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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-09-2000, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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in the issue that i saw.. i think it is the current issue.. it has a test of the 750's such as the aprilla, gixxer, kawi, and the duc... but the thing i liked the most besdied the gixxer beat the crap outta them was the had a guy doin a stoppie on soakin wet pavement.. now that was a cool pic to see i was like wow and they had some other cool pics too

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brit mags are cool and honest. but expensive here the states. i'll stick to roadracingworld

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I'll second the price thing, i do get them once in a while, the pictures are REALLY good, and lots of them !

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They beat the US mags so bad on telling the truth and riding the bikes the way you & I do, that I prefer to buy them, even though they are 3 bucks more. Of course, the center fold pictures help

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The pictures are great (of the bikes, of course ), but the writing is sometimes not comprehensable due to the strange way they use the english language. Mags such as BIKE or RIDE, both British and expensive, I'll agree, are much nicer to read and better written too, in my opinion.

Oh, and if you like the pictures in Fast Bikes, check out the ones in Superbike!




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Performance Bikes has to be the best bike mag out. Total nutters, the lot of them.

I'd much rather read one of the magazines from that island in the North Sea than anything I've seen over here (although some of them are getting better), but the prices are a joke.

I do appreciate their superior use of the langauge, however. ;-)

I've yet to see any sort of article in the U.S. mags come up to the sort of usability level as Bike, Fast Bikes and Performance Bikes routinely churn out.

Probably the handiest one I ever saw was the feature on how not to get your bike ripped off. Great read and bloody useful, too.

But the PRICE!!!! :-(

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I'm all about the Brit Mags. Key factor is
yes they are HONEST. How relieving is that
to get the actual and factual info. What's
up with the US mags? Do they think we can't
handle the truth or are they that deep in
the manufacturers pockets?

Anyway, Fast Bikes is my personal favorite
(Frosty is awesome) and then there's always
Martin Child (Bike) who just plain rocks. It's
funny how they're mags make us here in the
US look stuffy.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by chris_y2k_r1:
...Key factor is yes they are HONEST..What's up with the US mags? Do they think we can't handle the truth...
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Do you have an example? Just wondering...



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I really liked the article on 2-up riding. I don't remember seeing anything like this in the states, ever. Here, in the US, we like to think that solo is the only way to go, that's ok for some, but the better half doesn't always like to stay home and do the laundry and dishes. They like to ride, too. My wife loves to go fast, on the bike, and I usually try to go the same speed in the corners 2up as I do solo.
Anyway, here's a quick paragraph from Superbike, " Points of interest included the Harley blowing a gasket and spewing half its oil out all of 100 metres into its first (and only) standing quarter, the Triumph(TT600) struggling to accelerate at all in sixth gear on its 2up top speed run, and the Hayabusa running quarter miles 2up that were only half a second slower than its solo times. That's 129mph and a quarter of a mile covered in just 11.05 seconds and faster than any car you could care to mention, all with 20 stone on board. When it comes to outright 2up performance, the Hayabusa proved there really is no substitute for cubes. Bloody impressive."
Busa on top speed run - "As the busa crested the rise about a mile from where we were sat and the wail of its motor became audible, the girls stirred and turned around to see a shimmering headlight approaching in an ever-gathering haze of dust, heat and noise. "Boom!" The Busa came and was gone at what turned out to be 196mpg(making it the fastest stock production bike Superbike's ever tested), and all three girls went white." While 2up on the Busa, the magazine set an unofficial top speed record of a true 177mph, or 205 on the speedometer.
After reading this story, my wife and I are now ready for a Hayabusa. It only seems right that we get one, afterall, who can get a speeding ticket 2up on a Katana?

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by His_Suzuki:
"Boom!" The Busa came and was gone at what turned out to be 196mpg(making it the fastest stock production bike Superbike's ever tested), and all three girls went white."

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That was supposed to be 196mph.



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