Originally Posted by Banus
somebody might mention this to the journalist who did a test on a 696 for MCN and complained of a clunky gear change !
Lazy journalists have got a bunch of wordprocessor macros that were programmed by the very first MCN journo to test a Ducati back in the late 80's.
Ctrl E: "Of course you have to reckon on replacing all of the apalling Italian electrics in case the bike doesn't start or, worse, they go up in smoke"
Ctrl C: "You'll need to get a gym subscription and man up before you'll be able to deal with the appallingly heavy clutch"
Ctrl G: "A hefty boot is required to clunk through the notchy gearbox"
Ctrl H: "The handling is planted once the bike is on it's side but it'll need a big shove to get it to turn in"
Ctrl L: "The lock is non-existant"
Ther are many more, but the upshot is that all journo has to do is hit a bunch of macros to write the road test....you din't think they actually rode the bike do you