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Old 11-13-2012, 12:44 PM   #11
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I think it's a cool bike that should strike a chord with middle-aged riders. Hopefully the market responds with enough demand to make importing the bike here worthwhile.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:38 PM   #12
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You know, these things never really appealed to me - even in the '70s and '80s. The riding position - YES. The styling - NO.

Unless it's got a Cafe' fairing and tail, and every extraneous bit has been hacked-off or swiss'd to a millimeter of its life, that is....
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:55 PM   #13
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I'm really happy they decided to bring this bike here. I have a feeling they're going to sell a boatload of them. Think of how well HD has done with their nostalgia market, now here's a bike aimed at the 100's of thousands of guys who owned, rode, or had a Dad, older brother, etc., who had a CB750.

And if the aftermarket steps in, with retro tank kits, 4/1 pipes, fork extenders (just kidding), it'll be even more fun! I wonder if the original Vetter molds are still around?
Just troll the motorcycle daily forum. That's where the milk crate brigade hangs out. They are already complaining that it's too expensive and wanted it for $7999.

That's probably why it's not going to sell in huge numbers. Tightwads.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:36 PM   #14
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Just troll the motorcycle daily forum. That's where the milk crate brigade hangs out. They are already complaining that it's too expensive and wanted it for $7999.

That's probably why it's not going to sell in huge numbers. Tightwads.


"Milk Crate Brigade" eh? roflmao..... Did you figure out which pseudonym Seruzawa is using on there yet??
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:34 PM   #15
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Just troll the motorcycle daily forum. That's where the milk crate brigade hangs out. They are already complaining that it's too expensive and wanted it for $7999.

That's probably why it's not going to sell in huge numbers. Tightwads.
4 years ago it migjt hav been 7999. But the yen was 100 to the dollar. Now a dollar only buys 80 yen. New modes are going to be higher in price because they have to be. Look at how much more the Ninja300 is. One reason for the upgrade is to justify new pricing they couln't get away with on the 250. Older models are amortized and get cheaperto produce over time.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:54 PM   #16
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"Milk Crate Brigade" eh? roflmao..... Did you figure out which pseudonym Seruzawa is using on there yet??
K something or other.

Claims to be an engineer at Boeing.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:04 AM   #17
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K something or other.

Claims to be an engineer at Boeing.


Pfffft, figures....
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Pfffft, figures....
HINT: My handle is not "buttf***ingboilerman". I'm not sure whose that is but he does say it rains a lot where he lives.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:16 PM   #19
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Has ANY Japanese retro bike ever sold well? The only one that springs to mind is the Kawi Z-Rex, and that was based on a cool-ass original. Honda CB's don't have that cachet except to Boomers who sigh nostalgically over their first controlled bowel movement.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:37 PM   #20
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Nice bike and I hope it is a hit. I would also have liked a remake of the CB750F from 1979 and later, or the CB550F. After over 50 years of riding motorcycles I no longer need a bike that big. I now live on the Big Island of Hawaii and this thing would be overkill. I no longer ride two-up since my wife started riding a SYM HD200 scooter. I'm more interested in the new 500cc vertical twin Hondas. Or the new CRF250L dual sport--a perfect bike for where I live.
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