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Old 11-12-2012, 12:01 AM   #1
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:32 PM   #2
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I have had Hondas all my life and they still make a lot of what I like. The 500 platform should do well for them. Long live Honda.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:14 PM   #3
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Honda''s really taking a chance here. A line up of 500cc twins in the USA? Good luck. I meanit. I hope they sell.

On theother hand that Gold Wing just beat out the Victory Vision for ugliest most outlandish bike for 2013.
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That Rocket 3 is looking better each day LOL
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I love the Wing description as "innovative styling."

H-D has been selling Street Glides for how many years now?
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:21 AM   #6
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That Rocket 3 is looking better each day LOL
What? You don't think that a flat 6 makes a good styling platform? 800lbs of road holding weight is just what you need in the teisties. l'll bet those Rocket3 owners are putting their bikes on craigsllist right now!!!
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:26 AM   #7
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I love the Wing description as "innovative styling."

H-D has been selling Street Glides for how many years now?
I never thought that Honda could ever out-ugly the Rune. But once agsin Honda excels!

Why didn't they go with the Valkyrie motif? At least you could get used to that.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:05 AM   #8
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Honda''s really taking a chance here. A line up of 500cc twins in the USA? Good luck. I meanit. I hope they sell.

On theother hand that Gold Wing just beat out the Victory Vision for ugliest most outlandish bike for 2013.
I think the 500cc bikes will do well world wide but not so sure about the US.
I wasn't going to mention that Gold Wing but how God awful ugly.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:01 PM   #9
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I think the 500cc bikes will do well world wide but not so sure about the US.
I wasn't going to mention that Gold Wing but how God awful ugly.
Even Honda has been amazed at how well they're doing with the CB250R, so it seems like there's a market out there for lower cost bikes that aren't Chinee junk bikes sold at auto parts stores. Of course Kawi has completely updated their Ninja 250...to a 300. The only thing I don't like about this 500 series is the inline twin setup. Buzzy, no torque.
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Even Honda has been amazed at how well they're doing with the CB250R, so it seems like there's a market out there for lower cost bikes that aren't Chinee junk bikes sold at auto parts stores. Of course Kawi has completely updated their Ninja 250...to a 300. The only thing I don't like about this 500 series is the inline twin setup. Buzzy, no torque.
You hanging in there, Ken? Need someone to smuggle you a bottle of Glenfiddich?

Twins can be buzzy, but using a triple or a four would proboably push the price point too high and would add substantial weight.
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