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Old 03-16-2010, 05:41 AM   #11
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Atually, I find the Honda more attractive that the current Sportsters. Hopefully, when I'm ready for one of either, there will be plentiful used examples about.
There will be plenty. Happily for you, most will have 'low, low miles' too!
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:09 AM   #12
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Atually, I find the Honda more attractive that the current Sportsters. Hopefully, when I'm ready for one of either, there will be plentiful used examples about.
That'll be the day.
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:46 AM   #13
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It's good to see that with this fresh new design Honda has perfected their Harley cloning.

It's kind of a compliment. Previously, when they would try to copy HD the entire bike would look to thick and plastic looking. This one does not.

They've got it down to a science, I will say that! I agree with Seru, for the money I'd get a Bonnie or a DL, much more practical bikes.
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:10 AM   #14
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They've got it down to a science, I will say that! I agree with Seru, for the money I'd get a Bonnie or a DL, much more practical bikes.
You can get a good used bonnie (low mile! Garage kept! Never seen rain!) for about $5500-$6500.

Screw new!
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:49 AM   #15
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Funny. I don't see the V-Strom or Versys pricing skyrocketing.
Some have gone up. The 09 VStrom DL1000 is about $1k more than the 07...list price to list price.
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:53 AM   #16
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"The Phantom offers turnkey bad attitude and bare bones looks"

Uh huh.

Who is "Jeff Cobb", and what happened to Pete B? I thought he was doing Bike Week coverage this year.
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:56 AM   #17
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"The Phantom offers turnkey bad attitude and bare bones looks"

Uh huh.

You're going to need some loud-ass drag pipes and a Nazi lid to really scare the kiddies!
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Old 03-16-2010, 02:27 PM   #18
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Who is "Jeff Cobb", and what happened to Pete B? I thought he was doing Bike Week coverage this year.
Jeff is the latest addition to the MO family. Pete was there, take note of the photographer byline. I was not.
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:12 PM   #19
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You're going to need some loud-ass drag pipes and a Nazi lid to really scare the kiddies!
But individual pipes sound like wounded ass on a staggered-crankpin. They don't sound too bad on a 2-into-1, or a 2-1-2, but otherwise they suck. And this is coming from a guy that owns 4 bikes with engines from the Shadow's 52-degree family tree.
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:09 PM   #20
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Funny. I don't see the V-Strom or Versys pricing skyrocketing.
Versys now lists for $7599. It was $6899. And you don't see a 2010 V-Strom anywhere.
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