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Riding in the CT => Equipment => Topic started by: barrypz on October 16, 2013, 07:36:53 PM

Title: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on October 16, 2013, 07:36:53 PM
Here is the 2014 Erik Buell Racing 1190RX

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/erik-buell-racing-1190rx-2/?utm_source=feedly

Priced under $19K
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on October 16, 2013, 07:55:57 PM
2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Introduction

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycles/suzuki-v-strom-1000-abs/intro.htm

Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: AlmosN8kd on October 16, 2013, 08:59:02 PM
Here is the 2014 Erik Buell Racing 1190RX

[url]http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/erik-buell-racing-1190rx-2/?utm_source=feedly[/url]

Priced under $19K


I'd really love to see one of these up close and personal in red.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on October 16, 2013, 09:15:14 PM
It looks very.....hmmmm.....Honda, to me!
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on October 16, 2013, 09:16:52 PM
It looks very.....hmmmm.....Honda, to me!
Other than 184 horse and 55 degree lean angle.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: AlmosN8kd on October 17, 2013, 05:55:25 PM
Maybe that is why I like the new Buell?  When I was trading in my CBR600RR in an my CBR1000RA, I did shop around a bit and was interested in looking at a Buell 1125R but there were no new ones anymore.  I've always been interested in Buell because they're so different and very aggressive but just haven't come across one when I was looking for a bike.  As it stands now, it will be a few years before I go bike shopping again (I just paid off my 1000 last month). 
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on October 17, 2013, 08:01:59 PM
BMW Unveils 2014 R nineT Roadster

surprisingly, this is an airhead.

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/1/17217/Motorcycle-Article/BMW-Unveils-2014-R-nineT-Roadster.aspx
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on October 17, 2013, 08:05:10 PM
So.....I'm wondering if the Ducati Duval (?) got to BMW
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on October 17, 2013, 08:05:35 PM
One guy makes a 300, soon everybody is making a 300....

2014 Honda CBR300R Breaks Cover in China

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2014-honda-cbr300r/?utm_source=feedly
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on October 17, 2013, 09:15:44 PM
When does Yamaha introduce their version of the 300?
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Ken on October 17, 2013, 10:21:36 PM
BMW Unveils 2014 R nineT Roadster

What is the genre here: "urban street brawler" or something?  "Muscle cafe racer"?
 
To my jaundiced eye, it looks like a hodgepodge of parts from several bikes of wildly different styles.  Reminds me of Yamaha/Star's bizarre answer to the Harley Sportster 883.
 
That's it!  The perfect nickname for the new BMW!  Das Bolt.
 
. . . At least it doesn't have a beak.  Thank Wotan for small favors!
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Jeff on October 18, 2013, 05:21:27 AM
It looks like BMW's shot at the Diavel. Naked, street fighter?



I like it...
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on October 18, 2013, 12:31:53 PM
Yeah, and the speed triple maybe.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on October 18, 2013, 05:14:40 PM
 While we wait for Suzuki to announce a suggested retail price for its new-for-2014 V-Strom 1000 ABS, here are 10 reasons to be the first person on your block to put down a deposit on one. 1. Larger, more powerful engine: Redesigned, liquid-cooled, dohc 90-degree V-twin engine now displaces 1037cc and makes a claimed 99 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 76 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm, gains of 2.5 hp and 1.5 lb.-ft. 2. More smiles per gallon: Dual-throttle-valve EFI with 10-hole injectors and two iridium spark plugs per cylinder help engine meet Euro 3 emissions and deliver 16 percent better fuel economy. 3. Reduced buffeting: Windscreen is three-way adjustable for angle (standard, plus 7.5 and 15 degrees) and height (standard, plus 15mm and 30mm). 4. Better handling: New twin-spar aluminum frame is stiffer torsionally and 13 percent lighter than that of previous model. Kayaba inverted 43mm fork and shock are fully adjustable. Axles are 5mm (front) and 8mm (rear) larger in diameter. Claimed curb weight is 502 pounds, 18 less than previous model. 5. Improved rider and passenger comfort: Handlebar is 1.3 inches closer to the rider, footpegs are 0.6 in. farther back, and passenger footpeg position is 1.3 in. higher, moving the pegs forward 0.3 in. 6. Fresh design: Beak-like front-of-bike styling is vaguely reminiscent of 1988 DR750. Stacked dual-bulb headlight has an 18-percent-brighter high beam. 7. Traction control: Three-mode (1, 2, and Off) system monitors front and rear wheel speeds, as well as throttle, crank, and gear position, every four milliseconds to detect wheel spin and reduce engine output. 8. ABS: Radial-mount Tokico monoblock front-brake calipers pinch 310mm floating-mount dual discs. ABS monitors wheel speeds 50 times per rotation and matches stopping power to available traction. Bosch-designed control unit weighs just 2.3 lbs. 9. Available integrated three-piece luggage: Optional 35-liter top case and 26/29-liter saddlebags can be locked and unlocked with the ignition key, and removed without tools. 10. Wide range of accessories: hand guards, high and low seats, centerstand, heated grips, fog lamps, crashbars, aluminum and plastic skid plates, tank bag, aluminum chain guard, and LED turn signals.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/10/17/ten-reasons-to-buy-a-2014-suzuki-v-strom-1000-abs-adventure-bike/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ten-reasons-to-buy-a-2014-suzuki-v-strom-1000-abs-adventure-bike
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Ken on October 18, 2013, 06:59:52 PM
It looks like BMW's shot at the Diavel. Naked, street fighter? . . .
Yeah, and the speed triple maybe.

Note absence of Telelever front suspension in an R-bike.  Because it looks so ungainly on a naked bike?  (Remember the R1200C cruiser?)
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on October 21, 2013, 09:18:56 PM
Possible Honda CTX1300 Spied Testing

We are talking TRANSVERSE 4 here.

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/1/17251/Motorcycle-Article/Possible-Honda-CTX1300-Spied-Testing.aspx
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Tazman2 on October 22, 2013, 09:17:10 AM
Bike seems confused if it wants to be a super comfy "couch" cruiser with those weird bars or a hybrid vfr/goldwing thing!?  :poke:
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on October 26, 2013, 09:34:49 PM
The Indian Motorcycle Returns in All Its Glory

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303615304579153423569705100
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on October 26, 2013, 09:41:19 PM
New definition of "adventure" bike......http://rideapart.com/2013/10/ducati-1199-panigale-terracorsa-off-road-superbike-exclusive/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HellForLeather+(Hell+For+Leather
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on October 26, 2013, 09:47:14 PM
It looked like an adventure.  An expensive one maybe but an adventure.  Not like I'm rushing out for an R1200GS BMW either though.

I am looking forward to sitting on the new V Strom 1000 in NYC.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on October 26, 2013, 10:02:03 PM
When I was in Motorsports last week, they were telling me that the 650 is a better bike and better buy. They have had 2 guys trade in the 1000 for the 650.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on October 26, 2013, 10:04:27 PM
Everything I read agrees to go with the 650.  It is why I stay with the SV, and did not go for the SV1000.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Ken on October 27, 2013, 12:51:28 PM
The Indian Motorcycle Returns in All Its Glory

[url]http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303615304579153423569705100[/url] ([url]http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303615304579153423569705100[/url])

 
Quote from the article:
 
" ... the ultimate Indian, the culturally eidetic form, is the 1940-1949 Chief."
 
Cheez, that's how people used to write back in graduate school in the 1970s!  Except the Wall Street Journal writer is using "eidetic" incorrectly. 
 
