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Old 03-05-2011, 08:49 PM   #1
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omg. this kid's grandparents want to get him a 1098r as a first bike

this kid i work with is getting a 1098r as a graduation present from his grandparents. its his first bike and they are some fat cat millionaires that apparently wipe their with wads of benjamins. i have recommended he look at the bmw s1000rr and a beat up old ninja 250 to learn on.
this kids grandparents though
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:51 PM   #2
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Are they looking to adopt?
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Maybe you can get the bike cheap when he wrecks it and wants something else, like the s1000rr you recemended, then sell me the s1000rr when he wrecks that. lol
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Are they looking to adopt?
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Cheap grandparents. If they really wanted to treat him right they would get him an 1198SP.
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They are secretly trying to get him killed so they can collect on Life Insurance to support there fat cat lifestyle. Or...or...they are being cheap because they can't get the Lexus LFA or Ferrari Italia 458 he really wants.

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personally i think the 1098 is a much better choice than the S1000RR.
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personally i think the 1098 is a much better choice than the S1000RR.
some magazine or website just had an article on why the bimmer is a good first bike. im curious as to why
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:26 PM   #10
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some magazine or website just had an article on why the bimmer is a good first bike. im curious as to why
It might be with anti-lock brakes, wheelie-control system, permanently set to rain mode with a HP limiter chip installed.
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some magazine or website just had an article on why the bimmer is a good first bike. im curious as to why
It was www.hellforleathermagazine.com

The article was very tongue in cheek. The whole idea was that if you were going to squid it up on a "leader" bike you should do it on one with ABS so you never learn to brake and with performance traction control so you can twist the grip as much as a you want in a turn and not rocket into oncoming traffic.
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Living in the modern world has come with a huge price. Namely the gene pool doesn't get thinned very often.
Glad to see someone is taking action.
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Litre = 1000cc

may sound like leader to some, but I'm almost convinced it's litre
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I was employing the squid vernacular for comedic effect. Hence the quotation marks.
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may sound like leader to some, but I'm almost convinced it's litre
Litre in British speaking places. Liter is the standard of measure here.
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It was www.hellforleathermagazine.com

The article was very tongue in cheek. The whole idea was that if you were going to squid it up on a "leader" bike you should do it on one with ABS so you never learn to brake and with performance traction control so you can twist the grip as much as a you want in a turn and not rocket into oncoming traffic.
Is that why Sunday_Rider is so fast??

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Is that why Sunday_Rider is so fast??

I keed I keed
man i am still a lot faster on the 1098, maybe after i change the rear shock i will feel more comfortable pushing the bmw a bit more but for now i just chill and try to get used to the bike first.
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Litre = 1000cc

may sound like leader to some, but I'm almost convinced it's litre
well in this case what do you have?
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Maybe it should be litter not litre or leader.
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