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CBR1000RRRR = .001% better than last year. Whodathunk.

How much ya wanna bet that the internet and us all bytching about the Japanese being a bunch of liars is what changed Honda's policy about listing dry weights?

Come to think of of it this makes it the first time that Honda's been the leader at anything in a decade! And two dual sports now. A 230cc! Honda must have noticed all the 250s that Kawasaki's been selling and finally decided to join in.

Honda... firmly behind the curve for 15 years. But better fit and finish, you bet. Well worth the extra $1000 for a name and some polished aluminum.
 

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MCN claims the 175kilo/175hp figure is a first for a litre sportbike. Any truth to that? I like the new look of the CBR but the Yamaha R6 has a trick new "quick-disconnect" set up for the tag/turnsignal system that should be adopted by all for track day events.
 

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I can't get over what they are getting for their outboard motors!

And the bigger ones don't come with controls or a propellor!
 

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And I still "...may not edit your posts".

Anyone caught "Ocean Force" on Court TV yet? One of several reasons not to ride after dark around here.
 

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The HondJet is kind of neat.

So what does everyone think Honda has planned in the future. Do you think they will pull out of the two wheeled market? They haven't exactly been keeping their lineup fresh over the past 5 years and there seems to be little indication of them doing anything different down the road.
 

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The HondJet is kind of neat.

So what does everyone think Honda has planned in the future. Do you think they will pull out of the two wheeled market? They haven't exactly been keeping their lineup fresh over the past 5 years and there seems to be little indication of them doing anything different down the road.
I think they're in the infamous "Jesus Chrysler Business Life Cycle." That's where you sell product designed to support your parts and service profit centers, and protect your stockholder value. Thus, you avoid any risk, minimize investment, and look for ways to lower the cost to build without adding value.

Look at what Kawasaki is doing compared to Honda. They're in different worlds, let alone business life cycles.
 

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I have become so frustrated with American Honda's continuing poor model selection in America that I sent a certified letter to the president of American Honda -- no response yet, just received the confirmation receipt. Here we are again with another ultra boring new model introduction and there is NOTHING, absoluting nothing for the American buyer -- well except another couple of color combinations along with multiple fender and muffler style choices for the cruisers -- oh, oh, and I almost forget -- one "brand new" sport bike that has, gasp, a few more HP and a few less pounds all for another $1000!

There is again nothing new for the buyer that might actually like to use a Honda motorcycle for basic transportation. Oil is now $80 plus per barrel and heading higher. Can you say $5/gallon gasoline? Wait until next year and see!

Honda has at least a half dozen entirely different models available in the European market that are "banned" from the US market by the brilliant marketing team at Honda HQ in Torrance, CA. Naa -- they think we need more cruiser colors and muffler styles -- that will let Honda take sales from all those people that are buying Harley's -- right?

...Sparkytoo
 

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gawd, are you all blind?

motorsports are just a diversion tactic for honda, to distract us from their main industry of developing ASIMOs for combat applications at their underground labs in Djibouti, Djibouti, where the grass is green and the girls are pretty.

these battle-ASIMOs will then be sold as pre-packaged armies to whichever third world juntas can foot the bill, and they'll even come in "armies of the past" editions for jet sets who've always wanted their own personal invasion force (richard branson, imelda marcos, yanni...). for a wee premium, you'll be able to get the napoleonic ASIMO army, iranian revolutionary ASIMO guard - complete with beards, 300 spartan ASIMOs, 101st easy company ASIMOs (the buck compton one will refuse to fight, though), or the cast of 'hogan's heroes' in ASIMOs.
 

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Whooee!! CB1000R

Motorcycle Daily : Honda Rocks Milan With New CB1000R

Okay, this looks like Honda's version of Kawi's Z1000. Which is a motorcycle I would probably own right now if it wasn't known (even in its updated version) for unwanted vibration. I have a feeling that the Honda version won't have that problem, so if this model comes available in the States in a year or two then I might just have to find a place in the garage for it.
 

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Motorcycle Daily : Honda Rocks Milan With New CB1000R

Okay, this looks like Honda's version of Kawi's Z1000. Which is a motorcycle I would probably own right now if it wasn't known (even in its updated version) for unwanted vibration. I have a feeling that the Honda version won't have that problem, so if this model comes available in the States in a year or two then I might just have to find a place in the garage for it.
I've ridden a Z1000. Lemme tellya - I WANTED that vibration.............
 

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Motorcycle Daily : Honda Rocks Milan With New CB1000R

Okay, this looks like Honda's version of Kawi's Z1000. Which is a motorcycle I would probably own right now if it wasn't known (even in its updated version) for unwanted vibration. I have a feeling that the Honda version won't have that problem, so if this model comes available in the States in a year or two then I might just have to find a place in the garage for it.
Does that motorcycle turn into a gun?
 

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gawd, are you all blind?

motorsports are just a diversion tactic for honda, to distract us from their main industry of developing ASIMOs for combat applications at their underground labs in Djibouti, Djibouti, where the grass is green and the girls are pretty.

these battle-ASIMOs will then be sold as pre-packaged armies to whichever third world juntas can foot the bill, and they'll even come in "armies of the past" editions for jet sets who've always wanted their own personal invasion force (richard branson, imelda marcos, yanni...). for a wee premium, you'll be able to get the napoleonic ASIMO army, iranian revolutionary ASIMO guard - complete with beards, 300 spartan ASIMOs, 101st easy company ASIMOs (the buck compton one will refuse to fight, though), or the cast of 'hogan's heroes' in ASIMOs.
I'll start worrying when one of them is able to successfully conquer every soldier's nemesis... a flight of stairs.
 
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