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

Unread post by High_Side » Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:31 am

totalmotorcycle wrote:
High_Side wrote:It's only in prototype form but the pictures are out there. The KTM 390 Adventure looks like it will be a good one. After being blown away by the 390 Duke I am not sure how it couldn't be awesome.
Do you have a KTM link to that model? I can't seem to find it on the main KTM international or Canada site.

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No KTM link just prototype shots floating around the net.

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

Unread post by Jarlaxle » Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:41 pm

From left field: CSC Cyclone 250.

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

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Jarlaxle wrote:From left field: CSC Cyclone 250.

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Interesting, a BMW clone from Belarusian (Russia)

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

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:37 am

For suggestions, I need a bike from one of our 39 motorcycle manufacturers in our 70 years of guides: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/Motorcyc ... -Index.htm

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

Unread post by High_Side » Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:12 am

Hanson wrote:Not now ... but perhaps in the fall when more information is available ...

The new Honda 2016 CRF1000L Africa Twin

Is this a rebirth of a legend and will North American's embrace this moto with the purchasing dollars?

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The specs are out on this one now and I second this suggestion. I suspect though that the specs will not do this bike justice.

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

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High_Side wrote:
Hanson wrote:Not now ... but perhaps in the fall when more information is available ...

The new Honda 2016 CRF1000L Africa Twin

Is this a rebirth of a legend and will North American's embrace this moto with the purchasing dollars?

Safe Travels,
Richard
The specs are out on this one now and I second this suggestion. I suspect though that the specs will not do this bike justice.
Sounds great then! I'll slot the new 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin in next week (as we just did the Super Tenere). :)

This week I have something very special up that was just released.

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

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Aug 14, 2015 1:06 pm

High_Side wrote:It's only in prototype form but the pictures are out there. The KTM 390 Adventure looks like it will be a good one. After being blown away by the 390 Duke I am not sure how it couldn't be awesome.
You got it! The KTM 390 is up for this week. :)

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

Unread post by Jarlaxle » Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:29 am

totalmotorcycle wrote:
Jarlaxle wrote:From left field: CSC Cyclone 250.

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Interesting, a BMW clone from Belarusian (Russia)

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Actually, it's not a BMW clone and not from Russia or Belarus.

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

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:05 am

Jarlaxle wrote:
totalmotorcycle wrote:
Jarlaxle wrote:From left field: CSC Cyclone 250.

Interesting, a BMW clone from Belarusian (Russia)

Mike
Actually, it's not a BMW clone and not from Russia or Belarus.
I can't remember where I got that from but upon researching it again, your are right, it's actually from China, not Russia. Personally, I think it would have been higher quality if it was a BMW clone from Russia (something like a URAL)... now I'm pretty sure it's just a "look-a-like" from China.


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Update: Wowzers, $7,503.30 for the SE 250cc version!
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Re: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall - Suggest the next bike to review

Unread post by faded sun » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:55 pm

You got that idea because the model is called Minsk, which is a city in Russia, but not one you would want to name a motorcycle after...lol.

Pretty sad if Chinese manufacturers think their bikes will do better if people think they are Russian... but still, funny.
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Re: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall - Suggest the next bike to review

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:22 am

faded sun wrote:You got that idea because the model is called Minsk, which is a city in Russia, but not one you would want to name a motorcycle after...lol. Pretty sad if Chinese manufacturers think their bikes will do better if people think they are Russian... but still, funny.
Ah that indeed could have been it!

A little marketing "mystique" has worked for many a company. Google "Fine Corinthian Leather" for example. It was neither Leather or Corinthian made!

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

Unread post by faded sun » Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:10 pm

I saw a 2015 Moto Guzzi Griso (grey?) tonight. Thought it might not take too much arm twisting to get you to put one up on the wall...Just sayin'.

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

Unread post by faded sun » Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:14 pm

And I was also thinking maybe we could do a comparison thing where you put up 3 250's, and then 3 500's and then 3 750's and then 3 litre bikes. I know it doesn't fit the voting criteria you have set up but, you know what they say, " Winter is coming"...

