My dealer told me that hp and torque will be the same as current models. Reduced emissions and better throttle response are the official answers given for the change to twin sparks. Dealers are NOT to mention that twin spark engines should finally be free of surging. (That would be admitting that surging is a problem. "Officially" surging doesn't exist.)
Remember also that any problems that Hondas have aren't really problems, since they will be promptly recalled when they can no longer be ignored. We should all write letters to Honda thanking them for being forced to recall their defective products.
That's absolutely right. There never were any sidestand problems with BMWs either. For some strange reason a huge number of the people who ride BMWs are incapable of deploying a sidestand properly... even if they didn't have this problem with a Japanese bike.
I understand that after the Berlin Wall came down they found a huge warehouse in East Germany full of BMW sidestands that actually worked! Rumor has it that the Motoren Werke got to it first, melted them down to destroy the evidence, and used them to fabricate the turn signal switchgear for the new oilheads.
My personal favorite is the Honda VF700 Magna transmission that is designed to avoid operator induced wheelies by stripping its own gears. In fact there's one of these engines sitting on my workbench right now waiting for me to come up with $435 for gears.
Don't forget the Goldwing, and VF series regulator/rectifier that ensured you inspected the charging system annualy, or of course the anti-malarial fogger installed on some new Bandits, wily folks these Japanese. Only Buell would be stupid enough to build a motorcycle with problems, and then compound the error by recalling the bikes and fixing them,,,,,,,,Sheeesh
Geez guys, quit complaining about these bikes that have one or two design flaws. In 1967 I bought a brand new BSA Victor 441, and had to replace virtually every part on the bike at regular intervals. Half the adventure of going for a ride on it was wondering if I could make back home again. At those occasional times that modern machinery let's me down, it sometimes helps to remember exactly how far we've advanced in motorcycle reliability. VWW