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Old 08-23-2005, 11:44 AM   #1
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Default Re: 850 cc auto transmission bike?

Why not? Honda already makes a 650cc 'scooter' with auto trans. I rode one and it's not my thing but I plenty of people like them.



BTW, it was VERY difficult to keep myself from pulling in the 'clutch' which was actually the brake.
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Old 08-23-2005, 11:47 AM   #2
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Default Re: 850 cc auto transmission bike?

IMHO, the Hondamatic was a very flawed motorcycle. Carbs that were 2mm smaller than its conventional cousin and only had two gears.
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Old 08-23-2005, 12:02 PM   #3
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Default Re: 850 cc auto transmission bike?

From the comments put up on this site in the past, (re: not liking to shift to much). Alot of MOrons would prefer to have an automatic trans. If they would be honest with themselves.

Personally, I would not buy a bike with one, but I could see a good market for beginners bikes, and cruisers.
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Old 08-23-2005, 12:07 PM   #4
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I think it would be perfect for cruiser folk. It can keep the engine right in that "sweet spot" that makes the most noise. Less shifting to the next bar...
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Old 08-23-2005, 12:40 PM   #5
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We seem to be heading rapidly into the past. I think the evolution of today's scooter is Honda's Pacific Coast. Much past that and you may as well buy a car.
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Old 08-23-2005, 12:47 PM   #6
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Default Re: 850 cc auto transmission bike?

The new mega scooters are quite a trend in Europe these days. I have ridden one of the big Suzuki scooters and I thought it was a lot of fun. Nice cushy seat, great riding position, sweet transmission. I had trouble keeping from grabbing the brake, which is where the clutch normally is, and somehow felt insecure without a tank to grip with my legs. But I think it was a great mount. If you get a chance to ride one of them, try it. I think you'll be surprised at the comfort and handling.



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Old 08-23-2005, 01:07 PM   #7
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I bought my wife the Suzuki Burgman 400 and have taken it for a spin or two. I like it! There is quite a bit of storage under the seat and in the gloveboxes. It handles very well and has a good ride but feels very light on the road. The rear brake lever does not take long to adjust too either. I do miss having a tank to grab with my knees. Only problem is the macho factor is pretty low. I would like to try one of the 650's now.
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Old 08-23-2005, 01:29 PM   #8
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And i thought people actually read my features.... Bike's been shown already back in 2003.

See my Milan show report http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mcyosse...ow/index.motml
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Old 08-23-2005, 01:39 PM   #9
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for storage and coolness u really can't beat diesel bus tho.
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Old 08-23-2005, 01:48 PM   #10
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I remember it, Yossef. But then again, I'm a big time scooter fan. I recently rode a Piaggio X9 500cc maxi. Loved it!
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