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Old 10-10-2012, 08:11 AM   #2191
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:03 AM   #2192
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:31 AM   #2193
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I rode that last week (the bike ). I was hoping it wasn't perceptively better than my "old" V7 Classic. I was wrong. They've made a great bike even better!
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:42 AM   #2194
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I rode that last week (the bike ). I was hoping it wasn't perceptively better than my "old" V7 Classic. I was wrong. They've made a great bike even better!
You ARE aware that you are NOT helping me posting stuff like that, right?


Did it feel faster too?
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:15 AM   #2195
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:08 AM   #2196
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today the bike i want is the one i own (2010 bonneville mag wheel)....just bored out to 1200ccs!
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:26 AM   #2197
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You ARE aware that you are NOT helping me posting stuff like that, right?


Did it feel faster too?
While the butt dyno can't detect the difference in power, it certainly seems to have a lot more torque in the 3,500-4,000 RPM range. There were some hills where I was going 50ish in 4th gear at around 3,500 RPM or so where I would have wanted to down shift on my V7C, where it wasn't necessary on the new model. The new model is very happy on level ground at 3,800 RPM and higher in top gear, where the old model wants to be at 4,300 or better to be in top gear on level ground.

There are some other changes as well. The first thing I noticed, is that, as others have mentioned, that the high-idle lever ("choke") is gone, and the computer does that for you. The next thing was that it has a deeper, throaty sound compared to the old model -- I like it..... A LOT. I don't know if the exhaust has been changed, or if it is the new intake, but I really like the sound.

So, while, I already knew I wanted the cast wheels, steel fuel tank, and significantly larger fuel capacity and better range, I didn't really expect it to ride any differently than the old model. I was VERY pleasantly surprised. They made an already great bike even better.

Hmmmm... my HB racks, center stand, and windscreen will all bolt right up. Now, if they'd just offer the red and white two tone paint on the Stone.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:49 PM   #2198
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:22 PM   #2199
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No offence, but Honda's offerings on two and four wheels over the last several years threaten the pharmaceutical industry for sleep inducement.
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:33 PM   #2200
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No offence, but Honda's offerings on two and four wheels over the last several years threaten the pharmaceutical industry for sleep inducement.
sadly, i must agree. they may as well paint their bikes beige while they're at it.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:23 PM   #2201
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Love the soft flowing graceful lines. A true classic.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:22 PM   #2202
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:03 AM   #2203
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While the butt dyno can't detect the difference in power, it certainly seems to have a lot more torque in the 3,500-4,000 RPM range. There were some hills where I was going 50ish in 4th gear at around 3,500 RPM or so where I would have wanted to down shift on my V7C, where it wasn't necessary on the new model. The new model is very happy on level ground at 3,800 RPM and higher in top gear, where the old model wants to be at 4,300 or better to be in top gear on level ground.

There are some other changes as well. The first thing I noticed, is that, as others have mentioned, that the high-idle lever ("choke") is gone, and the computer does that for you. The next thing was that it has a deeper, throaty sound compared to the old model -- I like it..... A LOT. I don't know if the exhaust has been changed, or if it is the new intake, but I really like the sound.

So, while, I already knew I wanted the cast wheels, steel fuel tank, and significantly larger fuel capacity and better range, I didn't really expect it to ride any differently than the old model. I was VERY pleasantly surprised. They made an already great bike even better.

Hmmmm... my HB racks, center stand, and windscreen will all bolt right up. Now, if they'd just offer the red and white two tone paint on the Stone.
Damn!


Can I want the same bike again, today?
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:54 PM   #2204
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Same thing as I wanted yesterday (and a couple weeks ago when I posted here)...DRZ250S

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Old 10-11-2012, 04:52 PM   #2205
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