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Old 06-13-2011, 05:12 PM   #1
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:33 PM   #2
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cheaper maint.. cheaper spares.. will last just as long
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for reasons listed above.
if money was no problem i would have an array of euro bikes however, much sexiness
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bikes are simpler and more reliable, but Euro bikes (specifically Italians) have indisputable appeal.
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Dude, you know better....

J models for all the reasons listed above.

Coin is no object, euro all the way....
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BMW's are rock solid and depreciate less quickly from what I read
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bikes for fun, stunting, track, and all the fastness

Euro for looks, touring and comfort
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money no object = euro

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we could use a US bike choice as well, as I plan to own one someday soon
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I have a Euro for the street. Great look, usable power and very comfy. For the track I have a bike, Peak power, cheaper parts, edgy handling and performance.
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A european bike may be a little harder to source parts for but not necessarily more expensive. And since I do the majority of my parts sourcing on the interwebs harder means a few more clicks. My speed triple was no harder to find parts for than the dozen or so japanese bikes i've had over the years - it used a honda civic oil filter - it was built like a tractor - freakin tough.

Now something really exotic like a ducati/mv/aprillia may end up costing you more but like mentioned above, the appeal is undeniable. I guess as I've gotten older I want more and more to be on a bike that's not the same as everyone else's. So a little more trouble is all the way worth it.
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A european bike may be a little harder to source parts for but not necessarily more expensive. And since I do the majority of my parts sourcing on the interwebs harder means a few more clicks. My speed triple was no harder to find parts for than the dozen or so japanese bikes i've had over the years - it used a honda civic oil filter - it was built like a tractor - freakin tough.

Now something really exotic like a ducati/mv/aprillia may end up costing you more but like mentioned above, the appeal is undeniable. I guess as I've gotten older I want more and more to be on a bike that's not the same as everyone else's. So a little more trouble is all the way worth it.
Have you crashed that triumph yet, and tried to repair it with factory parts? Try that, and then return to this thread.
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Have you crashed that triumph yet, and tried to repair it with factory parts? Try that, and then return to this thread.
Yes I have, and have gotten most parts usually within a week, and those few that I didn't get I contacted dealers in the UK direct and have gotten them shortly thereafter.
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THATS SO AWESOME! IM MAKING A BIG ONE AND HANGING IT ON MY WALL!
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I like Euro bikes better. The fit and finish seems nicer and they usually come the way you want them. Is there even a bike that comes stock with simple things like SS brake lines? If I was to have a track bike I would use a bike because I wouldn't be as worried about wrecking it. Some euro bikes are more expensive to buy but not all of them. Aprilias are actually really cheap when you get leftovers from the previous year because nobody buys them. You can get leftover RSVRs with Ohlins suspension for like $9k out the door brand new. Leftover 2010 RSV4s are almost the same price as any other liter bike. Cheap to maintain them too (except SXV), but not cheap to wreck. Who cares though, if you wreck it it's totaled and you just get a new one. Same thing with Husqvarnas. Most people I know with Suzuki DRZs paid more than I did for my Husky. Other than the trick bits like the brakes the parts aren't that expensive but they are maintenance intensive. No more than any other 450 single though.
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Yes I have, and have gotten most parts usually within a week, and those few that I didn't get I contacted dealers in the UK direct and have gotten them shortly thereafter.
.....in other words you still had to ship from the UK. Gotcha
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Can't argue with the top dollar components and strict attention to details on the euro bikes.

I like my r1, but it has way more down sides than my BMW does.. generally speaking of course, as they are two completely different bikes.
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Which type of SportTouring / Sport bikes bikes do you prefer? I like European bikes. It seems they pay more attention to little things and do a little better on the styling.
Agreed.....my next purchase will be a Daytona 675
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THATS SO AWESOME! IM MAKING A BIG ONE AND HANGING IT ON MY WALL!
I am missing something here.

As far as the post is concerned, Euro! Italian specifically. I'd love to own a BMW someday, though.
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money no object = euro

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we could use a US bike choice as well, as I plan to own one someday soon
the motus is pricey, bland bland blaaaaand on looks, and ... i dont think you can buy one yet, but i still want one too.
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