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post #1 of 19 Old 09-14-2007, 05:40 AM Thread Starter
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Kawasaki is making this easy!

It's not tough to sell me a bike.
Sure I'm discriminating about styles but when a manufacturer builds a bike that makes sense in my pea sized brain I'm easily intrigued.

My wife, on the other hand, sees my garage as a revolving door for one bike after the next. Each a flight of fancy without commitment, not unlike a manwhore hitting the bars for a night of scoring and boring horizontally.

So when the topic of the next score comes up it's met with rolling eyes, huffing sighs, tight clenched thighs and a "when will you be satisfied?"

"Never baby. I settled down with one woman but just can't settle down with one bike. See, you won."

*glare* yeah, I won alright...



A few months ago when we were car shopping she fell in love with the Element, but the deal was clenched when she saw this...


Honda calls it Kiwi. I call it green, she calls it euphoria.















Now Kawasaki has to go and do this. I bet they already emailed her this picture.


It's prettymuch only a question of time now.
After the track season is over odds are she'll be dragging my butt to the dealership cheering and doe-eyed, she'll want a green helmet too.

excuse me, a Kiwi helmet.

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post #2 of 19 Old 09-14-2007, 05:45 AM
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HA! Marketing at it's finest. I look forward to the trade at the shin-dig.

Is Kawi listing any luggage or accessories for it yet? They are for the KLR, but are on B/O until Nov.

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I read somewhere that color matched panniers are available, we'll see.

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The one here is red. That'll make her frown !

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Looks like the same 650 cc parallel twin Kawi used in the retro W650.

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I like it, would be a fun bike to just tool around on.




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I have to admit, it looks good in Kiwi better than red in pictures anyway.

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Hmmmmmmmm


Hey Honda! Are you listening?

I said I never had much use for one.
Never said I didn't know how to use it."
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it's actually a pretty good ride! i've got a red one on the showroom floor, took it around the block too. very comfy riding position

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Would you be willing to load it up and go on a 2000 mile trip?
Does it seem that capable?

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Hey Honda! Are you listening?
Yes they are bigdaa and come 2012, they will bring one better appealing than that I am sure!

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Yes they are bigdaa and come 2012, they will bring one better appealing than that I am sure!
I wonder if they will be equipped with a drool-cup holder

I said I never had much use for one.
Never said I didn't know how to use it."
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The Versys engine is the same one used in these too

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Kawasaki ER650 (Europe)


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http://www.kawasaki.com/Products/Detail.aspx?id=246

I said I never had much use for one.
Never said I didn't know how to use it."
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Upright and tall witha windscreen and a 650 makes for good commuting tool methinks.

gawd i wish i could commute.

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Would you be willing to load it up and go on a 2000 mile trip?
Does it seem that capable?
well, my butt can't quite take that much riding yet, but i do find it infinitely more comfy than a KLR and i've known guys to ride from ATL to north Alaska and back on those ugly things. i think with a good corbin on it, you'd be satisfied on a trip like that

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The Versys engine is the same one used in these too

Kawasaki ER650 (Europe)
i haven't seen that bike before... it looks pretty frickin sweet!

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You must have read my mind Kevin. Certainly may favorite of the new crop of bikes as well.

Not so much for looks, but rather comfort and capability.

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