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Now tell me you wouldn't buy a "New" Eliminator 1400- It would be delivered in the same setup as the Concours 14 (with all the power and shaft drive) inverted forks off the ZX10 w/ radial brakes. It would have the same type of positioning as the Meanstreak but with an aluminum frame. Gas under seat (centralized mass thing) and the tank (faux) would be the airbox.

Kawi- call me and we'll do lunch.
 

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Only if the new concept bike comes to life. Mr Max is going on 25 yrs old and has not changed. The rest of the world has grown weary of the old beast. We await the new one.
 

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Who said you'd be feet forward. Mr Max is not. Kawi's old ZL wasn't feet forward. Heck, the Magna (no matter the year) wasn't either. Those days of cool Japanese power cruisers went away because the BIG Three thought we only liked v-twins in this country. Bet that there are many who love the Yamaha Maxim X or the ZL900.
 

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But why? Affraid to slip out of the norm? In the eighties when the Magna, V-Max and Eliminator came to life the bikes were down right fast and fun. They didn't turn well and the brakes generally sucked but overall they were cool. Now technology has caught up and Yamaha makes an aluminum framed cruiser in the Warrior that handles pretty good for a cruiser. The Meanstreaks brakes are great compaired to the Vulcans of the past and you can pick between shaft, belt and chain final drive bikes now. If companies would build new frames and body work then the rest of the bike could realisticly be a parts bin bike- so R&D cost could be reasonable and the price of the bikes could be at or under $10k.
 

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The ZL was made for 4 or so years (not including the ZL600 which was made for 3 years in the 90's) and if you look at the market back then they were slow sellers for the category. But Cruiser's weren't "in" in the eighties. Now, everyone and there cousin sells some type of cruiser. Some not as good as others but the market (sorry kp) is still there. It's time to shake it up again. Remember, everything old is new again. Cycles work in cycles, too.
 

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The Magna's body goes back to '93. They quit making them in '02. A nine year run of the exact same body- only Yamaha can get away with that. The entire run goes back to '83 (twenty years on and off ain't bad). Anyway, you ever ridden a Magna- brakes like wood. Average cruiser handling at best. The only thing it had going for it was the motor.
 
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