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Old 03-06-2014, 09:55 AM   #331
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So, did you get the Sportster? If so, what did you get? I'm a big Sportster fan, and have owned two. First was a 1984 XLX 1000 that I bought brand new that year. Then was a 2006 XL883 that I got used from the HD dealership I worked at for over 5 years. Got a nice employee discount on that one!


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I sent a letter as well but did not get a reply (maybe because I wrote it in crayon).

I can't wait and am buying a used sportster in the next few weeks. I'll sell it when I actually see one in the dealership.
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:56 AM   #332
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Sounds like the SR is coming. But, I don't know if I can wait that long. I'm not gettin' any younger!!



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Old 03-06-2014, 09:58 AM   #333
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Any minute now someone will chime in with complaints about lack of ABS, traction control, too little horsepower, if only it came with luggage, yada yada yada.
Are you serious... people actually do that?
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:59 AM   #334
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Announcing the return of an all-time classic: The SR400™. Single-cylinder 399cc air-cooled thumper engine; a... http://fb.me/2DufHurte
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:00 AM   #335
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I test sat the sr400 at a Swedish motorcycle show. Nice bike but I need a electric starter to be able to start since I have some problem with my right hip. I think yamaha really shot them self in the foot by not adding a electric stater to it?

Do you think they will add a electric starter to next year? After 2016 they have to do some modds to the rear brake if it is going to be sold in EU since it requires ABS brake system.


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Sounds like the SR is coming. But, I don't know if I can wait that long. I'm not gettin' any younger!!
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:07 AM   #336
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Yamaha SR400 for real!

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2014/...th-2015-sr400/
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:23 AM   #337
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I'm betting that this will become an instant cult bike. In other words, they won't sell many and then they'll become highly desirable 10 years from now. This is honesty a perfect bike for most riders, especially my purposes. 65 mpg should be easy to get, heck our xt500 gets 65 almost all the time. The only thing I don't understand is why it weighs 384 pounds!
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:25 AM   #338
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Oppps - thats a bit big !!!!! Shame about the thermos flask stuck on the lower frame
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:27 AM   #339
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Sweet. A townie bike with a kicker and FI that'll get out of its own way.
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:40 AM   #340
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Are you serious... people actually do that?


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Old 03-06-2014, 10:48 AM   #341
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I think yamaha really shot them self in the foot by not adding a electric stater to it?

Agree............most new/smaller riders will look elsewhere.
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:02 AM   #342
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http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/spo...91/0/home.aspx

Check it out. It is coming!! Looks like May of this year. I can wait that long.

http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/spo...7/0/video.aspx
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:05 AM   #343
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So. This isn't going to be another scenario like this is it? A Japanese motorcycle maker comes up with a retro bike. US buyers beg them to make it available in the USA. Maker jumps through all the hoops to get it legal and available in the US. Maker ships bikes to US soil. Bike sits in dealers for years gathering dust. Maker says, "Oh crap! Not again!!!"

Who is going to put their money where their mouth is here??
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:21 AM   #344
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Sigh, I'm at the perfect age where this bike falls through the cracks.

I'm young enough that to me, I despised these kind of bikes because they represented "way old fashioned" and I couldn't wait for the dinosaur kickstarters, chrome mufflers, drum brakes, air cooling, wire spoke tube type rims and chincy looking spindly chrome mirrors and front/rear fenders, to die an overdue death.

I'm old enough, that the new Transformer bikes are hideous things, with bizarro melted droopy headlight pods, computer controlled and electric gizmo everything, ungodly abortion mufflers, and cartoon stylized rear ends pointing at the moon.
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:30 AM   #345
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I'd love to, especially since i have been eyeing the TU250x and this is barely a grand more, but sadly just last year i purchased a 2012 Strom and now had a kid the day after Christmas...
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