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Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 26,074
Posted By ferrix
I find it interesting that while this HD electric...

I find it interesting that while this HD electric bike generates lively discussion on Advrider, so far it didn't even warrant a mention on my local (but usually quite active) forum. This surprises me...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 26,074
Posted By ferrix
Yes, that is exactly where I am coming from....

Yes, that is exactly where I am coming from. Since EVs suck at long range work, the way to bring them in is not through high performance, high cost machines but through low cost commuters. Range...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 26,074
Posted By ferrix
I kind of feel there has been plenty of hype over...

I kind of feel there has been plenty of hype over the last 5 years or so, it's time to start showing results. And by results, I mean machines at least comparable in price and range to the existing...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 26,074
Posted By ferrix
Except that they haven't. What they have at the...

Except that they haven't. What they have at the moment is by their own admission not a production bike but an experiment, a proof-of-concept intended to gauge the response. I wonder what sort of...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,755
Posted By ferrix
I'm similar - 30 years or so of driving and...

I'm similar - 30 years or so of driving and riding manuals means I can seemingly shift without even being aware I'm doing it. It's only when I hop on my CVT scooter when I realise that not having to...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,755
Posted By ferrix
which is precisely why it should not be entrusted...

which is precisely why it should not be entrusted to people
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,755
Posted By ferrix
Not entirely - it seems most of those...

Not entirely - it seems most of those transmissions will override your choices if they don't like what you're doing. But that's a minor point; overall I agree with you, Honda DCT in particular is...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 23,609
Posted By ferrix
Yes, and that's exactly why it should have...

Yes, and that's exactly why it should have storage space in the faux tank like the first of the NC series! I am not convinced their reclined riding position is ideal for a commuter either - sure it...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-25-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,944
Posted By ferrix
Well I guess I'm going to be the lone dissenter...

Well I guess I'm going to be the lone dissenter here because I think that square headlight is absolutely dreadful! Then again, maybe it's just me. I also hated square headlights on some Japanese UJMs...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 52,955
Posted By ferrix
I've had bikes from Thailand and cars from Korea...

I've had bikes from Thailand and cars from Korea that were solid and dependable, but as I said before (possibly even in this thread) there is noticeable difference in quality between bikes built in...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 52,955
Posted By ferrix
another alternative

Well, here's another alternative in the 300cc range: Benelli BN-302 (http://benelli.com.au/bn-302/). Don't get too excited though because a) you probably won't see it in the States either, and b) it...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 23,609
Posted By ferrix
Well that is silly, no argument there. Honda...

Well that is silly, no argument there. Honda seems to think they can charge premium for novelty value when in fact it's the opposite - if they want riders to embrace anything new they need to foster...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 23,609
Posted By ferrix
Even on a low powered bike it gets a lot easier...

Even on a low powered bike it gets a lot easier when you hit a slippery patch on the road. Water, sand, oil... Or do you think that only happens to 180hp bikes? Arguably it might happen to low...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 23,609
Posted By ferrix
... I've been pretty positive about this bike,...

... I've been pretty positive about this bike, but there is one definite negative: it is PORKY. The figure I've seen is 245kg - that's 540lbs... that's heavier than CTX700D, heck, that's heavier than...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 23,609
Posted By ferrix
I don't know for sure, but I would assume that in...

I don't know for sure, but I would assume that in common with other NC700/750 models the 'fuel tank' is in fact storage space, while actual fuel tank sits down low somewhere.


well... if this...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 23,609
Posted By ferrix
Yes, clearly they've decided this is the...

Yes, clearly they've decided this is the direction they want to go. They might be right, too: consider the number of CVT-equipped scooters that are already out there, the number of cars with auto...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 23,609
Posted By ferrix
What you're forgetting is that Asian market is...

What you're forgetting is that Asian market is where it's at - you really need to let go of the idea that American market is the most important one because in fact it is just a foot-note. A bike that...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 23,609
Posted By ferrix
They might not even bring it here because we are...

They might not even bring it here because we are a very conservative lot, and in any case they already have the Integra for those few weirdos who might be able to get past the stereotypes... To be...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 23,609
Posted By ferrix
I think that helps. I am not at all repulsed by...

I think that helps. I am not at all repulsed by this bike either, and I also ride scooters... it might not be an accident. Honda continues to blur the lines between scooter and motorbike, in fact...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 23,609
Posted By ferrix
Well I'd say that chopper riding experience +...

Well I'd say that chopper riding experience + auto transmission = new riding experience, because how many auto choppers can you name?
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 23,609
Posted By ferrix
I think it is quite interesting, to me it looks...

I think it is quite interesting, to me it looks like a DN-02: a bike where Honda applied lessons they learned from the disaster that was DN-01.