Underneath the academic gobbledegook, the anonymous writer appears to be trying to say that the new Chief looks very much like the 1940-49 Chief.  (He overooks the newfangled foot shifter and hand clutch.)
 
Further proof that "A little Learning is a dangerous Thing" (Alexander Pope).
 
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on October 27, 2013, 01:41:12 PM
If you can't trust the Wall Street Journal, who can you trust.  Still, you must give them credit for the all-new foot shifter and hand clutch.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on October 28, 2013, 06:45:50 PM
Spied! 2014 Honda CTX1300 A new V-4 Sport Cruiser from Honda appears to be on the way.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/10/28/spied-2014-honda-ctx1300/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=spied-2014-honda-ctx1300
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on October 29, 2013, 08:20:39 PM
Suzuki Announces Tokyo Motor Show Concepts, Including Turbo 600 Twin

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2013/10/suzuki-announces-tokyo-motor-show-concepts-including-turbo-600-twin/
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on October 29, 2013, 09:19:18 PM
Yawn, yawn, yawn
They don't do anything for me.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on October 29, 2013, 09:23:04 PM
I thought it was nice to see somebody trying out a turbo concept.  As a twin could give you both economy and range with wicked power when needed.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on October 29, 2013, 09:48:56 PM
The problem always seems to be that the turbo's on bikes have lag time, their just not instant!
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Ken on October 29, 2013, 10:18:39 PM
Nostalgia time:
 
Honda CX500TC turbo.  Water-cooled longitudinal V-twin a la Moto Guzzi.
1982.  Became CX650T in 1983.  Wikipedia has an article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_CX_series) on the CX family.  I saw a CX turbo (I think it was the 500) on display at Manchester Honda last year.
 
(http://www.ctriders.org/gallery/6564_29_10_13_10_09_36.jpeg)
 
Nothing new under the sun, etc.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on October 29, 2013, 10:26:46 PM
There are usually a number of CXs on sale at rice-o-rama.  An interesting bike for sure.  I wonder how I would have made out with one of those instead of the early '70s CB500 I had.  I thought I did well with that bike when I took it over 35,000 miles.  The SV is now over 39,000 miles.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on October 30, 2013, 07:54:25 AM
a little more on the Honda CX500 Turbo......


"Honda CX500 Turbo in the Honda Collection HallThe CX500 Turbo was released in 1982. The CX500 Turbo (also known as the CX500TC) was only produced for the 1982 model year. It was superseded by the CX650TC (CX650 Turbo) for the 1983 model year, which was itself discontinued the same year. It had a complex for the time, programmed fuel injection system with redundant fail-safe systems working in tandem with a separate ignition system. Electronic system failures were reported to the driver through two dashboard displays: an issue with the fuel injection system would light a "Fuel System" light on the dashboard and an issue with the ignition would flash the "TURBO" indicator.

The CX500TC powerplant was based on the water-cooled V-twin with four pushrod-operated overhead valves per cylinder configuration used in the CX500 introduced a few years earlier. The engine case was retained nearly intact from the original CX500. The turbocharger, at peak boost providing approximately 19 psi boost nearly doubles the power output of the engine. The engine case is one of the few items carried over from the original CX500 to the Turbo; the suspension, brakes, frame and fairing all differ significantly from the earlier CX500, though the Pro-Link rear suspension and TRAC (Torque Reactive Anti-dive Control) were used on subsequent models."

and yes, Manchester Honda has one in their collection of bikes that they bring out from time to time. There have also been several for sale in the area within the last year.


Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Ken on October 30, 2013, 05:19:11 PM
Photo of Suzui 588cc turbo concept bike.  (Oops! the same photo was in the original link.  Sorry.)
 
Looks like an interesting exercise in "mass centralization."  (It also looks like not all the parts have been bolted on yet, but who knows?)
 
"+ Suzuki's First Electric" refers to a different bike, not the "Recursion" turbo concept bike.
 
(http://www.ctriders.org/gallery/6564_30_10_13_5_00_29.jpeg)
 
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on October 30, 2013, 07:20:10 PM
Please note.....the ad uses the word "concept" therefore what you see in the image provided may not actually exist in nuts, bolts, metal, Kevlar or any other material.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on October 30, 2013, 07:26:07 PM
Might exist in photoshop.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on October 30, 2013, 07:29:55 PM
http://www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk/motorcycles/daytona/2014/daytona-675r-abs

Daytona 675R
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on October 30, 2013, 08:34:35 PM
I suspect photoshop is as real as it gets!
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on October 30, 2013, 09:56:10 PM
Here's a nice looking bike......

(http://www.ctriders.org/gallery/41_30_10_13_9_52_32.jpeg)
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on October 30, 2013, 10:03:10 PM
A quite classic look.

There are actually quite a few appealing bikes out there.  Just none that exactly meet my mission, so the search goes on.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on October 30, 2013, 10:29:35 PM
I wasn't thinking of a bike for you!
You just don't want to part with the SV ;)
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on October 31, 2013, 08:44:29 AM
I wasn't thinking of a bike for you!
You just don't want to part with the SV ;)

Right.  I keep hoping they will wise up and update it.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Ken on October 31, 2013, 09:55:03 AM
A quite classic look.

. . . with a couple of odd details, though:
 
(1) big, chromed bar-end mirrors.  Maybe black would be an improvement here.  In any case, I'd save the bar-end mirrors for cafe' racers and put standard mirrors on a retro-standard like this bike.
 
(2) speedometer cable to the front hub.  The cable is plenty retro, all right, but it clashes with the very-contemporary-looking narrow-spoke cast wheel.  And in my experience, these cables need frequent replacement.  IMHO, if you want to revive a classic element, bring back the kickstarter, not the front-hub speedo cable!
 
(Aesthetic judgments rendered whule-U-wait. Ask about our discount plan!)
 
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on October 31, 2013, 01:12:14 PM
Check out the 2015 Molot by Chak Motors..........http://www.chakmotors.com/chak-motors.html
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on October 31, 2013, 01:43:02 PM
Hand made in Russia!  That should wean me off the Italian bikes.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on October 31, 2013, 05:25:28 PM
Again...if you look and watch closely, it's all computer animation and photoshop. Doubt very much the bike actually exists when they have a "pre order" selection.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on October 31, 2013, 05:27:40 PM
Norton Motorcycles has begun shipping its Commando 961 to American dealerships, marking the first delivery of new motorcycles from the brand to the U.S. in over 30 years.

http://blog.motorcycle.com/2013/10/30/manufacturers/norton/norton-motorcycles-begins-shipping-units-us/
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on October 31, 2013, 05:37:28 PM
I passed an old Norton on route 9 the other night on the way home!
They were absolutely beautiful bikes and their sound was wonderful!
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on October 31, 2013, 09:01:24 PM
This one is for Ken........ http://youtu.be/jLmowkOsZXA
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 01, 2013, 09:05:47 AM
A whole bunch!
http://www.motorcycle.com/top10/top-10-new-motorcycles-watch-eicma.html?utm_source=mo10312013&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly

Top 10 New Motorcycles To Watch For At EICM

Note: I am not reaching for my checkbook.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 01, 2013, 09:07:40 AM
http://blog.motorcycle.com/2013/10/28/manufacturers/yamaha/yamaha-teases-new-naked-model-eicma-video/?utm_source=mo10312013&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly

