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Unread post by markdcoco » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:40 am

How about something truly exotic and so absolutely unaffordable it is insane: G2 P51 Combat Fighter by Confederate Motorcycles. Incredible machine if you've got over $100k you don't know what to do with. I know it would get shot down because of the price... but look at it from the functional artistic perspective. Just a thought.......

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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:39 pm

Thanks Mark for the suggestion, feel free to talk about the Confederate G2 P51 Combat Fighter in the Total Motorcycle Talk or New Models forum, but I don't have any stats on the bike myself and as it isn't listed in our Model Guides, I don't have anything to pull it from.

For the Cool Wall suggestions, I'm a little restrained to the 47 years and 39 manufacturers of bikes I have in our guides.

Maybe you have a 2nd suggestion? :revv:

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Unread post by markdcoco » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:21 pm

AS for the confederate their web site doesn't give a lot of info ( www.confederate.com ). I'm a BMW driver (R1200RT wet head), so any of the new models for the '17 year would be great. I think the new G310R should get a great review. Can't help but love the Ducati line, but I think we already voted on the new Super Sport but there is always the Diaval and the Monster. Also am fond of the Guzzi line-up. The Goldwing is always fantastic, but they never seem to update it enough to write about. Thought I might buy a HD Road Glide Ultra for a while, but then I came to my senses. But the "soft tail slim S" seems like a fantastic bar-hopper or pub-hopper depending on what side of the ocean you're on. I'd like to see some votes on the "T-rex" ( https://campagnamotors.com ). Not everyone looks at the 3 wheel vehicles as motorcycles, but the two devices at this web site are amazing. Hey..... you ever need any test riders or bloggers?

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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:32 am

Wow, that is a lot of great suggestions and yes, I am always looking for bloggers, what would you like to write? (PM me about getting on the reviewers waiting list).

I haven't done the BMW R1200RT since 2013 model year, so let's do that next week and the H-D 3-wheeler this week. :revv:

All great suggestions, here are some we have done recently. I do bring them back into the Cool Wall on updates though.
The G310R we did here: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=52607 , a great new bike for sure.
Supersport: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=54043
Moster 821: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=49365
XDiavel: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=52551
Diavel: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=52338
Road Glide: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=51646
Softail Slim S: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=51929

The 3-wheelers are always interesting to do, I regularly do the Can-Am's and the H-D Trikes, I think it's time to put up the H-D Tri-Glide this week as well since I haven't done that one since 2012!

Keep the suggestions coming,

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AS for the confederate their web site doesn't give a lot of info ( www.confederate.com ). I'm a BMW driver (R1200RT wet head), so any of the new models for the '17 year would be great. I think the new G310R should get a great review. Can't help but love the Ducati line, but I think we already voted on the new Super Sport but there is always the Diaval and the Monster. Also am fond of the Guzzi line-up. The Goldwing is always fantastic, but they never seem to update it enough to write about. Thought I might buy a HD Road Glide Ultra for a while, but then I came to my senses. But the "soft tail slim S" seems like a fantastic bar-hopper or pub-hopper depending on what side of the ocean you're on. I'd like to see some votes on the "T-rex" ( https://campagnamotors.com ). Not everyone looks at the 3 wheel vehicles as motorcycles, but the two devices at this web site are amazing. Hey..... you ever need any test riders or bloggers?
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Unread post by High_Side » Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:51 pm

The 2017 Harley Street Rod. I actually can't wait to test ride one. :)

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Unread post by markdcoco » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:52 pm

Thanks for the list of previously covered bikes... I recall them all.
Doesn't look like the 3-wheeler is being well received... but that's what this forum is all about. I think even with the two wheels in front they suck... without any lean capability. I test rode the Can=Am Spyder before its initial delivery and thought it to be a snowmobile on wheels. Sounded like crap and handled like crap. In my report I told them that without any lean capability it would never ever be in my garage. they said it would take too much engineering and make it less stable... whateverrrrrrr.
Not sure what I'd like to blog about... how about touring AZ and Utah? Might get in the way of my job... if I had one. You know anyone hiring in AZ?
As for the R1200RT... very interesting rocket ship. So many way to look at the bike and where it fits in the touring scheme. We'll see how it goes when you post it.

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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:03 am

No worries, I have so many bikes up on the Cool Wall over the past 7 years, even I have a hard time keeping track of them all!

