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    140 bhp??

    this was written in this weeks MCN.
    never trust those journo's.lol
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    Not only that, but the displacement is listed incorrectly.

    So when you see obvious mistakes, how can you believe anything else stated in the article?
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    haha, 140 would be exciting!! In the heading it is listed as 140, then in the article they list it as 54.... what's up with that!!?? It's little different here in the states! :{)
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    166 kg? That's what, 365 lbs... Only off by 100 or so on that, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 670cc View Post
    Not only that, but the displacement is listed incorrectly.

    So when you see obvious mistakes, how can you believe anything else stated in the article?
    Looks like an ad to sell it; therefore, trust nothing.

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    Sad state of the media these days. Copy, paste, Print. No time to proofread.

    Probably pulled an old article, changed a few stats. Reworded a few things and there you go. Probably never even seen one in person.

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    The article says, “Buyer beware.” Haha! It should say, “Reader beware. No research, hands-on experience, fact checking, or proofreading took place while producing this article.”
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    A reporter in its sister Monthly mag (Bike) recently did a report on the Himalayan Enfield. He stated that it was unusual because of its undersquare motor and that He could not think of any other bike using undersquare cylinder dimensions currently. We all know how wrong that is . They also did an article on the Africa Twin and things for potential purchasers to look out for. They mentioned little niggly issues like spokes and switches but omitted to mention the single biggest potential problem with some first year models, the forks. I dropped them a line to point out their error with both the Himalayan and the AT. I reminded them that such errors make it difficult to take them seriously as a media.
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