Nov 4 we see the next new model release from Yamaha.  It will be another naked though.  The article notes several models that sell in Europe and are not available here.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 01, 2013, 09:10:40 AM
Introducing the Extrigger: Suzuki’s Electric Answer to the Honda Grom

http://blog.motorcycle.com/2013/10/29/manufacturers/suzuki/introducing-extrigger-suzukis-electric-answer-honda-grom/?utm_source=mo10312013&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Ken on November 01, 2013, 04:58:04 PM
This one is for Ken........ [url]http://youtu.be/jLmowkOsZXA[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/jLmowkOsZXA[/url])

 
Next time I'm on the Rue Montmartre, I'll be sure to stop in at my favorite Yamaha dealer and ask him what product that ad was advertising.  Cute music-box mechanism shown in the video, though--doubtless incorporating "crossplane technology."
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 01, 2013, 05:02:45 PM
Yamaha will not announce the new product till next week.  Only info is that it is a naked.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Ken on November 01, 2013, 09:37:23 PM
I wait with bated [not baited] breath.  ::)
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 01, 2013, 09:38:26 PM
Fear not.  I have all winter to bait you.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Ken on November 01, 2013, 10:28:54 PM
Dang!  I was hoping somebody would reply (to message 51), "I didn't know there was a Yamaha dealer on the Rue Montmartre!  I've been going all the way out to Magasins Patrick Pons, in the 11th Arrondissement, every time I need valve shims!"
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on November 01, 2013, 11:00:18 PM

Next time I'm on the Rue Montmartre,

So much the Manchester upper crust ;)
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 02, 2013, 08:39:06 AM
 Yamaha in Paris
3 boulevard Maxime Gorki
94800 Villejuif
France
Phone number +33 1 53 14 11 60
see you 'round the Arrondissement.  I'll be on the left bank.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Ken on November 02, 2013, 10:17:49 AM
That's way the hell out in Val-de-Marne!  Sacre bleu!
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 04, 2013, 07:15:37 PM
Harley-Davidson Street 500 & Street 750 – The First Truly “New” Motorcycles from Harley-Davidson in 13 Years

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/harley-davidson-street-500-750/?utm_source=feedly
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 04, 2013, 07:17:00 PM
Yamaha Introduces MT-07: Lightweight, Affordable 689cc Twin

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2013/11/yamaha-introduces-mt-07-lightweight-affordable-689cc-twin/
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 04, 2013, 07:19:34 PM
Honda Trots Out New VFR800F: 22 Pounds Lighter and More Power

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2013/11/honda-trots-out-new-vfr800f-22-pounds-lighter-and-more-power/
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on November 04, 2013, 07:49:55 PM
I like the look of the VFR! Now.....what's the price point?
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 04, 2013, 07:52:51 PM
Most of those bikes are European introductions.  I suspect the Honda will sell here, but no price yet.  Maybe we'll see it in NY.  This is one I have been waiting for, but need to know more about VTEC engine.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 04, 2013, 07:54:24 PM
VTEC

http://www.howstuffworks.com/question229.htm
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on November 04, 2013, 08:43:48 PM
I'm thinking that Harley is feeling the smaller cc squeeze......

http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-mo-autos-harley-davidson-street-500-street-750-20131101,0,443022.story#axzz2jikgz39m
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 04, 2013, 10:01:18 PM
The 2014 Honda VFR800F is not slated for a U.S. release.

http://rideapart.com/2013/11/2014-honda-vfr800f-photos/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HellForLeather+%28Hell+For+Leather%29
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Ken on November 05, 2013, 08:04:05 AM
The new Cycle World has a cover ("PURE FUN!" "Irresistable") and wildly enthusiastic article about the Honda Grom.
 
Why so much excited hype--here and elsewhere--for a $3,000, 125-cc bike?
 
(The cover also proclaims some other motorcycles are having another "shootout."  But I digress.)
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Bryan on November 05, 2013, 08:34:11 AM
I'm liking the VFR, but that's no big surprise. I like that it's lighter (without making it too light and twitchy), I really like the LED lights and the traction control. Too bad it's not slated (yet) to come to the US. But I've got quite a few years left on my VFR so I'm not really thinking about replacing it. But it'll be interesting to see how well the VFR is received. I know they haven't been all that popular in the US the last few years. When I got my leftover 07 in 09, there were a ton of them available. But they've always had a good, loyal following.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Tazman2 on November 05, 2013, 09:53:21 AM
Wow that is nice but yep screwed again not for US folk! :/
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 05, 2013, 04:06:30 PM
The new Cycle World has a cover ("PURE FUN!" "Irresistable") and wildly enthusiastic article about the Honda Grom.
 
Why so much excited hype--here and elsewhere--for a $3,000, 125-cc bike?
 
(The cover also proclaims some other motorcycles are having another "shootout."  But I digress.)

Probably because it is all-new.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 05, 2013, 04:07:47 PM
All the posts on the VFR are either love/hate, mostly to do with the VTEC.  What is the case for and against the bike, because with a good price, it looks like it fits my specs to a T.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 05, 2013, 08:04:13 PM
2014 Honda Street Bike First Looks

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/1/17346/Motorcycle-Article/2014-Honda-Street-Bike-First-Looks.aspx
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 05, 2013, 08:06:48 PM
looks like a good price point.

2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 & 500

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/1/17348/Motorcycle-Article/2014-Harley-Davidson-Street-750---500.aspx
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 05, 2013, 08:07:47 PM
Now with (all new) water cooling!

BMW Redesigns R 1200 RT

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2013/11/bmw-redesigns-r-1200-rt/
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 05, 2013, 08:09:38 PM
More Honda

http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/11/04/new-honda-models-added-for-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-honda-models-added-for-2014
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 06, 2013, 08:03:01 PM
2014 Honda CTX1300 V4 Makes For an Interesting Comparison

http://thekneeslider.com/2014-honda-ctx1300-v4-makes-for-an-interesting-comparison/

These articles read like ads to me.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 06, 2013, 08:07:59 PM
Open the floodgates for mid sized bikes.  New "mild" Honda 4's in the 650 class

2014 Honda CBR650F, CB650F unveiled at the EICMA

http://www.fasterandfaster.net/2013/11/2014-honda-cbr650f-cb650f-unveiled-at.html
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 06, 2013, 08:10:53 PM
2014 Honda VFR800F unveiled at the EICMA

claiming 42 mpg vs 49 mpg for the 650.

http://www.fasterandfaster.net/2013/11/2014-honda-vfr800f-unveiled-at-eicma.html
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on November 06, 2013, 08:28:30 PM
Their claiming 42, probably get in the mid 50s.
Yamaha claimed 39 for my FZ8 and as you know, I get low to mid 50s
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 06, 2013, 08:37:49 PM
Yeah, how you ride is everything.  Looking at the feature list on the VFR, that may be a premium bike.  Maybe we'll see in NYC.  The 650 4 cyl has maybe 15% more power than my bike, likely I would feel little difference.  I can;t wait till we start to see ride reports.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on November 06, 2013, 09:06:53 PM
While the 650 may only have 15% more, I'm think'n that its got more that's useable!
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 06, 2013, 09:16:39 PM
Hey!  I'm using all I got now some of the time.  The SV is known for its low end grunt.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 07, 2013, 08:31:16 PM
Triumph Confirms 250cc Motorcycle is Coming for 2015

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/triumph-250cc-motorcycle-2015/?utm_source=feedly
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 07, 2013, 09:04:25 PM
more on the CB650F

http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/11/07/2014-honda-cb650f-first-look-review-photos/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=2014-honda-cb650f-first-look-review-photos
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 07, 2013, 09:44:48 PM
EICMA, all the new news and intros!