They are all here on this reference page BTW: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/coolwall/index.htm

Three-wheelers are a unique to themselves category. The Can-Am really is the most successful brand to ever break into that market and honestly, I don't see a lot out there, but there are more and more models Can-Am offers each year... even I'm a little mystified how they stay in business. But choice is always good.

For blogging, there are two options:

1. I have a Member Blogger Forum, which you are free to start up and write about anything you like in your own blog. Some of the blogs even have over a hundred thousand reads! viewforum.php?f=32

2. I am looking at writers to create unique stories, editorials, etc. Previous motorcycle article writing experience would be ideal or your stories/blogs you have written are really well written.

Both would be to help the motorcycling community, gain fame and "pay it forward". With #2, I also have products to review, which most of the time the reviewers get to keep as a bonus.

For a paid job, sorry, I'm freezing my butt off in Canada with my motorcycle in storage for the past 3 months... :brrr: Not sure I can help you out there, but again, there is #1 and #2... Again, let me know if you are interested. :)

I was going to put up the R1200RT this week, but then as I was starting to do that, I realized another BMW I forgot about, the NEXT 100 concept... so that's up. But the RT will be up in the coming months. :)

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Thanks for the list of previously covered bikes... I recall them all.
Doesn't look like the 3-wheeler is being well received... but that's what this forum is all about. I think even with the two wheels in front they suck... without any lean capability. I test rode the Can=Am Spyder before its initial delivery and thought it to be a snowmobile on wheels. Sounded like crap and handled like crap. In my report I told them that without any lean capability it would never ever be in my garage. they said it would take too much engineering and make it less stable... whateverrrrrrr.
Not sure what I'd like to blog about... how about touring AZ and Utah? Might get in the way of my job... if I had one. You know anyone hiring in AZ?
As for the R1200RT... very interesting rocket ship. So many way to look at the bike and where it fits in the touring scheme. We'll see how it goes when you post it.
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Unread post by markdcoco » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:49 pm

I totally agree with you about the Can-Am. My thought is that it would be awfully expensive to produce so many different models. And they get progressively more and more expensive to the point where I couldn't possibly. Don't like it anyhow so that's something I don't have to worry about.

1. I'll take a look at the forums page and see how that works for me.

2. I like this idea. I read a lot of cycle mags (my wife says too many) and often don't understand how the writer actually has a job... a lot of rubes out there. Most of my writing experience comes from responding to requests for proposals (RFP) for commercial and government technical training system work. I've also written a number of process and procedures documents. Reviewing products seems like a great way to get started. Something to think about in the future. Here in the Phoenix area I purchased my ride at a dealership owned by the owner of "GoDaddy." That dealership has: BMW; Ducati; Aprilla; KTM; Triumph; Honda; Kawasaki; Ural; Vespa ( www.goaz.com ). He also recently opened the largest Harley dealership in the country in Scottsdale ( hdofscottsdale.com ). Should be easy enough to get demo rides from them for blogging. Just something to think about.

As for a job... was just kidding. I feel your pain with the weather. My last job had me in Gagetown for meetings and equipment delivery during the months of January and February several years in a row. Why (how) do people live there? Thermometer about to hit a balmy 94 here at my house in Cave Creek, AZ today. Not bragging... I have just the opposite problem. A significant part of the summer it's almost too hot to ride with temps reaching over 110 and the sun simply baking your noggin inside the helmet. You try to wear protective clothing but typically sweat through to your underwear after a short while. I'm sure there is a perfect place to live, but I haven't found it yet.

BMW Next 100 Concept bike was interesting. I think there was a nice write-up in BMWMOA Magazine... I'll go and check a back issue. Hope I'm still around and able to ride when that one comes out....... ;)

Thanks for entertaining my thoughts...

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Unread post by NorthernPete » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:59 pm

Mike, no suggestion really (except maybe my sr? Lol) but just was going through the cool wall results and wanted to let you know I enjoy your little comment after the results are tallied!
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NorthernPete wrote:
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Mike, no suggestion really (except maybe my sr? Lol) but just was going through the cool wall results and wanted to let you know I enjoy your little comment after the results are tallied!

That's Pete! I really, really appreciate that. I try to add a little to it and sum up not only how I feel, but also how everyone else felt about the bike. I try to keep it short, insightful and add a little flavor to it all.

