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Forum: Beasts 10-14-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 41,190
Posted By John Ashman
I would prefer a system where you go, by a...

I would prefer a system where you go, by a Scrambler and then you choose the seat, tank, wheels, etc, all for the same price. Either that, or they give you more for that $1500. Like a faster...
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 15,061
Posted By John Ashman
Shaft drive is a huge plus IMO, except for a true...

Shaft drive is a huge plus IMO, except for a true DP or dirt bike.
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 15,061
Posted By John Ashman
That's why it isn't selling. Who would want to...

That's why it isn't selling. Who would want to own a bike pronounced like that?

Unless they change it to Ten Array. Then it would be cool.
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 443,019
Posted By John Ashman
September 15? Pffft. New technique to stop...

September 15? Pffft. New technique to stop people from buying anything for a year? (assuming it's even a credible bike)
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,184
Posted By John Ashman
You're probably right, the issue is, it's...

You're probably right, the issue is, it's designed to race and be rebuilt as needed, rather than being a super solid play bike. The question is....why not a consumer oriented one with less extreme...
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 68,165
Posted By John Ashman
I will forgive them for showing the FJ09 at AIM ...

I will forgive them for showing the FJ09 at AIM IF they show the Tenere 700 at EICMA.
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 41,190
Posted By John Ashman
I think it gets you one or the other, actually. ...

I think it gets you one or the other, actually. How much more are wire rims? I can buy a $1500 motorcycle new that comes with wire rims.

Also, it seems to me that you could take that $1500 and...
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By John Ashman
^^^^^ I wish there were a "thumbs up" or...

^^^^^

I wish there were a "thumbs up" or "like" for comments.
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By John Ashman
Interestingly, the 500 twin appears to be a...

Interestingly, the 500 twin appears to be a pretty light engine at 115lbs which, I believe, is 5lbs less than the KLR650 engine. Maybe i should say "less heavy"....
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 41,190
Posted By John Ashman
My issue is that for $1500 more, the Urban...

My issue is that for $1500 more, the Urban Explorer should have gained at least an inch of suspension travel, if not two.

All we're getting for $1500 are cosmetic part swaps. So while I'd like...
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 68,165
Posted By John Ashman
Sure would be nice if they had 600cc V-twin to...

Sure would be nice if they had 600cc V-twin to put in an entry level bike.

I have small dreams, but they're good dreams.
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By John Ashman
Just keep in mind that it's over 20 years old. ...

Just keep in mind that it's over 20 years old. No one has really worried about building light weight 500cc I2 engines until recently. The new KTM 500cc twin, the Aprilia 450/550 twins, Yamaha...
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 68,165
Posted By John Ashman
EBR announced it would be there officially,...

EBR announced it would be there officially, accidentally, then pulled it and there have been statements to that effect for awhile. There is a possibility it will get bumped to EICMA but I imagine...
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 68,165
Posted By John Ashman
I wouldn't get too excited because I am expecting...

I wouldn't get too excited because I am expecting mostly cruisers.

But the EBR 1190AX might finally arrive.
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 68,165
Posted By John Ashman
Of course, but a lighter 700 in a DP...

Of course, but a lighter 700 in a DP configuration would be sweet. I'd kill for a 530 twin version of the Tiger 800 motor.
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By John Ashman
Although the weight is a bit high, the concept is...

Although the weight is a bit high, the concept is perfect to me. I would prostitute myself for a modern version of this.

I have been begging for a Tiger 530 or a KLX500 twin forever. Maybe...
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 68,165
Posted By John Ashman
I view a 3-cylinder middle weight as eminently...

I view a 3-cylinder middle weight as eminently sensible, if you want to sell motorcycles.

There are two ways to succeed.

1. Give the people what they want at a price they can afford.
...
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 443,019
Posted By John Ashman
Gonna go with "something Honda flirts with for...

Gonna go with "something Honda flirts with for years and never gets around to doing because.....HONDA".
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 15,061
Posted By John Ashman
I'm going to throw in that the EBR 1190AX is...

I'm going to throw in that the EBR 1190AX is probably coming out this week.

And who wouldn't want one of those?
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,184
Posted By John Ashman
The RXV. The bike I would kill to own if they...

The RXV. The bike I would kill to own if they dumbed it down enough to make it affordable and reliable. But..."how will people know it's Italian if it makes sense and doesn't spend most of its...
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 68,165
Posted By John Ashman
It seems to me that it makes sense that there...

