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Old 10-22-2009, 10:56 AM   #1
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:05 AM   #2
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I said I'd reserve judgement on looks after I saw the VFR w/ bags. I like it. Still looks a little odd w/o the bags, but with bags it looks like a fine ride.
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I think that Ken should get one of them Yamaha HV-Xes. Being as he's all environmentally conscious and all that.
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If this show is a glimpse of the future, then it looks like the future is going to suck real bad.
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I think that Ken should get one of them Yamaha HV-Xes. Being as he's all environmentally conscious and all that.
His view on that was the retirement of the Shovelhead and the introduction of the DL. If he rides the DL for about 10 yrs then maybe he'll go electric. Problem is the guy rides 80mph everywhere. Can't sustain 80mph on an electric scooter for more than 8.2 miles.
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His view on that was the retirement of the Shovelhead and the introduction of the DL. If he rides the DL for about 10 yrs then maybe he'll go electric. Problem is the guy rides 80mph everywhere. Can't sustain 80mph on an electric scooter for more than 8.2 miles.
Yes and what's wrong with traveling 80mph everywhere?

The Xv is a hybrid, by the way so he should be able to maintain the very reasonable speed of 80mph everywhere.
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With all the smoky old vespas cruising around the city those electro rides would be a nice change.
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the H-D display incorporated a Buell section

Ooops.

I'd love a fast electric bike; it would be cool as hell to pull in the garage, plug the bike in, and ride to work the next day. As soon as something reasonable arrives I'll be looking at it. It's not a f'ing political statement, it's just neat technology. If it runs like a gas bike and saves me a few hundred a year at the pumps, why the hell not? The Viffer with the trunk looks like it has an alien space ship following it.

Mr. Duke I thought some sort of CB1100 bike was in the offing for the US. I don't recall exactly what, but something akin to the CB 750 of yore. Did I misunderstand? Was the CB 1100 as nice in real life as the photo? What a schweet ride that is.
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:29 PM   #9
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the H-D display incorporated a Buell section

Ooops.

I'd love a fast electric bike; it would be cool as hell to pull in the garage, plug the bike in, and ride to work the next day. As soon as something reasonable arrives I'll be looking at it. It's not a f'ing political statement, it's just neat technology. If it runs like a gas bike and saves me a few hundred a year at the pumps, why the hell not? The Viffer with the trunk looks like it has an alien space ship following it.

Mr. Duke I thought some sort of CB1100 bike was in the offing for the US. I don't recall exactly what, but something akin to the CB 750 of yore. Did I misunderstand? Was the CB 1100 as nice in real life as the photo? What a schweet ride that is.
The only CB is this 1100. American Honda isn't sure the CB would sell in enough volume to justify bringing it in. Lobby your dealers if you really would purchase one. It is a really nice looking bike - very clean, hidden oil lines, sexy exhaust. The big question mark as yet is how much power they can get out of that air-cooled lump.
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:31 PM   #10
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By the way, I just took my first laps of the VFR at Sugo. Weird venue for this bike, but it works well considering its intent. Not exactly light steering, but way better than an FJR, ST13 or C14. Next up is the dual-clutch version.
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