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Old 05-21-2013, 11:03 AM   #1
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:29 PM   #2
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Man, these look like a ton of fun. If I was starting out I'd be way more jazzed about these than that ugly auto-tranny thing.
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:25 PM   #3
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Yeah these are pretty cool.

If they were two-stroke I'd go buy one now!
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:07 PM   #4
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If they were two-stroke I'd go buy one now!
C'mon, you know you want them with a biodiesel-electric V-four.
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:12 PM   #5
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If bikes like these don't bring in some new riders nothing will
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:16 PM   #6
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It's an interesting contrast to the 70's boom years. Back then Honda would make essentially the same bike in a variety of displacements. The CB 350, 450, 550, and 750 looked virtually identical. Now they take the same engine and frame and make 3 bikes that look very different.

I hope this attempt to renew motorcycling interest works, but I'm not optimistic.
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:51 PM   #7
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When are they gonna come out with a FLYING Motorcycle?
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:00 PM   #8
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Nice bikes, much as I hate to admit it Honda seems to be making a comeback as far as usable bikes.
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It's an interesting contrast to the 70's boom years. Back then Honda would make essentially the same bike in a variety of displacements. The CB 350, 450, 550, and 750 looked virtually identical. Now they take the same engine and frame and make 3 bikes that look very different.

I hope this attempt to renew motorcycling interest works, but I'm not optimistic.
They may have looked identical but they were all unique designs. Especially, the older CB450 was like a Swiss watch compared to the cheap rattly CB350 Timex.
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"... so these new entry-level motorcycles should strike a chord with an eco-minded younger generation that’s also image-aware and price-conscious."

Ha! Entry level. We'd have killed for bike likes these in 1968. They would have kicked-A on anything available.

Though I've yet to meet any motorcyclists who are real Greenies. Greenies usually look at motorcycles as conspicuous consumption.
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