http://www.motorcycle.com/events/eicma-2013-milan-motorcycle-show?utm_source=mo11072013&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on November 07, 2013, 10:12:24 PM
more on the CB650F

[url]http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/11/07/2014-honda-cb650f-first-look-review-photos/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=2014-honda-cb650f-first-look-review-photos[/url]


Not crazy about the looks!
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 07, 2013, 10:18:38 PM
Honda went very "Europe" on the looks.  I like the way BMW put together the F80GT in terms of appearance, but if the Honda was the more appropriate bike for me, I think I could learn to love it.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on November 07, 2013, 10:21:37 PM
I like the yamaha MT-07 (possible FZ-07) over the Honda 650.
The yamaha is discussed in one of the videos from the EICMA.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on November 07, 2013, 10:23:35 PM
I think the two you need to have at the top of the list are the BMW800 and the VFR800 (if brought tot the US)
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 07, 2013, 10:29:55 PM
The VFR us there, the BMW is also there but in terms of real dollars, could run my $14K to see it in my garage.
I want to see what the taller gears do for the new Ninja 1000, and how far 5 gallons of gas will take me.
I want to see how they price and trim the VFR and the CB650.  As amazed as I am at how smooth my V twin is, the 4s are like butter too.

Yamaha needs to get serious about ABS and big gas tanks.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 07, 2013, 10:30:57 PM
The FZ09 with a fairing, ABS and a gallon more gas would be a contender too.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Tazman2 on November 08, 2013, 08:51:17 AM
Agreed! I refuse to run any bike under 4.5 gallons now unless of course its getting 70+ MPG! ;)
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 08, 2013, 07:14:45 PM
If the F6B were not stripped enough, try the F6C

Coming Soon: Honda Gold Wing F6C

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/honda-gold-wing-f6c-leak/?utm_source=feedly
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 08, 2013, 07:16:47 PM
CBR-650F

This would go down well in black (and will be available in black in Europe), but we may not see it in the USA.

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2014-honda-cbr650f/?utm_source=feedly
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on November 08, 2013, 07:27:51 PM
If the F6B were not stripped enough, try the F6C

Coming Soon: Honda Gold Wing F6C

[url]http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/honda-gold-wing-f6c-leak/?utm_source=feedly[/url]


Whoa! If they build it as shown.....
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 08, 2013, 07:30:37 PM
Suzuki has announced pricing for the 2014 V-Strom 1000 ABS.  The U.S. MSRP will be $12,699, while the “Adventure” version (delivered with integrated saddlebags) will be priced at $13,999.  Suzuki says the standard version will be available at U.S. dealers in April of next year, while the Adventure version will follow a month late
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 08, 2013, 07:33:12 PM
The pictured "F6C" was a concept bike, but boy, of you were right, you would get noticed.
(http://www.ctriders.org/gallery/113_08_11_13_7_32_51.jpeg)
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on November 08, 2013, 07:36:13 PM
Reminds me of a moto guzzi!
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 09, 2013, 09:09:25 PM
Harley Davidson plans a 250cc motorcycle

http://www.rushlane.com/harley-davidson-plans-a-250-1295181.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rushlane%2FAmZY+%28Rush+Lane%29
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 09, 2013, 09:12:19 PM
2014 Honda NC750S & NC750X First Look

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/1/17388/Motorcycle-Article/2014-Honda-NC750S---NC750X-First-Look.aspx

Honda thinks much more of this platform than I do.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on November 09, 2013, 09:29:36 PM
Has AMF secretly bought back into HD?
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 09, 2013, 09:42:55 PM
Has AMF secretly bought back into HD?
Does seem to be a bit of change in direction.  When will we see the Harley Sportbike?
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Ken on November 10, 2013, 09:57:33 PM
Does seem to be a bit of change in direction.  When will we see the Harley Sportbike?

Well, they did try the Buell.  That didn't work out, commercially.  Before that they built the sporty-ish FXRS-Sp.  The bike magazines liked it plenty, but it didn't sell.  For some reason Harley bought MV Agusta a few years back.  After 2 years they sold it back cheap, apparently before doing anything with the line.
 
I'd guess that Harley figures the current demand for sport bikes (relative to the supply from other manufacturers) is not great enough to warrant the very high development costs--and tooling costs--for a company newly entering that segment of the market.
 
I'd think a sport-tourer would be a more likely move for Harley.  In fact I'm surprised they haven't really gone there yet (perhaps using the V-Rod platform).
 
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 10, 2013, 10:03:45 PM
The V rod was a good step, but sport tourers have to turn as well as go straight.  Since sport bikers are a minority, maybe they are content to leave that market segment alone rather than incur the development costs.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Ken on November 10, 2013, 10:34:47 PM
The V rod was a good step, but sport tourers have to turn as well as go straight. . . .

I was thinking mainly of the V-Rod's engine.  I have no idea why Harley made the VRSCA into a pseudo-drag-bike, but Harley's engineers do understand handling.
 
  >> Since sport bikers are a minority, maybe they are content to leave that market segment alone rather than incur the development costs.
 
I agree.  In fact, I said the very same thing in the note to which you are responding.  That's all right.  My wife doesn't listen to me, either.   :)
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 10, 2013, 10:43:12 PM
I knew there was a reason I liked her.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Tazman2 on November 11, 2013, 09:29:30 AM
Porsche* ;)
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Ken on November 11, 2013, 03:19:25 PM
My wife has a Porsche?  Hey!  Maybe that's what's under that big blue tarp!  She told me it was just a pile of leaves.
 
Or did you mean to compare her to King Lear's daughter?  That should be spelled Portia, though.
 
I give up. . . .
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Ken on November 11, 2013, 03:22:44 PM
Porsche* ;)

. . . Or were you referring to the V-Rod's engine?  I think that really was developed largely by Porsche Design.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 11, 2013, 08:13:19 PM
Harley-Davidson Street 750: Creating An Urban Legend

http://sofreakingcool.com/21443/harley-davidson-street-750-creating-urban-legend/
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on November 11, 2013, 08:23:04 PM
Harley-Davidson Street 750: Creating An Urban Legend

[url]http://sofreakingcool.com/21443/harley-davidson-street-750-creating-urban-legend/[/url]


My only beef with the look of the 750......what's with the front fork boots?
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Ken on November 11, 2013, 09:25:24 PM
My only beef with the look of the 750......what's with the front fork boots?

Now that you mention it . . . they are about the ugliest fork boots I've ever seen (and I like fork boots in general)!  The huge radiator housing is bad too.  Painting it matte black doesn't help enough.
 
In my parking lot at work is often a Yamaha V-Star 1300 cruiser.  Just today I was noticing that its radiator doesn't look too bad.  It's nestled between the frame's down-tubes.  Doing that would improve the looks of the Harley 750, I think.
 
Another thought:  If the 750 catches on, there would seem to be even less reason for Harley to keep offering the Sportster.
 
