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Old 10-11-2017, 07:44 PM   #1
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NOT the latest but the LAST

Issue of Sport Rider. I found Kunitsugu a decent writer. Often writing clearly and concisely about what bike he would happen to be riding. Contributors Gold & Goose kept it interesting as well. Sometimes it was just a regurgitation of Motorcyclist but otherwise okay. Kinda wish they'd stick around but, I guess this means I'll have more time to peruse Roadracing World.

Farewell SR...........
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Old 10-12-2017, 02:35 AM   #2
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:39 AM   #3
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Finished reading my issue last night. I like Kunitsugu and liked the magazine. The most telling thing to me in them rehashing old stories and the history of the magazine is how far the sport bike world has fallen. The magazine existed from my college days to my middle age and my kids learning to ride. I've stayed in it and encouraged my kids, I think that is rare. The AMA was so huge in the 90's, lots of teams, lots of corporate money, everybody wanted a sport bike.
Now that the people who drove that industry are 40+ they have either written off bikes all together, or ride 5 miles a weekend on a Harley. It seemed sad looking at all those stories and going "yeah I remember the Mr Turbo kit on the CBR 900RR" And "They got a Turbo ZX-11 to go 230mph"
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:41 AM   #4
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These days, it seems the only MC segment, other than Cruisers, that is has a pulse is ADV. Sport bikes are seemingly dead. Too bad as the current crop is awesome, but I have to admit, I have no interest in them anymore. My next bike will probably be an ADV. Such a crowd follower

Speaking of ADVs, some uppity BMW dude pulled what a I considered a rude pass on me last weekend - kinda stuffed it right in there just prior to a corner. I was cruising at my usual 10 to 15 over. BMW guy had a lot of FZ1 in his mirrors after that for a few miles. He was a decent rider with good smooth cornering lines, I was his equal there and had so much horsepower on him, it was not even funny. I could hear his bike winding out and just ran up his butt. He turned off after awhile. Childish, but fun, no harm done. People tend to underestimate our bikes. It is fun to remind them once in awhile...
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I'm just glad I didn't renew, would have gotten the shaft.
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:46 PM   #7
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I use to love bike magazines. Especially in the winter. The UK mags like Bike were/are excellent.

I had a collection of hundreds of old magazines stacked up in my cellar and realized I probably could have bought a new bike for all the money I laid down.

The wife threw away most of them when I was away on travel. I'm still trying to decide what she prizes that will go missing (not really).

Ezines fill my needs these days for zero$, hopefully some good ones will continue to survive but it has got to be hard to monetize free.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:18 PM   #8
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Oh the bike mags I had in boxes for years!!! Dumped all of the ages ago.

And yah. The British mags were the bomb. Performance Bike was so off the rails compared to US mags. I think it was $8 at the local magazine shop.
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After getting a mail subscription to BIKE (UK) several years ago as a present, I've been getting it on my tablet since. Great read for a decent price. I may be getting it free for all I know, because that card expired and I never got a notice for the updated expiration date and security code. Haven't noticed it on my monthly bill, but I could have missed it.
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I remember when motorcycle.com was new. The people that ran it were fun.

Didn't keep up with it though and have no idea what became of it.
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[quote=Duken4evr;2729738]These days, it seems the only MC segment, other than Cruisers, that is has a pulse is ADV. Sport bikes are seemingly dead. Too bad as the current crop is awesome, but I have to admit, I have no interest in them anymore. My next bike will probably be an ADV. Such a crowd follower

The naked bikes also seem to be picking up as well. The trouble with full on sport bikes is that they got too dedicated, and just not well suited to the street. The nakeds offer about 95% of what the sport bikes offer, with enough comfort to not kill you during the daily commute, or even tour on. I should also note that there appears to be signs of a sport touring war starting. KTM brought out the Super Duke GT. Kawasaki is teasing a supercharged sport tourer, and Yamaha has the rumored Tracer GT out there yet to be seen. So I wouldn't count the other segments out yet.
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Old 10-13-2017, 06:40 AM   #12
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I'm just glad I didn't renew, would have gotten the shaft.
That would be the end of your wheelie days!
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:08 AM   #13
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These days, it seems the only MC segment, other than Cruisers, that is has a pulse is ADV. Sport bikes are seemingly dead. Too bad as the current crop is awesome, but I have to admit, I have no interest in them anymore. My next bike will probably be an ADV. Such a crowd follower

The naked bikes also seem to be picking up as well. The trouble with full on sport bikes is that they got too dedicated, and just not well suited to the street. The nakeds offer about 95% of what the sport bikes offer, with enough comfort to not kill you during the daily commute, or even tour on. I should also note that there appears to be signs of a sport touring war starting. KTM brought out the Super Duke GT. Kawasaki is teasing a supercharged sport tourer, and Yamaha has the rumored Tracer GT out there yet to be seen. So I wouldn't count the other segments out yet.
Agree. I have never had so much interest in my FZ1 at the bike hangouts before. I always tell them the same thing. It is cheap, with the mods in place, it has just shy of 150 at the wheel, it handles well, it is comfy, and it is indestructible. The FZ1 is the perfect motorcycle

Would love to have a big Super Duke, but that would only land me behind bars. It is hard enough to behave on the FZ1
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