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Old 10-04-2011, 11:26 AM   #1
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:59 AM   #2
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"think of the Sabre as the boulevard bruiser."

I'd call it the "Pro-Street" model in the lineup.

It would seem that Honda is doing for choppers today what they did for motorcycles overall in the '60's: completely out-engineering the competition, prices that make the genre available to anyone, and styling that is neither weak nor polarizing, just hitting the right buttons, right in the middle.
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:19 AM   #3
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If they came out with this ten years ago, it would have been a hit.

The whole Pro-street and chopper thing is so 2001.
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:30 AM   #4
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If they came out with this ten years ago, it would have been a hit.

The whole Pro-street and chopper thing is so 2001.
Well of course we know that. But don't tell them. Those guys are subsidizing the development of the cool bikes we want!
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:31 AM   #5
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Yeah that new hybrid thingy is rad!
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:54 PM   #6
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I'm still amazed that this "custom" styled bike has a prominent seam jutting down along the bottom of the gas tank. It's one thing I hate about Honda's cruisers. The other, like the article stated, is the huge amount of plastic. I especially hate the chrome (silver?) covered plastic they use for parts that you think should be metal. Honda's design and reliability are top notch, but the plastic is lowbrow.
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:57 AM   #7
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If they came out with this ten years ago, it would have been a hit.

The whole Pro-street and chopper thing is so 2001.
We expect Honda to be 10 years behind the times now.
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:04 PM   #8
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Been back at the Honda dealership since June and compaired to the VTX's the 13's handle great and turn better than expected.
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We expect Honda to be 10 years behind the times now.
And its not 800lbs! Only 659lbs
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:27 PM   #10
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Honda lacks originality and self inspiration and as a result needs to copy others. They do the copy thing well though.

It would be nice if Honda chose another manufacturer to copy. Ducati would be a fine choice on the street, KTM for the dirt, particularly in the underserved "serious dual sport" and enduro realm that is pretty much owned by KTM right now.

Bikes like this put me to sleep better than a fistful of melatonin tabs. That makes for freaky acid trip dreams though, unlike this plain vanilla late to the party "me too" Honda...

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