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NorthernPete wrote:
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Mike, no suggestion really (except maybe my sr? Lol) but just was going through the cool wall results and wanted to let you know I enjoy your little comment after the results are tallied!
Amazingly, I don't have the specs from 1982 on the Yamaha SR250 in my 1982 guide (specs that old are very rare/hard to get)... so in flavor of your bike, I have the 2008 Honda Nighthawk 250 up this week on the Cool Wall, the last year of the CB250...

Yes, it isn't a Yamaha, but the closest 250 Yamaha I had was the V-Star 250.

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Unread post by montanalifter » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:46 pm

How about the new Yamaha cruiser that came out today?

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Unread post by markdcoco » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:54 pm

I'm really loving the new Ducati Scrambler based cafe racer. I really wish they would do the same to the Monster, but I've wished for a lot of things that never come true.

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Unread post by markdcoco » Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:04 pm

This is one of those high priced rides that everyone complains about, but the specifications on the new ride seem fairly incredible:

http://www.yamaha-motor.ca/products/det ... MC&catId=1

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montanalifter wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:46 pm
How about the new Yamaha cruiser that came out today?
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It will be next inline. I've been very hard at work on the new TMW site so I haven't had a chance to put up that 2018 yet as I would have to create it twice over (once on the old site and once on the new site)... I'm hoping the new site will be up next week. (fingers crossed).




///Key Highlights
• 1854cc (113 cubic inch) air-cooled, long-stroke, OHV, 4 -valves per cylinder, 48°, V-twin with EFI
• 6-speed transmission with over drive 5th & 6th gears & heavy duty hydraulic assist & slipper clutch
• Cable-less Yamaha Chip Control Throttle (YCC-T)
• Yamaha's D-Mode variable throttle control system & traction control
• Yamaha's electronic cruise control system
•Yamaha's "Sure-Park" parking support system for easier, precise maneuverability when parking.
•ABS & UBS equipped brakes
• Yamaha's Smart Key system
• Feature packed 7" infotainment system (audio, navigation (GPS), communication (phone, VOX, intercom, CB radio & SMS text messaging, Bluetooth), vehicle status info & various equipment controls)
• Stylish frame-mounted full coverage fairing with electrically adjustable windshield, wind deflectors & LED headlights
• Over 144 litres of storage capacity (fairing, saddlebags & tour trunk)
• Super comfortable, heated rider & passenger seats with 10 levels of heat settings
• Heated handlebar grips
•25 litre fuel tank
•5 Year Warranty Coverage (One year limited factory warranty + Four years Yamaha Protection Plus (YPP). Certain exclusions apply, see terms of each for details.)



