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Old 08-28-2013, 08:14 PM   #4201
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Today I just want a ton of money, a hot supermodel girlfriend and time off to take a nice ride for a month or so...
Think you'd last that long? I doubt I would, but it would be a glorious demise.
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:07 AM   #4202
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That's just rude , and where you are they can be bought like that. Here, I have to mod it. Oh well, it'll get done sooner or later
Yeah, I'm a sick sick man!


Get rid of the fairing, make the bike unusable at 85mph for over 20 minutes
as soon as possible!

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Old 08-29-2013, 05:51 AM   #4203
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"Honda's under-appreciated wonders..."

Hm.

It's a sad thing to me that they (Honda) are building such underwhelming vehicles, of both two and four wheeled varieties. Think about it: Outside of maybe the 211V and 212V, ten years from now, are any current Hondas going to be celebrated in a retrospective of any type? Even as underappreciated wonders or cult bikes? Unless the NC700 gets a following for its bland competence, I really think not. (Dirt and MX bikes excluded, as I'm admittedly ignorant of those.)

Two-wheeled tapioca.
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:19 AM   #4204
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"Honda's under-appreciated wonders..."

Hm.

It's a sad thing to me that they (Honda) are building such underwhelming vehicles, of both two and four wheeled varieties. Think about it: Outside of maybe the 211V and 212V, ten years from now, are any current Hondas going to be celebrated in a retrospective of any type? Even as underappreciated wonders or cult bikes? Unless the NC700 gets a following for its bland competence, I really think not. (Dirt and MX bikes excluded, as I'm admittedly ignorant of those.)

Two-wheeled tapioca.
I agree. You have to go back to the CB750 to find a really iconic Honda. I think the SV650 will be legendary when I'm an old geezer and the new Yamaha FZ09 has a shot.

Honda is the king of "meh".
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:59 PM   #4205
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Genuine Scooter Stella. Fell in love when I dropped of my Buddy 50 for repairs.
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:39 PM   #4206
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"Honda's under-appreciated wonders..."

Hm.

It's a sad thing to me that they (Honda) are building such underwhelming vehicles, of both two and four wheeled varieties. ...
Two-wheeled tapioca.
I don't know what it's classified as and I've never seen one, but people seem rather taken with the Grom.

But I don't blame Honda for staying to the middle of the road. They were ahead of the curve on naked bikes with the Hawk GT and everyone ignored them, then went apeshit over the Monster a few years later. They were ahead of the curve on the cafe/retro craze with the GB500, and ignored. The TransAlp, NX650, CB1000... Really, they should keep up with what they're doing and any cool ideas that come along they should sell/outsource. "Yeah, it is a great idea, but people won't buy them from us - should be a hit for anyone else, though."
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:35 PM   #4207
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Kawasaki Versys 1000. It fills all my needs. Comfortable upright seating for two, powerfull engine, long legs, relatively lightweight, luggage capable, affordable.

Quit dicking around Kawasaki and bring it here.

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Old 08-29-2013, 08:03 PM   #4208
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:08 PM   #4209
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Hey, southwade: Any chance you can scale that pic? It takes more than two full screens worth of scrolling to get it in.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:21 PM   #4210
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Yeah, I'm a sick sick man!


Get rid of the fairing, make the bike unusable at 85mph for over 20 minutes
as soon as possible!

Haha, my last bike had no windshield and I regularly cruised at 85mph. It's not that bad, I actually quite enjoy it a lot and would much prefer to travel and commute on a naked bike than something with wind protection. Yeah, I know, I'm weird...oh well
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Old 08-30-2013, 02:09 AM   #4211
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Haha, my last bike had no windshield and I regularly cruised at 85mph. It's not that bad, I actually quite enjoy it a lot and would much prefer to travel and commute on a naked bike than something with wind protection. Yeah, I know, I'm weird...oh well
That's why I got the naked version. Was looking at FZ6, 919 and Bandit 1250
(couldn't fork out that much money). I had a bike with fairing before, changed
the screen, never was happy.

Then had a big scooter, with a big windscreen, still not happy, put on a HUGE
windscreen that went over the top of my head - NOW I was happy, but that
thing got scratched up very quickly, I had to take the bike to the pressure wash
daily, sometimes even more often.. so.. naked it had to be!
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Old 08-30-2013, 02:45 AM   #4212
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I think this would be fun too.
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:13 AM   #4213
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A friend of mine just traded one for a TZR250.
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:19 AM   #4214
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I think this would be fun too.
Supermoto's are amazingly fun , especially on asphalt. The 400's a little small motorwise though. They relatively quick , but relatively torqueless too.
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:25 AM   #4215
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Supermoto's are amazingly fun , especially on asphalt. The 400's a little small motorwise though. They relatively quick , but relatively torqueless too.
Not if you hop onto one from a Ninja 250 or similar bike.
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