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Old 06-02-2004, 07:20 AM   #21
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Do I have to apologize for only owning one VFR? I think familiarity breeds respect. Since I bought my '01 two of my friends have purchases used VFR's. 31,000 miles in less than 3 years of commuting, camping trips, canyon blasting, and track days. I know I got my moneys worth.
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Old 06-02-2004, 07:20 AM   #22
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Not sure what kind of butt-kissing is required, but I am sure your post isn't it. I figured that if there was a good post that would generate interesting and intellegent responses, you wouldn't have anything to add. Kind of a Catch 22 for you I think.
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Old 06-02-2004, 07:29 AM   #23
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Default no direct relationship between sales and quality

McDonalds sells more hamburgers than anyone else.



Does that mean their hamburgers are the best hamburger made?



It's great that you're trying to think outside the box, but you have to open the lid first...
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Old 06-02-2004, 07:29 AM   #24
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No. Can't be any 50 Cubs being sold. The Cub is a 50 year old design. A company as wonderful and cutting edge as Honda would never sell bikes with drum brakes. Only companies like HD would try to sell old technology.



Honda is the biggest and the best. You can tell because their bikes cost more and weigh more than the other Japanese manufacturers'.
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Old 06-02-2004, 07:31 AM   #25
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Default Re: no direct relationship between sales and quality

I'm not commenting on the quality or lack thereof. I think it's a pretty good bike.



So why aren't they selling?
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Old 06-02-2004, 07:33 AM   #26
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A couple of tickets to a Cubs game is a good start. And beer. Lots of beer.
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Old 06-02-2004, 07:42 AM   #27
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Default Methinks ye doth attest to Honda too loudly

HD is so cutting-edge that they formed Buell in order to let all their new ideas age for a while.
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Old 06-02-2004, 08:25 AM   #28
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Yeah, but nobody expects HD to be cutting edge.



Honda used to take chances. CB750, CX500, GL1000 and CBX are examples. They've appeared to become the least likely Japanese manufacturer to come out with unique offerings. They're the most boring manufacturer of motorcycles next to HD. Yamaha is up there with them as well. Just look at the pathetic model lineup.



Maybe it's a function of size. Decision by committee?
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Old 06-02-2004, 08:48 AM   #29
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Default Re: no direct relationship between sales and quality

Interceptors don't sell because the MSRP is $10000-11000 depending on whether you want ABS. I love the VFR, it's a sweet bike, but I'm not sure if I love it $11,000 worth and all but about 1000 people a year seem to agree with me. If Honda wants to sell more of them, all they have to do is drop it out of the price range where I'm comparing it to a Ducati.
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Old 06-02-2004, 10:19 AM   #30
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I know that th European and British magazines jave no trouble finding sales figures for each mdel, as they publish them every year. I believe the figures are taken from national registration data, so that's not really applicable here in the States, every state being different.
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