Styling aside, what were the main problems with...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 259,304
Posted By ferrix
why gunner

'Gunner'? Why did they call this model 'Gunner'? I don't see it.
Now, if they called it 'More-of-the-same'... yeah, I could see that.
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,233
Posted By ferrix
So this is a Brutale with any pretense of...

So this is a Brutale with any pretense of practicality removed, and handling compromised by a wide tire. The first is not a problem as nobody with practicality on their list of priorities would...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2,917
Views: 474,996
Posted By ferrix
No difference except for the badge - in Europe...

No difference except for the badge - in Europe (and our markets I guess) it's called MT, but in America it's called FZ, probably because they never had the other MT bikes over there.
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,231
Posted By ferrix
This is yet another bike aimed at India and other...

This is yet another bike aimed at India and other developing markets, Triumph is 1-uping 125cc's that rule over there :)
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,099
Views: 151,913
Posted By ferrix
To each their own, but it does nothing for me as...

To each their own, but it does nothing for me as they pretty much removed all traces of individuality of nineT and just made another generic and ugly custom based on boxer engine... Generic...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,609
Posted By ferrix
My experience with Sachs bikes, as well as few...

My experience with Sachs bikes, as well as few other scooter brands and with products made in China in general.

From what I've read on the web, quality has also been something of an issue with...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,609
Posted By ferrix
Yeah, it's that little word, "just", that makes...

Yeah, it's that little word, "just", that makes all the difference because the best design in the world won't help If the machine is made carelessly and using substandard materials. Unfortunately...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,609
Posted By ferrix
Here's the picture of Mash Seventy I mentioned: ...

Here's the picture of Mash Seventy I mentioned:
http://static.blogo.it/twowheelsblog/mash-seventy-125cc/moto2gd.jpg

it was posted in March 2012 so they've been selling bikes in Europe since at...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,609
Posted By ferrix
Yeah. The first I heard of Mash was about a year...

Yeah. The first I heard of Mash was about a year or two ago when they came up with a very nicely proportioned classic looking 125cc bike. Sadly they only seem to be sold in Europe and I doubt that...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,443
Posted By ferrix
No, because it's not 'new' - sure they added fuel...

No, because it's not 'new' - sure they added fuel injection but there is continuity there because as far as I know production and sales never stopped in Japan.

We are going to get them in...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 39,463
Posted By ferrix
All true, but couldn't exactly the same thing be...

All true, but couldn't exactly the same thing be said about Yamaha V-Max? I could never see much point to that bike either, but some people seem to love it. I think that's what this Valkyrie is: a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2,182
Views: 204,031
Posted By ferrix
Oh, you know - that was a bit of poetic licence...

Oh, you know - that was a bit of poetic licence on my part, I didn't really mean that bikes should be no more than 125cc. Actually I think the sweet spot is somewhere around 750cc. But, like many...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2,182
Views: 204,031
Posted By ferrix
They have a different perspective to be sure....

They have a different perspective to be sure. Remember in India a crushing majority of bikes on the roads (and there are gazillions of them) are 125cc and below. Royal Enfield is something of a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2,182
Views: 204,031
Posted By ferrix
I hope you will too. My problem is I'm not...

I hope you will too. My problem is I'm not stateside - if we get this model at all here in Australia it is almost certain to be sourced from India, not Kentucky. The same goes for Europeans.
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2,182
Views: 204,031
Posted By ferrix
Yeah well, modern manufacturing is a complex...

Yeah well, modern manufacturing is a complex process. Luckily from customers' point of view all of it still boils down to a simple equation:

Made in India = avoid at all cost.
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2,182
Views: 204,031
Posted By ferrix
Yeah... " The fasteners, cables, bodywork,...

Yeah... " The fasteners, cables, bodywork, speedometer and various panels were obviously built to cost. Surprising when you consider similar components on the Honda CBR250R which costs two...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2,182
Views: 204,031
Posted By ferrix
I get that, but it is a really bad look when...

I get that, but it is a really bad look when customer knows more about your products and what is happening in your business than you do! It just isn't professional in my opinion and from what I've...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1,099
Views: 151,913
Posted By ferrix
I just got to see one in the flesh at our local...

I just got to see one in the flesh at our local Motorcycle Expo. It looks very good, as I kind of expected from seeing all the pictures on the web. But what I didn't expect is that it looks a lot...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2,182
Views: 204,031
Posted By ferrix
So let me get this straight: this guy complains...

So let me get this straight: this guy complains about HD products becoming too expensive to be accessible, AND IN THE SAME BREATH he also complains about HD introducing a new model cheap enough to be...
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