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Old 03-09-2013, 07:35 PM   #1861
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It looks a lot like an R1200R.
It is basically the same bike. However if you compare the two side by side, not so much. I like the tank much better on the "retro"
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:46 PM   #1862
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It is basically the same bike. However if you compare the two side by side, not so much. I like the tank much better on the "retro"
The rounder, softer edges on the retro tank look more, well, retro. I think what really makes the sketch of the retro look better is the lack of the telelever front end which really cleans things up from an aesthetic standpoint.
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:06 PM   #1863
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:40 PM   #1864
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Back on track here, boys and girls.

Now thats a pretty bike
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:23 PM   #1865
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Now thats a pretty bike
It really is and while they are having a slug fest in another thread about the new Yamaha Bolt wanting to copy the Sportster. Nobody can say that about this bike. Its pure Honda and I like it.

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Old 03-09-2013, 10:29 PM   #1866
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Stopped in at the local Honda shop today. They don't think they'll have one until nearly the end of the month (28th).

No worries. I happily played with the F6B (love it) and CRF250L (like it a lot).

It's rare for them to have a CRF250L on the floor because they sell so quick.

No sign of an NC700X. I think that's the same kind of deal. They don't get onto the showroom floor because they already belong to someone.

Is it just me, or is Honda really on a roll?
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:43 AM   #1867
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Is it just me, or is Honda really on a roll?
I think so. They got the boomers by their gray short hairs with this model.
If they were to somehow offer a "Kerker" branded pipe, you'd hear squee's out of men who haven't been that excited in public in years.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:44 AM   #1868
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It really is and while they are having a slug fest in another thread about the new Yamaha Bolt wanting to copy the Sportster. Nobody can say that about this bike. Its pure Honda and I like it.
Werd. Something to be said for that.

Now, if Yamaha makes a retro triple...
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:19 AM   #1869
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Werd. Something to be said for that.

Now, if Yamaha makes a retro triple...
How abou a two smoker...

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Old 03-10-2013, 11:32 AM   #1870
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How abou a two smoker...

Regards, Paul
Exactly, I thought the watercraft people had developed some pretty clean 2 stroke motors. A new RZ350??? I'm in!!
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:54 PM   #1871
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Now, if Yamaha makes a retro triple...
Yamaha is well along in developing a new triple, to be used in a whole range of new models. Of course, they haven't said what type of models; it seems a sportbike is just about certain, but after that.....?

It probably won't happen, but if they were to build something along the lines of the CB1100 with a triple, that would certainly get my attention. One can dream, right?
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:47 PM   #1872
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I emailed them about a price for the ABS model and got this reply:

For the ABS model add 900. For more info please call our sales staff at 888-753-0405. Thanks, Steve


$9949 is $1050 off MSRP. Hmmm.....And they're 800 mi. from Abq. NM. Worth considering.

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$9,049 -- I wonder why so cheap?
Isn't MSRP like $9,999?
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:59 PM   #1873
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:27 PM   #1874
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Playing on your own history instead of stealing another's? How novel.

If HD were to make a fake Yamaha, I would belittle them as much as I do those finger puppets over at Yamaha/Starley. But they are too smart for that.

The Toad
They might be too smart for that. Equally -- they're incapable of it, so it's a moot point. The Japanese can spit out cruisers in their sleep, but HD is trapped by their single layout. And why? Because they don't have the engineering capability. It would take them 2 or 3 decades to match a 2013 R1, by which time it would be, uh, pretty obsolete. They have to play the nostalgia angle as it's all they've got. Not trying to offend the Harley faithful out there, but it's the truth.

Anyways Mr. Road Toad, I think we'd probably all appreciate it in this thread if you would limit the Yamaha/Starley rage to the Bolt thread. Can you give us that small courtesy?
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:46 PM   #1875
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They might be too smart for that. Equally -- they're incapable of it, so it's a moot point. The Japanese can spit out cruisers in their sleep, but HD is trapped by their single layout. And why? Because they don't have the engineering capability. It would take them 2 or 3 decades to match a 2013 R1, by which time it would be, uh, pretty obsolete. They have to play the nostalgia angle as it's all they've got. Not trying to offend the Harley faithful out there, but it's the truth.
I think that rather than the company, it's the faithful that are the problem. In creating such a marketing savvy image for the customers, the customers have projected it backward in an interesting yin/yang sort of social construct.
Look at bikes like the XR1200 and VRSC. Without the faithful buying into them as hive mind approved machines, they falter and wither on the floor.
You don't even have to ask if it's a real Harley. Any number of people with DILLIGAF patches will give you their unsolicited opinion, despite their patch's insistence they give 0 fucks about anything. It's not just my participation in the hive mind they want to control, but the factory as well.
Honda has avoided that, to their credit. They can build cutting edge sportbikes and tourers and cruisers without anyone but The Toad(tm) really objecting vociferously.

The MoCo is painted in a corner by their own clever marketing.
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