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Old 11-04-2012, 04:51 PM   #31
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If the covers are accurate, the rake on the forks of the middle 4 make them all cruisers.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:26 PM   #32
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If the covers are accurate, the rake on the forks of the middle 4 make them all cruisers.
I was thinking the same thing. Going to be dissapointed if thats the case.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:36 PM   #33
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:48 PM   #34
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Can Am has been pretty successful with the Spyder. It's only a matter of time before someone else comes out with something similar.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:01 PM   #35
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It would be sweet if Honda brought that big standard over. Not a very sporty looking thing though and the suspension looks pretty low test. You'd kind of feel like a milquetoast on that thing after riding an XR1200X.

Now if they made it something like this. It doesn't need to be that wild, but at least give us some nice running gear.




An updated big dual sport would be cool or maybe even something like this?



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Old 11-04-2012, 07:59 PM   #36
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:05 PM   #37
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:12 PM   #38
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Can Am has been pretty successful with the Spyder. It's only a matter of time before someone else comes out with something similar.
Harley has a three wheeler, they just put the handlebars opposite to where the Spyder has them.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:09 PM   #39
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:11 PM   #40
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If the covers are accurate, the rake on the forks of the middle 4 make them all cruisers.

I would not be unhappy at all if Honda brought the Magna, Shadow Spirit 1100, and VLX600 back. My main touring bike is a cruiser, an '02 Kawasaki Vulcan 750 bought new, with 74,000 miles and counting. Honda definitely needs to abandon that VTX engine. It was junk to begin with, both 1300 and 1800. The old Spirit 1100 blew the 1300 away, and nearly matched the 1800, while being much smaller and more maneuverable.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:11 PM   #41
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The Spyder is what is known as a "Tadpole" trike. This term is most ofte used in the world of recumbent bicycling. The reason for it is this: The head of a tadpole is much larger in diameter than the tail and a three wheeler with the two wheels up front and the single in back somewhat resembles a tadpole.

I see very few Spyders on the road. HD trikes? Perhaps a couple dozen. Both are pretty neat.

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They ought call it a "Semen-Style" trike, for the same reasons.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:59 PM   #42
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The Spyder is a pretty neat vehicle, but it is not a motorcycle. Motorcycles have 2 wheels. Add a third wheel and it is no longer a motorcycle, unless it has a sidecar, in which case it is a motorcycle/sidecar combination, or a hack.

With the prices of motorcycles rapidly leaving orbit and heading out into space, about the only people that can afford them anymore are old people, the so called baby boomers. And many of them cannot handle a large motorcycle, and with small motorcycles rapidly disappearing, I can see many of them opting for a trike. But then there are teenagers around here riding Hayabusas, and I can't figure out how they managed to pay for them, let alone the insurance, which is usually more than the cost of the bike. Rich grandparents?
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:33 AM   #43
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I hope Honda bring in a new VFR 800,1000 or 1200, 21litres fuel decent styling and usual great engine will be a winner
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:55 AM   #44
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Maybe a pink or Chartreuse XR650L this time......ho hum honda
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:54 AM   #45
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The Spyder is what is known as a "Tadpole" trike. This term is most ofte used in the world of recumbent bicycling. The reason for it is this: The head of a tadpole is much larger in diameter than the tail and a three wheeler with the two wheels up front and the single in back somewhat resembles a tadpole.

I see very few Spyders on the road. HD trikes? Perhaps a couple dozen. Both are pretty neat.

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I see quite a few Spyders everytime I ride during the summer months. They look like fun.
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