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Old 02-28-2013, 06:15 PM   #3031
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And a less flexy frame.

Waaaaaay too much bike for me. But I can definitely understand the appeal.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:17 PM   #3032
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I hear you. They're like an e-glide without the paint shaker and with higher quality control.
Absolutely. A good riding friend of mine took the afternoon off with me to kick tires this afternoon. He loved it so much he's got a test ride booked next week. If he likes it as much as he thinks he will, he claims he's selling his Heritage and buying it. That'll be his first non-HD in twenty years. If that's any indication, Honda might accomplish something they haven't done much of in years: establishing an intended market, and then selling successfully into it.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:27 PM   #3033
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Can you imagine how smooth that bike would be?
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:43 PM   #3034
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Can you imagine how smooth that bike would be?
Funny you should say that. The sales guy - an acquaintance of mine whom I know to be a Tenere-rider and not a fan of Honda (he was stunned I bought their VFR12 awhile back ) - described it as "shockingly smooth", and said it was noticeably quicker and easier-handling than the Goldwing, too. The one thing I still can't believe: it doesn't come with cruise control, and he wasn't showing that it was even a dealer-installed option.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:55 PM   #3035
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I just read the deluxe model has some nice options like heated grips and others but didnt mention cruise. I think it looks really nice for a cruiser and you could log some serious miles. Only 62 lbs lighter than the Wing.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:09 PM   #3036
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Cortez: Dude, you gotta be either schizophrenic or bipolar.

Or both.


And the rest of you mopes stop posting Guzzi pics. I have a perfectly good F800R that I've had for four months, and a Daytona 675 I'm trying to sell to make room for something two-up capable.

Stop it.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:01 PM   #3037
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Cortez: Dude, you gotta be either schizophrenic or bipolar.

Or both.


And the rest of you mopes stop posting Guzzi pics. I have a perfectly good F800R that I've had for four months, and a Daytona 675 I'm trying to sell to make room for something two-up capable.

Stop it.
Um, would you be interested in something like this?



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Old 02-28-2013, 09:43 PM   #3038
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You know, jd, there's something profoundly "In your face" about that bike. But I'm not much for cruisers. Naked bikes, yeah.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:51 PM   #3039
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You know, jd, there's something profoundly "In your face" about that bike. But I'm not much for cruisers. Naked bikes, yeah.
I'm normally not a cruiser kind of guy either. I find I have to make time to keep the ADV Loaner Shadow exercised and to go out and play with the Moto Guzzi EV that I'm storing for a gentleman from the Netherlands, but for a two-up slab burner, that new California 1400 certainly looks enticing. The demo units are supposed to hit the dealers in March and April. I'm looking forward to a little seat time on one.

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Old 03-01-2013, 02:46 AM   #3040
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Cortez: Dude, you gotta be either schizophrenic or bipolar.

Or both.
Thanx!


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And the rest of you mopes stop posting Guzzi pics. I have a perfectly good F800R that I've had for four months, and a Daytona 675 I'm trying to sell to make room for something two-up capable.

Stop it.
I'm gonna go with this for today:

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Old 03-01-2013, 07:47 AM   #3041
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Honda might accomplish something they haven't done much of in years: establishing an intended market, and then selling successfully into it.
Thanks for a truly laugh out loud moment on the intertubes this AM.

I keep going back and sitting on the one at the local dealer. The one that has a sign that reads "do not sit".

They're cool bikes in the flesh. I can see how an HD guy would find one hard to resist.
This could be the best model year Honda has had in a long long time.
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:38 AM   #3042
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No, I'm not joking. Sat on one today at the local dealer. Comfortable, streamlined, kinda tacky...what's not to like?
i never thought id want another honda. its original yet its reminiscent of a HD bagger
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:36 AM   #3043
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Because I am afflicted with "Hey-Look-At-That!" Syndrome, I find myself looking at a new Kawasaki Concours more and more... and more.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:46 AM   #3044
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i never thought id want another honda. its original yet its reminiscent of a HD bagger
Better looking in the flesh. Local dealer has 4 on the floor. I'm smitten even with it's drawbacks, no ABS or cruise.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:49 AM   #3045
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kinda tacky...what's not to like?
Hokay! On that candid admission, I can back you up on it...at least until/unless somebody does a good job of making fun of it.

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i never thought id want another honda. its original yet its reminiscent of a HD bagger
Yeah, I suspect it'll leave a Harley well behind.

What Goose is that? Breva 1000?
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