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Old 10-04-2006, 03:06 PM   #31
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I'll ship you as many as you want. Just get them out of here!
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Old 10-04-2006, 03:07 PM   #32
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To some degree, all the Japanese mfrs. are the same. If you want something unique, buy Italian. I owned one and it was very reliable and quite fast. It had some wierd stuff on it, stuff that looked good, but were counterproductive. I would not expect less from the Italians however.

You could purchase a Triumph. I had one of those. It too was reliable and fast. A little on the big side, but what a wonderful motor.

Saying all of this. I have since purchased a UJM Honda CBR1000, and it is the best bike I have ever owned. Fuel injection is perfect, handles wonderfully, faster than I would ever need to go (165mph indicated and still had more on tap), and is stone axe reliable. Problem is it looks in some way like all the others, but it is such a good package, I don't mind much. That, and it is less expensive than anything similar that is Italian. It is half the price of my Mille and I feel it is twice the bike.
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Old 10-04-2006, 03:20 PM   #33
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Default Honda: the BMW of Crotch Rockets

Honda seems to be the ride of choice for many johnny come latelies, as well as those enamored Honda cars as status symbols-- similar to BMWs.

Folks that don't know anything about riding, or motorcycles for that matter, ask me about BMW motorcycles because of the status appeal.

There are those that will only consider Hondas because of the brand cache. If Toyota/Lexus made motorcycles, many of this ilk would be standing in line at those dealerships.

I have nothing against this type of brand loyalty, it's really not that different from spending decades in the sport and choosing brands based on one's racing heroes of old.
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Old 10-04-2006, 03:29 PM   #34
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I hear ya. I was asked that exact question while traveling in Michigan a few years back,..."So when you gonna get a REAL bike". And the dumb-ass that asked didn't even own a bike!
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Old 10-05-2006, 12:13 AM   #35
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Nearly had us going there for a minute, wilro. Have you actually ridden any of these bikes you claim are too dull for you? Or heard of other manufacturers besides Honda? And how old are you, exactly? Do you have a licence yet? Or shave yet?
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Old 10-05-2006, 06:03 PM   #36
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Actually I was referring to the first mass production I4. The one that put a round dead between the eyes of the british motorcycle industry and generally stood the moto industry on it's collective ear. The CB750.
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Old 10-06-2006, 12:05 PM   #37
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Whether street-sweeper or bobbers are currently in fashion is probably very important for some people.

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