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Old 05-22-2006, 12:42 PM   #31
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Default Re: End of The Road for The Katana.

Yeah but none of those ever came with a Charter Party.
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Old 05-22-2006, 12:48 PM   #32
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...like Rossi's Yamaha?
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Old 05-22-2006, 12:48 PM   #33
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These Katana's don't have anything in common with the first Katana's except the name on the tank and the number of cylinders and the first Japanese race reps were Kawasaki GPZ's, then the Honda Intercepter in '83 the GSXR series didn't come out till '85.
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Old 05-22-2006, 01:02 PM   #34
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I think the Italians beat the Germans and the Japanes with faired, street legal sportbikes. Ducati sold the 750 SS and Laverda sold the 750 SFC in the early 70s. Both were available to the general public by 74 at the latest. They might not have been easy to find, but they were factory made, street legal bikes with sport fairings. Neither came with a full fairing, but one was available for the Duc.



The BMW R90S and R100S had quarter fairings. I think the first BMW with fairing lowers was the R100 RS in 76?



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Old 05-22-2006, 01:48 PM   #35
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BMW sez 1975
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Old 05-22-2006, 01:52 PM   #36
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Harley sez 1957 or something like that.



Was the original Sportster the first Superbike?
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Old 05-22-2006, 01:57 PM   #37
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Stay on topic
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Old 05-22-2006, 02:04 PM   #38
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OFF TOPIC!!1!
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Old 05-22-2006, 02:07 PM   #39
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I actually own the term Superbike®, far as you know. the first Superbike was Kawasaki Z1 900.
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Old 05-22-2006, 02:28 PM   #40
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My 600 Bandit doesn't get a lot of respect. Know what? I don't care. I'm not going to sob if somebody doesn't like my bike.
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