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Old 12-04-2006, 09:10 AM   #11
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Default Re: First Ride: 2007 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 C2

"Too bad they can't take the time to think up something really different, or ORIGINAL, other than browsing the Harley model lineup making everything look pretty much like those. "

Really? When they do make something different Valkerye, Rune, it doesn't sell. The GPTB wants Harley copies. So we have the Shadow, VTX, etc. Can blame Honda for researching the market demographics and catering to it i.e. followers, HD groupies.
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:14 AM   #12
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Default Re: A LOPER, OR A DUD?

The important question for a V-twin cruiser is whether the engine has a single-pin or dual-pin crankshaft.



Does the new Spirit 750 have the staccato, syncopated lope of a single crankpin, or is it stuck with the lawn-tractor-like dud-dud-dud-dud of a dual-pin crank?



To a true V-twin cruiser enthusiast, this is the acid test.



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Old 12-04-2006, 09:20 AM   #13
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Default Excellent post!

Good use of facts/data.
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:20 AM   #14
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Default Re: First Ride: 2007 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 C2

Indeed it is. It's just not for me.
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:21 AM   #15
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I'm thinking it's the single pin.
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:22 AM   #16
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Default Re: First Ride: 2007 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 C2

You can tell that he's the Great Leader by how well he enlists others to agree with him.



He couldn't urge the eagerest lemming into the sea. The only chance he stands of "leading" anyone is by standing behind them with a gun.
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:41 AM   #17
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Default Re: First Ride: 2007 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 C2

I wouldn't touch one of these with a ten foot pole, however after RIDING MY MOTORCYCLE to the IMS in Seattle sunday I'm all all over the new Bandit 1250.....



I've had a hankering for a K1200GT because contrary to SOP for the GPTB I love inline fours and the bags would be handy, but @ $20k it's a fair chunk of change. This Bandit with ABS @ $8200 is an unprecedented bargain and a damn fine looking bike to boot. Not as Japo anime` as an FZ1, not as plain Jane as a 919, still rcognizable as a Bandit but with minor tweeks all over the bike aside from the biggy of being water cooled.



I'm totally pumped about this, this'll give me my Bonnie for nice days and fun riding and a screamin' inline four to go scare the sh*t out of myself with and general performance riding. Twins are fun but I do miss inline four power. They'll be in the NW in March so that gives me a couple of months to salt away some O.T..



'Course if a low mile '04 or '05 tripped my radar I might do that instead, nothing wrong with the 1200's
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:45 AM   #18
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Get a Busa so you could really scare the shyt out of yourself.
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:49 AM   #19
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Didn't you know from his last 45 posts that the cruiser market is flattening out? Now I guess it's not flattening out because Honda makes another Harley copy, AGAIN. He could see his wife on this one, even though he hates cruisers, and the market is flattening out. Maybe Honda has a biodiesel version, just for him? It's really catching on in Seattle, don't ya know.
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Old 12-04-2006, 10:08 AM   #20
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I think you could say it's more Dyna Wide Glide than Softail Standard due to the twin shocks.
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