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Old 04-19-2012, 12:25 PM   #1351
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If Honda would import it to the US (Please!).
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:16 PM   #1352
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Hell, if we are going unobtanium. Honda build me this. I will buy one.

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Old 04-19-2012, 02:29 PM   #1353
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I got to try one of these at a track day last week. The closest comparison I can think of is when they hit Hyperspace in Star Wars!?! But with the traction, control, wheelie control, and ABS, it was never too scary. If they made one with upright bars, I would really be tempted!

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Old 04-19-2012, 06:17 PM   #1354
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If Honda would import it to the US (Please!).
i like that alot.
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:18 PM   #1355
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Again... if only Honda would bring it to the US....

i would think that bike would do pretty well in the US. very cool
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:22 PM   #1356
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i would think that bike would do pretty well in the US. very cool
It is a 250, so, it is hard to say how well it would do -- small bikes don't sell as well here has in other parts of the world. Maybe if gas went up to $8/gal, they'd be in more demand. I like small displacement bikes, and would love to have one. It looks like a mini Ducati.

Most mfgs, seem to think all the Americans want are cruisers and sport bikes (and sport bike looking bikes). Hence, we get the CBR250R instead of the VTR250. That said, I've ridden the CBR250R, and it is a great bike -- VERY smooth for a thumper (that's because it is counter balanced) -- but I still like 90 degree V-twins better (three of my bikes are 90-degree V-twins).
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:29 AM   #1357
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The VTR250 doesn't sell well here (EU) either, I don't think I've seen a
single one on the street, and a local dealership had one for at least 2
years in stock.

Part of the problem is it's more expensive then a Ninja 250, and smaller
displacement bikes are often bought only by kids here so the Ninja is a
lot more appealing to them visually. And again, cheaper. Not to mention
faster too.

I'd gladly ride one of those, put on a pair of high quality exhausts, and
slap on a Ducati badge for shits'n'giggles. That bike must be a riot to ride.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:48 AM   #1358
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slap on a Ducati badge for shits'n'giggles.
You crack me up -- that is a great idea though.
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That bike must be a riot to ride.
I'm sure it is. I have a 1990 VTR250 that is the ancestor of this one. It is a blast to ride, but nowhere near as pretty to look at, as it is mostly encased in plastic.

With the plastic off, the frame (of the '90) is pretty plane, so making it naked won't make it as pretty as the newer naked VTR. I LOVE the lattice-work frame of the naked one (which is also what gives the Ducati Monster the look I like so much).
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:57 AM   #1359
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today, i don't care that it's real world version is prohibitively expensive...

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Old 04-20-2012, 10:03 AM   #1360
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:10 AM   #1361
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You crack me up -- that is a great idea though.


I'm sure it is. I have a 1990 VTR250 that is the ancestor of this one. It is a blast to ride, but nowhere near as pretty to look at, as it is mostly encased in plastic.

With the plastic off, the frame (of the '90) is pretty plane, so making it naked won't make it as pretty as the newer naked VTR. I LOVE the lattice-work frame of the naked one (which is also what gives the Ducati Monster the look I like so much).
I call ya, and raise you a +1.


You've got some nice bikes there already.
Throw the breva or v7 my way, and I'll send the VTR your way!
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:43 AM   #1362
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:59 AM   #1363
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I want a mutant bike, an offspring of a Ninja 1000 & CBR600.

If anyone is willing to breed their CBR with my Ninja, please PM me. Thanks.
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:00 PM   #1364
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:49 PM   #1365
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No pic, just ideas.
I found a guy selling Roots type superchargers on E-bay.Real small, displace 500cc per rotation.I have ridden the 650 twin by Kawasaki and been impresssed by it. So a supercharged version. Hmmmmm.....
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