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Old 11-23-2005, 11:14 AM   #1
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So do I get this correctly, admission price still includes a bolt to the swingarm shock?
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Old 11-23-2005, 11:16 AM   #2
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First to Post!? I think I'll keep my SV650.
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Old 11-23-2005, 11:26 AM   #3
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Great test. Wonder why they can't get the non-linked rear end to work? Cheap shock?



83 RWHP for a mild 600. Not too shabby. Oh Popeye!



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Old 11-23-2005, 12:34 PM   #4
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Neato. HEY SUZUKI! If you bring the GSR-600 here, you'll sell at least one! Now I seriously want to know how the GSR compares to the 599. Daggum Euro-peons...



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Old 11-23-2005, 01:02 PM   #5
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Default Re: 2006 Honda 599...Honda has lost it's way.

The price is way too high. I bought a new current year ZRX1200R for less! The bike uses old tech and has no real "features", per say.



I am a "Honda guy" and have owned no less than 18 Honda bikes, 7 cars, 2 lawn mowers and a generator. Their entire 2006 street line is overpriced, ugly, has medeocre performance and is leaving the door wide open for the Chinese to kick their ass. They need the thrilling products like the old CBX (how bout an update?) the original Interceptor and CBR900. Where is the excitement...not in the 599 or even their "also-ran" CBR1000RR (should be called the CBR1000ZZZZZzzzz)



I have to vent because they can do better. The damn 919 should cost $6995 and the 599...$6195...Honda, GET REAL!!!
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Old 11-23-2005, 01:03 PM   #6
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Its reliable, functional, well priced and performs satisfactory in its utilitarian role as a courier ridersÂ’ favourite mount. ItÂ’s the perfect appliance. Apart from that, itÂ’s drab, boring and lacks any kind of style or personality.
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Old 11-23-2005, 03:44 PM   #7
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Overpriced? Honda? Shutyermouth. Everyone knows that Honda's oh so vastly superior quality justifies them selling 800s for more than an 1150 and 250cc scooters sans bodywork for $5 freaking thousand dollars. Why, I have a vastly superior Honda's in my garage right now, with a leaky radiator.



Honda lost it years ago. Soichiro is spinning at 14,000 rpm.
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Old 11-23-2005, 03:48 PM   #8
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I hate to defend the increasingly corporate Honda, but why on earth should Honda upgrade the naked 599? No one is going to buy one any way. Even the Bandit1200, arguably the best deal in motorcycles, has been dropped. It doesn't meet Americans' demand for porkladencruisers or senselesslyuncomfortablesportbikes.
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Old 11-23-2005, 04:13 PM   #9
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If anybody really wants one but doesn't like the price, all they have to do is wait awhile and they'll be able to buy one at the price it should have been in the first place.
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Old 11-23-2005, 05:08 PM   #10
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I like the Honda 599. So there. I'm not buying one, because I'm not in the market for a new bike but I'd look at it if I were shopping.

The rejectionist front is disappointing to me because the catcalls are aimed not only at the price ( which can reasonably be labelled as too high) but because the technology is old fashioned. How many of us really can outride motorcycles powered into infinity and framed with unobtanium and sprung on 25th century suspension?

I can't.
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