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Old 10-23-2014, 12:16 PM   #1
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New 2015 Models at Amer. Int'l. Motorcycle Expo

Here's some dozen new models for 2015.

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/201...tomobiles&_r=0
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Old 10-23-2014, 05:40 PM   #2
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Looks like the ninja 1000 has a brother, Versys 1000 with hand guards... That should help with the insurance costs in name alone.
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Old 10-23-2014, 05:54 PM   #3
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Looks like the ninja 1000 has a brother, Versys 1000 with hand guards... That should help with the insurance costs in name alone.
A lot cheaper insurance than the fooking H2!!!!

The Versys 1000 will surely be a splendid machine and meet a lot of riders expectations. Getting my start into riding in 2010 on a Versys 650 and since then owning/riding several different moto's I am a little partial to the V:)

I just wish it had a bigger fuel tank and was set up to take on some light off road duties. Not being hard to please, just being wishful!
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:30 PM   #4
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Kawasaki brought their A-game this year.
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Old 10-24-2014, 05:49 AM   #5
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Any new/improved sport tourers this year?
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Old 10-24-2014, 06:19 AM   #6
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The 650 Vstrom is a great bike, but damn the new model with the beak is one of the ugliest things I've seen in a long time. The 1000 looks good with the beak because the bodywork was designed together. The 650 looks like they just threw it on. Hideous.
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Old 10-24-2014, 06:55 AM   #7
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Damn. Any way you slice it, the last two years have been an amazing time for motorcycle development. There are so many cool bikes available now it's ridiculous. I'm actually eying several cruiser now...never thought I'd say that, but the Bolt C spec, the Vulcan 650S and even the new Scout look sweet.

Then all the cool small bikes coming out is a boon for new, returning and smaller riders, or just those of us who want something small and light. Then the crop of sweet naked machines like the FZ07/09 and the "de-sported" sport bikes from Suzuki? Man...what a time.


Disapointed with the new Versys 650 styling though. Way too hard edged and pointy looking now. I'm so over "Beaks".
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Damn. Any way you slice it, the last two years have been an amazing time for motorcycle development. There are so many cool bikes available now it's ridiculous. I'm actually eying several cruiser now...never thought I'd say that, but the Bolt C spec, the Vulcan 650S and even the new Scout look sweet.

Then all the cool small bikes coming out is a boon for new, returning and smaller riders, or just those of us who want something small and light. Then the crop of sweet naked machines like the FZ07/09 and the "de-sported" sport bikes from Suzuki? Man...what a time.


Disapointed with the new Versys 650 styling though. Way too hard edged and pointy looking now. I'm so over "Beaks".


I think the new Versys 650 styling is a huge improvement over the previous "cyclop" look. I guess it just shows how styling changes tend to grow on us over time.
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Old 10-24-2014, 04:47 PM   #9
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Looks like the ninja 1000 has a brother, Versys 1000 with hand guards... That should help with the insurance costs in name alone.
Ain't dat da troof.
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Old 10-24-2014, 08:55 PM   #10
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Damn. Any way you slice it, the last two years have been an amazing time for motorcycle development. There are so many cool bikes available now it's ridiculous. I'm actually eying several cruiser now...never thought I'd say that, but the Bolt C spec, the Vulcan 650S and even the new Scout look sweet.

Then all the cool small bikes coming out is a boon for new, returning and smaller riders, or just those of us who want something small and light. Then the crop of sweet naked machines like the FZ07/09 and the "de-sported" sport bikes from Suzuki? Man...what a time.


Disapointed with the new Versys 650 styling though. Way too hard edged and pointy looking now. I'm so over "Beaks".
Me too, but I bought a Concours instead of a Versys because I couldn't get over that stupid cyclops headlight. A lot of owners love it and for good reason but it turned me right off.

What I wonder is when the depressed pricing we're seeing right now is going to start to ripple out from the market. Right now, in my head, I compare a lot of things to the price of a new S1000R - $13k. That's insanely cheap for the bike you get, and a lot of other places you get a lot of bike for the money. I believe we're already seeing the ripple effects on the bottom end of the market - Royal Enfield has lowered prices. Who's next?
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Old 10-25-2014, 03:26 AM   #11
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From L...Mutt, > "Damn. Any way you slice it, the last two years have been an amazing time for motorcycle development". Yes! We may be living in the golden age of motorcycles! So many choices, so little cash.
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