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Old 10-08-2009, 04:43 AM   #1
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:10 AM   #2
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I have been eagerly awaiting this info before making a decision about buying a 2010 Kawasaki Connie. What I don't see in these pictures are the touring component. Is that pillion seat as uncomfortable as it looks? What about bag location? Where is the wind protection for the hands and arms, and what about adjustable windscreen? The likely elevated price, or gee-whiz tech innovations are irrelevant if the bike is incapable of fulfilling its stated mission which I thought was to be a premier sports tourer. I hope these pics don't tell the whole story.
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:18 AM   #3
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Glad to see this unit finally come to fruition. The VFR was my first bike.
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:05 AM   #4
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This could be the long distance tourer I have been waiting for. I am very interested in seeing an in depth review of the dual clutch system from MO.The weight seems right for this type of bike.Nice review given what you didn't have to work with.
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:44 AM   #5
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How innovative, a Sports Tourer without bags and wind protection for the riders hands or a decent windshield. Still plenty of gee whizz trickery that no one asked for though, another Honda slam-dunk I'd say...
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:54 AM   #6
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How innovative, a Sports Tourer without bags and wind protection for the riders hands or a decent windshield. Still plenty of gee whizz trickery that no one asked for though, another Honda slam-dunk I'd say...
There are bags alright. For only another $2K.
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:56 AM   #7
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I guess they could add or subtract from this depending upon how they decide to market it.

Look at the BMW K series. The S model can be had with bags but has a smaller fairing than the GT. There is also the naked R model.

Probably sounds nifty. Looks kinda funny though.
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:58 AM   #8
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I guess they could add or subtract from this depending upon how they decide to market it.

Look at the BMW K series. The S model can be had with bags but has a smaller fairing than the GT. There is also the naked R model.

Probably sounds nifty. Looks kinda funny though.
It'll have to be seen in person to see if it has the same chintzy plastic look as the ST1300.
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:03 AM   #9
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The moto journos stood in a 20' circle surrounding the bike, did they? Did Honda give you variable-length sticks to poke at it with?

I wonder if the people who knock the VTEC Interceptors ever had one? I did, and it was a great bike. The VTEC wasn't "clumsy" or "unsettling," it was "fun" and "exciting." It was neat as hell to wind the bike out and then BANG your neck snaps back as the engine takes a big lunge forward. Great stuff if you ask me. Sounded cool as crap too.

Although I've been critical of Honda a lot the past few years, I'm excited about this bike and looking forward to seeing and maybe riding one. I consider it a potentially great alternative to the C14, FJ, and certainly the ST.

Apparently "VFR" still stands for "Very Forking Red."
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Is that a new Beamer? Looks like Buzz's GT mated with a Versys and then stole the z1000's muffler.
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