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Old 10-18-2011, 06:00 PM   #91
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People believing the rubbish they read on the Internet - from people who haven't ridden the bike (but just know what it's like...)

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You make some good points, but last time I checked, your post was on the internet, so I'm a little unclear what is rubbish and what is not.

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But, my post is on the Internet - from someone who HAS ridden the bike.

Hope that clears the rubbish away, then...
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:39 PM   #92
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Honda's target was the K1300s and they have delivered perfectly - with better build quality, luggage and character (again IMO - but I have ridden both...)
That is some funny shit right there.
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:46 PM   #93
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That is some funny shit right there.
So you've ridden them both?

I'd be really interested to hear your views on their relative merits...
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:48 PM   #94
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I personally think it makes my DL650 look like a beauty queen.
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:54 PM   #95
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I personally think it makes my DL650 look like a beauty queen.
Funny, I've never had a bike that so many strangers have commented on how much they like it. Mainly younger people, interestingly.

I found the styling grew on me, particularly the silver and white (still not keen on the exhaust though).

But the thing is - it looks great from behind the bars...
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:39 PM   #96
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But the thing is - it looks great from behind the bars...
You're posting from JAIL? And they let the Viffer to visit you??

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Old 10-18-2011, 09:32 PM   #97
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You're posting from JAIL? And they let the Viffer to visit you??

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Good one Mikko - I'm actually at work, though come to think about it there may not be much difference...
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:31 PM   #98
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You don't need to tell me about work = jail.
It's 21:28 here at the US left coast and I've been home from work for lest than half an hour....
What does make the "jail life" more enjoyable is that I do work with an Australian chap.
A really smart fellow BTW.

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Old 10-18-2011, 10:40 PM   #99
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Funny, I've never had a bike that so many strangers have commented on how much they like it. Mainly younger people, interestingly.

I found the styling grew on me, particularly the silver and white (still not keen on the exhaust though).

But the thing is - it looks great from behind the bars...
I think the motorcycle hiding underneath has a lot of potential--but it looks like they got the guy that did the design of the DN-01, told him "make something we might actually be able to sell this time" and turned him loose.

He should've done the honorable thing and peformed seppuku after the DN-01.

As long as you only look at the VFR from the back or the left (non-exhaust) side, it looks great. An aftermarket exhaust would clean up the other side, but there's not much you can do to help the front.
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:47 PM   #100
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there's not much you can do to help the front.
Streetfighter it.
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:57 PM   #101
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What does make the "jail life" more enjoyable is that I do work with an Australian chap.
A really smart fellow BTW.

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Are you sure he's an Aussie??

If it wasn't for my VFR I might have been a smart chap myself...

Cheers from Oz
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:09 AM   #102
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there's not much you can do to help the front.
Hey, I had a BMW R1200ST - so I obviously don't mind dancing with the wallflowers...

We did 20,000kms around Europe on her last year, two-up touring - she may have been challenged in the looks department but we developed a real soft spot for her. We christened her "Barbie" - after Barbra Streisand, a great singer in need of a nose job...

Cheers from Oz
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:24 PM   #103
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And the UK's respected BIKE magazine simply puts it as "the definitive sport-tourer"

But what would we know...
You're forgetting that Part II of the big VFR1200 test never materialised, and was never mentioned again. That was the first time I seriously doubted BIKE's integrity, as it looked like big Honda pressure following lukewarm launch reports; in the photos of the big test you can almost see the journos slouching, their body language doesn't look like they're having fun.

And exactly the same thing is now happening with the XRunner, take a look.
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:20 PM   #104
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You're forgetting that Part II of the big VFR1200 test never materialised, and was never mentioned again. That was the first time I seriously doubted BIKE's integrity, as it looked like big Honda pressure following lukewarm launch reports; in the photos of the big test you can almost see the journos slouching, their body language doesn't look like they're having fun.

And exactly the same thing is now happening with the XRunner, take a look.
Yep, that's what I thought too and then I saw what they write about it in their "New Bike Guide" and I went, huh?!
I bet it's a great machine, Paul Thomson really liked his and his write-ups about it seem balanced, but the comment from (I think) VisorDown "The answer to a question nobody asked" and "Brilliant machine, wrong decade!" seems like it wasn't as groundbreaking as Honda hyped it up to be. I like it, especially in all black, but I haven't taken one out yet, but hey, I ride a soon to be 10 year old R1150R so everything new probably is gonna feel A-okay to me
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:38 PM   #105
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...I seriously doubted BIKE's integrity, as it looked like big Honda pressure following lukewarm launch reports; in the photos of the big test you can almost see the journos slouching, their body language doesn't look like they're having fun.
Come on, you really can see the Honda pressure in the photos?
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