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Tazman2 on November 12, 2013, 09:24:10 AM
Probably to hide the TINY cheaply made fork tubes that are under there! ;)
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 13, 2013, 05:08:35 PM
WHERE IS IT MADE? 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 and Street 500 Is this affordable new Harley from India? Or Kansas City? We tell you the complete story.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/11/12/where-is-it-made-2014-harley-davidson-street-750-and-street-500/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=where-is-it-made-2014-harley-davidson-street-750-and-street-500
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Tazman2 on November 14, 2013, 10:43:13 AM
"and uses parts sourced from all over the world." In another words we admit to getting parts from China but not actually saying it lol
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 20, 2013, 08:20:30 PM
same as the F6C mentioned earlier

2014 Honda Valkyrie — Your Valhalla of Power Cruisers?

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2014-honda-valkyrie/?utm_source=feedly
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 20, 2013, 08:24:43 PM
...but iof all you want is cool factor:

Kawasaki built a time machine and stole a bike from the future

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/new-kawasaki-bike-has-been-taken-out-of-the-world-of-tr-1468619071/@caseychan
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on November 20, 2013, 08:42:14 PM
I was in Manchester honda the other day getting snow blower parts and while there sat on one of the F6C's and found it to be absolutely enormous. I can't imagine actually riding one!
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Ken on November 20, 2013, 09:27:50 PM
An odd-looking bike.  (And yes, it does look kinda big!)  Those big, high, side-mounted radiators sure look ungainly on a pretty-much-naked bike.
 
Is the market crying out for more huge, heavy cruisers?  I wouldn't think so.  The naked version of the Triumph Rocket 3 hasn't been flying off the showroom floors, from what I can see. The very-few Rocket 3s I've seen have been the "Touring" version.
 
The new F6C reminds me of a Rune with less "Dungeons and Dragons" iconography.
 
I'll have to drop by Manchester Honda and have a look.  Thanks for the tip.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Ken on November 21, 2013, 05:23:39 PM
Also, Honda might have had the decency to give the bike a different name.  "F6C" is the Valkyrie.  Or was.
 
That's almost as bad as when Honda recycled the name "Silver Wing"--passing that name on to a scooter!
 
At least Triumph swiped "Rocket 3" from a marque now deceased--and allowed the name to rest in peace for several decades before digging it up. . . .
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Ken on November 21, 2013, 05:41:51 PM
Also, Honda might have had the decency to give the bike a different name.  "F6C" is the Valkyrie.  Or was.

. . . or are they calling the new one the "Valkyrie" too?
 
PS: I used to be just another MSF Instructor.  Now I'm the new Rossi!  All in one day!
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 21, 2013, 06:15:02 PM
you toggled the change with 500 posts.  You have a long way to go to become a true post whore.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 21, 2013, 07:23:30 PM
Looks Like the Yamaha PES1 Electric Street Bike Is a Runner

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/yamaha-pes1-electric-street-bike-track-test-video/?utm_source=feedly
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 27, 2013, 08:14:27 PM
More Photos of the Turbo-Powered Suzuki Recursion

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/suzuki-recursion-turbocharged-concept-photos/?utm_source=feedly
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 27, 2013, 08:21:26 PM
Yamaha Continues Aggressive Pricing with European MT-07

The MT-07 recently announced is the lightweight, powerful 689 cc parallel-twin little brother to the U.S. market Yamaha FZ-09. The FZ-09 is not only an entertaining mount, with loads of performance, it is priced very aggressively at $7,990.

We were curious to see how Yamaha would price the MT-07 in Europe, and now we know. Yamaha UK has given it a price of 5,200 British pounds. This is roughly 15% less than the British version of the Kawasaki Ninja 650.  Since the Ninja 650 retails for $7,699, it is not unreasonable to expect the U.S. version of the MT-07 (FZ-07?) to be priced in the neighborhood of $6,500.  We expect the MT-07 to be brought to the U.S. market, but we do not know when at this point.

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2013/11/yamaha-continues-aggressive-pricing-with-european-mt-07/
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on November 27, 2013, 08:27:15 PM
I must say, I actually like the look of the MT-07 over the FZ-09.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on November 27, 2013, 09:07:54 PM
The market is heating up, Yamaha needs to roll out the faired versions.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on November 29, 2013, 05:31:30 PM
Here's a pretty good article on the V-Strom 650......
http://rideapart.com/2012/02/why-you-dont-want-the-best-motorcycle-youll-ever-rid/
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on December 01, 2013, 08:11:01 PM
Liquid-cooled engines coming from Harley in 2014 with the Street 750 and 500

http://www.examiner.com/article/liquid-cooled-engines-coming-from-harley-2014-with-the-street-750-and-500?cid=rss
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on December 02, 2013, 07:04:33 PM
Introduction of Triumph 250........

http://rideapart.com/2013/12/2015-triumph-daytona-250-spy-photos/

Looks like a lot of manufacturers are jumping on the bandwagon!
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on December 03, 2013, 10:39:09 PM
Modular Design & Why the BMW R nineT is Such a Big Deal

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/oped/bmw-r-ninet-modular-design/?utm_source=feedly
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Ken on December 04, 2013, 04:12:38 PM
Also, Honda might have had the decency to give the bike a different name.  "F6C" is the Valkyrie.  Or was.

Update:
 
While reading through Asphalt and Rubber yesterday, I found an item on the new Honda.  A&R sez that Honda has dropped the name "F6C" and is calling the model Valkyrie.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on December 04, 2013, 09:39:38 PM
This will help you with conversation Ken.

http://biggeekdad.com/2010/09/understanding-southern/
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Ken on December 05, 2013, 11:45:47 AM
This will help you with conversation Ken.

[url]http://biggeekdad.com/2010/09/understanding-southern/[/url] ([url]http://biggeekdad.com/2010/09/understanding-southern/[/url])

 
Thanks for trying to help.
 
But I think Abbott and Costello did this "Who's on first" routine much better.
 
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on December 05, 2013, 10:31:21 PM
Voxan Builds the Wattman – an Electric Cruiser

http://thekneeslider.com/voxan-builds-the-wattman-an-electric-cruiser/
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Ken on December 05, 2013, 10:53:28 PM
Voxan: another back-from-the-dead marque!  And French, too, if memory serves.
 
And I've read that there's also a new Hesketh (http://rideapart.com/2013/12/hesketh-24/).  Hard to say that Hasketh has been reborn, as it's hard to say it had ever been alive.  I think they sold about 200 bikes in the early 1980s.  (Even Harley's XLCR cafe racer did better than that!)
 
Will the resurrections never cease?  Personally, I'm waiting for Sunbeam to come back.  :)
 
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on December 05, 2013, 11:00:15 PM
Will the resurrections never cease?  Personally, I'm waiting for Sunbeam to come back.  :) 

They did, as a razor.  Then razor came out with a scooter, so we are getting there.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on December 08, 2013, 07:50:51 PM
V Strom 1000

http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/12/07/2014-suzuki-v-strom-1000-first-ride-review-specs-photos/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=2014-suzuki-v-strom-1000-first-ride-review-specs-photos
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on December 08, 2013, 08:46:06 PM
Their statement....."it works ok for curve-slaying" concerns me, particularly with the type of riding you like to do.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on December 08, 2013, 09:07:31 PM
Look at the price of the thing, between that and the gas mileage, I would be better off with the Ninja 1000.

I am hoping we learn something about the Honda VFR 850 at the show.  I am suspecting we will see nothing of the new Honda 650s.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on December 08, 2013, 09:37:49 PM
Look at the price of the thing, between that and the gas mileage, I would be better off with the Ninja 1000.

I am hoping we learn something about the Honda VFR 850 at the show.  I am suspecting we will see nothing of the new Honda 650s.