///Engine
• High-performance, 1,854cc (113 cubic inch) air-cooled, long-stroke, OHV, 4 -valves per cylinder, 48°, V-twin.
•engine produces massive torque & strong acceleration from very low rpms
•max torque @ 2,500 rpm & max power @ 4,500 rpm
• Electric starting.
•auto decompressor system for fast, sure starts
• OHV, 4-valve "pent roof" cylinder heads with 9.5:1 compression ratio.
•4-valve design optimizes breathing efficiency & overall engine performance at all rpms
•two spark plugs per cylinder means faster, more complete combustion for maximum power
•special oil passage near exhaust valve seats improves cooling & durability
• Twin, crankcase-mounted, cams with hydraulic valve lifters & traditional push rod valve actuation.
•cam profiles & timing provide strong torque & acceleration across the entire rpm range
•hydraulic valve lifters reduce mechanical engine noise & maintenance
•design ensures more uniform heat dissipation due to absence of cam chain case
•reduces engine height for a lower centre of gravity for light, easy handling
• "Dual chamber" crankcase design.
•front section for the crank assembly; rear section for the transmission
•dual 3-rotor high capacity oil pumps optimizes oil flow in the two main sections of the engine
• Single pin style crankshaft.
•design accentuates V-twin engine character & sound
•optimized flywheel mass allows the rider to feel the directness of the engine's power
• Crankshaft damper assembly.
•absorbs fluctuations in drive torque, optimizing the V-twin pulse feeling
•helps provide a smooth, pleasant feeling when riding at slower speeds in a higher gear
• Engine balancer.
•reduces engine vibration for a smooth, comfortable ride
• Lightweight, forged aluminum pistons with alumite coating.
•less reciprocating mass (light weight design) means faster engine response & reduced mechanical vibration
•alumite coating reduces friction
•special ring & ring land design for excellent durability
•special oil jet nozzles spray oil at underside of pistons to reduce piston & rod temperatures
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•excellent heat dissipation for consistent power delivery
•ceramic coating enhances the thin film of oil between the cylinder & piston, reducing friction & increasing power
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•excellent heat dissipation (eliminates the need & complexity of liquid cooling)
•classic air-cooled V-twin engine appearance
•each cooling fin is specially machined to create a styling highlight
• Dry sump oil lubrication system.
•oil tank is integrated into left side of rear sub frame to reduce weight
•dry sump system reduces engine height (no deep oil pan), which lowers the centre of gravity for great handling & a light, agile feel
•easy access, spin-on type oil filter for faster oil changes
• Air-cooled, oil cooler.
•maintains stable oil temperatures for optimum lubrication & extended engine life
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•system uses a single throttle body with a throttle position sensor (TPS) to help optimize intake air flow
•12-hole injector maximizes fuel atomization & features a dual spray pattern for more complete combustion chamber filling
•"closed loop system" uses dual oxygen sensors to "sniff" spent exhaust gases & automatically adjust the fuel / air ratio for reduced emissions
•oxygen sensors are located before the mufflers, so the use of aftermarket "slip-on" mufflers will not affect the system
•fuel injection benefits include choke-free starting, steady idling during warm up, excellent throttle response & fuel economy & reduced emissions
• Large capacity air box.
•air box intake duct is located inside the right side middle fairing for a good flow of fresh, cool air
•high capacity, viscous type paper air filter
•Cable-less Yamaha Chip Control Throttle (YCC-T) system (a.k.a. APSG or Accelerator Position Sensor with Grip).
•YCC-T electronically controls throttle valves for outstanding throttle response, controllability & a smoother torque curve
•YCC-T features D.C. motor driven throttle valve for precise control of intake air volume
•this generation YCC-T system is a cable-less design (no throttle cables, pulleys etc.)
•ECU that controls YCC-T is capable of responding to changes at a speed of 1000th of a second
• Yamaha D-Mode variable throttle control (2 modes available).
•enables the rider to adjust the performance characteristics of the engine based on riding preferences or riding conditions
•S-Mode allows the rider to enjoy full engine performance & power
•T-Mode slows throttle response for situations that require softer power characteristics, such as slippery or wet conditions.
•"T-Mode" is also well suited for more relaxed touring & reduces fuel consumption
• Yamaha Traction control system.
•utilizes front & rear wheel sensors (same sensors as ABS system)
•system senses when the rear wheel begins to spin & modifies the YCC-T function, ignition timing & fuel injection to reduce power & eliminate wheel spin
•traction control helps maintain traction when accelerating on slippery surfaces
•system is automatically engaged when the ignition is on... can be turned off if desired
• Electronic cruise control system.
•"settable range" is from 50 to 160 km/hr. & transmission must be in 3rd gear or higher
•cruise control can be cancelled by activating front or rear brakes, pulling in the clutch, completely closing the throttle grip or using the system setting buttons (left hand handlebar switch gear)
• Smooth-shifting, 6-speed transmission.
•optimized ratios take advantage of the engine's massive torque for strong acceleration & less shifting
•low 1st gear makes pulling away from a stop easy, while 5th & 6th gears are overdrive gears for reduced engine rpms at highway speeds
•engine spins at approximately 2,750 rpm in 6th gear at 120 km/hr.
• Heavy duty, hydraulic "assist & slipper" clutch.
•assist function reduces clutch lever pull by 20%
•back torque limiter a.k.a "slipper clutch" reduces the effects of engine braking when downshifting or decelerating
•low maintenance, self-adjusting hydraulic master cylinder provides smooth clutch lever operation
• Low maintenance, belt drive final drive.
•cleaner & quieter than chain drive with no messy chain splatter
•more efficient than shaft drive due to minimal power losses
•significantly reduces maintenance vs chain or shaft... no regular adjustments or lubrication required
•belt is embedded with carbon fiber cords for incredible strength & durability
• State-of-the-art electronic control unit (ECU).
•ensures precisely metered fuel delivery
•optimal ignition spark control using 3D mapping for each cylinder
• Maintenance-free transistor controlled ignition (TCI).
•produces a strong spark for fast starts
•provides precise ignition timing / mapping for optimum engine performance at all rpms
• High-performance, 2-into-2 exhaust system provides a crisp, powerful exhaust note.
•large diameter header pipes & dual mufflers provide optimum flow & help to boost torque & power
•oxygen sensors are located in the header pipes ahead of the mufflers
•dual 3-way honeycomb catalyzers reduce exhaust emissions
•distinct & different exhaust notes at low & high rpms (exhaust note changes as rpms increase)
•heat shields on header pipes protect rider & passenger from hot components
• Air injection system.
•injects fresh air into exhaust ports to fully burn any unburnt or partially burnt fuel
•reduces exhaust emissions
• Special "air cut valve" reduces backfiring when decelerating or coasting off throttle.
• "Sure-Park" parking support system for easier, precise maneuverability when parking.
•system utilizes a dedicated electric motor that allows the bike to move forward or backward at approx. 1 km/hr.
•unit must be idling (running) in neutral for Sure-Park system to function
•Sure-Park engagement lever (just below left side of seat) & forward — reverse buttons (left handlebar switch gear) control the Sure-Park system
• Dual alternating current magnetos (ACM).
•produce up to 750 watts of power



