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Old 02-18-2010, 04:47 PM   #11
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If only the Dullville had a different engine. Sorry that sounded like an old Buell comment. Remember when everybody said "... if only...".

That picqued my interest. The Mana wind screen isn't available for the Shiver, bags and a center stand are though. I wonder if it would fit. E shopping is fun.
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:03 PM   #12
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Thank you for the review. However, I would pick a comparable-accessoried V-Strom DL650 over either of these.
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:35 PM   #13
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If only the Dullville had a different engine. Sorry that sounded like an old Buell comment. Remember when everybody said "... if only...".

That picqued my interest. The Mana wind screen isn't available for the Shiver, bags and a center stand are though. I wonder if it would fit. E shopping is fun.
Not exactly they way I meant it. More like a 680 and 1000 choice. Like the Shadow line. Two NTs like they sold two DLs. Then let the sales figures drive the marketing.
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Old 02-18-2010, 07:42 PM   #14
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Ace, no we more or less saw it the same way. Perhaps the Buell comment wasn't the best of choices. A modern 750-1000 engine would make me remember the first time I saw a Euro add for this bike and got all excited.

ps: a 6 speed would've been nice too.
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:03 PM   #15
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So, Honda and Aprilia are apparently going to compete with the Triumph Tiger and the DL1000 and the Multistrada, except with 700cc and 850cc engines. They should be pricing more like the DL650 and Versys.

However, after seeing Honda's pricing of this and the DN01, the next time I see some Honda owner accusing HD guys of buying over-priced bikes on the basis of some sort of misplaced brand loyalty.... well, it's going to be pretty funny. Can you spell h-y-p-o-c-r-i-t-e?
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:26 PM   #16
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Seems like the NT is the clear winner. I wonder if any moto rag hack has mentioned what a wonderful idea it would be if they dropped a FI SuperHawk motor into the frame. That would surely make things more interesting.
I always thought Honda should've done that with the DN-01, especially in light of its ridiculous price!
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:05 AM   #17
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I dunno. 10K + seems kinda steep for a ride with <60 hp. 2 up with baggage wouldn't be much fun.
Waddya mean? Harley riders pay twice that for the same thing all day long.
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Old 02-19-2010, 09:34 AM   #18
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I went to the local PowerSports for an earl filter for the Vee. They had a brand new NT700V on the showroom floor.

Ugly as a bucket full of assholes. I'm sorry, but it's just a fat, dumb-looking scooter thingy. Is it practical? A good value? Does it ride well? Probably all the above. But it has all the curb appeal of a dried white dog turd lying on the deck by your pool.

They also happened to have a brand new 2010 Z1000. Now THAT is a sick motorcycle. It looks mean as hell and ready to ride over a gaggle of nuns on their way to confession. The fairing gizmos that stick out from the sides are a little much, but it's still dope. I love the riding position, and the view of the tank and LED screen. Neat neat neat.
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I went to the local PowerSports for an earl filter for the Vee. They had a brand new NT700V on the showroom floor.

Ugly as a bucket full of assholes. I'm sorry, but it's just a fat, dumb-looking scooter thingy. Is it practical? A good value? Does it ride well? Probably all the above. But it has all the curb appeal of a dried white dog turd lying on the deck by your pool.

They also happened to have a brand new 2010 Z1000. Now THAT is a sick motorcycle. It looks mean as hell and ready to ride over a gaggle of nuns on their way to confession. The fairing gizmos that stick out from the sides are a little much, but it's still dope. I love the riding position, and the view of the tank and LED screen. Neat neat neat.
+1 to everything you said.

I am sooo looking forward to sitting on the new Z1000. Not sure if I would trade the Uly on it, but I'm definitely liking the styling. Kawasaki's star is rising, for sure. Honda's...
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It looks mean as hell and ready to ride over a gaggle of nuns on their way to confession.
Ooh, that's good! I might have to steal it!
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