Agree with your ninja comment, but I don't understand honda bringing the 650. It only blurs the lines between the 500 and the 800, thus stripping sales.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on December 08, 2013, 10:01:06 PM
The 650 is more like the 600 class, 4 cylinders and kind of a supersport.  Maybe their answer to the Kawi 636, but better by 14.  The 800 is all sport tour, but with some oomph at the rear wheel.  Maybe it is a different class of rider that gets a v4.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on December 10, 2013, 07:55:48 PM
Confederate motorcycles unleashes C2 P-51 Fighter in memory of Pearl Harbor
(just a sketch though)

http://newlaunches.com/archives/confederate-motorcycles-unleashes-c2-p-51-fighter-in-memory-of-pearl-harbor.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NewLaunches+%28New+Launches%29
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on December 11, 2013, 07:49:17 PM
DiamondBack trike looks "lean" and mean

http://www.gizmag.com/diamondback-leaning-trike/30093/
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Ken on December 11, 2013, 08:59:36 PM
Confederate motorcycles unleashes C2 P-51 Fighter in memory of Pearl Harbor


That's in wretched taste.  That "in memory of Pearl Harbor" reference is entirely sleaze and BS.  I guess they just wanted to put out a press release in early December.  They could have waited two weeks and said their "P-51 Fighter" was in memory of the little town of Bethlehem.  The P-51 airplane has about as much connection with Bethlehem as it has with Pearl Harbor.
 
I am no war buff (let alone military historian), to say the least.  But I strongly doubt there was a P-51 fighter anywhere near Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.  Correct me if I am wrong.
 
Using Pearl Harbor as marketing BS to make a buck. . . .
 
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on December 11, 2013, 09:13:37 PM
It would have been worse if it was Zero that did it.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on December 11, 2013, 09:14:38 PM
DiamondBack trike looks "lean" and mean

[url]http://www.gizmag.com/diamondback-leaning-trike/30093/[/url]


I take it that you posted this as one of their new investors?
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on December 11, 2013, 09:16:00 PM
It would have been worse if it was Zero that did it.

 :facepalm: boy, your quick!
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Ken on December 11, 2013, 10:31:47 PM
It would have been worse if it was Zero that did it.

I never wore a uniform.  If the Navy men here don't find anything offensive in Confederate's glaringly phony use of December 7, 1941, as a marketing gimmick--then who am I to object to it?
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on December 11, 2013, 10:46:50 PM
Oh I did wear a uniform, and a Navy one at that.  Nothing about Pearl Harbor should ever be commercialized, and I take this ploy for what it  is.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Ken on December 11, 2013, 10:57:31 PM
Since your reply was so gracious, I will concede that the joke about the Zero was a good one.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on December 14, 2013, 05:12:46 PM
Even the mighty will fall

It’s Not a Matter of If, But When Ducati Builds a Scooter

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/oped/ducati-scooter-rumors/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ducati-scooter-rumors&utm_reader=feedly
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on December 14, 2013, 08:14:58 PM
This doesn't surprise me. At some point they may all build or source a scooter as part of their overall line up.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on December 26, 2013, 10:09:31 AM
India's Hero motorcycles will start US distribution in 2014 with Eric Buell as the distributor.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/10/17/ebr-announces-north-american-hero-motocorp-distribution/
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on December 26, 2013, 10:14:34 AM
This might be why Buell is going along with Hero:

On 1 July 2013, the company [HERO] had announced that it has acquired a stake of 49.2% on Erik Buell Racing, a motorcycle sport company which produces street and racing motorcycles based in East Troy, Wisconsin, USA. It was reported that, the company has already made $10 million investment and the rest of the money is likely to be invested over the next nine months. The investment in EBR is being done through Hero MotoCorp’s newly incorporated and wholly owned subsidiary i.e., Hero MotoCorp Limited.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on December 26, 2013, 10:17:12 AM
These all seem to be 100-250cc class bikes.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Mossyrocks on December 26, 2013, 07:27:32 PM
Some interesting offerings (http://www.motorbeam.com/bikes/new-bike-launches-india-2014/) in India
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on December 31, 2013, 06:29:12 PM
The new Ninja 1000 is 529 lbs wet with the optional bags mounted.  This compares against the FJR 1300 at 662 lbs or Honda ST 1300 at 732 lbs.  The Ninja does not just look smaller, it is.
Motorcycle Consumer News did a review, loved the bike except for the stock tire choice, and even managed to get 44 mpg in riding.  (They also managed to get 39 mpg, depending on how they rode).
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on December 31, 2013, 06:34:41 PM
The Grom they reviewed got 81-130 mpg.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on January 01, 2014, 08:23:13 PM
2014 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS: MD Ride Review

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2013/12/2014-kawasaki-ninja-1000-abs-md-ride-review/
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on January 03, 2014, 08:14:44 PM
...and they do not even mention the VFR

Forbidden Fruit: Five New Motorcycles You Can’t Buy In The U.S.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/01/02/five-new-motorcycles-not-available-in-the-united-states/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=five-new-motorcycles-not-available-in-the-united-states
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on January 16, 2014, 08:05:51 PM
Polaris Slingshot – A Side-by-Side Trike That’s Coming Soon

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/polaris-slingshot-coming-soon/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=polaris-slingshot-coming-soon&utm_reader=feedly
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on January 19, 2014, 09:35:50 PM
Rumor: MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster a Turbo?

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/rumors/rumor-mv-agusta-brutale-800-dragster-200hp-turbo/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rumor-mv-agusta-brutale-800-dragster-200hp-turbo&utm_reader=feedly
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on January 24, 2014, 03:58:53 PM
2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Review – First Ride

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/suzuki/2014-suzuki-v-strom-1000-abs-review-first-ride.html?utm_source=mo01232014&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on January 24, 2014, 04:12:49 PM
the tank on the v-strom looks to be tall or maybe it's just optical
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on January 29, 2014, 07:47:21 PM
BMW S1000R Priced at $13,150 Base for the USA

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2014-bmw-s1000r-price-msrp-usa/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=2014-bmw-s1000r-price-msrp-usa&utm_reader=feedly
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on January 30, 2014, 08:19:16 PM
2014 Ural Motorcycles Lineup – First Look

http://www.ridermagazine.com/top-stories/2014-ural-motorcycles-lineup-first-look.htm/
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on January 30, 2014, 08:21:24 PM
Victory to Launch new Bobber - 2015 Gunner

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/1/17866/Motorcycle-Article/Victory-to-Launch-new-Bobber---2015-Gunner.aspx

Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on February 04, 2014, 07:46:12 PM
Woo Hoo!

Big News from Big Red: After a four-year hiatus, Honda’s VFR800F Interceptor—the legendary V-4-powered sportbike that captured multiple Cycle World Ten Best awards and routinely won us over with its impeccable balance—returns to the U.S. market for 2014, going on sale on in May, priced at $12,499. A Deluxe model will also be available, priced at $13,499.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/02/04/2014-honda-interceptor-vfr800f-first-look-review-photos-specs/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=2014-honda-interceptor-vfr800f-first-look-review-photos-specs
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on February 04, 2014, 07:49:13 PM
Honda wises up

2014 Honda CBR650F – First Look Not the naked bike we were expecting, but this sporty new middleweight arrives in the US this summer

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/02/04/2014-honda-cbr650f-first-look-review-photos-specs/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=2014-honda-cbr650f-first-look-review-photos-specs
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on February 04, 2014, 09:14:56 PM
Has the opening salvo for the middle weight sport touring market just been fired?
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on February 04, 2014, 09:18:47 PM
I think Yamaha already did that.  But Honda just answered the salvo with a broadside!
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on February 04, 2014, 09:39:53 PM
but Yamaha forgot to put the fairing on the frame!
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Ken on February 04, 2014, 09:48:10 PM
I think Yamaha already did that.  But Honda just answered the salvo with a broadside!

