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Old 08-28-2010, 07:01 AM   #46
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Add me to those who would like ABS at least as an option.
How on earth did a thread on a 100% retro styled bike turn into an ABS/non-ABS argument? I can't imagine that a lack of ABS on Triumph Bonnevilles is hurting their sales. And I'm going to guess that less than 10% of motorcycles sold today sport ABS.
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Old 08-28-2010, 07:29 AM   #47
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I'm in 100% agreement, Superzoom.



Can we please take the ABS vs. Non-ABS argument elsewhere please?

please?


I knew that would happen the moment it was mentioned.
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Old 08-28-2010, 08:23 AM   #48
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Exactly ....what it really needs is a proper kickstart , the old 650 had one so why not this one ?
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Old 08-28-2010, 08:25 AM   #49
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I would have....

Had I not purchased my sporty, I would have gone searching for a W650. The idea of an 800 would not have really interested me, especially without a kick starter. But then again, I have a passion for simple, older designs.
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Old 08-28-2010, 09:16 AM   #50
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I agree that a kicker would be cool. Classic looking bike. I'm not into fake old bikes, but I'd still turn my head if it went by
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Old 08-28-2010, 09:55 AM   #51
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How on earth did a thread on a 100% retro styled bike turn into an ABS/non-ABS argument? I can't imagine that a lack of ABS on Triumph Bonnevilles is hurting their sales. And I'm going to guess that less than 10% of motorcycles sold today sport ABS.
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I had a W650 lined up but bought a sweet deal on a Hinckley bonnie. I was looking for something that resembled an old ride but was dependable as a daily rider... Also I needed it to be cheaper. Putting all kinds of stuff that I didnt need was not in my cards. Id look seriously at this bike.
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Old 08-28-2010, 09:55 AM   #52
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Good start, I guess- but I didn't really see anything wrong with the 650.
I'm tired of bigger is better. (After a certain point, I don't think it is)
There is always the W400
Not that this bike will be coming to the states either......This thread just needed more pictures.





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Old 08-28-2010, 10:05 AM   #53
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Exactly ....what it really needs is a proper kickstart , the old 650 had one so why not this one ?
I seem to remember that in the US, no kickstart for bikes over 650cc....?
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Old 08-28-2010, 10:33 AM   #54
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I assume the W400 frame is the same size as the W650? (Japanse insurance/license cost "downsizing"). If it was a tad larger than a old Honda CB350, with less weight than a W650, that would be a very cool bike. But of course it would never come to the US either.
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:44 AM   #55
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I don't see the need for the kick start other than looks (ya I know retro and all).
My Triumph Scrambler doesn't have one, I never needed one, and if you have tried kicking a motor this size you probably wouldn't want to kick one.

Oh, I seem to see a line on motorcyclists.
Some are thrilled with old school and basics.
Others seem to be techno geeks and please do venture to the Strom and GS type bikes.
They can't live without all the techno that comes with them.
They are usually mid-lifers just getting into bikes IMO.

I am with Bake on the KZ's!!!
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Old 08-28-2010, 12:20 PM   #56
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i woild like THIS even more, especially if they could get rid of the fairing
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Old 08-28-2010, 12:58 PM   #57
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Forget the W800, I'll take this one. I love 400cc twins, had a '78 Honda Hawk that was the perfect do-everything 400 twin. Please Kawasaki, bring the W400 to the U.S. Hell, I'll buy two if you do.

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There is always the W400
Not that this bike will be coming to the states either......This thread just needed more pictures.





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Old 08-28-2010, 01:09 PM   #58
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I don't see the need for the kick start other than looks (ya I know retro and all).
My Triumph Scrambler doesn't have one, I never needed one, and if you have tried kicking a motor this size you probably wouldn't want to kick one.

If I have an option I usually go for my kicker. I have never had an issue starting my CB750 in this manner. Keep the extra weight of a starter and large battery and make mine a kick start bike.
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Old 08-28-2010, 01:10 PM   #59
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There is always the W400
Not that this bike will be coming to the states either......This thread just needed more pictures.





Even without the kick.
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Old 08-28-2010, 01:15 PM   #60
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In a 400 retro style, I rather fancy one of these;
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