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by High_Side
Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 3742

Re: Hello

Welcome to the forum. What Ninja did you get?
by High_Side
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2017 Honda Rebel 500 ABS - Coolness Factor = 66.7%
Replies: 12
Views: 11330

Re: This Week: 2017 Honda Rebel 500 ABS - VOTE NOW

Excellent points. Yes, back in 1985, the cruiser was really know as the "Custom", which really was a standard UJM with buckhorn bars, maybe some chrome and a stepped seat... Ugly as a pud' but they did set the cruiser up for the future... I actually owned one of those customs as my first bike, the ...
by High_Side
Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: High_Sides Trips and Pics
Replies: 276
Views: 131989

Re: High_Sides Trips and Pics

*Note - my reluctance to take my nice canon camera off-road led me to use my phone for the pictures in this post. I'll be looking for something a little better for my off-road rides in 2017! As the year kicked off I was keen to do some gravel road exploring, and not knowing when my new Honda would ...
by High_Side
Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall - Suggest the next bike to review
Replies: 410
Views: 165097

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

2017 Ducati Supersport 937 :mrgreen: You got it for this week!!! It's a snow white bike with red accents, perfect for Christmas voting. 2017 Ducati SuperSport S Enjoy Thanks buddy - looks like a contender for a high score even! I would also suggest the Ducati Scrambler Cafe the next time we are rea...
by High_Side
Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2017 Ducati SuperSport S - Coolness Factor = 85.5%
Replies: 10
Views: 8630

Re: This Week: 2017 Ducati SuperSport S - VOTE NOW

I see this bike as an upscale modern take by Ducati on Honda's VFR. I have a weakness for white Ducati's and this bike looks amazing and I would probably be first in line if Ducati had never made the Multistrada. Now I am addicted to the more upright riding position I am not sure if I can ever go ba...
by High_Side
Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: High_Sides Trips and Pics
Replies: 276
Views: 131989

Re: High_Sides Trips and Pics

It seems a lot of water has passed under the bridge since my last update. The big VFR did a lot of things well but just wasn't the inspiring ride that the older smaller bike was. It excelled at lightening fast straight line speeds but honestly was a flawed handler at a 90% pace. While it was in for ...
by High_Side
Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2017 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100RR - Coolness Factor = 78.8%
Replies: 13
Views: 8879

Re: This Week: 2017 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100RR - VOTE NOW

Hanson wrote:I would consider Moto GP riders to have significant skills.

Safe Travels,
Richard Hanson
Excellent post. We need a "like" button!
by High_Side
Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2017 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100RR - Coolness Factor = 78.8%
Replies: 13
Views: 8879

Re: This Week: 2017 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100RR - VOTE NOW

I think the point of all the electronic aids is to make this bike very fast and more safe for your average rider. Like the zx14 I had if you twist too hard on the throttle it would break traction and spin the back tire did not matter if you were leaned over in a turn or not. And rain you had to rea...
by High_Side
Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2017 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100RR - Coolness Factor = 78.8%
Replies: 13
Views: 8879

Re: This Week: 2017 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100RR - VOTE NOW

The boss man is moving this week so I've posted this a little late. Enjoy!
by High_Side
Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2017 Hyosung GD250R - Coolness Factor = 58.7%
Replies: 9
Views: 6964

Re: This Week: 2017 Hyosung GD250R - VOTE NOW

Jarlaxle wrote:I would like to see the naked version.

I will say that my wife has a GT250 Comet and really likes it.
Well I should take back my previous comment then. :o How long has she had it? How many miles?
by High_Side
Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2017 Hyosung GD250R - Coolness Factor = 58.7%
Replies: 9
Views: 6964

Re: This Week: 2017 Hyosung GD250R - VOTE NOW

That actually looks pretty cool. No idea how to vote for this as the previous model was kinda sh!te, but it will be cool to eventually read a full test.
by High_Side
Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2017 MV Agusta F4Z Zagato - Coolness Factor = 60.6%
Replies: 11
Views: 6933

Re: This Week: 2017 MV Agusta F4Z Zagato - VOTE NOW

I have to go awesome from a view that it's about time that someone tried something different from a design perspective and somehow I find it strangely beautiful. Motorcyclists seem to be a wildly conservative bunch in what they are willing to accept outside of current design norms and for that reaso...
by High_Side
Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2016 Yamaha XSR900 - Coolness Factor = 71.1%
Replies: 15
Views: 8884

Re: This Week: 2016 Yamaha XSR900 - VOTE NOW

Not bad, wonder where they dug up that old school helmet from. They seem to be everywhere these days. Blackfoot Cycle here in Calgary has an entire section for hipster type gear but I barely felt cool enough to be in there. The older and more beat up the gear looks, the more that they charge for it...
by High_Side
Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2016 Yamaha XSR900 - Coolness Factor = 71.1%
Replies: 15
Views: 8884

Re: This Week: 2016 Yamaha XSR900 - VOTE NOW

I felt it looked a little too parts bin special but it is growing on me - a lot. If you take a look at what customizers have been doing with this bike it helps to seal the deal. I vote awesome.
by High_Side
Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Daily Motorcycle News
Topic: Harley-Davidson, EPA reach settlement
Replies: 1
Views: 1237

Re: Harley-Davidson, EPA reach settlement

Harley-Davidson is and has been committed to meeting or exceeding all emissions requirements for its motorcycles in every market it serves. It will continue to offer a broad range of industry-leading, compliant performance products that enable customization and performance enhancements that meet al...
by High_Side
Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2017 Indian Scout FTR750 - Coolness Factor = 85.0%
Replies: 7
Views: 6260

Re: 2017 Indian Scout FTR750 - Coolness Factor = 85.0%

I'm brokenhearted to have missed this one. This is the single coolest bike I have seen all year. A street legal version of this may just finally be the bike that sees me part with my Superduke to get. Lovely.
by High_Side
Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2016 Hyosung GT650R - Coolness Factor = 50.0%
Replies: 8
Views: 6372

Re: This Week: 2016 Hyosung GT650R - VOTE NOW

faded sun wrote:Why is this bike a v-twin?

Doesn't make sense to me.
Why not? It's a clone of a SV650 Suzuki engine which itself is loosely based upon the architecture of a Ducati. Ducati proved just how successful a V-twin could be in World Superbike so in the late 90s both Honda and Suzuki gave it a go.
by High_Side
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2016 Hyosung GT650R - Coolness Factor = 50.0%
Replies: 8
Views: 6372

Re: This Week: 2016 Hyosung GT650R - VOTE NOW

I can't believe they are still in business. The bike was a weak clone of a sv650 from years ago and yet here it still is. Maybe some owners will chime in,but with everything that I have read about them, the only thing they had going for them is price.