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Old 02-21-2013, 02:42 PM   #481
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whats suzuki's new obsession about making the back end of the bike one huge exhaust port? The B Kind as well.... wtf?
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:52 PM   #482
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I do wish you yankees bought more naked bikes. For rather selfish reasons, too. There's a fuckton of standards in Europe, but those that never make it over the pond tend to have a very limited community of riders.

The Yamaha MT-01 a few replies behind is an excellent example of this. There used to be one English-speaking forum out there for it, but it's been closed down. What remains are a few dutch/french/german forums. As somebody who can only guesstimate his way through those languages, they aren't really an option. I don't consider advrider to be American per se, but I think it's still a good example of the online communities you've built :)

Another point is that bikes which never make it to the USA tend to naturally have a very limited variety of aftermarket parts. Boo. :(
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:46 PM   #483
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Anyway, really hope the CB1100 sells well and encourages Honda and others to build more standards, I started riding waaay back in the '70's when the majority of bikes on the road were standards and love the versatility and looks.
I'm doing my part. I ordered a new 2013 cb1100 ABS two weeks ago.
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:26 PM   #484
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I havent read trough all 33pages, but thes 3 are my favorit retro bikes


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Old 02-21-2013, 04:59 PM   #485
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god I love that CB1300.....

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Old 02-22-2013, 08:53 AM   #486
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I'm with you on the Suzuki and the Honda. I never liked the swing arm on the Kawasaki, though.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:48 AM   #487
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So after going through a few pages of this thread,I'm confused are these a standard?



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Old 03-01-2013, 07:45 AM   #488
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it looks like a standard tro me!
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:00 AM   #489
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:41 AM   #490
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I kinda like that thing even thought it just appears to be a sportbike with no fairing....

technically it's a standard, I suppose. Looks like fun!
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:10 AM   #491
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I love that Kawasaki, if it were green. It looks a lot like the '83 Eddie Lawson Replica I wanted so badly back then.

Has anyone considered the first gen Yamaha V-Max? It's basically a standard, on steroids.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:16 AM   #492
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I love that Kawasaki, if it were green. It looks a lot like the '83 Eddie Lawson Replica I wanted so badly back then.

Has anyone considered the first gen Yamaha V-Max? It's basically a standard, on steroids.
It has an awfully long wheelbase, but does appear to have standard ergos.

I just acquired one of these:



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Old 03-04-2013, 12:12 PM   #493
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It has an awfully long wheelbase, but does appear to have standard ergos.

I just acquired one of these:


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Old 03-04-2013, 06:51 PM   #494
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I havent read trough all 33pages, but thes 3 are my favorit retro bikes


Yes,please! I'll take one of each.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:57 AM   #495
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I'm with you on the Suzuki and the Honda. I never liked the swing arm on the Kawasaki, though.
How on earth could one NOT like a beautifully braced swinger?
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