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Old 03-21-2007, 09:41 PM   #101
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Default kpaul, the Great Motorcycle Prophet predicts and then it comes true

[*] kpaul said the V-4 will be the sport-bike engine configuration of the future. Rumor has it Honda will come out with a new 800 V-4 Street Bike this fall
[*]kpaul said the AMA should reduce to 3 classes 1000 Superbike, 600 Superbike (FX) and 600 Supersport. The AMA announced today that indeed 1000 Superstock is dead after 07



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Old 03-21-2007, 10:05 PM   #102
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Default Re: Any sportbike comfortable for two people?

The SV1000 had standard ergonomics and the SV1000s had sport bike ergos. Maybe that would explain the difference in the perception in the comfort levels.
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:15 PM   #103
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What? You're not going to regale us with another fairy tale about how the cool third graders with Schwinn Stingray bicycles made fun of you when you peddled by on your little yellow tricycle?
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:32 PM   #104
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Well, if there's a rumor Honda will produce a V-Four streetbike, then your prediction of widespread V-Four sportbikes is confirmed, isn't it? Case closed.



BTW, have you ever heard of "Interceptors"?
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Old 03-21-2007, 11:04 PM   #105
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My wife thinks the VFR750 is OK stock but great with the Corbin Ladygunfighter. All over France this summer no problem - the backrest makes all the difference. Well worth the expense.
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Old 03-21-2007, 11:24 PM   #106
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Default Re: Any sportbike comfortable for two people?

Longride had the answer. That was easy.

-No.

Your passenger will hate you. Try a sport-tourer? ... or (gasp!) a cruiser?



Maybe you should try riding one of these.

Triumph Sprint ST

or maybe The VFR Honda.



For more comfort and a bit less speed-

The Honda ST1300 is a bulletproof sport-touring bike.

The Yamaha FJR1300 is a nice bike too.



The main problem is with no backrest for the passenger they really have no comfort which eventually equals one very *****y passenger-or worse, loss of said passenger when they tumble off the back when you goose the throttle.

(either way- that's not usually a good thing)



Goldwings and the HD's with lounge chair rear seats with backrests are sweet, but they are a far cry from a sportbike.



A lot of people buy sportbikes thinking they might tip or crash a big heavy cruiser... and also think the sportbike will work out for a passenger. (it won't)



If the passenger is young and nimble and holds on tight that might not be a bad thing. ...at least not for you anyway.

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Old 03-21-2007, 11:38 PM   #107
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Interceptor hasn't been a true sportbike for years. Lame try kzuki... Don't worry I posted about 6 interesting articles. Hopefully they make through the kbully kfilter.
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Old 03-22-2007, 12:01 AM   #108
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DUH schizuki. The Interceptor was NEVER a real sportbike. It doesn't count. It only has two wheels, an engine, and clip on type handlebars. You ride it slightly leaned forward in order to put more weight over the front wheel, and it has similar weight, power, dimensions, chassis configuration and ergonomics as a sport bike. But it's NOT a sport bike.



Jesus. Whatever gave you that idea?



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Old 03-22-2007, 12:19 AM   #109
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The only reliability issue I have ever heard of with VFRs are the regulators. They seem to have to get rid of too much heat, and crap out after 3-5 years. If the battery goes dead while you're running it, it's the regulator nine times out of ten. I've got 40 k on mine, and other than replacing the regulator at about 20k, I have had no problems.

Having said that, it might be about due again, eh? Still, it's an easy fix, and absolutely nothing else has ever went wrong with it. Well, I did replace the chain once, but even that seems to last longer than the ones on the really gnarly sportbikes with 150+ hp.

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Old 03-22-2007, 12:23 AM   #110
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My God, I almost know what that means!
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