When it comes to sportbikes, are you brand loyal? - TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums
View Poll Results: When it comes to sportbikes, are you brand loyal?
Yes 56 40.58%
No 76 55.07%
I'm loyal, but I've switched my favorite 6 4.35%
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post #1 of 102 (permalink) Old 09-30-2005, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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When it comes to sportbikes, are you brand loyal?

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post #2 of 102 (permalink) Old 09-30-2005, 03:39 PM
 
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Yes any Jap brand!!

I prefer Yamaha but I will take a good deal.
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I am. All bikes basically perform the same but Yammies look the best.
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post #4 of 102 (permalink) Old 09-30-2005, 03:52 PM
 
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I've had Honda and Yamaha 4 wheelers, a CBR, and now my busa. I'm not really brand loyal, but I grew up a Honda fan in superx when Rick Johnson and those guys were still riding.
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I've always been big on Suzuki, until last year when I saw Yammi get their stuff together...so now I am going from a zuk to a yam. I will always do my homework and research before I buy!
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Current Honda CBR1000RR
previous Kawi 03 Z1000
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10 bikes total and NOT one suzuki ever........... I like the GSXR750
but i dont think i would ever buy one..........just never real keen on their color schemes
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but i dont think i would ever buy one..........just never real keen on their color schemes

Now that's no reason! The color is easy enough to change!
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Now that's no reason! The color is easy enough to change!
I wouldnt buy a repaint if it was done the day it was bought. I would Always wander what was hid under the new job.
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sure the color can be changed, so can the wheels,suspension, engine......... but at what cost ?
to strip all factory decals and get a quality paint job is not cheap and most people dont buy a new bike with the intention of immediately spending thousands on a complete paint job...........
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2/3of my bikes have been Jap, how good are they???. I ve been riding over 20 years and i ve moved on to Italian. Aprilia Tuono, god does it rock. Has that sexappeal that Jap bikes don't have for me...... and the V twin sound MMmmmmmmm

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No. Speaking for the big 4 japanese, They are all so close performance and reliability wise that there really is no way you can go wrong these days... There is no ONE dominant force, things change every single year.

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i've come to prefer kawasaki. i've owned 3 so far. had a bad experience in my youth with a honda 50, darn thing never wanted to kick over. vowed to never own a honda of any sorts again. since then had a kawasaki kdx80 dirt bike, brief stint with the yamaha ysr50 before my 3 ninjas. i am pretty die-hard kawasaki, but the new r6 is almost pretty enough to change my mind. maybe next time...
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No. Speaking for the big 4 japanese, They are all so close performance and reliability wise that there really is no way you can go wrong these days... There is no ONE dominant force, things change every single year.





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post #14 of 102 (permalink) Old 10-01-2005, 12:51 AM
 
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God help me, I like all sportbikes. Even some sport tourers and dual sports.
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God help me, I like all sportbikes. Even some sport tourers and dual sports.
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I use to be very brand loyal. But now Im whore like everyone else.
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I use to be very brand loyal. But now Im whore like everyone else.
He said it!




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I voted yes but, I have had many bikes over the years and always end up happiest with Gixxers. I finally quit buying the hottest bike out and will just stick with Suzuki for my Sport Bike needs.

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I guess the 2k5 1K was both...the hottest and a Suzuki... huh?!




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I guess the 2k5 1K was both...the hottest and a Suzuki... huh?!

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