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Old 07-31-2001, 07:12 AM   #21
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Default Re: Scooters making a comeback?

Is a non-rider who rides a scooter still a non-rider?
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Old 07-31-2001, 07:33 AM   #22
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Deadeye, You're a ****.
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Old 07-31-2001, 08:03 AM   #23
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I think scooter articles are very positive. We had a stable of Guzzi SP1000NT, BMW K100RS and a Vespa P200E at one stage (no car). The scoot was really practical transport.

The sooner the USA gets away from the motorcycle as toy or image statement, the sooner motorcycles will be taken seriously by the general public as an alternative transport system.]

Scooters are a great way of introducing folks to the joys of two-wheelers.

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Old 07-31-2001, 08:09 AM   #24
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Default The OTHER Reflex?

Remember when Honda made a COOL Reflex in the 80's? It was a street legal trials bike...and it was pretty cool. Am I the only one that remebers this bike????
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Old 07-31-2001, 08:18 AM   #25
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Default MO, You've been scooped twice!

(sorry about the off-topic post)



cmgonline.com has info on the new BMW F650CS, and motorcyclenews.com has info on the new Honda Hornet 900. Is this an information embargo for Americans (like the V-Rod), or did you guys just get caught flat-footed?
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Old 07-31-2001, 08:58 AM   #26
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$5400? Almost 400 pounds dry?? 48 MPG?? Redlining motor at highway speeds??? If you want a two-wheeled vehicle with wind protection, storage space, comfy seat, good handling, 45 mpg, and good top end, by my '96 Magna! For only $5200 folks you get a '96 Deluxe model with Leatherlyke bags, cafe' fairing (for that sporty look) AND a NC Heavy Duty full shield (for the Goldwing effect), Mustang seat, piped and jetted, and a host of other little do-dads that make it one sharp cruiser. Any takers????



BUT, if you really MUST have a scooter, go Honda!
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Old 07-31-2001, 09:49 AM   #27
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Default Good for someone close to you

The Reflex would be good for a spouse who is ready to get of the back of your bike but doesn't feel ready or is too small for a regular bike. I know this would apply to my wife.



I've already seen one ridden by a spouse (S.O.?) that has a fuel cell and GPS.
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Old 07-31-2001, 10:17 AM   #28
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Re: Honda Hornet 900 pictures...



Argh! They put high mount pipes on it!



I hope that Honda US corrects this before

the bike comes here... otherwise, when I'm

due for a new bike in two years I'll be more

inclined towards an FZ-1...



And it looks like the Hornet doesn't have

a centrestand either!



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Old 07-31-2001, 10:31 AM   #29
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The price is too high, that alone is going to keep sales down. Honda ought to spruce up their 250 Nighthawk. Give it a 4-speed automatic, set up kind of like the Z50. Maybe some sort of linked brake system. That would attract beginners if the price was say under $4000. Sell some sort of lockable storage system that integrates nicely with the style of the bike.



Having to use a clutch along with separate front and rear brakes can be a challenge for a lot of people. Maybe thats a good way to weed out some riders that don't belong on a motorcycle, maybe not.
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Old 07-31-2001, 11:11 AM   #30
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48mpg? My Blast gets mid 60s. $5400?? I didn't pay that with Financing. Top it off that thing is butt ugly. If I had $5400 to spend on a 250 I'd totally hop up a Ninja 250 and get a for set of race gear. At least then I'd have a real bike and not this new wave money sucker.
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