Next: carpet bombing by Kawasaki, followed by a siege by Suzuki?  Hostilities are escalating rapidly!  And the U.N. is never around when you need it.  (Makes me yearn for simpler days, when you could settle a score with a mere "shootout.")   :)
 
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on February 04, 2014, 10:06:36 PM
Hey, the 650 is all-new.  What more could you want?
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Tazman2 on February 05, 2014, 10:39:53 AM
Looks like your prayers have been answered Barry! Start saving! :)
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on February 06, 2014, 07:47:35 PM
Hero Hastur 620 Concept Appears Headed For Production

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2014/02/hero-hastur-620-concept-appears-headed-for-production/
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on February 09, 2014, 06:50:24 PM
2015 Victory Gunner: A $13,000 Battle Cry Against Harley-Davidson

Things are heating up in the American Standards battle

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/news/auto-blog/2015-victory-gunner
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on February 09, 2014, 08:06:42 PM
With Victory naming the bike "Gunner", there has to a shoot out to follow :D
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on February 11, 2014, 04:52:37 PM
2014 Yamaha MT-07 | FIRST RIDE

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/firstrides/2014_yamaha_mt_07_first_ride/?sc_cid=021014&spPodID=030
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on February 11, 2014, 09:07:20 PM
I think I've said it previously....I like the looks of the 07 better then the 09.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on February 11, 2014, 09:17:39 PM
The 07 reminds me of the SV much more than the 09.  But....no fairing, small gas tank, no ABS.  Yamaha needs to get on the stick before Honda eats them alive.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on February 11, 2014, 09:24:04 PM
Hmmm...guess I gotta agree
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on February 13, 2014, 08:31:27 PM
Is BMW Working on an S1000RR Based Sport-Tourer?

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/rumors/bmw-s1000f-rumor/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bmw-s1000f-rumor&utm_reader=feedly
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on February 14, 2014, 09:19:35 PM
Will be interesting to see how Triumph does in the real cruiser market.....

http://rideapart.com/2014/02/2014-triumph-thunderbird-commander/
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on February 14, 2014, 09:25:01 PM
At that kind of money and if I were buying a cruiser.....I'd be looking at the Moto Guzzi
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on February 14, 2014, 09:27:02 PM
If 'tourer' does not have 'sport' in front of it, I am not interested.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on February 14, 2014, 09:37:33 PM
Yes, we know how closed minded you are ;)
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on February 14, 2014, 09:41:24 PM
I prefer to think of it as a narrow open mind.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on February 20, 2014, 08:18:56 PM
Lotus motorcycle officially revealed

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/News/newsresults/New-bikes/2014/February/feb2014-lotus-bike-officially-revealed/
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on February 20, 2014, 08:27:51 PM
I don't think that it's in any of our price points!
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on February 20, 2014, 09:05:21 PM
100 custom bikes?  We could not afford to look at them.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on March 04, 2014, 07:59:28 PM
Some of this year's new rides.

http://www.ridermagazine.com/manufacturer/bmw/new-motorcycles-for-2014.htm/
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: jerrythi on March 05, 2014, 06:56:38 AM
Some of this year's new rides.

[url]http://www.ridermagazine.com/manufacturer/bmw/new-motorcycles-for-2014.htm/[/url]

the new Honda looks interesting.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on March 07, 2014, 08:03:13 PM
The Touring Sportster

2014 H-D SuperLow 1200T First Look

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/1/18078/Motorcycle-Article/2014-H-D-SuperLow-1200T-First-Look.aspx
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on March 08, 2014, 09:10:15 AM
2014 Harley-Davidson Low Rider Preview

http://www.motorcycle.com/2014-harley-davidson-low-rider-preview?utm_source=mo03062014&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly

Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: GerryP on March 08, 2014, 12:01:36 PM

The low rider was always my favorite Harley model.  I'll have to take a look at this one, should it be successful,  when retirement time comes around.

Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on March 08, 2014, 03:19:38 PM
Will we ever get to retire?
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: GerryP on March 08, 2014, 04:42:01 PM
Will we ever get to retire?

I f'n hope so.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on March 09, 2014, 05:56:04 PM
Ducati Diavel gets updated engine, LED headlamp

http://www.fasterandfaster.net/2014/03/ducati-diavel-gets-updated-engine-led.html
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on March 14, 2014, 06:34:07 PM
This was a MAX BMW project

The new 2014 BMW R90

http://www.bikeexif.com/new-bmw-r90s#comment-1285029870
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Ken on March 16, 2014, 02:01:56 AM
This was a MAX BMW project

The new 2014 BMW R90

[url]http://www.bikeexif.com/new-bmw-r90s#comment-1285029870[/url] ([url]http://www.bikeexif.com/new-bmw-r90s#comment-1285029870[/url])

 
. . . as reported to this forum by yours, truly, on December 29.
 
Max BMW has a nice photo-essay--at least 100 photos, I'd estimate--on a recent project.  They built a 1975 BMW R90S pretty much from scratch, using $46,000 of warehouse-fresh spare parts.  (6 parts were unobtainable new, so they had to use used ones.)
 
The (professional quality) photos show them assembling the bike, seemingly step-by-step, over 4 days in December. 
 
Really brought back memories of my old R100--the breaker points, the d**ned oil-filler opening (long skinny funnel mandatory), the gas tank that pops on & off without tools . . .
 
Well worth a look!  Here's the URL: [url]http://www.maxbmwmotorsport.com/max_bmw_r90s_build/[/url] ([url]http://www.maxbmwmotorsport.com/max_bmw_r90s_build/[/url])
 
([url]http://www.ctriders.org/gallery/6564_29_12_13_10_51_22.jpeg[/url])
A hi-rez version of the photo ([url]http://www.maxbmwmotorsport.com/storage/r90s/full-exploded-2K.jpg[/url]) is available.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on March 17, 2014, 08:26:35 PM
Yamaha has setup a teaser website, complete with countdown clock, for a new motorcycle(s) that should break cover next week. With just over eight days on the clock, at the time of this writing, we won’t have to wait long as we speculate to what Yamaha is brewing for us

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/yamaha-yzf-r3-teaser/?utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=yamaha-yzf-r3-teaser
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on March 18, 2014, 08:03:26 PM
Yamaha FZ-07 Coming to Canada, Et Tu USA?

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/yamaha-fz-07-canada/?utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=yamaha-fz-07-canada
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on March 18, 2014, 08:46:47 PM
Yamaha has setup a teaser website, complete with countdown clock, for a new motorcycle(s) that should break cover next week. With just over eight days on the clock, at the time of this writing, we won’t have to wait long as we speculate to what Yamaha is brewing for us

[url]http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/yamaha-yzf-r3-teaser/?utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=yamaha-yzf-r3-teaser[/url]


This may be your teaser.......

http://rideapart.com/2014/03/new-yamaha-sport-bike-reveal-coming/
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on March 18, 2014, 09:09:09 PM
I am waiting.  An FJ-900 would be kind of nice to see.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on March 18, 2014, 09:19:28 PM
Have to admit that I would be very tempted if they came out with a middle weight faired tourer!
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on March 20, 2014, 08:23:47 PM
More on the "American bike that could"

2014 EBR 1190RX – First Ride

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/03/20/2014-ebr-1190rx-first-ride-review-photos-specifications/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=2014-ebr-1190rx-first-ride-review-photos-specifications
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on March 21, 2014, 04:20:57 PM
2014 Honda CTX1300 Review – First Ride + Video

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/honda/2014-honda-ctx1300-review-first-ride-video.html?utm_source=mo03202014&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on March 21, 2014, 08:16:55 PM
Bike or scooter?
2014 Honda NM4 Vultus Debuts in Japan

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/honda-nm4-concepts-debut-japan/?utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=honda-nm4-concepts-debut-japan
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on March 21, 2014, 08:23:25 PM
Bike or scooter?

