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12-16-2002 01:48 PM
roaddog101
Sportbike

Sportbike, most of them don't have a clue anyway, I just brush em off.
11-27-2002 12:54 AM
Bluto Sportbike...or superbike. Crotch Rocket is gay and played out like I'm in HS or somethin. Some of my friends call it a "rocket"...that botheres me less. Whenever HD riders ask how I like my "crotch rocket" I ask them how they like their "butt tractor". If they don't understand the expression (ie your bike runs like farm implement...masey davidson) then I usually say nevermind and walk away. Not worth the effort.
10-03-2002 07:40 AM
Mojo
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Originally posted by Squid Killer
Crotch Rocket


I hate the idea that I spent 10K on a devise just to transport my crotch from one place to another really fast.
What if you're going on a bootie call?
10-03-2002 07:15 AM
FZR400Tony i like sportbike, i hate sportSbike
10-03-2002 06:30 AM
Lawdog
"Bullet Bike"

I have always liked the term "Bullet bike" (or would it be one word, bulletbike?, like superbike is one word.) when referring to a sportbike. I also like to use the term Superbike as well. I never use the term "Crotch Rocket", I hate it.

Another term I don't care for is one I have heard doctors and nurses jokingly use, "Donor Cycles".
10-03-2002 05:59 AM
Lt.Gustl
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Originally posted by DaveL
While the Japanese have been engineering, the Motor Company has been promoting.


Originally posted by kvpZX9R



Hell it's been working too. How else can you explain peoples' willingness to spend 20k on a POS and get treated like a shitbird at the dealerships?
Many forget HD's lobbying ability too, during the 80's when they were in serious financial trouble they went to washington saying japan was trying to put them out of business by flooding the market with cheap motorcycles,

What resulted was a signifigant increase in price for models over 700cc, and another reason for me to not want an HD, other than there crappy bikes that suck.
10-03-2002 05:13 AM
Squid Killer Crotch Rocket


I hate the idea that I spent 10K on a devise just to transport my crotch from one place to another really fast.
09-17-2002 05:35 AM
kvpZX9R
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Originally posted by DaveL
While the Japanese have been engineering, the Motor Company has been promoting.
Hell it's been working too. How else can you explain peoples' willingness to spend 20k on a POS and get treated like a shitbird at the dealerships?
09-17-2002 05:28 AM
DaveL The Harley crowd coined the name 'Crotch Rocket' to denote any type of sportbike. The idea here is to highlight that a sportbike offers ‘performance’ only. This is an attempt to deny any other value or positive quality to a sportbike. The intended assumption here is that a sportbike offers ‘only’ fast acceleration and nothing else. Unfortunately, it is only speed and acceleration that presents any meaningful numbers. It’s a little more difficult to list on paper the other differences between a sportbike and a Harley or cruiser. Again the assumption is that if you want a ‘real’ motorcycle with ‘real’ power, comfort, real world usability, than a Harley Davidson is the only way to go.

Most of us don't realize how effective the brain washing from Harley Davidson really is. Much of it is extremely subtle and appears harmless, but when taken in full measure, it becomes overwhelming. I was in Kroger’s (grocery store) a little while ago and noticed that at least half the customers had Harley T-shirts or some kind of Harley clothing. Even an old lady in an electric handicap cart was wearing a Sturgis T-shirt. While the Japanese have been engineering, the Motor Company has been promoting.
09-16-2002 09:02 PM
UglyAngelX You forgot to mention the worst of them all "Oh you rode one of those Ninja's"
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