It seems to me that it makes sense that there will be a Tenere 700 and a 900 street oriented model. The 700 will be lighter and more off road capable, the triple, better suited to hauling luggage...
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 15,061
Posted By John Ashman
Lots of competition in the super sized category. ...

Lots of competition in the super sized category. Plus...as in many of these, they have lots of competition from smaller bikes at lower prices. Plus....probably most of the people who wanted one...
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 41,190
Posted By John Ashman
I pretty much love everything about the...

I pretty much love everything about the Scramblers except....

I'd prefer a smaller, liquid cooled motor, more like 500-600cc, especially if it is lighter.

i'd trade style for more...
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,587
Posted By John Ashman
What's problematic about the VFR is how fights...

What's problematic about the VFR is how fights with itself. It is way too heavy for an 800. It has high tech that really isn't terribly useful. It is sought as a sport tourer, but doesn't have the...
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,001
Posted By John Ashman
In the electronics industry, it is much cheaper...

In the electronics industry, it is much cheaper to build the hardware and chips with all the features and then turn off certain features in the entry level models, than to build separate hardware for...
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 68,165
Posted By John Ashman
Also, I doubt a 700 Tenere will be built in...

Also, I doubt a 700 Tenere will be built in France. It will be mean to be sold in large quantities globally.
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 68,165
Posted By John Ashman
I only see the 2014 Tenere in England and Mexico...

I only see the 2014 Tenere in England and Mexico thus far.
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 443,019
Posted By John Ashman
The 700 Tenere...or something like it....is...

The 700 Tenere...or something like it....is almost a certainty because a) Yamaha wants to use the 700 engine in more than one bike and b) Tenere 660s are truly high priced and out of date, regardless...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,800
Posted By John Ashman
Wishing I have an unearmarked $15K. Or even...

Wishing I have an unearmarked $15K.

Or even a VT500 at this point.
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,754
Posted By John Ashman
I think the thing is that I haven't seen ANYONE...

I think the thing is that I haven't seen ANYONE say they want a heavier bike with V-TEC. I've seen tons of VFR fans say the opposite. I had a Sabre 700 and loved it. I would love to have a VFR...
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,001
Posted By John Ashman
Would have preferred a 530cc twin Tiger Cub for...

Would have preferred a 530cc twin Tiger Cub for DP use, but even still, more 800 choice is good. Would have loved to have a Tiger 800 with shaft as a sport tourer too, but oh well.

Looks like a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,897
Posted By John Ashman
If it's road only, then I would pick the Tiger...

If it's road only, then I would pick the Tiger 800 despite not having shaft, or an FJR/BMW R1150S or R1200RS because...shaft. Practical and sporty.

But it sure would be nice to a high-end sport...
Forum: Beasts 10-05-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 25,247
Posted By John Ashman
It was a pretty good show, but I think Ducati won...

It was a pretty good show, but I think Ducati won Intermot pretty handily. I hope everyone has saved something for EIMCA. It would be nice to see something....more adventurous than the continued...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,897
Posted By John Ashman
690 Enduro is about the only thing that comes to...

690 Enduro is about the only thing that comes to mind.

Anything else would require a Frankenstein mutt of a bike that would just be impossible to put together and make work on any kind of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 43,879
Posted By John Ashman
What makes the FZs so desirable and effective is...

What makes the FZs so desirable and effective is that they are clean sheet design and that helps make them lighter, at least in this case. Not sure what's going on with Honda's chubby new bikes.
Forum: Beasts 10-05-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 41,190
Posted By John Ashman
I assume this is a photo shop? The Full Throttle...

I assume this is a photo shop? The Full Throttle comes with the alloy wheels, does it not? The Classic and Urban Enduro come with spokes.
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 97,692
Posted By John Ashman
The Scout would be truly badass if it ACTUALLY...

The Scout would be truly badass if it ACTUALLY were like the original Scout. A multipurpose standard for military use. The closest thing to the original Scout that exists is the V7 Stone (in...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 55,942
Posted By John Ashman
Oh...how I miss my VT Ascot.....I wish they'd...

Oh...how I miss my VT Ascot.....I wish they'd redesign it.
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 43,879
Posted By John Ashman
Not a clean sheet, based on many previous Honda...

Not a clean sheet, based on many previous Honda engine designs dating back as far as 1982....but though it was a great bike, Honda's ridiculous price on it doomed it. It was a nice $7000-$8000 bike...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 43,879
Posted By John Ashman
I do believe 'curb weight' as they describe it is...

I do believe 'curb weight' as they describe it is all fluids except gasoline and that number appears to balloon to 435 because of the 5.8 gallon tank. So I do believe it is a bit heavier than the...
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