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Post  Guest Wed Mar 17 2010, 14:41

In this Month's Ride edition there is a 10 page spread on the Thundercat. Interesting reading if you're new to the cat or about to buy one. clink Also which chain oiler works best article ( I'm not being paid commision from Ride Magazine - honest !)
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Post  Ezzy's Mum! Wed Mar 17 2010, 15:14

Neil is having a clear out and has apparently found an article in an old mag introducing the 'new' Thundercat bike! Saw the cover of RIDE ...... nice to see IT'S CHOSEN THE BEST COLOURS TO BE ON THE FRONT pmsl looking forward to reading it
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Post  DaVy Wed Mar 17 2010, 15:16

thanks for the heads up! i will be picking a copy up Very Happy


you say they chose the best colors, so it will be a RED, BLACK and White thundercat on the cover then???? pmsl
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Post  Guest Wed Mar 17 2010, 15:18

Ezzy's Mum! wrote:Neil is having a clear out and has apparently found an article in an old mag

It's a man thing , I still have car magazines going as far back as 1982 Very Happy I wonder what other reading material surfaces ...... Embarassed
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Post  SteveCat Wed Mar 17 2010, 16:01

DaVy wrote:you say they chose the best colors, so it will be a RED, BLACK and White thundercat on the cover then???? pmsl

Yes, they tell you how to restore it. My Mag arrived over the weekend, haven't had a chance to read it yet - never know it might land up being a different colour after the restoration [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] .

What this article may do is renew interest in the 'Cat, hopefully helping keep up resale values, but hope it doesn't mean they get on to desirable nick list
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Post  Guest Wed Mar 17 2010, 16:36

What this article may do is renew interest in the 'Cat, hopefully helping keep up resale values[/quote]


I suppose that's only of any use if you want to sell , but judging from how long people have kept theirs on this site - there doesn't seem to be a lot of selling going on Smile
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Post  weasley Wed Mar 17 2010, 20:49

Ah balls! The article writer e-mailed me (as a registered user of their website) and asked for input to the article. I wrote loads then forgot to send it- guess it's too late now!
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Post  Radar Wed Mar 17 2010, 22:10

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Ezzy's Mum! wrote:Neil is having a clear out and has apparently found an article in an old mag

It's a man thing , I still have car magazines going as far back as 1982 Very Happy I wonder what other reading material surfaces ...... Embarassed

BIKE magazines going back way into the 1970's in my garage....
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Post  Rosco Wed Mar 17 2010, 22:15

weasley wrote:Ah balls! The article writer e-mailed me (as a registered user of their website) and asked for input to the article. I wrote loads then forgot to send it- guess it's too late now!

That's very nearly a numpty point Paul. We could have got free publicity for the website too.

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Post  Panzerbuilder Wed Mar 17 2010, 22:33

Bought the mag today. Had a quick flick.. then read some of it! Very Happy

It goes through the cats history, good points bad points then they've bought one to do up!

Over the next few weeks there going to repair it and get it to quote: "a bike that feels almost factory fresh"

Well they've got me hooked for the next couple of issues.

They also have a face off between a 2003 CBR600RR and a YZF-R6.

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Post  Rosco Wed Mar 17 2010, 23:04

Brilliant.....I hope they are putting carbon engine covers on it!

Might get some of your article in too Paul. ( you still might get a numpty point though)

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Post  Dr No Thu Mar 18 2010, 09:28

I rushed out and bought the mag yesterday, and was enjoying every word until I got to the bit headed 'Paintwork' where they say;

'Not the quality, the colours. As a rule, the least garish is the most saleable, with the plain blacks and blues of the last production run far more popular than the earlier two-tones.'

Now I'm not going to enter into the 'which colour is best' debate again (because it's still mine Very Happy ) but garish?? Do they not realise all our Cats are the height of good taste?

I saw a bright yellow and black R6 at my local dealer recently, now that really was garish. Still, good article and nice to see 'our' bike getting a bit of a feature.
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Post  weasley Thu Mar 18 2010, 10:28

I'm with them on that I'm afraid. There are two main things wrong with the Thundercat

- some of the 90s "shell suit" paint schemes
- and the name "Thundercat" (who on EARTH signed off on that one?!)
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Post  ellie Thu Mar 18 2010, 10:48

some of the 90s "shell suit" paint schemes


LOL..Hear Hear Paul.... lachen
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Post  Guest Thu Mar 18 2010, 11:54

weasley wrote:I'm with them on that I'm afraid. There are two main things wrong with the Thundercat

- some of the 90s "shell suit" paint schemes
- and the name "Thundercat" (who on EARTH signed off on that one?!)

Agree entirely, which is why I'm glad mine's a later (99 T) US-import YZF600R, no thundercat stickers on it at all fnarfnar
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Post  Guest Thu Mar 18 2010, 13:28

As for the colour themes , I guess it's a question -of taste it doesn't seem to have put any of us buying them - but at the time I guess it was "fashionable" .As for the name "Thundercat" , I like saying to people "I have a Yamaha Thundercat " as oppossed to " I have a Yamaha YZF 600 R " .Thundercat rolls off the tongue nicely.
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Post  Dr No Thu Mar 18 2010, 13:45

Absolutely no idea what you lot are on about... rofl2 Though yes, Thundercat is a bit of a silly name, but at least it's memorable... as for shell suits, I can't ever remember seeing a silver, orange and black shell suit...oh, wait... perhaps actually I - ahem - can. Never owned one though. No.

Mine was purple and green. The 90's had a lot to answer for ponder

Anyway, just been out for a couple of hours on the bike, I honestly couldn't have enjoyed it any more if my bike was a different colour - and when I got back an elderly woman started chatting to me about her old BSA Bantam, if that's not what it's all about I don't know what is!
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Post  andyb Thu Mar 18 2010, 14:04

Dr No wrote:

Mine was purple and green. The 90's had a lot to answer for ponder !

Very sad pmsl

At least mine was an England shell suit great

As for the name of the bike, quality name I reckon Very Happy
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Post  ellie Thu Mar 18 2010, 15:00

no stickers on it at all

Mines been de-Thundercat-ised also.

And ive NEVER owned a suit made of shells.

I personally dont like the link with the Thundercats Cartoon symbol either, but 'Tis to each their own. ...

Wouldn't be much fun if we all liked the same stuff, now, would it??
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Post  DaVy Thu Mar 18 2010, 16:55

just reading the mag at the moment. I found it strange how they seem to think the owners club is bikersoracle.com ??? wall
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Post  Ezzy's Mum! Thu Mar 18 2010, 19:43

DaVy wrote:I found it strange how they seem to think the owners club is bikersoracle.com ??? wall

That's WEASLEY's fault!!!!!! pmsl
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