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Old 10-09-2009, 01:05 PM   #31
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Hmm, I need a triumph fanatic friend...
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Old 10-09-2009, 01:10 PM   #32
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Hmm, I need a triumph fanatic friend...
Make sure to get the tall seat!

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Old 10-09-2009, 01:55 PM   #33
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Why is it Honda doesn't understand you can't just call it a Sport Tourer when it isn't? No stock bags
Why, oh why, people are so keen turning perfectly elegant bikes to u-haul bloody vans? Do they really have such a massive incontinence diaper problem that they couldn't do a bit of touring without looking complete
bozos?

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Old 10-09-2009, 02:37 PM   #34
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Why, oh why, people are so keen turning perfectly elegant bikes to u-haul bloody vans? Do they really have such a massive incontinence diaper problem that they couldn't do a bit of touring without looking complete
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c-e,

Man, you need to remember where most of us live. We go touring around our country, it can take weeks of riding.

In your neck of the woods, it takes days, unless you go into the former Bloc or to the Mid-East.

So yes, we think a "Sport-Touring" bike should have bags.

As far as looking silly, the Sprint ST, various Beemers, the older VFR (eventually, given the whole Givi fiasco) and ST1100/1200, the Concours's, the FJR and the Ducati STs have serviceable bags, and no one considers them silly.

The point is, if you are going to build a bike and suggest 'touring', it should have the ability and capability. A -dinky- tank and 'optional' bags don't make it.

Rear seats are pretty much a lost cause, unless you're talking the full-up Touring class.

And is it me, or does the new VFR look like a malnourished Vision when viewed from the front?
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:39 PM   #35
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Why, oh why, people are so keen turning perfectly elegant bikes to u-haul bloody vans? Do they really have such a massive incontinence diaper problem that they couldn't do a bit of touring without looking complete
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Because we can?

You should see the flippin' OOGLY topcase I've got on my FZ6. If I could find a milk-crate that would keep out the rain, I'd use THAT instead 'cuz it'd at least look somewhat less out of place..........
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:41 PM   #36
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And is it me, or does the new VFR look like a malnourished Vision when viewed from the front?
Nah, I think it looks like the Versys raped an ST1300.

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Old 10-09-2009, 03:40 PM   #37
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Aw but U-hauls are sexy! see!


Those are fake!

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Old 10-09-2009, 03:48 PM   #38
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There is still at least one real sport tourer. A friend just bought a beautiful blue 2006 Sprint ST. He let me ride it (fool). He should know better after letting me ride his Street Triple. You want a real sport tourer? Check out the Triumph. And that Street Triple is just that. You won't find a better street bike.
Agreed. That is the one I would get if in the market for a ST.
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Old 10-09-2009, 04:49 PM   #39
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Do they really have such a massive incontinence diaper problem that they couldn't do a bit of touring without looking complete
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We already covered this. Real bikers flip it over their shoulder and let 'er rip.

The saddlebags are for laptops, rainsuits, covers, lunch, and other necessities for those of us who do more with our bikes than ride to and from all-male nude campgrounds.
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:59 PM   #40
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I'm sure this new V4 Honda will be yet another milestone, like the Cub 55, the Elsinore, the CBX and the best of 'em all, the Honda 90.

Can't wait to see a test from MO. Dual clutch yee-hah!
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