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Old 11-10-2012, 04:16 PM   #121
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For me, the CB1100 wins the recent history motorcycle Beauty Contest. No bike looks better than that. (Suzuki's TU250X is a respectable second place, however.)
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:01 PM   #122
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My expectations for Honda have become so low that bold new graphics would be a source of amazement. They've built some amazing bikes, and even some beautiful bikes, but the offerings for the past two or three years, motorcycle and automotive have had all the attraction of warm spit. So, I'm not holding my breath.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:02 PM   #123
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i'd personally like a crossrunner, the cb500 if priced right could be an awesome everyday bike too. 70mpg and $100 bucks a month payment? heck ya. a cbr600 is gonna set you back 300/mnth and get 30 mpg
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:47 PM   #124
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My expectations for Honda have become so low that bold new graphics would be a source of amazement. They've built some amazing bikes, and even some beautiful bikes, but the offerings for the past two or three years, motorcycle and automotive have had all the attraction of warm spit. So, I'm not holding my breath.
Yes, it's highly unlikely Honda will deviate from it's corporate policy of "Predictable Mediocrity ".
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:32 PM   #125
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So just half a day now until the cover comes off. That's 4 am eastern time. It'll be interesting to see what's coming besides the three 500s.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:38 PM   #126
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Well I guess we will know in less then 12 hours I don't expect to be surprised especially after seeing that teaser KTM SD.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:55 PM   #127
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It'll be interesting to see what's coming besides the three 500s.
I'd put money on us only getting the fully faired CBR500
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:54 PM   #128
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The bastards manning the Honda booth at the show wouldn't spill the beans. 6 hours to go... ,BK
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:10 PM   #129
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You know that Honda execs should be watching boards like this to help determine their product offerings, IMHO, but I've been asking every Honda official for years.........which DualSport will you ever sell to the USofA market?

And all we've had for how long.........is the XR650L.......so my personal response is this:

I QUIT BUYING HONDA'S.......got rid of my XR650R's and buy from companies that want my business by offering bikes I want to buy here....In the United States of America.........

And I won't buy any partial offerings........maybe they'll figure it out.........eventually..........

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Old 11-11-2012, 06:32 PM   #130
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I'd put money on us only getting the fully faired CBR500
Then why do they show six bikes under cover on the USA website?
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:35 PM   #131
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Then why do they show six bikes under cover on the USA website?
Five cruisers.

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Old 11-11-2012, 06:46 PM   #132
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Here's optimism... see post #362.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...757832&page=25

Maybe Honda will beat Yamaha to the Mythical WR450R...

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Old 11-11-2012, 07:04 PM   #133
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I figure the bikes under the covers are empty shells. They all look like high-bar cruisers in the pic; we know that won't be the case. Or, if it is, then Honda autos will be carrying the company for a long-ass time.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:31 PM   #134
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:39 PM   #135
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Five cruisers.


Nooooo!
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