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Old 09-10-2001, 09:50 AM   #1
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Factory hard luggage for the VFR...Never thought I'd see it. What are the chances the VFR also lost 80 pounds? The styling is nice, I can't tell if the bike is more sport oriented or not. The new Blade also looks pretty good, but the rear "fender" is rather hideous. Looks like an R6-type piece in that the whole thing can be removed, blinkers and all. LED tail light is neat, too. The one at the top of my list, however, is the SP-2. It doesn't look like a lot has changed. I was hoping for factory high-mount pipes, but that's a bit unrealistic, I suppose.
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Old 09-10-2001, 09:58 AM   #2
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What in the world is the Deauville? Is it a European-only model or the long-awaited Honda dual-sport???
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Old 09-10-2001, 10:08 AM   #3
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It's difficult to take Honda's U.S. web site seriously about the fact that they won't reveal the new models until 9/20. So I go to Honda's Italian site to see all the new models. I wish I could read Italian.
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Old 09-10-2001, 10:29 AM   #4
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They took this off quickly!!!!!

I like my 2000VFR better, but that's an opinion. I'm definately liking that ST!
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Old 09-10-2001, 10:37 AM   #5
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great bikes,wish i could understand what trere saying,can you guys translate?
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Old 09-10-2001, 10:38 AM   #6
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Deauville is Europe only light tourer/commuter. 650cc twin, with smallish hard bags built-in. Plenty capable but not very exciting.
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Old 09-10-2001, 10:42 AM   #7
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Hey Ken, try this site: http://world.altavista.com/

They will translate Italian to engilsh in seconds. Give it a try, it will be good for you
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Old 09-10-2001, 10:43 AM   #8
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Honda needs the Hornet 900 in the US bady, they are the only ones not playing in the Naked bike market in the US and it looks like a nice alternative to the others. The new ST and VFR look nice, wish I could read what the changes were. I wonder how the new ST will stack up to the Futura, it doesn't look as sporty and light.
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Old 09-10-2001, 10:43 AM   #9
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Default Honda UK has the goods too

at http://www.honda-motorcycle.co.uk/ . But not as much text. I hope AltaVista has Italian to English translation.



They all look great to me. I love the exhaust on the VFR, and finally the bags.



Maybe it's time to put a deposit on an 03 ST.



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Old 09-10-2001, 10:51 AM   #10
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Though I admire their engineering prowess, I've never been a fan of Honda's motorcycles (or cars, for that matter) because they seem a bit boring and antiseptic.



I _wanted_ to like the current VFR, but aside from the swingarm it never did much for me.



However, the 2002 model VFR has completely changed my mind. I love the new bike! The "edgy" styling is fresh without going overboard (like the Futura). The under-seat exhaust is very trick, complementing the single-sided swingarm to give the bike an exotic look. Cornering clearance shouldn't be a problem! V-TEC should give it nearly perfect power characteristics. The bike is large enough to tour on yet small and sporty enough for commuting and Sundays in the twisties.



Finally, hard luggage is available!!! And it comes with a centerstand!



I'm sold....this bike fits my needs perfectly.
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