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Old 03-01-2001, 02:11 PM   #121
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Default Re: This bike is just more of the same

What of the ACE750? It competes with the sportster? Single crankpin, solid mount engine. The 750 Spirit is not very fat. It almost sounds like you want an old BSA.
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Old 03-01-2001, 02:17 PM   #122
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Default Re: Magna, Valkyrie, V-Max an other NON-V-TWIN owners...

I didn't think anyone was talking about V-Twins, they were talking about CRUISERS. That includes all engines: Magnas, VMaxes, Valkyries, and BMWs and even Moto Guzzi (with the 'V' sideways!). And what about Arlen Ness. He's building a V-4 (1/2 of a Chevy V! Will his creation be slighted by other CRUISERS? I don't think so!



I agree with you, if the party is for V-Twins, then don't show up on anything other than a V-Twin. But I don't think you'll find any V-Twin only parties.



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Old 03-01-2001, 02:33 PM   #123
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Default Re: Honda VTX 1800 Reader Feedback

I enjoyed your report on the new VTX, but your planned chat was a disaster, IMHO. Aside from your server problems, it seems there was more conversation about bikes other than the VTX. This was a subject more in tune with the interests of cruiser riders, and I guess you didn't have enough of us there last night to make it worthwhile. Too bad. There's been more relevant conversation about the VTX on forums like the Shadow Riders Forum than here at MO. I'm surprised no one has posted anything here in Reader Feedback about this important new product introduction from Honda.
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Old 03-01-2001, 02:36 PM   #124
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Default Re: Honda VTX 1800 Reader Feedback

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Old 03-01-2001, 02:41 PM   #125
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Default Re: Cruisers, in general...

Try a tourer!
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Old 03-01-2001, 02:44 PM   #126
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Default Re: Honda VTX 1800 Reader Feedback

I guess if I scrolled down the page all the way, I would have seen all these messages (duh!). I should have known it would turn into a Harley vs. rice burner conversation...



I think this bike is technologically superior to anything Harley has, but to the true HD devotee, that does not matter. The VTX will never get you an invite into the "brotherhood" or the "lifestyle", whatever those things are. Some of us don't care to be invited, of course.
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Old 03-01-2001, 02:49 PM   #127
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So does the Cavalcade!
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Old 03-01-2001, 03:05 PM   #128
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VTX - Stands for "V-twin Xtreme"
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Old 03-01-2001, 03:19 PM   #129
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Default Motorcycles never seen one that I didnt like

I drive a Ducati 900SS, I know, its not a real sportbike since it doesnt make 140 HP at the rear wheel. My wife drives a v-star 1100. She loves her cruiser. Yea, Ive got to wait on her in the twisties but she puts a couple hundred miles a week on her bike. I got my first motorcycle , a Honda 160 scramble when i was 13. Im 44 now. My point is that Ive never seen a motorcycle that I didnt like. Ive never rode one that wasnt fun. This Honda thing looks like it would be fun. Sure, it wouldnt be the first bike I put in the garage. Probably not even the second. But I bet it would be fun to drive. Its sad to hear all the motorcyclist slamin each other cause they drive different style bikes. The other day at the mall I had a kid on a Harley make a rice burner comment about me on my Ducati..hehe I smiled and didnt tell him that my last Harley was older than him.

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Old 03-01-2001, 03:40 PM   #130
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I get the feeling Kawasaki is dieing. They are behind the other three and don't seem to be bringing anything new to the market. They did a good job of Marketing the Vulcan but how long can a face transplant take it. Their best dual sport is like 17 years old. The Concours is almost as old. The ZX12 is at least a grand over priced. I see a bunch of last years models left on the dealers floor marked down as much as 2k. I guess the ZX6 is still some what competitive. I would like Kawasaki to do something drastic in 2002 to get in the game.

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