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Old 11-20-2013, 02:55 PM   #1
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Kawasaki's game changer?

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Old 11-20-2013, 04:18 PM   #2
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:41 PM   #3
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I really like Kawasaki's ethos. Honda can keep advancing on the practicality,and prudence front.

Kawi keeps advancing on the FUN front!

Kawasaki to me has the correct idea about what is important to the motorcycle experience. PASSION!

Thank you Kawasaki, thank you.
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:58 PM   #4
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I really like Kawasaki's ethos. Honda can keep advancing on the practicality,and prudence front.

Kawi keeps advancing on the FUN front!

Kawasaki to me has the correct idea about what is important to the motorcycle experience. PASSION!

Thank you Kawasaki, thank you.
Yeah, that KLR 650 elicits MAJOR passion!
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:58 PM   #5
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Where I'd really like to see this technology used, is in the small/mid sized motors. A supercharged version of, say, Honda's 500 or Kawi's 300 would strike me as a real hoot. It should be possible to wind up with a 400 lb. bike with supersport 600 class horsepower & excellent milage as a bonus. Pricing shouldn't be too big a premium over the normally aspirated machine.
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:07 PM   #6
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Yeah, that KLR 650 elicits MAJOR passion!
Especially the 2008+ oil burners ...
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:13 PM   #7
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Yeah, that KLR 650 elicits MAJOR passion!
If it had that engine it would.
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:52 PM   #8
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I know nothing about it other than the picture above but in scale it appears to be a large displacement motor. ZX16RRRR??
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:07 PM   #9
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:17 PM   #10
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A Kawasaki engine
Said to the engineer
Comandsuckme
So he,she gave
The engine
A blow job.
Cheers

Looks nice
The weight
Might be a problem?
Cheers x2
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:21 PM   #11
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:38 PM   #12
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I really like Kawasaki's ethos. Honda can keep advancing on the practicality,and prudence front.

Kawi keeps advancing on the FUN front!

Kawasaki to me has the correct idea about what is important to the motorcycle experience. PASSION!

Thank you Kawasaki, thank you.

What does power have to do with passion? To me vintage is what evokes passion. If all a bike does is go fast, it gets boring in a hurry. And just where could you use all that power? Around here anyway, speed limits are strictly enforced. I've been stopped for speeding on slow bikes.
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:42 PM   #13
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Yeah, that KLR 650 elicits MAJOR passion!



Yeah, it does: http://my2wheels.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11037
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:45 PM   #14
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What does power have to do with passion? To me vintage is what evokes passion. If all a bike does is go fast, it gets boring in a hurry. And just where could you use all that power? Around here anyway, speed limits are strictly enforced. I've been stopped for speeding on slow bikes.
So they should just market bikes that appeal to JerryH?

Do you suppose that the folks who drag race or run Bonneville... might have a little passion, and that maybe it's got a little to do with going fast?

Tell us how passion determines what bikes you've bought.... what arouses you most about the 750 Vulcan? It's not vintage...must be practicality.
So you're passionate about practicality in a bike and not really into spending your hard earned cash on passion.

Talk's cheap JerryH
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:08 PM   #15
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So they should just market bikes that appeal to JerryH?

Do you suppose that the folks who drag race or run Bonneville... might have a little passion, and that maybe it's got a little to do with going fast?

Tell us how passion determines what bikes you've bought.... what arouses you most about the 750 Vulcan? It's not vintage...must be practicality.
So you're passionate about practicality in a bike and not really into spending your hard earned cash on passion.

Talk's cheap JerryH
Yes the Vulcan 750 is practical. And comfortable. And reliable. Capable of cruising at freeway speeds all day without even breathing hard. Capable of carrying a lot of stuff with saddlebags, a tank bag, and a T bag. And it was reasonably priced new. There is nothing about it to be passionate about, yet two of them have carried me over 160,000 miles. In this case the passion is about riding, not the bike. The same thing can be said about the KLR. Or at least all the people who have ridden one around the world.

Yes racing requires passion. I have been drag racing since I was 16, and for the most part have built my own cars. But I don't race on the street. I value my license too much. And my guess is that if that engine ever reaches production it will be in a street bike.
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