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Old 04-14-2003, 07:39 PM   #61
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Default Re: CB 1300: another cool bike that won't be coming to the USA

Well, up until this year, my first pick would have been the TL1000S. I loved the look and adored the engine, but it was certainly a handful.



My second choice would have been the Kawa Drifter. It's as poor an impression as Mr. Hashimoto doing his best Frank Sinatra at the local karaoke on a Friday night.
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Old 04-15-2003, 07:45 AM   #62
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Default Re: CB 1300: another cool bike that won't be coming to the USA

The ironic thing is that teh Drifter is a better impression than the "real" Indians being sold today...
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Old 04-15-2003, 08:04 AM   #63
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A fair point, but I'm not sure that the Indians made today were designed to imitate. Maybe they were designed to reinvent but with a respectful nod to the bikes of old.



There's a fine line between influence and plagiarism, and I believe Kawasaki crossed it with the Drifter.
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Old 04-16-2003, 06:24 AM   #64
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Yes and no. The Indians today were designed to be a "modern" Indian. However, any true original Indian enthusiast would never buy one since it uses a derivative of a Harley motor-they were just as big of rivals as Harley vs. the Japanese today.
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Old 09-01-2003, 02:00 PM   #65
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Default Re: CB 1300: another cool bike that won't be coming to the USA

I love the look of Suzuki's GSX1400 but I had to quit drooling all over my keyboard because its just not coming. I am a big Honda fan so my druthers would be to have a Honda. I am currently riding a '99 VFR800 but would dump it in a minute for the CB1300. Somebody please tell the folks in Japan to wake up and smell the coffee, we want "real' muscle bikes!!!
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