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Old 11-09-2005, 10:41 AM   #11
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At least they will be able to leave the lid open on the casket.
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Old 11-09-2005, 10:44 AM   #12
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I don't get sport bike either. So what if they are fast, they are uncomfortable and generally make normally nice folks act like idiots.....and I have personally out ran some of them (and I really wasn't trying) on my Beemer (K1200LT) in the twisties....didn't see a single sport bike in the remote parts of the Alaska Highway this summer. Rarely see anyone actually traveling on one. What good is any vehicle if you can't actually go anywhere on it....yeah, flame bait..



In other words, motorcycling is not always about speed and cutting edge technology. I mean Cadillacs and Bentleys don't race....oh wait, yeah they do now....
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Old 11-09-2005, 10:45 AM   #13
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Honda, as well as every other bike maker, continually shifts their focus farther and farther from what I would like to buy. From my 6'3" 50 yr old perspective, bikes are getting too powerful, too expensive and with too many gee-whiz bells & whistles. A technologically updated 1200 cc touring bike that wouldn't cost more than my car would be nice. Bike makers have shoved me out of the way to go for the big money.
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Old 11-09-2005, 10:53 AM   #14
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O boy, more weight. As it is now, I don't enjoy taking on passengers, or paddling around in New York area 5mph bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Why not just add larger diameter forks and a thicker windscreen to create a "Crumple Zone". Air bag. Will it float?

What happened to adjustable bars, seats and backrests? And yes, its time for an automatic transmission. How about better mileage or a bigger gas tank?

Oh thats right, Yamaha is answering those questions with the FJR1300.



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Old 11-09-2005, 11:01 AM   #15
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Many riders prefer the comfort level the Gold Wing provides. If you don't want that comfort, go ride a paint shaker or a flame thrower on wheels. There is a bike made for everyone. I was skeptical of the airbag but saw the video test of its effectiveness. It might not be for everyone but for those that appreciate the additional safety, the airbag would hurt less than a face plant into a truck bed. If we never embraced innovation and technology we would ALL still be riding on some very old bikes. Perspectives from riders who have used the airbags will be better than the opinions of those who have never tried one. (Hmm...That sounded like a phrase I kinda remember from the '60s.) ô¿~
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Old 11-09-2005, 11:02 AM   #16
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I haven't read the story yet but it appears there is a large, pink pig sitting on the gas tank.



Hmmmm......
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Old 11-09-2005, 11:05 AM   #17
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"seated heats"... ouchie
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Old 11-09-2005, 11:07 AM   #18
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bigjames - You're missing out on a lot, in my opinion, ifyou feel that only one kind of motorcylce makes sense. I currently own a Gold Wing, and a VFR800, and a four wheeler, and a Miata, and an SUV, and a Van, and a Bicycle, and am about to buy an adventure tour motorcyle. If you don't know the difference between experiencing travelling through the blue ridge mountains on a Wing versus a VFR versus a Miata, maybe you really ought to give variety a chance. To the hardcore touring sport bike crowd (yes, it exists), your LT is an unfathamable object. Never forget that variety is the spice of life!!!
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Old 11-09-2005, 11:13 AM   #19
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I agree totally. These are nothing but cars with two wheels. UGH!
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Old 11-09-2005, 11:21 AM   #20
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WOW $ 22,000 for a motorcycle !



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