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Old 01-16-2009, 10:30 AM   #11
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Yeah, Honda will sell Twice as many of these as they do DN-01's --- maybe 4 of them.

The only thing Outlaw chopper guys want more than a Honda chopper is maybe a Johnson & Johnson No-More-Tears chopper. Or maybe a Tampax-brand chopper.
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:35 AM   #12
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Gone from copying Harley to copying Victory now I see
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:37 AM   #13
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Hmmm. I'll reserve judgment until I hear the price. The "fad" has been for high-priced custom bikes and I suspect the issue has been with the price, not the style. If Honda can price it along the lines of its other cruisers, I wouldn't count it out.
So now the minimum wage playas can get in the game?
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:46 AM   #14
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Nothing like a 55rwhp chopper.

It's kind of funny that the original Shadow 1100 has more power than the 1300 VTX.
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:55 AM   #15
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Maybe Honda will eventually come up with a Supermoto bike or even something to compete with the ZX14/FJR13/K12/GSX1300. And please don't try to cite that tired 730+ lb porker, the ST1300. It's not in the same league. Honda taking a back seat in performance to BMW. LOL!

Honda is a bout 5 years late. Even though I've enjoyed bashing Honda it pains me to see my once favorite bike company become the industry follower that is obviously run by a committee. Relatively small bike companies like Suzuki and Kawasaki have more variety to choose from. Inexcusable when you consider that Honda is bigger than the others put together. I don't think the company has done anything particularly exciting since the VT500 Ascot. Honda used to revel in uniqueness.

C'mon Honda. Ditch the committee. And knock it off with the "superior fit and finish" BS. I have actually gone down and looked at the bikes. That crap hasn't flown for two decades or more. VF series.. remember? Nothing justifies Honda's overpricing. Pull that thumb out.
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:01 AM   #16
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:00 PM   #17
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List looks like 11,999 according to an ad on craigslist i just saw. I'll pass.
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:25 PM   #18
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Gosh, finally! A worthy upgrade to the venerable Rebel.
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:50 PM   #19
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I know you guys are all ragging on Honda, but I really like the look of this bike. It's a very clean design.
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:04 PM   #20
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Looks exactly like a Star Raider with about half the horsepower, shaft drive and a radiator. What a joke.
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