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rc51zen 09-13-2003 06:54 AM

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Well Honda I held off on buying the Tuono because of the naked RC51 rumours but you let me down. I guess It's time to go to the Aprillia dealer.

kawazuki 09-13-2003 08:01 AM

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I like it. If I were to buy any of these '04 Hondas, it'd be that one.

Better speed and handling than a Goldwing, yet probably extremely comfortable on long rides. It's kind of like a medium class touring bike, not quite so dreadnought as the 'Wing.

And I think it looks kinda cool.


Vlad 09-13-2003 08:16 AM

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Thanks for the info. I am always surprised when Ducati's steel trellis frames are so much lighter. Maybe Honda and Yamaha could add some special depleted uranium hubs to lighten the bikes up further.


grubz916 09-13-2003 09:06 AM

I second that!!!
Don't forget the MV Agusta F4. That's a *****in' ass also.

grubz916 09-13-2003 09:12 AM

This is what it should look like.

SpinCruS 09-13-2003 11:56 AM

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The CBR1100XX has is now disco... due to be replaced by a 1200cc version. Honda is making an attempt to take on both the ZX12R and Hyabusa.

99R6 09-13-2003 03:22 PM

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pattonme 09-13-2003 04:42 PM

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there was no '94 CB750. '93 didn't sell enough I guess despite it being my favorite color: blue. But my first bike was the red '95. Freakin' Honda! The Euro-spec Nighthawk is what they SHOULD have brought over. It would be that heavy-weight standard (but not open class) that they could have appealed to the public with. I put 85k trouble-free miles on my CB but I am LONG done with Honda.

Salvation is to be had at the hands of Kawi: namely the ZR-7(s). The perfect replacement. If you want a big standard the ZRX1200 is readily available. Though I'd wish they'd give the USA the -S version instead of just the -R. No respect for this country I tell ya.

Suzi's SV/Kat/Bandit/GS is still going to clean up the MW 'simple' bike market and I'm all for that. Yam'll get the high-perf standard market and the 599 will go absolutely nowhere just like it's big brother the 919. I swear Honda Marketing must be orbiting Mars. Total lulus!

The_Aerodynamic_Head 09-15-2003 01:41 AM

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No doubt. Remember, too, that Ducatis are sexy, which HAS to count for at least 20 pounds of weight savings. And both the Jap bikes we're discussing have padding in the seat; another five pounds.

DirtTorpedo 09-15-2003 05:27 AM

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Blackbird?? What happened to the XX??

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