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Old 02-08-2013, 09:14 PM   #180
GrahamD
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Originally Posted by JerryH View Post
The problem with most new bikes is that they are no longer really machines. ... Back in the '60s and earlier they really were machines. .....which kind of kills the "soul"

As for Honda going after new riders, that is not a bad idea if they intend to survive. Most of todays young people would choose an iPhone, iPad, iPod, or a MacBook over a motorcycle. Sad but true. .
Simple solution.

Put an iPod / Pad / Phone / Android dock on the thing and give them a Bike App. That'll get them in. The Phones probably have more processing power than 6 high end Ducati suspension systems anyway.

Then include a "soul" control as well for the old farts.

Big sign on the side saying IOS6 and Android 4 compatible only. You might not know what the F^&*(k that means but they will.

They won't know it but the next time they upgrade the phone the bike will stop working.

The bike will only be available free with a 3 year subscription plan.

Geez I should be running Honda I reckon.

Here is a picture of me thinking.
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