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Old 09-07-2001, 12:36 PM   #1
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Hmmmmm, I think I like it.

Vestiges of the Pacific Coast - something of a half boat tourer. Looks like they put their linked braking system on it (of course) but pretty nice looking bike. Hopefully it handles well and at 1300 should go pretty quickly. The head, poking through the plastic looks pretty small for a 13 though.



Competetion for the new Yam FJR? More on the tour side of sport than the yam though.
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Old 09-07-2001, 12:47 PM   #2
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Hmmm. Looks like Honda took a few cues from BMW's sport touring bikes. Is that an adjustable windscreen? It sure looks that way. The seat even appears to be adjustable, like the R1100RT.



If they cut the weight from the ST1100, this should be a very interesting ride.
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Old 09-07-2001, 12:59 PM   #3
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Very nice. A worthy and modern successor to the venerable ST-1100.
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Old 09-07-2001, 01:07 PM   #4
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Sorry AHM is bummed; didn't this happen to HD on the VROD release too, several weeks ago? It's going to become increasingly difficult to keep a lid on these announcements.



Anyway, I think it looks great. I understand the US isn't getting it as a regular 2002 model, but hopefully as an early or regular 2003 model. If the pricing is reasonable, put me down for one. It looks like they've made a number of welcome improvements, yet hopefully retained the practical, bulletproof character of the ST1100.



I predict this will be a leading Tourer/Sports Tourer for many years to come. Hopefully if there are any design or manufacturing glitches in this new model, they'll get worked out during the initial production for the Euro market.
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Old 09-07-2001, 01:14 PM   #5
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that's great and all, but where are the spy photos of the new VFR?


That's what I wanna see!!
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Old 09-07-2001, 01:21 PM   #6
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Yeah, it does look like a nice touring bike, but yes, it also has those effing linked brakes. If Honda wants my business, they'll have to offer a no-linked brake option.
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Old 09-07-2001, 01:23 PM   #7
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Sure looks real to me. Can't detect any photo jobs or a Photoshop touch-up (where www.motorcyclenews.com is often notorious for).



Heard rumors that the new ST may have a variation of the VTEC engine management feature (a totally new '02 Interceptor is supposed to debut with VTEC as well).



Guess we'll have to wait until the Milan Show on the 19th or Honda's website on the 20th. Damn the anticipation!
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Old 09-07-2001, 02:15 PM   #8
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EXACTLY.... that's what I've been waiting to see too. We'll know in a couple weeks, I guess.
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Old 09-07-2001, 03:54 PM   #9
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Looks like a nice update on the ST1100. I notice they moved the bag latches away from the exhaust pipes. 'Bout time. The bags look kinda small, though.
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Old 09-07-2001, 05:32 PM   #10
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Don't forget this happened to Triumph with the Bonneville last year, too.
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