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Old 04-25-2010, 10:40 AM   #21
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The problem for Honda is going to be the fact that BMW dealers give test rides and Honda dealers don't. Plus the fact that the VFR is a lot uglier than the Beemer. I saw one last weekend when picking up some GL parts. Sheesh, pretty hideous with that funny angular bulgy styling. 16 large is a lot of money to spend on a bike that you might hate.

These bikes have reached a level where the power differences are immaterial. Rider fit has more meaning than the difference between 180 hp and 140 hp. All these bike will get you killed or arrested mos rikitik if you aren't competent..
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Old 04-25-2010, 02:53 PM   #22
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Rider fit has more meaning than the difference between 180 hp and 140 hp. All these bike will get you killed or arrested mos rikitik if you aren't competent..
So true, on the point about rider fit. If you fit, you will be more comfortable, and you will rider better, safer without the discomfort present.
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So true, on the point about rider fit. If you fit, you will be more comfortable, and you will rider better, safer without the discomfort present.
That's become the deciding factor in my motorcycle purchases these days. Not too worried about performance and handling anymore as i can ride around that but if I'm not comfortable on a bike I won't ride it.
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:35 AM   #24
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The Vee is the most comfortable bike I ever rode, mine or anyone else's. Standard seating position with back almost straight, just a tiny lean forward, feet directly under. I had a buffeting problem with the OEM screen, but a Sport screen from MP Cycle took care of that. It's the bike I never want to get off of.
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The Vee is the most comfortable bike I ever rode, mine or anyone else's. Standard seating position with back almost straight, just a tiny lean forward, feet directly under. I had a buffeting problem with the OEM screen, but a Sport screen from MP Cycle took care of that. It's the bike I never want to get off of.

I always liked them, I rode one of the first year 1000's and thought it was pretty cool. In fact as you may recall I'd be riding one now if the "salesman" had had an ounce of brains and recognized that a middle aged fat guy with money falling out his pockets was a sure thing while the little hottie in-store Barista with her nose in the air sadly was not....
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:37 PM   #26
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I always liked them, I rode one of the first year 1000's and thought it was pretty cool. In fact as you may recall I'd be riding one now if the "salesman" had had an ounce of brains and recognized that a middle aged fat guy with money falling out his pockets was a sure thing while the little hottie in-store Barista with her nose in the air sadly was not....
Money is fleeting, dude - but an STD? That's something a man can keep forever - might even be able to pass it along to someone he loves........
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Money is fleeting, dude - but an STD? That's something a man can keep forever - might even be able to pass it along to someone he loves........
Air_Hawk, you are one wiiiiild and craaaazy guy!
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The Vee is the most comfortable bike I ever rode, mine or anyone else's. Standard seating position with back almost straight, just a tiny lean forward, feet directly under. I had a buffeting problem with the OEM screen, but a Sport screen from MP Cycle took care of that. It's the bike I never want to get off of.
And if you never get off it, then you don't have to look at it!
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:00 AM   #29
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And if you never get off it, then you don't have to look at it!
This from a man with a duck on his head?
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This from a man with a duck on his head?
Yes. You'd find a peculiar lack of mirrors if you ever visited my lair!
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