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Old 12-07-2011, 12:53 PM   #841
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One of these:


With a sidecar.
You are in luck, Honda has thousands still in crates.
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:59 PM   #842
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just won't let my pillion know - not much room there!


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Old 12-07-2011, 01:20 PM   #843
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Production Aprilia Tuono V4 R, who wouldn't love 167HP and dirt bike bars?!?!

Had a thang about one of these after hearing what I thought was a muscle car homing in on where I walking one day - local dealer has a demo machine so 1took it for a spin.

Silly power, over the top and unusable but a lot of fun trying. The hard suspension made it slower than a ADV 1200 on the bumpy roads and the nakedness made it slower than a ordinary faired 1200 on the smooth.

Worth it just for the noise though
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:38 PM   #844
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Old 12-07-2011, 04:14 PM   #845
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You know it's more than a fad when Honda enters the e-bike fray.




I think we're looking at an important motorcycle, here.


This is a good looking bike, regardless of power source!
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Old 12-07-2011, 04:41 PM   #846
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Talk about a pig! Guess that's why he didn't answer!
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:36 PM   #847
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I can't comment on the Kawasaki selections as I've either never ridden them, or they hold no interest to me. The top four shoot for the same demographic and are all similar - I'd add the NT700 in there as well although it is a smaller displacement bike, it is very practical for most needs. Obviously since I own a Norge, that is my preference. I rode the R1200RT and found it a bit boring - it works well but didn't excite me - that and the rear drive issue had me a bit concerned. The ST1300 is nice and smooth, good support, Honda reliability, etc. The FJR just felt wrong to me - I can't really put a finger on it but it is what it is. Many folks love them, and the Iron Butt folks find they work very well for that. The Norge is an excellent all around bike. The biggest shortcoming is the lack of dealer support. If you're not prepared to do some wrenching on your own, probably ought to steer clear of the Guzzi. There's not much that needs doing on a regular basis, but unless you are near a good dealer, you need to be pretty sufficient. The on-line Guzzi community is very helpful but they can't turn the wrench for you.

Your last three are great standard in-the-wind kind of bikes. If you are looking for wind protection, electric vest, etc., I doubt any of those will work for you. The Guzzi V7 is a great bike - lots of fun around town and a good commuter, but I probably would not want to do 300+ mile days on one. It's relatively small, which might be a deciding factor for you however. The Bonnie is a bit larger and has 100cc on the V7. Probably a better bet if you're doing longer days. If it's around town, playing in the canyons, the V7 will hang in there with the best of them. Looking at the specs won't tell the whole story - take one for a spin and you'll see for yourself.

If you like Italian motorcycles, give Moto International in Seattle, WA a call and talk to Dave. He may still have that '10 V7 for $7.5. He also has some '07. '08, and '09 Norges with full warranties for between $9K and $10K.

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Thanks for the advice. I have had a couple of friends make mostly the same reccomendations.
Not trying to screw up the thread, just misunderstood what it was about. Sorry.
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:49 PM   #848
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daily rideabililty, affordability, mechanical simplicity, practicality and comfort trump the loss of 100 lbs and the addition of 30hp. unless you like posing with trailer queens, then you go right ahead. i prefer to ride my bikes.
OMG Did ya see the price on the bike in the post??? 16.5k!!! How do ya know the Norton is unreliable???? The base bonny is kool for what it is but there are any number of bikes lighter/more powerful/as reliable for near the money. And no matter how kool, a 16.5K bonny is crazy talk.
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:01 PM   #849
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Man, what's your deal? So I haven't updated my stuff. You know nothing about me. Sure, I ride a harley. Recently sold a '02 zx9r I bought new. Did ya see the 1050 tiger in the aviator? Just, got a drz400 I'm SM'ing and hot rodding. Should be around 300# and over 50hp. Bring your pig bonny by if that's what got your panties in a wad.

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Old 12-07-2011, 09:19 PM   #850
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Talk about a pig! Guess that's why he didn't answer!
I didn't answer because there was no reason to. Bonny's, like Harleys, are heavy and underpowered. Doesn't mean they ain't kool or fun. But a $16.5K bonnie better have more than pipes and a paint job in my book. You guys get your panties all bunched up pretty easy.
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:21 PM   #851
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You guys get your panties all bunched up pretty easy.
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:20 AM   #852
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I think it was a case of your negativity more than anything. Let the guy enjoy his dreams. After all, this thread shows bikes people wish they could have.
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:34 AM   #853
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I'd love to have one of these!!!
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:40 AM   #854
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One of these in the garage would be nice.
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:48 AM   #855
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Would like a small and practical bike for today's coffee run, but has to look
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Think this would do:

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