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• High-rigidity, double cradle, frame with detachable sub frame.
•design balances strength, rigidity & tuned flex for excellent handling & stability
•4-point rubber engine mounting system reduces vibration
•detachable, steel rear sub frame features an integrated dry sump oil tank
• Heavy duty steel swing arm.
•optimized rigidity balance for excellent stability, handling & rear wheel traction
• Low centre of gravity & low seat height for easy maneuverability.
•engineers have focused on lowering the centre of gravity to give the unit a light handling feel
•low seat height 695 mm (27.4") combines with the low centre of gravity to make the Venture surprisingly easy to pick the unit up off the sidestand & to move the unit when not using Sure-Park
• Key chassis geometry: 31 degree caster angle, 145 mm (5.7") of trail, 1710 mm (67.3") wheelbase.
• Conventional 46 mm KYB front fork provides 130mm (5.1") of wheel travel.
•exceptionally stable handling & great ride comfort
•chip protectors help prevent stone chips in the tubes for extended fork seal life
• Adjustable link-type, single shock rear suspension with 110 mm (4.3") of rear wheel travel.
•single shock suspension not only reduces weight, but delivers outstanding ride comfort
•KYB shock is horizontally positioned under the engine lowering the centre of gravity & centralizing mass for agile handling with a light feel
•remote hydraulic spring preload adjuster (located under the quick remove right side cover)
• Dual 298 mm front discs squeezed by 4-piston monoblock calipers, ABS & UBS equipped.
•excellent barking performance with good feedback to the rider
• 320 mm rear disc brake with twin piston slide-type caliper, ABS & UBS equipped.
•caliper is mounted on the underside of the swingarm to reduce torque action for superior suspension performance
• Front & rear brakes feature Yamaha's latest anti-lock brake (ABS) & variable unified brake (UBS) technology.
•ABS braking offers excellent control under hard braking or braking on wet or slippery surfaces
•controlling ECU & hydraulic unit are combined into a single compact unit allowing for mass centralization & reduced weight
•when ABS system senses impending wheel lock-up (via active type wheel sensors) it regulates the hydraulic brake pressure to the point just before the wheel(s) lock-up
•UBS system "unifies or links" the front & rear brakes when brakes are applied. System automatically adjusts the amount of unified braking force.
•front brake application will engage the UBS & apply varying degrees of rear brake force depending on how hard the brake has been applied
•rear brake application will engage the UBS & apply varying degrees of front brake force depending on how hard the brake has been applied
•unified brakes may reduce stopping distance by accurately balancing front & rear brake pressures
• Stylish frame-mounted full coverage fairing with adjustable windshield, wind deflectors & LED headlights.
•offers dynamic styling as well as excellent wind & weather protection
•electrically adjustable windshield, vertical adjustment range is 90 mm (3.5"); horizontal range (angle of windscreen) is 12.5 mm (0.5")
•manually adjustable mid & lower fairing wind deflectors allow the rider to direct more or less air into the cockpit area
•Quad LED main headlights. On low beam, the inner 2 — LEDs act as headlights while the outer 2 — LEDs function as position lights; on high beam all 4 - LEDS function as headlights
•dual storage compartments in upper fairing plus mid fairing storage compartment
•adjustable mirrors with integrated LED turn signals
•fairing mounted 12 volt DC outlet produces 5 amps / 60 watts of power
•mid fairing air ducts provide fresh intake air for the engine & cools various electrical components
• Over 144 litres of storage capacity.
•left saddlebag capacity is 32.1 litres, right saddlebag capacity is 35.2 litres & tour truck capacity is 70.1 litres. All are equipped with electronic Smart Key locks.
•upper fairing features left & right "small item" storage compartments (0.75 litres each). Right side storage compartment is operated by the Smart Key system & houses a USB port & AUX terminal.
•mid fairing storage compartment (2.45 L)
•tour trunk features left (1.6 litres) & right (1.5 litres) small item storage compartments plus a high mount LED taillight / brake light
