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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #225 on: March 27, 2014, 08:20:12 PM »
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #226 on: March 27, 2014, 08:49:45 PM »
That 650 isn't bad looking
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #227 on: March 27, 2014, 10:04:52 PM »
All-new says Honda

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.
 
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #228 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.
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #229 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.
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #231 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/

For the right price that could be interesting.  Seat height?
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