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Old 11-21-2014, 05:18 PM   #1
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I am so disappointed in Honda

I have been a loyal soldier and ridden many bikes over the years and currently have a pair in the garage.

The line up for the last 5 solid years has stirred no emotion out of me.

I sat on the new VFR800 today and I was again underwhelmed, just as I felt let down with the VFR1200 with its goofy controls, and the under-performing CB1000R.

Let's not forget they don't even bring anything to the table to rival the big adventure bikes.

I'm going to let go and do a little spring cleaning, when I'm done I will be without a Honda motorcycle for the first time since the 1990's.
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Old 11-21-2014, 05:55 PM   #2
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I have been a loyal soldier and ridden many bikes over the years and currently have a pair in the garage.

The line up for the last 5 solid years has stirred no emotion out of me.

I sat on the new VFR800 today and I was again underwhelmed,.
You should try that bit where you start it up and ride it. It's way better.
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Old 11-21-2014, 06:01 PM   #3
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when I'm done I will be without a Honda motorcycle for the first time since the 1990's.
im sure this tragic news will cause the execs in japan to collectively shit their pants in terror....


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Old 11-21-2014, 06:09 PM   #4
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My CBR500R I got this spring, puts a smile on my face. I'm easy to please, I guess.
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Old 11-21-2014, 06:28 PM   #5
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Cute a guy with 5,000 plus posts telling me to get out and go ride and a guy with 8 posts criticizing me for talking motorcycles on a motorcycle forum.

I will give a look at the CBR500, which I admit, I have not previously done.
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Old 11-21-2014, 06:35 PM   #6
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Variety is the spice of life!

But don't tell my wife that, doesn't work in that aspect of your life.
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Old 11-21-2014, 06:38 PM   #7
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come on over to Yamaha. team blue is getting it done

at least i hope its team blue?

but sure, Honda. saw 'em at the ims, they seem to be the "sensible shoes" maker at this point. but they do have the supersport / superbike, still. and the NC's and CTX things while not passionate choices are fun to ride and practical. the line of 500's are cool, and the new "naked" 300, as well

ok, i know...i know!

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Variety is the spice of life!

But don't tell my wife that, doesn't work in that aspect of your life.
it does if they don't tell the husband
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Old 11-21-2014, 06:54 PM   #8
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Cute a guy with 5,000 plus posts telling me to get out and go ride and a guy with 8 posts criticizing me for talking motorcycles on a motorcycle forum.

I will give a look at the CBR500, which I admit, I have not previously done.
To be fair, I think Graham meant that riding the viffer is a more inspiring experience than sitting on it at the store.

Yea, the reviews are decent, but there are a lot of "sensible" bikes in the line up rather than exciting. I wonder about the CB1000 though. Even if it is "underperforming" compared to some others, it still may be a blast. I just read where the new z1000 was the worst performing naked in a shoot out. Please... I'd love to have that much power!

Heck, even my 919 is a blast. Love it and find I can really wring it out a bit riding with the quick group I know. Enough power but still makes me work it to get what I can. I find it exhilarating (just some suspension work and pipes) BECAUSE I have to work it. Every review I find about it said it was boring. So I guess it just depends.
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Old 11-21-2014, 06:58 PM   #9
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Let's not forget they don't even bring anything to the table to rival the big adventure bikes.
VFR800X & VFR1200X.

I don't think they bring them to the table here (USA) though.

When I look at Honda commute bikes, we get the NC700X, Europe gets the apparently much improved NC750X. I'm disappointed we don't get the 750.
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:00 PM   #10
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Puh freekin leeze; nothing excites me anymore, blah, blah, blah... I have a CB500X and a CB1 fully capable of doubling most speed limits on two lane; if that doesn't excite you, it's the attitude, not the bikes. I bought my wife a Grom yesterday for her 50th birthday, she's more excited about riding this than her SV650S, couldn't wait for the rain to stop today, just had to take it for a spin. That's the enthusiasm for riding I like to see.



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Old 11-21-2014, 10:08 PM   #11
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More excitement than I could stand:

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Old 11-21-2014, 10:11 PM   #12
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Get over it. Buy from a mfg that builds what you like or mod to suit your purpose.
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:23 PM   #13
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If there is a whinier way to open a thread than "I am so disappointed", I don't believe I've seen it...
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:33 PM   #14
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Old 11-22-2014, 04:05 AM   #15
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I have been a loyal soldier and ridden many bikes over the years and currently have a pair in the garage.

The line up for the last 5 solid years has stirred no emotion out of me.

I sat on the new VFR800 today and I was again underwhelmed, just as I felt let down with the VFR1200 with its goofy controls, and the under-performing CB1000R.

Let's not forget they don't even bring anything to the table to rival the big adventure bikes.

I'm going to let go and do a little spring cleaning, when I'm done I will be without a Honda motorcycle for the first time since the 1990's.
Honda's pretty big rival for the big adventure bikes....I know...it's not available in the US. But maybe someday.

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