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Old 08-11-2017, 08:57 PM   #1
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Most asked question!!

If I'm on the RS1200RS, which is semi sport bike looking I constantly get asked "how fast does it go", lol. My answer, I'm just a slow old man. Then being a beemer, for much did it cost. If lucky I get a "nice bike" comment too.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:00 PM   #2
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Re: Most asked question!!

Nice bike, Rob.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:05 PM   #3
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Nice bike, Rob.
You the man! and your bike is really nice too! ha Terry has his BMW XR1000 for sale if you want to go faster!
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:41 PM   #4
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If you want to go faster!
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:21 AM   #5
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Re: Most asked question!!

"Do a wheelie Mister!"
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:02 AM   #6
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"Do a wheelie Mister!"
I do get that motion sometimes, of course if I was to remove my helmet they would disregard!
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:59 AM   #7
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Re: Most asked question!!

At least you don't have to suffer people looking at your Yamaha FJR and telling you "Nice BMW."

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Old 08-12-2017, 08:23 AM   #8
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Most asked question!!

Same with my '09 Multistrada. Ducati Red + 1100cc = how fast will it go? Hard to break the news about the 95 hp and topping out at 125. But with a 470 curb weight she gets around pretty good. Last of the analog warriors!


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Old 08-12-2017, 08:36 AM   #9
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My experience:
After the "how fast does it go question" the inquirer almost immediately jumps into a story about how the mid 70s bike they 'souped up' (usefully a Harley) would go 140MPH....

I just smile and be friendly.
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:47 AM   #10
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At least you don't have to suffer people looking at your Yamaha FJR and telling you "Nice BMW."
I had KMW roundels on the fairing of my Concours and would always throw off other riders who didn't know what it was.


The biggest question I get on the Wing is "Isn't that thing heavy"?
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:03 AM   #11
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I get two typical responses about my VStrom:
- Big cruiser riders say "Oh yeah, that's a nice little starter bike, but......."
- Most people say "I wouldn't want a crotch rocket....."
- And two people at the same Walmart have recently asked if it was a GMW GS.

Clearly, basic moto education is lacking with the general public. Well, there are a few folks who know about VStroms. A couple of years ago, my buddy Brian & I were filling up our Stroms in Walsenburg, when a rider came over and started a conversation with:
- "Two VStroms? I have a bunch of friends who ride those. You guys are almost like a cult."
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Old 08-12-2017, 11:05 AM   #12
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on the ZRX I just point out the speedometer only goes to 160 so I don't know how fast it goes.

on the SV1Kn I tell them the speedometer only displays 199 and then flashes.
I have been asked if the SV was a single cylinder as you can only see the front cylinder, and I explain it is a L twin and then have to explain what a L twin is.
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:12 PM   #13
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Clearly, basic moto education is lacking with the general public.
Agreed and I get it. Most people see the bike. like it, and want to have a conversation of some type. I guess the equivalent would be me going to an small airport and talking to pilots about planes. I like planes and all, but pretty much anything I say is going to be 'pretty rookie' sounding.
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Re: Most asked question!!

Just today I got this comment about the Yamaha TTR 250, "That sure is a big bike"

I couldn't help myself, I replied, "It's the smallest of the 3 I own." Lol
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:05 PM   #15
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Clearly, basic moto education is lacking with the general public.
Yes, how often does someone find out that you ride and immediately start talking about Harleys, even though they don't ride themselves?

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Just today I got this comment about the Yamaha TTR 250, "That sure is a big bike"

I couldn't help myself, I replied, "It's the smallest of the 3 I own." Lol
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Not the most common question, but my favorite comment was a teenager in Red Rock who came racing up to the gas pump where I was fueling the X and said, "Wow, I didn't know BMW made dirt bikes!"
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:33 PM   #16
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When I`m on my KTM 500, I here (is that thing street legal?) a lot...
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:46 PM   #17
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Re: Most asked question!!

If I'm getting gas with the dirt bike on my trailer, aren't you little old to be doing that!
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:08 PM   #18
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If I'm getting gas with the dirt bike on my trailer, aren't you little old to be doing that!
Yeah, I get that all the time..
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People have mistaken my BMW S1000XR for a Harley...
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:30 AM   #20
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Or when you're ATGATT, "aren't you hot in all that stuff?" My response is "Not really, I just like looking like a Power Ranger".
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