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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by HondaFanatic, Dec 17, 2012.
CRAP!! I may have to buy a new bike in 2014...
Back in the day I had a Yamaha XS 400 and my buddy had the SR 500 his had the cool factor and loads of torque for it's day. But man that thing did vibrate.
These old bike tug at the heart strings, sort of like the girlfriend you hated and were thrilled to see gone. Then you see her twenty years later and think to youself she wasn't that bad, I wonder what she's up to?
That being said it can't vibrate any worse than my 640 Adventure did. And I see some potential here.
The kicker is worth the price of admission. Ironically that XS 400 was the last kicker roadbike I owned.
I wouldn't mind seeing Honda rerelease the GB 500 either. I loved that bike when I was younger. English looks Japanese reliability. And very cool, at least to me.
Well, I will be buying a new bike next year, but if the SR400 really does make it here, I can always sell or trade the 2014 purchase
This is what rocks my boat!
I'd almost rather have this than the new Norton Commando
I sent a letter as well but did not get a reply (maybe because I wrote it in crayon).
I can't wait and am buying a used sportster in the next few weeks. I'll sell it when I actually see one in the dealership.
So, did you get the Sportster? If so, what did you get? I'm a big Sportster fan, and have owned two. First was a 1984 XLX 1000 that I bought brand new that year. Then was a 2006 XL883 that I got used from the HD dealership I worked at for over 5 years. Got a nice employee discount on that one!
Sounds like the SR is coming. But, I don't know if I can wait that long. I'm not gettin' any younger!!
Are you serious... people actually do that?
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I test sat the sr400 at a Swedish motorcycle show. Nice bike but I need a electric starter to be able to start since I have some problem with my right hip. I think yamaha really shot them self in the foot by not adding a electric stater to it?
Do you think they will add a electric starter to next year? After 2016 they have to do some modds to the rear brake if it is going to be sold in EU since it requires ABS brake system.
I'm betting that this will become an instant cult bike. In other words, they won't sell many and then they'll become highly desirable 10 years from now. This is honesty a perfect bike for most riders, especially my purposes. 65 mpg should be easy to get, heck our xt500 gets 65 almost all the time. The only thing I don't understand is why it weighs 384 pounds!
Oppps - thats a bit big !!!!! Shame about the thermos flask stuck on the lower frame :huh
Sweet. A townie bike with a kicker and FI that'll get out of its own way.
I love you, man.
Agree............most new/smaller riders will look elsewhere.
Check it out. It is coming!! Looks like May of this year. I can wait that long.
So. This isn't going to be another scenario like this is it? A Japanese motorcycle maker comes up with a retro bike. US buyers beg them to make it available in the USA. Maker jumps through all the hoops to get it legal and available in the US. Maker ships bikes to US soil. Bike sits in dealers for years gathering dust. Maker says, "Oh crap! Not again!!!"
Who is going to put their money where their mouth is here??
Sigh, I'm at the perfect age where this bike falls through the cracks.
I'm young enough that to me, I despised these kind of bikes because they represented "way old fashioned" and I couldn't wait for the dinosaur kickstarters, chrome mufflers, drum brakes, air cooling, wire spoke tube type rims and chincy looking spindly chrome mirrors and front/rear fenders, to die an overdue death.
I'm old enough, that the new Transformer bikes are hideous things, with bizarro melted droopy headlight pods, computer controlled and electric gizmo everything, ungodly abortion mufflers, and cartoon stylized rear ends pointing at the moon.