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Old 10-20-2005, 09:06 AM   #11
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Default Re: Honda shows automatic 700 Sports motorcycle.

Do I have to put it in neutral to blip the throttle at stop lights?
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Old 10-20-2005, 10:05 AM   #12
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Default Re: Honda shows automatic 700 Sports motorcycle.

I suppose an automatic would be just the ticket for stop and go inner city traffic.



But for folks who just can't deal with shifting and riding at the same time, perhaps they should consider different transport. This'll also save'm money on the leather pirate costume and arm chaps.
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Old 10-20-2005, 10:07 AM   #13
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Default Re: Honda shows automatic 700 Sports motorcycle.

I can't explain why that's so much fun, but it is!



I'd hate the extra step of first shifting to "N"
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Old 10-20-2005, 10:09 AM   #14
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Default Re: Honda shows automatic 700 Sports motorcycle.

I for one just can't picture it. Shifting is part of the fun of riding.
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Old 10-20-2005, 10:15 AM   #15
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Default Re: Honda shows automatic 700 Sports motorcycle.

In Seattle if you're riding a scooter you have to wear an army trench coat, tight black jeans and Doc Marten's and have Bob Dylan hair sticking out form under the oldest white 3/4 helmet you can find.



Extra points for a ratty Vespa and Israli army shoulder bag
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Old 10-20-2005, 10:26 AM   #16
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Default Re: Honda shows automatic 700 Sports motorcycle.

How many cup holders?



If the "super scooters" cost $6K-$8K, what's this gonna cost?
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Old 10-20-2005, 10:31 AM   #17
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Default Re: Honda shows automatic 700 Sports motorcycle.

I suppose that "gizmag" is pronounced with a hard "g." (pun intended?)

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Old 10-20-2005, 10:34 AM   #18
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Default Re: Honda shows automatic 700 Sports motorcycle.

Looks comfortable- that'll never sell.
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Old 10-20-2005, 10:38 AM   #19
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Default What I would pay big $$ for . . .



. . . . Is a bike with a CVT that allowed the rider to control the gearing ratio, rather than a computer. That would be the equivalent of a manual shifter, but with no clutch and an infinite number of gears. That would be cool. Imagine that you could change your gearing ration just by doing something as intuitive as twisting your wrist, instead of the throttle-clutch-throttle manipulation that is required now.



I like manual transmisions because of the control, not because of the mechanism.



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Old 10-20-2005, 10:57 AM   #20
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I ride an old XS-650, a Stella 2T geared scooter, and have ridden my friends Burgman 650 numerous times. I like 'em all. Different tools, that's all. My ratty old XS is great for toolin' around, the Stella is a hooligan scoot cuz it's kitted to the max, and the Burg is like a slice of heaven; to me at least. Foot shift, twist shift, or twist and go, makes no difference to me as long as I'm 2 wheelin'.
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