Neither......It's fugly!
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on March 21, 2014, 09:08:01 PM
"modern" they say.  Too faired for me, I like to see some of the bike.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on March 21, 2014, 09:12:39 PM
Looks kind of like those recumbent bikes I see being peddled around the shoreline!
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on March 22, 2014, 10:27:37 PM
Cycle World's take on the new Honda Ugly Stick.  I say scooter.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/03/21/honda-nm4-vultus-first-look-concept-bike-review-photos/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=honda-nm4-vultus-first-look-concept-bike-review-photos
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on March 22, 2014, 10:29:08 PM
Maybe a Horex V--6 cafe instead.

http://www.fasterandfaster.net/2014/03/horex-vr6-cafe-racer-33-ltd-unveiled.html
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on March 25, 2014, 08:23:30 PM
Honda and Hero Showcase the Future … and It Isn’t Pretty

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2014/03/honda-and-hero-showcase-the-future-and-it-isnt-pretty/
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on March 25, 2014, 08:32:43 PM
Cough! Cough!
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Jeff on March 26, 2014, 10:20:18 AM
I could picture Barry on that new Honda.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on March 26, 2014, 08:10:01 PM
2014 Honda CTX1300 First Ride

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/1/18179/Motorcycle-Article/2014-Honda-CTX1300-First-Ride.aspx
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Bryan on March 27, 2014, 08:53:35 AM
I kinda like that CTX. It's not something I'm interested in now, but as I age and want something a little more relaxing, I'd look at it. I'm not a fan of the stereotypical V-twin cruiser, either the motor or styling. I especially like the V4 (like my VFR). And compared to the new Vultus, it's almost pretty.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on March 27, 2014, 03:27:25 PM
If I were given the choice tomorrow (between the two bikes), I would go for the Interceptor.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: GerryP on March 27, 2014, 04:06:04 PM
If I were given the choice tomorrow (between the two bikes), I would go for the Interceptor.

Me too, since Triumph seems to have left that range of the ST market.

Just got my copy of Rider last night and I like what I read about the updgraded CB 1100.


2014 Honda CB1100 Deluxe
For the CB1100 Deluxe, Honda added ABS, a larger fuel tank (4.4 gallons, up from 3.9), a sleek four-into-two exhaust system, a new seat with a retro-pattern and restyled side covers. Like the base model, the CB1100 Deluxe features a 6-speed transmission and new instrumentation.
Color: Candy Red; Price: $11,899; Availability: March
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Jeff on March 27, 2014, 04:55:56 PM
I can't believe the price they're getting for that CB1100. It seems pretty steep for what you're really getting.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on March 27, 2014, 05:20:35 PM
Actual rider first impression of Honda CBR 650F

I've only got 300km on it so far.

The power is there right through the rev range and its so smooth. Around town is better than I thought. It don't feel to heavy and cuts through traffic well. On the Highways again very smooth and comfortable with good protection from the screen.

The Suspension is quite stiff, not a great deal of travel under breaking. The rear shock is still on the factory setting of 2, Honda recommended wait for first service before adjustment. I'm 100 kg and some of the roads I feel every bump.

Cornering I'm not sure. Long sweeping lean's are fine but tighter twisty's it feels like it hangs before starting to turn. My CBR250 had rosso II's fitted so I'm used to it tipping in a bit quicker. It might just be my riding style. The Dunlop Sportmax do perform well and I've been almost to the edge on the rear.

The exhaust looks great the way they have covered it and is very quiet, K speed have a mod for the pipe that makes it louder but for now I'm leaving it standard.

Overall it's a head turner. The matte black has a lot of carbon mixed in but for some reason they have put chrome fairing bolts it very noticeable positions, not sure why... The mirrors are positioned so they actually work. The digital display has a nice lay out and is good for a quick glance without taking your eye's off the road. I like twin head lights but they have done a great job with the single head like and surrounding's. The seat is comfortable but a to lock your helmet the whole seat slides back and i find it a bit of a chew taking it off and on. I hope to have the rear fender removed tomorrow to tidy up the rear end. I HATE the big plastic fender it looks ugly and spoils the overall look.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on March 27, 2014, 08:20:12 PM
All-new says Honda

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vMRByC4g_4
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: SkiMan on March 27, 2014, 08:49:45 PM
That 650 isn't bad looking
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Ken on March 27, 2014, 10:04:52 PM
All-new says Honda

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vMRByC4g_4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vMRByC4g_4)

Crappy video, with all that distracting video-game fakery, near-zero actual information about the bike, fast-paced cutting, and absence of any closeups.  The bike has GOT TO deserve better than that!  Looks like they're appealing to the 12-year-old boy nerd market with that commercial.  Best of luck, Honda.  I'd buy one, but my mom won't let me until my grades come up.
 
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on March 27, 2014, 10:13:49 PM
I'm not sure any motorcycle commercial has given me a real feel for a bike.  The SV 650 was on the way out when I bought mine, but it surely was not due to commercials or ads for the bike.  It was from all the respect the bike had garnered among real riders.
The CBR-650 is looking pretty good on paper as a replacement bike for the SV, but I need to see some real world responses to riding it.  I joined the new CBR-650 forum, but only one person on the forum actually has one.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: Ken on March 27, 2014, 10:39:06 PM
I'm perhaps not the best judge of commercials, as I stopped watching television 20 or 25 years ago (apart from 20 minutes on 9/11).  I try to keep in touch with the world of misdirected empty fakery, through, through frequent reading of papers written by college freshmen.
 
I imagine the new Honda 650 is a very nice bike, and I'm glad to see bikes reappearing in the 500-650cc range.  I'd give the Honda a close look, myself, if I were going bike shopping in the near future.
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on March 28, 2014, 08:05:18 PM
BMW S1000F Spotted in the Wild

sportbikes gone wild!!

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/bmw-s1000f-spy-photo/?utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bmw-s1000f-spy-photo
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: oilhed on October 04, 2016, 09:52:08 AM
A Pint-Sized ADV Bike Spotted, The BMW G310GS

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2017-bmw-g310gs-spy-photo/ (http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2017-bmw-g310gs-spy-photo/)

For the right price that could be interesting.  Seat height?
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on July 17, 2019, 10:23:00 PM
5 Bikes We Just Cannot Wait For

https://www.visordown.com/news/new-bikes/5-bikes-we-just-cannot-wait (https://www.visordown.com/news/new-bikes/5-bikes-we-just-cannot-wait)
Title: Re: Bike Introductions
Post by: barrypz on July 19, 2019, 08:34:32 PM
Curtiss’ latest bike looks, well, interesting!

https://www.visordown.com/news/new-bikes/curtiss%E2%80%99-latest-bike-looks-well-interesting (https://www.visordown.com/news/new-bikes/curtiss%E2%80%99-latest-bike-looks-well-interesting)