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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #15 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
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #16 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:
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2013, 09:34:49 PM »
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #19 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.
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #20 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.
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #21 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.
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2013, 12:51:28 PM »
The Indian Motorcycle Returns in All Its Glory

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303615304579153423569705100

 
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).
 
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #23 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.
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #24 on: October 28, 2013, 06:45:50 PM »
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2013, 08:20:39 PM »
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2013, 09:19:18 PM »
Yawn, yawn, yawn
They don't do anything for me.
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #27 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.
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #28 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!
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #29 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 on the CX family.  I saw a CX turbo (I think it was the 500) on display at Manchester Honda last year.
 

 
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