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Old 02-11-2006, 09:56 AM   #31
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As a long time Honda fan I have to say that lately, at almost every turn, it seems more and more them giving us what they want. As great as this Company is and can be it would be nice if, for a change, they'd give us what we want.
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Old 02-11-2006, 11:08 AM   #32
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coughcoughWhitcoughcoughSpudscoughcough are faster than Canet. much.
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Old 02-11-2006, 11:12 AM   #33
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Whit Spuds? Who?



I listed Canet as the fastest journalist on street tires. I never claimed to be faster or even "as fast" as him. He's typically the fastest guy at every intro I go to.
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Old 02-11-2006, 11:13 AM   #34
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But "WE" all seem to want different things. Please some of us and you'll alienate the rest and vice-versa.
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Old 02-11-2006, 01:16 PM   #35
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thanks for the vids...
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Old 02-11-2006, 01:45 PM   #36
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Old 02-11-2006, 02:58 PM   #37
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I'm just talking about the obvious stuff like why no 1000cc (or more) VFR's or CB1300's (to me anyway). The 919? I'd take a 1980 CB900F over that. How about an RC-51 based naked street-fighter Honda? The less than 500LB wet, 15k redline new CBX? Where's the excitement? They seem too middle of the road lately, kinda "white bread". I believe that Honda could make some Great Motorcycles, it just seems like it's been awhile since they have.
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Old 02-11-2006, 04:40 PM   #38
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I've had 3 VFRs(not the newest one) and keep waiting for 120hp and maybe 70ft.lb. to show up in a new package. The bike is here but it seems to be a Triumph. I'll wait for the '07 but after that it's 1 sport bike & 1 tourer.



I'm with you on a Honda Tuono.
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Old 02-11-2006, 04:46 PM   #39
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The article is a good read, and I enjoyed the videos. They both gave me a good sense of what the bike is like at speed. My comments that follow are not intended as a negative criticism of the review or the reviewer.



First off, I don't think anybody should be too worried about dissing Honda. They need a kick in the butt. Their streetbike line in the U.S. is downright paltry. As others have noted, they've got the blandest line of street bikes of any of the Japanese. There is very little variety of models. The only thing they've got that has a little novelty is the RC51 and I'll bet it's days are numbered. I remember about three years ago they came out in the media crowing about how they were back and were going to dominate the motorcycle market with new ideas. What happened?



Secondly, I have to wonder how relevant the differences between the 2005 and 2006 CBR1000s are to the "average riders" mentioned in the article. These are street bikes and most will never see a track. The differences may be readily apparent when wrung out on the track, but how about in the real world? I know you haven't tested them on the street yet, but that isn't my point. Unless someone is completely nuckin' futs on their shiny new CBR1000RR, I'd be right there with them on some mountain road on my old '87 GSX-R1100. If they choose the less sane path, I'd let them go and hope I wouldn't have to scrape them off the pavement somewhere up the road.
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Old 02-11-2006, 08:28 PM   #40
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Great article, Sean! Sounds like Honda finally repaired their espresso maker down in R&D!



I'd like to see the CBR do well in the comparo. It would suck for Honda to go through all this and still not rank in speed.

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