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Old 05-09-2014, 10:19 AM   #211
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Dear Honda, thanks for overtaking Victory, in the "Ugliest Steaming Pile of Bolted Plastic and Metal, Pretending to be a Motorcycle" category.

Absolutely putrid but at least it takes the spotlight off of Vision and Wee-Strom owners.

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Old 05-09-2014, 01:42 PM   #212
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Old 05-10-2014, 08:27 AM   #213
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Dear Honda, thanks for overtaking Victory, in the "Ugliest Steaming Pile of Bolted Plastic and Metal, Pretending to be a Motorcycle" category.

Absolutely putrid but at least it takes the spotlight off of Vision and Wee-Strom owners.

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Old 05-10-2014, 09:53 AM   #214
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The vulva seems like a very dumb idea and a waste of Honda's enormous resouces. Those of us dedicated Honda owners have room to complain.
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Old 05-10-2014, 11:51 AM   #215
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Wifester recently chose and bought this over the "Vulgar."
Was she wrong?

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Old 05-10-2014, 01:02 PM   #216
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Wifester recently chose and bought this over the "Vulgar."
Was she wrong?

If I had to choose between those two, I'd go for the Vultus in a heartbeat, even though I'm on record as a hater

The thing is starting to drop some of it's shock trauma to my senses, and is growing on me...

The CTX models, I do not like for looks, and their function bothers me, because you lose the benefit of the giant storage bin on the X and S versions, and you get a smaller fuel tank, to boot!

If I'm going to be stuck in that awful feet way forward riding position, I would at least want floorboards, rather than pegs, too.

Bring on the Weird Harold bike!
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Old 05-10-2014, 01:14 PM   #217
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Let's not forget the purpose of the NM4. It is designed as an alternative to a car. If you think about entry price and what you get: ABS, DCT Auto, standard storage both front and back. All for the price of $11,000. Now consider the insurance cost and probably close to 70 mpg. If you live in an area that has decent weather most of the year, commute a few miles on paved roads then Honda is going for you, male or female; but specifically younger Millennials.

From the Gizmag arctile:
Finally, Honda is keen to attract car drivers onto motorcycles and it recognizes that the current state of the world's increasingly congested roads is driving change in the global personal transportation marketplace.

In advanced economies, a wind of change is sweeping through motorcycle land. After decades of refinement, enthusiast motorcycles are now astoundingly good and the enthusiast is already well catered for. The NM4 caters for the non-enthusiast who is not mired in traditional, often spartan motorcycle form factors.


I am hoping to see one at my local dealer, is it the June or next June they will be released? I gotta say, the 18" front tire and 200mm width on the rear tire look kind of nice. I do hate thee front view and it does look too long and low; but from the other angles I think it is pretty good looking.
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Old 05-10-2014, 01:17 PM   #218
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i do agree that the "enthusiast" is over-catered to, and i really applaud honda for branching out from the niche. a lot of what they learn from these experiments can benefit the enthusiast as well.

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Old 05-10-2014, 01:37 PM   #219
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Dear Honda, thanks for overtaking Victory, in the "Ugliest Steaming Pile of Bolted Plastic and Metal, Pretending to be a Motorcycle" category.

Absolutely putrid but at least it takes the spotlight off of Vision and Wee-Strom owners.

nlp


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Old 05-10-2014, 04:15 PM   #220
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The NM4 caters for the non-enthusiast who is not mired in traditional, often spartan motorcycle form factors.
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 looks comfortable... until you hit the first pothole or one of many speed humps infesting our cities.
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Old 05-10-2014, 04:40 PM   #221
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:58 PM   #222
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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 looks comfortable... until you hit the first pothole or one of many speed humps infesting our cities.
Yeah, definitely some things I think my pose a problem but maybe not.

There are supposedly two models: NM4-1 and NM4-2; the latter comes standard with the 22 liter side cases built in. The other sounds like you can buy and attach aftermarket saddlebags. So, storage, while not great and abundant is available. The front fairing has two storage cubbies; a 1 liter and a 3 liter.

As for the reclined riding position I also agree. My current scooter has a 31 or 32 inch seat height and I can see ahead of most cars that are in front of me; with such a low seat height on the NM-4 it may be difficult to see ahead or even to be seen. As for storage, the NM4-2

The other thing, the slope of the front. I think that the fairing and windshield combo would blast me right in the face. But again, if 90% of my travel is 45mph and under then it shouldn't be that big of a deal.
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Old 06-13-2014, 10:20 PM   #223
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Wifester recently chose and bought this over the "Vulgar."
Was she wrong?
Of course not; the bike you want and enjoy is always the right one.

OK, it could be wrong if it spontaneously combusted or developed a personality, hacked your bank accounts and left for Brazil after writing "Beware of the Owl" in burnouts on your lawn...

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Old 06-13-2014, 11:56 PM   #224
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Is that the US model?
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Old 06-14-2014, 12:03 AM   #225
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What, you guys don't like the new Honda Edsel?
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