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Old 11-23-2005, 05:52 PM   #11
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I haven't met anyone who's ridden one who didn't fall in love. Like me, it's expensive but worth it and they'll sell every one they have.
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Old 11-23-2005, 05:55 PM   #12
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My Triumph is heavier and no more powerful than the 599 but it has plenty of performance for me, except at track days.



Old-fashioned technology. Overpriced. Huh. That sounds a lot like how people characterize Harley Davidson, yet they sell most of the street motorcycles sold every year in the US! And they are a LOT more expensive than a lowly 599! But that's OK?



I don't get it.
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Old 11-23-2005, 06:39 PM   #13
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Default Re: 2006 Honda 599

I'm with you on that one! In Canada we

have a 7 or 8 month riding season, which does

make for some screamin' deals come January

on "lightly used" sport bikes with about 3K kms

on the clock. And I've lost count of the number

of 2+ year old cruisers I've seen with less than

2,0000 kms on 'em for sale at close to list

because "Hey - I hardly even rode the thing!".



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Old 11-23-2005, 07:56 PM   #14
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They are only making 3?
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Old 11-23-2005, 08:03 PM   #15
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Default Re: I Agree with You...

"That sounds a lot like how people characterize Harley Davidson, yet they sell most of the street motorcycles sold every year in the US!"



More than any other single brand I'd agree with.
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Old 11-23-2005, 08:19 PM   #16
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Default Re: 2006 Honda 599

I do have to agree with an earlier post about the boring factor honda has with many models. The 599 much like the 919 is just missing something......or too much appliance added. The problem lies with the fact it does exactly what a "standard" should do, therefore, people price shop and the most expensive boring bike comes out last.



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Old 11-23-2005, 08:52 PM   #17
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Default Re: 2006 Honda 599...Honda has lost it's way.

Agreed! Honda has been putting out hideously ugly standards. I own a CB1000, and you can pry it from my cold, dead hands. Honda is not building real standards, but I can't exactly blame them. No one seems to buy them. The CB1000, such a hot seller in Europe, made it two years here before they pulled the plug. People over here in the US are stupid, and they continue to buy the useless crotch rockets that they can't ride for the street. But I am simply saying what Gabe's manifesto from a while back said perfectly. But I do weep for the lack of a real standard from Honda.
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Old 11-24-2005, 02:15 AM   #18
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Default Re: 2006 Honda 599...Honda has lost it's way.

I believe the reason no-one buys standards is simple: EGO. My ZRX1200R gets yawns from my sportbike buddies for being old school (until my slightly modified ZRX easily keeps with their R-1 in the street drags...). I get chuckles from my Harley buddies for driving a "retro rice burner". (Retro?!?they should talk...)



I loved the CB1000 and with small mods, it rips.



I would like to see a new Honda standard in the spirit of the original naked CBX. Give it a nice 1400cc DOHC W/C 6, Fuel injection, and don't nueter it for torque. Keep it naked with a real seat. Make it high quality and price it accordingly...say $13000 with radial/wave brakes and OHLINS/or similar grade suspension. Offer a complete line of accesories (somthing the Japanese with the exception of Yamaha fail to do) including small bikini fairing, sporty hard luggage that works and fits well, options of mid or euro controls (like the old CB900F). Honda, can you hear us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-24-2005, 04:05 AM   #19
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Default Re: 2006 Honda 599...Honda has lost it's way.

That,s why I bought an old school v65 sabre.I guess if they made one today ,it would a bundle with all the features it has.Ohh wait a minute they made something called a Bol'Dor,which looks a lot like the sabre,just priced a whole lot more.Boring names,boring bikes!
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Old 11-24-2005, 04:45 AM   #20
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Default Re: 2006 Honda 599...Honda has lost it's way.

I'd buy an updated CBX any day, even if Suzuki, Yamaha, or Kawasaki made it.
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