From: Zebee Johnstone on 10 Jun 2010 03:54
In aus.motorcycles on Thu, 10 Jun 2010 17:26:51 +1000
CrazyCam <CrazyCam(a)optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> The 725cc break point is the one I am interested in.
Yeah, poor old 750 Breva.
Be interesting to do it on power to weight.
From: hippo on 10 Jun 2010 09:01
> TimC wrote:
> > Actually, speaking of buying bikes. Who's the most reputable BMW
> > dealer in eastern NSW?
> If you are talking about buying a new BM, the dealer that gives you the
> best deal is the one to go for.
> If it were me, I'd talk to Procycles (Hornsby) and
> Worthingtons(Gosford), since they are both handy to me, and they are
> also hand for test rides on the Old Road. ;-)
> As for best for servicing, once bought, it then is a totally different
Friend in Nowra bought his BM from ProCycle a few years back & hasn't got
a bad word to say about them. I've had good service dealings in the past.
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From: G-S on 10 Jun 2010 17:27
On 10/06/10 7:28 PM, George W Frost wrote:
> So Cam, by your logic,
> No one really NEEDS a car with a large capacity motor
> if you have a 5.4 or a 6 litre car, then you should pay more as against a
> 1.4 litre motor??
> What is good for the goose, should be good for the gander
Sounds fine to me.
From: CrazyCam on 11 Jun 2010 02:56
George W Frost wrote:
> "CrazyCam" <CrazyCam(a)optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
>> Although I can see that some people could have a genuine requirement for
>> very large powerful engines, I, were I commissar for road transport, would
>> happily make them pay a large premium for those big motors.
> Why is that Cam?
> They all have four wheels and take up around the same road space, so why the
> contrast in price of registration?
Well, it's a contrast in G/S insurance, we were talking about.
I admit I am in favour of the NSW "weight tax" element creeping into the
registration cost of cars.
If some one is stupid enough to pay $130,000 for a tricked up, and very
fast Commodore, they might as well pay triple or quadruple Green Slip
rates, and registration, too.
> Which brings me to the question
> If a motorcycle takes up only one tenth of the road space and is more road
> friendly, such as weight on the road,
> why does the motorcyclist have to pay as much, or even more, than a car
The powers that be, see motorcyclists as a minority that can easily be
They also know that the vast majority drive cars, and quite a few of
that majority are total wankers that need, for the sake of their egos,
to drive very powerful fast cars with very large engines.
Help make me commissar for road transport and I'll bloody soon fix that!
From: George W Frost on 11 Jun 2010 05:37
"CrazyCam" <CrazyCam(a)optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
> George W Frost wrote:
>> "CrazyCam" <CrazyCam(a)optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
> The powers that be, see motorcyclists as a minority that can easily be
> picked on.
> They also know that the vast majority drive cars, and quite a few of that
> majority are total wankers that need, for the sake of their egos, to drive
> very powerful fast cars with very large engines.
> Help make me commissar for road transport and I'll bloody soon fix that!
No way ..... I have 3 high powered and high performance bikes which are well
I also have a 5.4 Litre V8 coon car , a 5 litre V8 Fairylane and a 6
cylinder 4 litre Falcoon ute
You would charge me more