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How people react to the F4......

I've had the F4 for about a month now and thought to share some reaction people have when they see the bike. First of all i live in New York City and people are used to see all kind of things. Expensive cars, limos, weird people on the streets and subways. Nobody pays any attention to anything around them. If you live here you've seen it all. So knowing this i didn't expect any reaction while riding the bike.

But i was wrong.

Every time i stop at a light people either give me a thumbs up and/or ask questions. All kinds of different people. Old or young. Doesn't matter. Just the other day a bunch of kids where running after the bike like it was the best thing they ever saw in their life. People stop walking and wait until i take off so they can hear the sound. I have yet to experience any jealousy. People are just admiring the design of the bike. This is certainly something i did not expect.

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post #2 of 85 (permalink) Old 06-19-2009, 01:05 PM
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Thumbs up

Apparently New Yorkers recognize a man with great taste in bikes.

PS cos you're riding a F4, I'd watch out for some comments coming from a guy in the deep South....
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Get used to it. You will also gather a crowd at gas stations, a great time for people to come up and ask "is that a ducati?" one of my favorite quesitons! Enjoy it!

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I've had a few similar experiences on the brute. A few weeks ago a guy pulled up beside me in a truck and asked what CC it was. I said, "750". He looked disappointed.. haha! But I've gotten lots of thumbs up from other riders and I've noticed some other riders prefer to not acknowledge you at all. Perhaps that's jealousy.. heh!
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Yeah the MV is an attention whore. I got asked if it was faster than a 'Habayusa' and I told him I had never heard of a 'Habayusa' and sped off lol.

Kids and hell even girls wave and flash the thumbs up. Its pretty awesome

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That's just because they think you're Bruce Wayne.

Unfortunately, I haven't had kids in the back of mini-vans riot or women lift up their shirts when I pass by. But, once, a homeless person said, "nice bike. do ya gotta dolla?"

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I have the same experience It's great! Even if you ride like a pudding...

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I've had the F4 for about a month now and thought to share some reaction people have when they see the bike. First of all i live in New York City and people are used to see all kind of things. Expensive cars, limos, weird people on the streets and subways. Nobody pays any attention to anything around them. If you live here you've seen it all. So knowing this i didn't expect any reaction while riding the bike.

But i was wrong.

Every time i stop at a light people either give me a thumbs up and/or ask questions. All kinds of different people. Old or young. Doesn't matter. Just the other day a bunch of kids where running after the bike like it was the best thing they ever saw in their life. People stop walking and wait until i take off so they can hear the sound. I have yet to experience any jealousy. People are just admiring the design of the bike. This is certainly something i did not expect.
Just think Tim, had you bought a Brutie, women would be handing you their panties.....

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Just think Tim, had you bought a Brutie, women would be handing you their panties.....
Speaking of panties. I live in an apartment complex. One time after I did the laundry, my wife found a pair of panties in the basket that weren't her's. I had a hard time explaining that. Had I a Brutale, my marriage would be over.
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Speaking of panties. I live in an apartment complex. One time after I did the laundry, my wife found a pair of panties in the basket that weren't her's. I had a hard time explaining that. Had I a Brutale, my marriage would be over.


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