•LED turn signals integrated into the saddlebags
• Feature packed 7" LCD infotainment system (800 x 480 pixels) to further enhance the fun & enjoyment of the journey.
•intuitive design makes for easy operation
•functions include; audio, navigation (GPS), communication (phone, VOX, intercom, CB radio & SMS text messaging, Bluetooth), vehicle status info & various equipment controls (heated grips & heated seats, etc.)
•Infotainment system can be operated by handlebar switch gear buttons, touchscreen or voice commands (voice commands for menu screens only)
•three main "home" screens; audio, navigation & "information" including vehicle info & adjustments
•dual zone audio features: twin 14 cm front speakers (fairing mounted) & twin 13 cm rear speakers (tour trunk mounted), connected to a 26 watt amp.
•audio functions include 8 possible audio sources including AM/FM radio & Sirius (subscription required). SVC (Speed Volume Control) automatically adjusts volume to match road speed. Rider & passenger can select separate audio sources when using the accessory headsets.
•navigation system (GPS) can be controlled by either the 5-way "D-pad" on the left handlebar switch gear or the touch screen
•SMS text will be relayed via text to speech when riding or on screen when the unit is stopped
• 5-spoke, machine cut, cast aluminum mag wheels.
•front rim is MT3.50x18 fitted with a 130/70R18 tubeless, radial tire
•rear rim is MT6.00x16 fitted with a 200/55R16 tubeless, radial tire
•front & rear wheel tire pressure sensors monitor tire pressures
•tubeless tire design allows for emergency road side repairs (installation of a "plug")
• Super comfortable, heated rider & passenger seats with 10 levels of heat settings.
•narrow seat — fuel tank junction makes it easier for the rider to touch the ground
•rider & passenger seats plus rider back support & passenger backrest are heated (10 levels)
•rider back support has 30 mm (1.2") of fore-aft adjustment
• Folding rider & passenger floorboards.
•roomy design with floating rubber inserts for reduced vibration
•folding design (rider & pass.) with special replaceable scrapers on lower edge of rider floorboards
•passenger floorboards can be adjusted up & down, range is 25 mm (1")
• 1" handlebars, heated grips & adjustable levers.
•heated grips offer 10 levels of heat... 3 levels can be "pre-set"
•adjustable front brake & clutch levers
• 25 litre flangeless fuel tank with small under seat sub tank for the electric fuel pump.
•total capacity is 25 litres; reserve portion of the tank is 3.6L (low fuel light illuminates)
•no visible welds or seams for that clean, custom look
•riding range before unit goes to reserve (low fuel light) is approx. 325 kms or 200 miles
• Classic fairing mounted instrument panel.
•comprehensive instrumentation includes fairing mounted analogue speedo & tach
•digital LCD functions within speedo include: odometer, dual trip meters, gear position, average fuel economy & distance to empty
•digital LCD functions within tachometer include: fuel level indicator & low fuel warning
• Smart Key System.
•when unit senses the Smart Key is close by, the following functions can be performed without inserting the key; turning power on & off, opening fuel cap, unlocking or locking all luggage cases
•steering lock is controlled s are electrically operated by Smart Key System
•Smart Key security feature help prevent ride-away thefts



///Details
• self-canceling turn signals (15 seconds or 150 meters)
• 4-way emergency flasher
• LED tail light / brake light
• easy grip passenger grab rails
• Low maintenance sealed battery (battery should be charged during winter storage)


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Re: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall - Suggest the next bike to review

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:19 am

markdcoco wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:54 pm
I'm really loving the new Ducati Scrambler based cafe racer. I really wish they would do the same to the Monster, but I've wished for a lot of things that never come true.
2017 Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer up this week on the Cool Wall, as requested. :)


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