, and will hand this to the Editor if you guy's don't have a problem with that? :-\

There are far more errors in the magazine than just that ....

bike database is littered with errors

the fuel consumption of a bike is incorrect (this is after on top of the page they apologise for making a fuel consumption error on another bike...)

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Re: What a bike! A Top Bike!
« Reply #33 on: July 27, 2007, 03:20:39 pm »
Sorry let me explain. ::) I didn't mean this in any arrogant way, :-\ I just happen to know him and I feel this thread discussion could benefit the magazine and us here in Cpt. that always have to wait for our magazines. :)
 

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Re: What a bike! A Top Bike!
« Reply #34 on: July 29, 2007, 06:39:22 pm »

I have not read everything but I really enjoyed the KLR/GSA comparison (but where's the snow?)

Yes, especially when they said that getting on the KLR after the GS was like moving from
1st class to economy right at the back next to the toilets  :D :D :D

Cheeky!