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Old 11-13-2012, 12:42 PM   #11
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The only thing I don't like about this 500 series is the inline twin setup. Buzzy, no torque.
That a parallel-Twin has no torque is actually a mischaracterization. An I-2 can produce the same torque as a V-2 if it has the same bore/stroke and breathing capabilities.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:15 AM   #12
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I have no problem with an I-2 500cc bike. The Ninja 500 is one of the best commuters, in my opinion.

I do wonder how smooth the Honda 500 engine will be.

With a Ninja 300 and a KTM 390 Duke as options, I'm pretty happy with what'll be available.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:48 AM   #13
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i seriously considered the cb1000r, but since honda chose not to import the abs-equipped model, i gave it a pass. compare that decision with the retro cb1100's option for abs and i'm just irritated. wtf honda?! i'm not a fan of red bikes of any kind. sure, YOUR bike is gorgeous in red, but when i'm paying hard-earned cash, i'm buying anything BUT red! since abs is a must-have for me, i notice that several of the new models offered in more than one color come in red only for the abs-model.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:57 AM   #14
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i seriously considered the cb1000r, but since honda chose not to import the abs-equipped model, i gave it a pass. compare that decision with the retro cb1100's option for abs and i'm just irritated. wtf honda?! i'm not a fan of red bikes of any kind. sure, YOUR bike is gorgeous in red, but when i'm paying hard-earned cash, i'm buying anything BUT red! since abs is a must-have for me, i notice that several of the new models offered in more than one color come in red only for the abs-model.
Honda is importing 2013 CBR1000RR C-ABS models to the United States in black only. MSRP $14,800. Be here in December.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:35 AM   #15
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You hanging in there, Ken? Need someone to smuggle you a bottle of Glenfiddich?
Glenfiddich, yum! I drank my lifetime allotment of that stuff when I was working at KSC; Glenlivet and Glenfiddich were "THE" whiskies at the place.

I'm ok; yesterday the Doc said my pins and bones are in place, but I have to wait until early January to find out if the broken parts will grow back together, or if they'll die and an artificial hip is needed. Either way, I can't put any weight on my left leg, so I'm hobbling around on crutches. I can drive again (sure wish I had an automatic!), shower, and all that crap, including being back to work.

My goal is to be back on the bike in time for Bike Week 2013!
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:39 AM   #16
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Glenfiddich, yum! I drank my lifetime allotment of that stuff when I was working at KSC; Glenlivet and Glenfiddich were "THE" whiskies at the place.

I'm ok; yesterday the Doc said my pins and bones are in place, but I have to wait until early January to find out if the broken parts will grow back together, or if they'll die and an artificial hip is needed. Either way, I can't put any weight on my left leg, so I'm hobbling around on crutches. I can drive again (sure wish I had an automatic!), shower, and all that crap, including being back to work.

My goal is to be back on the bike in time for Bike Week 2013!
So what in the Sam Hill happened?

You turn your head to wink at a Bike week babe and kablamo?
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So what in the Sam Hill happened?

You turn your head to wink at a Bike week babe and kablamo?
It's so stupid I am embarrassed to admit it:

Tuesday am, getting ready to go to work. Kid is off from school, good day to ride. All set to go, hop on bike and back it out of garage. Instead of paying attention to what I'm doing, I'm thinking about how to get to the polls to vote and then to work etc. Next thing I know the bike is going over with me on it, and the whole mess lands on my hip on the hard, cold concrete.

I could hear only the sounds of cars passing on the Turnpike a few miles away; no voices, no birds, nothing. Instinctively I tried to stand up, but commands to my legs were simply routed into the ether. The words "I've fallen and I can't get up" caught in my throat like swallowed razors as I remembered turning away a door-to-door MedAlert salesman only a few days before. Squirming closer to the bike, I was able to switch the ignition off and reach for my tank bag and cell phone: "911, what is the nature of your emergency?" "Obama is turning America into a socialist nanny-state," I replied, "but that's not important now."
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Squirming closer to the bike, I was able to switch the ignition off and reach for my tank bag and cell phone: "911, what is the nature of your emergency?" "Obama is turning America into a socialist nanny-state," I replied, "but that's not important now."
Now that's funny.

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I can... shower.
You mean, theoretically, right?

Those adventure bikes are dangerous. You need a nice, low-to-the-ground Harley. In the unlikely event you have that kind of accident, the doctor can fix you up with Genuine Harley-Davidson™ Motor Company Screamin' Eagle™ Hip and Femur Pins. And getting to Bike Week will be much easier when you're trailering it.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:35 AM   #19
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It's so stupid I am embarrassed to admit it:

Tuesday am, getting ready to go to work. Kid is off from school, good day to ride. All set to go, hop on bike and back it out of garage. Instead of paying attention to what I'm doing, I'm thinking about how to get to the polls to vote and then to work etc. Next thing I know the bike is going over with me on it, and the whole mess lands on my hip on the hard, cold concrete.

I could hear only the sounds of cars passing on the Turnpike a few miles away; no voices, no birds, nothing. Instinctively I tried to stand up, but commands to my legs were simply routed into the ether. The words "I've fallen and I can't get up" caught in my throat like swallowed razors as I remembered turning away a door-to-door MedAlert salesman only a few days before. Squirming closer to the bike, I was able to switch the ignition off and reach for my tank bag and cell phone: "911, what is the nature of your emergency?" "Obama is turning America into a socialist nanny-state," I replied, "but that's not important now."
Did your tallywhacker come through unscathed?

Did you tell the Doc "as long as your down there" to add a little to Jr?
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Now that's funny.



You mean, theoretically, right?

Those adventure bikes are dangerous. You need a nice, low-to-the-ground Harley. In the unlikely event you have that kind of accident, the doctor can fix you up with Genuine Harley-Davidson™ Motor Company Screamin' Eagle™ Hip and Femur Pins. And getting to Bike Week will be much easier when you're trailering it.
I've been thinking the same thing, that my top-heavy ADV bike may not be what I want to ride going forward. A lower COG, perhaps a bit smaller bike, might be better. I guess it'll depend on how well I recover, and what type of riding I want to do in the years ahead. Before this I'd been hankering for a Thruxton, but the ergos may make that impossible. Guess I will wait and see.
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