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I used to be a regular reader of WIRED...but stopped because....almost all the authors are idiots. They used to be a great technology mag, but now their wussy agenda is so evident it colors everything they write.
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I used to be a regular reader of WIRED...but stopped because....almost all the authors are idiots. They used to be a great technology mag, but now their wussy agenda is so evident it colors everything they write.
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i couldn't agree more!

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this was way more interesting:
http://www.wired.com/culture/lifestyle/magazine/15-12/st_xwing

Has anybody else seen one of these exotica mv's? My local everything italian bike dealer had one in at the same time I was having my duc serviced. I want to say it is light enough for me to pick up by myself, I want to say it but I can't. It certainly looks like it though.

Short of a dry lake bed somewhere I don't know where you could even use that bike to 1/8th of it's potential.

At this point I don't know why they are making sport bikes faster...once they got into the single digit 1/4 mile times they really exceeded what was "safe" on the street. the difference between a 9 second bike and an 8 second bike is nil on the street because either way the road surface can't really hold that kind of power.
 

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You'd think with all that carbon fibre hanging out they'ed get it under 400 pounds. Subtract 23 pounds and $116,000 and you could get a new R1. Not that I want either. If my wallet were that big (and my pecker that small) I'd rather blow my wad on some handsome vintage bikes and maybe a 1098 with the spare change. I agree with Geet and I'm pretty content with sub 100hp bikes. To a certain degree, the less horsepower I have the more fun it is. Work for your speed! Geeto, that X-wing video is great. Reminded me of when I built a rocket out of a plastic mustard bottle. Very anti-climactic.
 

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hey i was in an issue of wired magazine... the one on drifting.. like in 2001 it was awesome and the writer was a rad dude.. who picked me up at the airport in LA .. charles graeber was his name.. i dont read the magazine though so my experience is biased..

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hey i was in an issue of wired magazine... the one on drifting.. like in 2001 it was awesome and the writer was a rad dude.. who picked me up at the airport in LA .. charles graeber was his name.. i dont read the magazine though so my experience is biased..

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why isnt it red??


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because red paint can't keep up with it.

Aside from the silver stripes and pinstriping, I don't think the bike is actually painted. The one I saw had a dark tint to the clearcoat that allowed the carbon weave to show through at certain angles in the light. From other angles it looked plain black. It was a really cool effect.
 

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why isnt it red??


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because red paint can't keep up with it.

Aside from the silver stripes and pinstriping, I don't think the bike is actually painted. The one I saw had a dark tint to the clearcoat that allowed the carbon weave to show through at certain angles in the light. From other angles it looked plain black. It was a really cool effect.
 

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Aside from the silver stripes and pinstriping, I don't think the bike is actually painted. The one I saw had a dark tint to the clearcoat that allowed the carbon weave to show through at certain angles in the light. From other angles it looked plain black. It was a really cool effect.
as far as i'm concerned, there's little more fucntionally beautiful than a GOOD, clear coated, carbon laid up. sexxy.

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Aside from the silver stripes and pinstriping, I don't think the bike is actually painted. The one I saw had a dark tint to the clearcoat that allowed the carbon weave to show through at certain angles in the light. From other angles it looked plain black. It was a really cool effect.
as far as i'm concerned, there's little more fucntionally beautiful than a GOOD, clear coated, carbon laid up. sexxy.

"Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion." -Edward Abbey
 
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