Love the site. You are doing a great job. Glad to see you are back in the Great White North.
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Re: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall - Suggest the next bike to review

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faded sun wrote:And I was also thinking maybe we could do a comparison thing where you put up 3 250's, and then 3 500's and then 3 750's and then 3 litre bikes. I know it doesn't fit the voting criteria you have set up but, you know what they say, " Winter is coming"...

Love the site. You are doing a great job. Glad to see you are back in the Great White North.
An excellent idea... I'll have to think how I can go about setting that up, but I really like it!
faded sun wrote:I saw a 2015 Moto Guzzi Griso (grey?) tonight. Thought it might not take too much arm twisting to get you to put one up on the wall...Just sayin'.

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You got it! I did have it up in 2012... but things have changed since then so, why not?! viewtopic.php?f=61&t=47105


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

Unread post by montanalifter » Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:41 pm

One of Triumphs new Bonneville bikes, I think they are going to sell well the new 900 and 1200cc line.

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montanalifter wrote:One of Triumphs new Bonneville bikes, I think they are going to sell well the new 900 and 1200cc line.
:thumbsup: Yes indeedy.
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Re: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall - Suggest the next bike to review

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montanalifter wrote:One of Triumphs new Bonneville bikes, I think they are going to sell well the new 900 and 1200cc line.
:thumbsup: Yes indeedy.
Ok, you got it then, for this week the new 2016 Triumph Bonneville T120.

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

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totalmotorcycle wrote:
Jarlaxle wrote:
totalmotorcycle wrote:
Jarlaxle wrote:From left field: CSC Cyclone 250.
Interesting, a BMW clone from Belarusian (Russia)

Mike
Actually, it's not a BMW clone and not from Russia or Belarus.
I can't remember where I got that from but upon researching it again, your are right, it's actually from China, not Russia. Personally, I think it would have been higher quality if it was a BMW clone from Russia (something like a URAL)... now I'm pretty sure it's just a "look-a-like" from China.

Manufactured in China by Zongshen
http://www.cscmotorcycles.com/aboutus.asp

Update: Wowzers, $7,503.30 for the SE 250cc version!
Not even close: the regular RX3 is less than $4000. $7500 is for the top-line version with custom paint, aluminum luggage, bigger crash bars, offroad lights, seat pad, custom windshield, center stand, hand guards, skidplates, and anodized fork tubes.

Cyclones are plenty tough. They have done Baja runs, a 5000+ mile tour of thew western US, and the 10,000km Brest-Dushanbe rally. It's not a clone of ANYTHING.

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

Unread post by Jarlaxle » Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:15 pm

Ever done a Honda PC800 Pacific Coast?

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

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Jarlaxle wrote:
totalmotorcycle wrote:
Jarlaxle wrote:
totalmotorcycle wrote:
Jarlaxle wrote:From left field: CSC Cyclone 250.
Interesting, a BMW clone from Belarusian (Russia)

Mike
Actually, it's not a BMW clone and not from Russia or Belarus.
I can't remember where I got that from but upon researching it again, your are right, it's actually from China, not Russia. Personally, I think it would have been higher quality if it was a BMW clone from Russia (something like a URAL)... now I'm pretty sure it's just a "look-a-like" from China.

Manufactured in China by Zongshen
http://www.cscmotorcycles.com/aboutus.asp

Update: Wowzers, $7,503.30 for the SE 250cc version!
Not even close: the regular RX3 is less than $4000. $7500 is for the top-line version with custom paint, aluminum luggage, bigger crash bars, offroad lights, seat pad, custom windshield, center stand, hand guards, skidplates, and anodized fork tubes.

Cyclones are plenty tough. They have done Baja runs, a 5000+ mile tour of thew western US, and the 10,000km Brest-Dushanbe rally. It's not a clone of ANYTHING.
Let's say then their 250cc is $4k to $7.5k, which if you get the $4k one, that's not bad, but there are a lot of other bikes on the market not from China that's around $4k for a 250cc bike. I do like the look for the Cyclone, but I have to ask, do you not see any similarities in design from a Suzuki V-Strom, BMW or Yamaha Tenere?

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