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Old 02-28-2009, 03:30 PM   #71
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Am I the only one who thinks $13k for an essentially basic motorcycle isn't such a great bargain?

The alternative-to-a-gazillion-dollar-custom argument makes no sense to me. Virtually no one buys those things anymore. It's competing against ghosts.

The custom market was a niche market even at its height. And the mutants who will still buy those things won't be interested in a Honda, anyway.

Yeah, they'll sell a few, no doubt, because there will always be some people who need to live out that kind of fantasy. But I'm willing to bet this bike doesn't even sniff the expectations Honda has for it.

Oh, and I saw it in the flesh, too. Didn't seem particularly impressive in any way to me.
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Old 02-28-2009, 04:29 PM   #72
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There are lots of "basic" motorcycles for over $13K. Dyna Glide, Softail, many BMWs, etc. Nobody's going to buy a chopper because its a good deal, its an emotional purchase. Not everyone wants to ride an EX500.
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:18 PM   #73
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:36 PM   #74
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You old guys are funny!
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:41 PM   #75
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Am I the only one who thinks $13k for an essentially basic motorcycle isn't such a great bargain?

Nope!





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Old 03-01-2009, 11:50 AM   #76
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American Angst- Making fun of flag slathered retards and trend humping fashion lemmings

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Old 03-01-2009, 12:25 PM   #77
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That's original. None of us have ever seen that site before.

You do of course realize that most of the people that frequent this site don't own Harleys, and those that do own them also have extensive experience with Japanese and European sport and dirt bikes, right?

Just checking. I mean, I wouldn't want you to feel stupid about pigeonholing someone that happens to criticize the bike you ride as a "stereotypical Illiterate Inbred Bible-thumping Harley-Lover". Or something along those lines.............

Lord knows, there are so many OTHER reasons for a man to feel stupid, wouldn't want the painfully obvious to be the only one.
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:35 PM   #78
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That guys been around for years. I think anyone who goes to such psychotic lengths to slam something is suffering from some serious pee-pee envy........
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:20 PM   #80
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There are lots of "basic" motorcycles for over $13K. Dyna Glide, Softail, many BMWs, etc. Nobody's going to buy a chopper because its a good deal, its an emotional purchase. Not everyone wants to ride an EX500.
This implies that the EX is the rational choice,yes? What about the Sherpa then?
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