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  1. #1
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Kawasaki Buys Bimota!!!

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Kawasaki Buys Bimota!!!

    interesting!
    never drop your bike sober, it hurts too much!

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    Father Joe
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    Re: Kawasaki Buys Bimota!!!

    Why in the hell would Mama Kaw want something as finicky and frustrating as Bimota??? Ship building has got to be easier than a grossly mismanaged Italian boutique motorbike company.
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    Re: Kawasaki Buys Bimota!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by McGovZRX View Post
    Why in the hell would Mama Kaw want something as finicky and frustrating as Bimota??? Ship building has got to be easier than a grossly mismanaged Italian boutique motorbike company.
    What he said.
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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Kawasaki Buys Bimota!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by McGovZRX View Post
    Why in the hell would Mama Kaw want something as finicky and frustrating as Bimota??? Ship building has got to be easier than a grossly mismanaged Italian boutique motorbike company.
    maybe a new retro bike!

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    never drop your bike sober, it hurts too much!

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Kawasaki Buys Bimota!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by McGovZRX View Post
    Why in the hell would Mama Kaw want something as finicky and frustrating as Bimota??? Ship building has got to be easier than a grossly mismanaged Italian boutique motorbike company.
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    President of the ZRXOA
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    Re: Kawasaki Buys Bimota!!!

    Weird, but ok.
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    Re: Kawasaki Buys Bimota!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by McGovZRX View Post
    Why in the hell would Mama Kaw want something as finicky and frustrating as Bimota??? Ship building has got to be easier than a grossly mismanaged Italian boutique motorbike company.
    Yeah, Kawasaki builds bikes that are much more sanitary than Honda.


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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Kawasaki Buys Bimota!!!

    lighter and more drivable motrcycles to build in the next time i hope
    when in the night your light in the bend is not enough , i can not help !
    you must drive slower say the dealer .

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    Re: Kawasaki Buys Bimota!!!

    It's like when Mercedes bought AMG maybe??

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Kawasaki Buys Bimota!!!

    is AMG not mercedes sportcar engine builder they life from mercedes stock build work for street

    i hope so this goes a faster lighter way to a beter not money and same parts buildengines and frames forks ....
    a wy to funny bikes and more monney they think to found ther -im out by more money
    when in the night your light in the bend is not enough , i can not help !
    you must drive slower say the dealer .

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Kawasaki Buys Bimota!!!

    Maybe like my old one.

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    Much simpler then.

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    Re: Kawasaki Buys Bimota!!!

    weeeeeeeeiiiiiiwd
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  14. #14
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Kawasaki Buys Bimota!!!

    I have quietly drooled over Bimota since I discovered them as a young guy in the '90s. They have always been extremely impressive to me. Having connections with Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Ducati only sweetens the pot for me. If purchasing the brand will eventually lead to Kawasaki powered Bimotas, then sign me up

  15. #15
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Kawasaki Buys Bimota!!!

    Kawasaki is obtaining the intellectual property along with the sale. Bimota engineers have always dealt in the state of the art realm. I had two of them and they were amazing bikes. SB8R Special (TL1000R Powered) SB6R (GSXR 1000 Powered)

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Kawasaki Buys Bimota!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by cbxbikenut View Post
    Maybe like my old one.

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    Much simpler then.

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Kawasaki Buys Bimota!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by McGovZRX View Post
    Why in the hell would Mama Kaw want something as finicky and frustrating as Bimota??? Ship building has got to be easier than a grossly mismanaged Italian boutique motorbike company.
    Bimota actually made excellent bikes, Massimo Tamburini designed some of the most iconic superbikes, their downfalls was trying to develop and in house bike(engine) V-Due 500 and several other bad business deals/decisions.

    kawaski most likely is trying to get into the italian market, etc. Kinda like Fiat buying Chrysler and pushing their designs with american branding, etc, etc. HD buying MV Augusta was really , paid 109 Mil, sold/gave back for $3.98 + 26 million escrow, brilliant

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