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Old 03-22-2003, 06:56 AM   #21
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Default Re: 2003 600 Shootout: Is 636cc Cheating?

I've been a Honda fan for a long time but lately they have had lots of public relations problems. Lets mention a few, Colin Edwards was dropped after he worked his butt off to win them a championship, costumers who have technical problems are told to take a hike, you guys are black listed for stuff that other journos have done many times in the past. Do they think they are so good and big and rich that they can get away with anything they deem acceptable? Do they think that enthusiasts are gonna put up with it?

I think not! I just went out and bought a Suzuki, my two Hondas are for sale. Hit them in the pocketbook and teach them a lesson.
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Old 03-22-2003, 06:59 AM   #22
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Default Re: 2003 600 Shootout: Is 636cc Cheating?

ever since Soicciro(?) died Honda's been taken over by bean counters and corporate clones, except for Baba-san, they don't seem to understand their buyers anymore. IMO
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Old 03-22-2003, 08:02 AM   #23
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Default Re: 2003 600 Shootout: Is 636cc Cheating?

Honda doesn't feel that MO "represents the Honda brand" in a manner they find acceptable? In other words obtaining unbiased evaluations of their products is impossible. Thanks for the report, I finally traded my Honda, for a Suzuki, this morning after reading your article.



Who will I root for this AMA season? EB and anybody outrunning a honda.
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Old 03-22-2003, 08:49 AM   #24
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Default Re: 2003 600 Shootout: Is 636cc Cheating?

Oh my, those guys at kawasaki are so brilliant....how did they ever get so much horsepower out of there 600cc sport bike...........oh yea they had to add 36cc to theres just to compete with the others.......There first win ever on MO.They must be so proud,cheaters.......

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Old 03-22-2003, 09:54 AM   #25
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Default Re: 2003 600 Shootout: Is 636cc Cheating?

wrong. the previous generation ZX-6R won a comparison test against its competition and the Duc 748. <ul>http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mccompare/00_600s.html[/list]


its hilarous how people are taking this so personally. Do you guys have nothing more important in life to whine about?



and anyway, like I said, 636 in 600 is no less unfair than 900 against 1000, or 1200 against 1300.
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Old 03-22-2003, 10:02 AM   #26
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Default The best value in Motorcycling (600s) just got better.

Great article, great pictures, video, charts, impressions. Good work guys. Boo Honda. The real winner is the guy who wants to buy a new 600 this year.

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Old 03-22-2003, 10:28 AM   #27
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Default Re: 2003 600 Shootout: Is 636cc Cheating?

I think it's interesting that some people are whining about the Kawasaki having an extra 36 cc of displacement in this 600 comparo, but nobody is whining about the Ducati having an extra 150 cc... Is it because it's a v-twin instead of an inline 4? Seriously, I want to know.


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Old 03-22-2003, 11:14 AM   #28
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Default Re: 2003 600 Shootout: Is 636cc Cheating?

Why not just make everyone happy and test the ZX-6RR as well. The ZX-6RR is Kawy's true 600, so step it up to the plate. Then we'll see who the real champ is....
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Old 03-22-2003, 11:22 AM   #29
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Default Re: 2003 600 Shootout: Is 636cc Cheating?

F- honda...ill tell you what cheating is...buying out motorcycle magazine editors to write nice things about your bikes...thats cheating...and thats what honda does with motorcyclist magazine...that fat ass kisser company man Boehm...then he writes trying to cover his ass..."i havent had the chance of riding the other bikes yet...but this one os really good blah blah blah" if you dont know about the other ones yet, shut up then you f'in tool!!...F-honda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-22-2003, 11:54 AM   #30
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Default Re: 2003 600 Shootout: Is 636cc Cheating?

Nonsense. Is it cheating when 7-11 puts the liter bottles of soda on sale for the same price as the 20 ouncers? The main difference I see is that while the Kawi is bigger, it's also lighter. Don't buy one if you feel it's unfair, just accept that if you get something else, you're gonna be slower...



As far as Honda goes, I suppose if I had 80% of the market share already, I might be a bit reluctant to send a bike to a test it was going to get whipped at, too.
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