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Why Honda? WHY WHY WHY

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Why? Because they keep getting burned. Everyone asked "why" about the CB1000R, ever since it came out in 2007. Now it's here and they aren't selling....

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Why? Because they keep getting burned. Everyone asked "why" about the CB1000R, ever since it came out in 2007. Now it's here and they aren't selling....
Ditto, nakeds/streetfighters/standards don't sell in the u.s.

We are a county of supersports and cruisers

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Ditto, nakeds/streetfighters/standards don't sell in the u.s.

We are a county of supersports and cruisers
Agreed. Standards/nakeds always have a lot of fans here, but here is loaded with 919 guys so stylewise we are pretty much in the same ballpark

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I like the paint on the cb13. Makes me wanna do that on the 919.

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Why? Because they keep getting burned. Everyone asked "why" about the CB1000R, ever since it came out in 2007. Now it's here and they aren't selling....

Honda's naked selections have the wrong price point to sell well. If the CB1000R was set up as well as a speed triple, it would sell...alas, it is not. You'll notice that Triumph and certain other marques don't have the same problem that honda does.




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I'm sorry, I know we all have different tastes, but I struggle to find the aesthetic appeal to bikes with bikini fairings, especially that one that smacks of the late 80ís.


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Honda's naked selections have the wrong price point to sell well. If the CB1000R was set up as well as a speed triple, it would sell...alas, it is not. You'll notice that Triumph and certain other marques don't have the same problem that honda does.
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so what bike is that...a cb1300?

i see a nice 6 piston caliper that could probably bolt up to our 919's!!!!

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It's a CB400S that one is an '08 but it appears the only things that Honda has changed since then are the Bold New Colors and graphics (sound familiar).


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Sonova bitch that would be one groovy commuter.

Honda is slow. They're not selling cb1000's because they waited too long and kawi got here first.

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Why are we left out of this loop?

wow, i likey. going to look at a 1991 Bandit 400 Thursday night, 1500.00

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I'm sorry, I know we all have different tastes, but I struggle to find the aesthetic appeal to bikes with bikini fairings, especially that one that smacks of the late 80’s.
basically i think ist's like the hottest girl in school you had a crush on but couldn't get. now 30 years later when you have money and experience her 20 year old daughter throws herself at you

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The big 1300 comes in a S model with a fairing too. Looks like an FZ1 clone. Make a great touring bike.


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what i really wish they brought to the states is the VTR250.... a lil 250cc liquid cooled vtwin naked... Whats not to like!

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I don't see how bikes with the bikini fairings look good, honestly the FZ1 looks great from the front on and then once you go to the side they all look like you dropped them and you were cheap to replace the fairings.

Also, the CB1000R,Z1000 and speed triple are not streetfighters. No production bikes are really streetfighters because every one of them are detuned with lesser suspension and brakes compared to their superbike brothers, a streetfighter is the same as a superbike just without the fairings (Most crashed sportbikes..hence the name "Streetfighter"

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The big 1300 comes in a S model with a fairing too. Looks like an FZ1 clone. Make a great touring bike.


Remove that front fairing and it would look great.
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Remove that front fairing and it would look great.
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why? Same reason lane splitting and filtering is illegal, same reason people in cars 'don't see us', etc.

Because here in the U.S. motorcycling is a hobby and not a viable means of transportation. We don't get the bikes that other countries get because they are too sensible, thus unmarketable.

yes, this is frustrated sarcasm....... Sorry for the rant but I had 2 cars pull out in front of me today followed by the deer in headlights look after they realized what they did. This resulted in over aggressive riding and a foul mood..... I'm going to bed now.

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I'll take one in black.

I laid waste to a newer R6 last week while riding the 919 on some backroads, when the guy finally caught up to me at a stop, he got up next to me and asked "what is that thing!"

I bet he thinks it's some super fast sport bike that looks different. If only he knew.....

Point of the story, I love how when I'm on my GSX-R1000 I get those ohhhh yeahhhhhh niiiiiiicccceeeeeeeeeeee kind of looks.

When on the 919 I get that, huh, what the heck is that thing looks. You know, where you can see the eyebrows kind of move inward as they get a better look. It never gets old.
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Although, silver is the faster color


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This is my all time favorite picture of the 13

I wonder if those five spoke wheels would fit the 9er?


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I wonder if those five spoke wheels would fit the 9er?
No doubt they are the exact same as the F4I...

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Meh, now I'm not liking it. It's too squared in the back it reminds me of a platypus.
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The 13 is just too darned heavy in the twisties. The 400 super 4 is a neat little bike, the mid 2000 models with the vtec engine can really scream.

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Why? Because they keep getting burned. Everyone asked "why" about the CB1000R, ever since it came out in 2007. Now it's here and they aren't selling....
I think smaller bikes sell well in the states......................CBR250, Ninja 250, even the TU250 sells well.

IMO The guys that have $10K plus to by a bike in the states, usually buys something that is more specialized. The FJR's, the GSXR's, the Harleys.

Small practical affortable bikes tend to sell in the states.

I would love to have a ZRX400.

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I'll keep the Speed Triple...



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I think the Triple's do in fact have the same "problem" as other Jap naked bikes. They don't sell all that well either, the difference is Triumph doesn't need to sell 10,000 or 20,000 of them to be considered a success like Honda does. Triumph sells maybe 2,000 or so and thats a great year for them.

Also, I think people find it difficult to be "different" on a Jap bike. If I wanted different, I'd go with a Speed Triple or a Buell. There is no mystic of originality on a Jap bike even if it is in fact rare.

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We get screwed on other things besides motorcycles, not to derail the thread. I was just in Australia and besides all the cool bikes I also noticed the following:

1. I liked my rental car, a Ford Falcon XR6 (4.0 inline 6, RWD sedan) - great driving car that is also avail in turbo edition

2. Toyota has diesels available in the Tacoma ("Hi-Lux" over there) and also in the Land Cruiser. They are also all available with snorkels - would be great in Miami monsoon season haha

3. Gas choices are 91 octane E10, 95 octane no ethanol, and 98 octane no ethanol - it's clearly marked that way on the pumps. Nice (apart from the price that is)

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We get screwed on other things besides motorcycles, not to derail the thread. I was just in Australia and besides all the cool bikes I also noticed the following:

1. I liked my rental car, a Ford Falcon XR6 (4.0 inline 6, RWD sedan) - great driving car that is also avail in turbo edition

2. Toyota has diesels available in the Tacoma ("Hi-Lux" over there) and also in the Land Cruiser. They are also all available with snorkels - would be great in Miami monsoon season haha

3. Gas choices are 91 octane E10, 95 octane no ethanol, and 98 octane no ethanol - it's clearly marked that way on the pumps. Nice (apart from the price that is)
god i would LOVE to have a tacoma with the 3.0l D-4D thats available EVERYWHERE else in the world .... btw the way octane is measured in other parts of the world is different... their 98 is like our 91 or 93.

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Whats the mpg (us gallons) for the diesel tacoma?

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