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the format and the banter of the vid were good, I'd like to see them do more

henning had it right start to finish...though the comparison would have been far better had they ditched the scoot in favor of a more comparable bike

as for the verdict, they reached the only reasonable outcome
 

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Good to see that, what you kind of already think, verified.

I tell you, that Sunny So Cal day in the canyons looked pretty darn nice.

Cold rainy Oregon.
 

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I subscribed to these guys. That was actually a FUN review.

Watching them ride while talking is great.. its like a Vlog -- so much better than MCN or motorcycle.com

Thanks!
 

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Not surprised at the result considering the test group. However, this was definitely one of the more enjoyable video reviews I've seen, and among the few where I haven't been eyeing the progress bar thinking, "Holy crap, is it almost over?" So many rely too heavily on pointless musically-accompanied ride-by shots. But judging by some of the on-screen graphics, it looks like they actually had a decent budget to work with.

Edit: ObGripe: Editing needs to stay focused on the speaker in the POV conversation sequence. The jump shots force you to work to figure out who's talking.
 

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And I win again! I love this forum! :thumb::thumb::thumb:
:cheers::cheers::cheers::cheers::cheers::cheers:

Check out my pet squirrel on the Mini-V. Took about six month of training but it payed off! LOL
 

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I subscribed to these guys. That was actually a FUN review.

Watching them ride while talking is great.. its like a Vlog -- so much better than MCN or motorcycle.com

Thanks!
Yes, this test was less serious.
I subscribed to Motor Trend when I saw a bike video and they have some really great off-the-wall stuff for both cars and bikes. One great tester is a guy called Jamie Robinson, an ex TT racer. Good, realistic stuff.
 

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Good to see that, what you kind of already think, verified.

I tell you, that Sunny So Cal day in the canyons looked pretty darn nice.

Cold rainy Oregon.
That was an anomaly. The weather here in Southern California is miserable the other 364 days a year.
 

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I'm glad automatics are getting better, I dont ride either of my motorcycles in the city due to the constant clutching and shifting. One of my cars is a stick and it's no fun in stop and go traffic, just like my bikes. I would add the BMW to the stable but no Chinese motors in my garage, even if they work well.
 

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EVERY car I've had (and ALL the motorcycles...:thumb:) since about 1972 when I had an automatic trans, has been a MANUAL. That list includes an SHO Taurus :)thumb::thumb:), '62 Vette :)thumb::thumb:), and Nissan Maxima SE :)thumb:), among others.

I don't care what the traffic conditions are - I ENJOY shifting for myself!

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I'm glad automatics are getting better, I dont ride either of my motorcycles in the city due to the constant clutching and shifting. One of my cars is a stick and it's no fun in stop and go traffic, just like my bikes.
THIS is the very reason I enjoy riding my motorcycle in the city. :)
 

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Well, that saves me some grief. I was looking at those other bikes, but I already have the winner.

I do own a scooter, a Vespa 300 Super, and I prefer it in town. Mostly for ease of parking and maneuverability. We have some free scooter parking in town, or I can just pull it up on the sidewalk. Shop owners don't mind a Vespa out front. Heck some even use them in window displays.
 

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Well, that saves me some grief. I was looking at those other bikes, but I already have the winner.

I do own a scooter, a Vespa 300 Super, and I prefer it in town. Mostly for ease of parking and maneuverability. We have some free scooter parking in town, or I can just pull it up on the sidewalk. Shop owners don't mind a Vespa out front. Heck some even use them in window displays.
Your Vespa is far superior to the c600 for it's intended use,for less money, better gas mileage and will require far less maintenance than the techno laden bloated BMW pig with wings. I also have a scooter for the same reasons as you in addition to a V. (Life on 2 wheels can't get much better than that.) I have been on the C600. Other than going faster in a straight line than my scoot, it has no real purpose that I can relate to. As far as comparing it to the V, c'mon man. Must be the free BMW kool aid supplied at purchase.
 
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