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Old 06-23-2010, 12:50 PM   #1
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This thing is sweet. Wonder what the weight is? If the hp figures stand they should discontinue the EX500 and bring these here.
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Old 06-23-2010, 01:49 PM   #2
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Hmm, it's even got the Versys "laydown" shock along the side. Pretty neat, it might be a way cool starter bike. Except nobody would buy it.
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Old 06-24-2010, 08:01 AM   #3
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I don't think they really address the problem, though. As I see it, there is a lack of mid sized motorcycles that are suitable for smaller riders, specifically women. It's not the engine size that matters that much.

These bikes appear to to be the same as motorcycles that are already sold here, with smaller engines.
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Old 06-24-2010, 08:12 AM   #4
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I might buy something like that. I've been thinking about another bike specifically for the hundreds of miles canyon/mountain roads nearby. My usual bikes like the ZRX1100 or Tiger are just too much. I seldom get out of second gear. A smaller bike that gave some need to row the gearbox would be a lot more fun. Not to mention that lighter bikes are always more fun on twisty roads anyhow.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:08 AM   #5
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A smaller bike that gave some need to row the gearbox would be a lot more fun. Not to mention that lighter bikes are always more fun on twisty roads anyhow.
Like an old Spitfire with a whopping 42 hp? I had a lot of fun with that car at 45 mph.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:36 AM   #6
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How long it's been since Iv lusted after a 400 supersport for the US. Although this is nothing like a supersport and not coming here, American sportbike riders would truly benefit from a smaller lighter bike.

I disagree they don't have a market in the US for 400cc's. But it also takes time to start a trend. Like naked bikes, they bring the Bking over for one or two years and wonder why it won't sell. It's about cultivating coolness. That doesn't happen overnight, and it's starts with aiming for new riders with smaller bikes.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:44 AM   #7
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Like an old Spitfire with a whopping 42 hp? I had a lot of fun with that car at 45 mph.
Sort of like that except without the needing new starters and alternators and head gaskets and SU carb adjustments every couple of weeks.
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hi
this thing is nice...

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Congrats.And, GoodLuck

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Old 10-09-2010, 12:03 AM   #10
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Hmm, it's even got the Versys "laydown" shock along the side. Pretty neat, it might be a way cool starter bike. Except nobody would buy it.
+1

It'd probably cost more than the EX500, since the 500 hasn't really changed in, like, forever.
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