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Old 10-10-2012, 11:26 AM   #2191
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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   #2192
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:22 PM   #2193
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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   #2194
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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   #2195
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Love the soft flowing graceful lines. A true classic.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:22 PM   #2196
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:03 AM   #2197
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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   #2198
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Same thing as I wanted yesterday (and a couple weeks ago when I posted here)...DRZ250S

Damn Suzuki for the 2013 DR200....DAMN SUZUKI!
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:52 PM   #2199
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:54 PM   #2200
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I would like a Triumph Turbo Rocket3, today
Two-wheeled tire shredder.
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:40 PM   #2201
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What you really meant was supercharged. What kind of power and torque numbers does this beast have?
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:03 PM   #2202
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I'd take another Goldwing. This time with a six-speed transmission, electric up/down wind screen, throttle-by-wire with electronic cruise control. Yellow and chrome. Thank you.

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Old 10-11-2012, 07:19 PM   #2203
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It was the first rain and cold of the season riding home tonight and as much as I love my MTS, heated grips, shaft drive and soft comfort was at the top of the menu. I need a winter commuter
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:53 PM   #2204
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Rented an E-Glide Ltd the other day, and was pleasantly surprised by the low end torque and nimbleness of the big bike. I'm kind of getting the itch, but don't need the radio and fairing.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:18 AM   #2205
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It was the first rain and cold of the season riding home tonight and as much as I love my MTS, heated grips, shaft drive and soft comfort was at the top of the menu. I need a winter commuter
Rode one couple weeks back...it was FUN.
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