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Offline madshep

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MCN comparison test
« on: April 10, 2014, 09:57:33 am »
Just reading this week's 'Motorcycle News' and have seen that next week they are doing a "Tourer group test" featuring BMWR1200RT V Triumph Trophy V Guzzi California.

If you like I'll upload next Wednesday for you all to see?

What do we reckon the verdict will be??

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Re: MCN comparison test
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2014, 10:47:28 am »
 I imagine as is usual they will be bonded by the BMW media machine!
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Re: MCN comparison test
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2014, 12:36:35 pm »
Cropbiker is right!  Just like the compare in Motorcyclist, they picked the K1600 while giving the TT a nice try rating.  I rode a K1600 at the dealer last year, piece of junk with a horrible transmission and nice engine with 24 valves to adjust at a kings ransom.  As I've posted before, the local police department just got rid of all there 1200 BMW's due to service issues, went to Victory.  Victory promised them 5 years parts and labor on all the bikes sold to them.  Got a comment from one officer, WHO GAVE ME A TICKET, that my TT would make a good police bike.  Something Triumph should think about!

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Re: MCN comparison test
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2014, 04:08:02 pm »
« Last Edit: April 10, 2014, 04:10:18 pm by miss »

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Re: MCN comparison test
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2014, 05:11:35 pm »


Miss, where was this taken from ?
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Re: MCN comparison test
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2014, 06:45:51 pm »
I've wasted £2.30 on the comic today so that no one else here has to! Just about to sit down with a drink and read it now....
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Re: MCN comparison test
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2014, 07:05:39 pm »
Okay, so that's 9 minutes of my life that I won't get back  :138:

It's a BMW love fest I'm afraid. The new RT is clearly more important than the second coming and everything else is old hat, I'm completely unsurprised to tell you. The worst complaint that they leveled at the Trophy was the difficult to fathom switchgear and the fact that the radio wasn't loud enough. The fact that the Trophy was much more stable in side winds was mentioned, but dismissed as unimportant.

They reminded us that the old RT was far superior to the Trophy but, with a phrase I've never paid to read before, the new RT has "moved the game on yet again"  :138:

The bad news is that MCN have plumbed the depths again, but the good news is that I've now got something to light the fire with  :001:
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Re: MCN comparison test
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2014, 07:35:18 pm »
Should know by now, MCN stands for Madeup Comdey News :150:

 



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