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Old 09-23-2011, 01:04 PM   #1
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:11 PM   #2
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So Honda is asleep once again along with Yamaha. 'Course Honda has been at the tail end of the pack for a decade now.
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:55 PM   #3
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I tend to be more harsh with my Honda criticism. I always expect more from them. That being said I really like this bike. If I were younger it would be in my garage. One should use logic and reason when making these kinds of choices but I am only human. Emotionally it hits my sweet spot. It seems I can't get Honda out of my system.
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:18 AM   #4
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It took a while to get used to the way that the 2008 model looked, but now I like it for what it is. The 2012 model is starting to look like an R1 now, with its hawkish nose.
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:17 AM   #5
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I tend to be more harsh with my Honda criticism. I always expect more from them. That being said I really like this bike. If I were younger it would be in my garage. One should use logic and reason when making these kinds of choices but I am only human. Emotionally it hits my sweet spot. It seems I can't get Honda out of my system.
Your feelings are well warranted. Although the BMW S1000RR took our 2010 literbike honors based on its awesome 25-horse advantage, the CBR has a more usable powerband and the lowest weight and most nimble chassis. To some, it should've won in 2010, which would've made it a literbike winner three years in a row.

Check out the torque dyno chart so you can see the CBR's power advantage below 11K rpm, which on the street is where it matters: http://www.motorcycle.com/gallery/ga..._itemId=233904
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The new Fury looks cool. Aside from that...same 'ole.

I wonder if they'll ever update the ST. That design has to be pretty long in the tooth. It has a following, but compared to what you can get from the competition, it doesn't make the cut.
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The new Fury looks cool. Aside from that...same 'ole.

I wonder if they'll ever update the ST. That design has to be pretty long in the tooth. It has a following, but compared to what you can get from the competition, it doesn't make the cut.
I have a suspicion we'll see a new ST soon, either next year or 2014. It could've been sooner, but this farking economy is probably scaring off the conservative Honda.
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I have a suspicion we'll see a new ST soon, either next year or 2014. It could've been sooner, but this farking economy is probably scaring off the conservative Honda.
The only hope for Honda motorcycles is if the Board turns control of the bike division back to the bike enthusiasts. As long as the automobile dominated committee keeps running the bike division then Honda will continue to follow the leader. Sad to see the most innovative motorcycle company of the 70s and 80s become so lethargic.

Soichiro is spinning at 10,500 rpm.
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but this farking economy is probably scaring off the conservative Honda.
Well there's that, but there's also those three little words:

Foo-Kah-Shee-Mah

Ok, that's four. What am I, a mathematician now?
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I think the Honda has been the best all around liter bike since it arrived in 2008 with the new version and I ride a Suzuki! Finally though they have fixed the front end, man that thing was ugly. I think they've done an awesome job with the Air intakes on this year model.
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