Honda starting to flex it's muscles again?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by eatpasta, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. ragtoplvr

    ragtoplvr Long timer

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    Although the crankshaft speed is 3 times higher than the rotor speed, so 10K RPM is only 3333.3 rotor speed.

    Rod
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  2. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Actually, from what i read, that's spot on. They are blending a lot of the engine technology these days and supposedly literally all they did was hack off two cylinders.
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  3. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    agree and agree.

    As far as their cars go, my family still has a 1990 Accord and we put nearly 300k on it since. It was wayyy ahead of it's time when it came out. Anyone from that era can remember what Ford and GM were making - the Honda's were just so much better.
    Last year when my wife and I went to get a new car we checked out the Accord and it's just not what it used to be. Of course now the car market has totally changed but I know several people with modern Honda automobiles and most of them are having a surprising amount of problems considering Honda's exceptional reliability record.
    We finally settled on the new VW Passat TDI and are very much enjoying the 46 mpg.
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    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    I actually go angry when I first saw a DN-01. They cant give us a simple standard, but they can bring a massive, stupid, automatic scooter/cruiser (?) here all while complaining that the US doesnt buy anything.

    Then the guy tried to drag race me while I was on an SV1000....

    :nah

    I though the poor little DN was going to explode.

    :cry
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  5. ABHooligan

    ABHooligan The Flying Mythos

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    I had a 919 and loved everything about it. I put many happy miles on it with no problems,and sold it to a guy who was replacing a 90k-mile 919. I loved the whine of the engine, the color, the fit, everything. Some people say they're underpowered, but mine was stock and would take off from a stop fast enough to blind me momentarily.

    That's all I gots to say.
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  6. SteelJM1

    SteelJM1 Undercover KTM rider

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    No way! I owned 2, an S4 GXL and an S5 TII. Both were fun as shit when they ran!:rofl
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  7. acesandeights

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    Although motorcycle sales declined, dual sport sales declined less over recent years, that with bikes like the DR, DRZ, KLR, etc being a significant portion of the dual sport market. The motorcycle companies don't have to update dual sports because they end up having the most consistent sales over time, even without refinements. People see a few at dealers as last year models, but it doesn't mean they don't sell, and they in fact do sell, more consistently than other bike segments. You probably would notice last years dual sport model more so than sport bikes if you're more interested in dual sports. My local dealer always has last year models for sale, regardless of the bike segment. Hell, they still have 2009 sport bikes in 2011 and 2012.
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