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post #1 of 123 Old 04-13-2008, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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what is the most common question you get from non-strom riders?

I get a lot of questions from other riders and non-riders.....A really common one I get "Is that a BMW?" WHAT???
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post #2 of 123 Old 04-14-2008, 12:55 AM
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"What's the square root of 3,176?"

No seriously, a lot of people just ask "What is it?" They seem surprised when I say it's a Suzuki. I get the BMW questions a lot with the Connie. In fact, one of the guys in our Concours Owners Group makes "KMW" stickers, a parody of the BMW roundels, except with Kawasaki green in place of the blue panels, and KMW across the top. Pretty funny.

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"What's the square root of 3,176?"

Actually, for the wee it's what's the square root of 422,500.


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I've had lots of people ask if it's a BMW. Not so much as when I rode my ST1100.

"Can you do a wheelie?"

"What size is it?"

"What's that?" Pointing at my tool tube.

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I know they are thinking "UGLY" when they see my bike, they are also trying to figure out what it is. I tell them, it's not a Harley, because you know thats the first question they are going to ask, its not a cruiser, its not a sport bike, its not a Goldwing tourer, its a DS sport tourer, a bike you could ride from Alaska to South America on riding both paved and dirt roads. I may also tell them that this type bike a mainly ridden in Europe and other parts of the world, but is becomming more popular here in the US. Usually that's about it, unless they have knowledge on such bikes.

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I get the BMW thing every so often too.
I do get a lot of thumbs up and 'nice bike' comments and plenty of people doing double takes

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I actually had a guy at work ask me "Is that a motorcycle?" They'll hire anyone that walks in the door.
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"Is that a motorcycle?" Has got to be the funniest one I've ever heard.

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I get "Are you a Christian?!" because of one bumper sticker on the back.... funny what people focus on.... it takes a while to get around to talking about the actual bike :rolleyes: Then it's "Why did you pick THAT style?"
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Top ten questions

In reverse order of frequency:

10. "Do you want fries with that?"

9. "Hey cowboy, want good time with pretty lady?"

8. "What the hell did you eat for lunch?"

7. "Have you got an ointment for that?"

6. "How'd you get that here without a trailer?"

5. "You must be freezing your ass off wthout your chaps?"

4. "Are you like famous or something?"

3. "You remind me of my grandfather, do you raise goats?"

2. "May I see your license, registration and proof of insurance?."

1. "That's no friggin' Harley, is it a BMW?"

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