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Chapparal in San Bernadino,CA had (have?) 2 Runes on their floor for a while. Not 6 weeks ago they were marked for $32,000 and change including the $3,000 dealer markup that they had the balls to put on the tags. About 10 days ago I was in their shop and they're both marked down to 24 something. I guess people aren't beating down the doors to buy these things.
 

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Re: What he said!

It was three or four years ago; i know it was not a sportster. In looking at Harleys site, it was definitely a Dyna 'class' bike. I couldn't tell you if it was the Low Rider, Super Glide, or Low Rider though.

Hey, I am 30 and riding a Wing...you should hear the ***** i get from my riding buddies!
 

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That's not such a bad idea. I can think of several Hondas I would consider buying if only they had a few upgrades. Like better suspension, brakes, etc. It might do Honda some good to introduce an Acura-esque lineup of streetbikes. Rebranding did wonders when the Japanese auto manufacturers wanted to make a break from their sub-compact legacy.
 

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I don't know how much this affects a bike like the Rune, but January (ok, it's February now) is traditionally a lousy time for bike sales.



If you live in, say, Michigan, it must be a pretty uninspiring time to buck up for a new bike. Have to leave it in the garage until April.



 

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Well I just checked cycletrader.com and one dealer has a Rune for sale at $21K just to start off with other ads nearly as cheap. I've seen one sell for $19,995 on eBay. So the prices are going south. Some dealers are doing great while others are willing to give them away. I think some of this has to do with prestige. Let's face facts the Rune is a prestige bike, and it's hard to feel the prestige when the guy behind you is looking at buying a new lawn mower. As customs go, the Rune is quite well done. Unlike the upper twenty grand CVO Screaming Eagle Road King, you will be hard pressed to find a weld seam on the bike. I think Ray Charles does the neck welding on all of Harley's FLH's. The Rune definitely drips Amercian Hot Rod from one end to the other. I know why Honda chose their 6cyc for the Rune, but I think a variation of the VTX motor might have served them better. It would have made it more acceptable in the Custom Cruiser Market, and it would have given the VTX line the shot in the arm it needs to compete with the Road Star and Vulcan Lines.
 

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Re: MFI in Woodbridge, VA was selling two of them for around 23K when I was in DC

And I with my TR-6 while doing a ring job in a parking lot so that I could get home from the grocery store with only the spare quarts of oil the trunk would hold.
 

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Mini Cooper = Next PT Cruiser (fool)

"I bought a Mini Cooper for around $26,000.00" A fool and his money are soon parted. That car will cost 15,000 in two years new. Its the next PT Cruiser. People were paying ri****alous prices for then, now you can pick them up for peanuts at Billy Bob's Dodge dealer. I visited England last summer and folks laughed at Americans buying them for that about of money

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Mini Cooper is way over rated. Next PT Cruiser.

Altima good car. Range Rover = overated buy a Land Cruiser. Jag S = Ford Volvo= Ford 350 Z = Looks like the Audi Sport Coupe.



RX-8 is great. I had an RX-7 with a turbo. Spent a night in Jail once going too fast with it in Utah. Psst Don't tell serasuwa, longride .
 

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Do I have to explain everthing to you MOrons

The RUNE is like the new Ford GT. It's a conversation piece for Honda. It says we can build a big bad stylish cruiser and you MOrons will come into the dealership to look at it. I am sure they look at it as a marketing thing. Put in the TV ads they say. On the Web site. If we sell a few cool if not no big deal. We are Hond the most successful Motorcycle company in the history of the world.



Hey the deserve the right to pound on their chest.
 

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Your website "Threesomeswhileriding.com" I assume that is chain gang circle jerk thing right. I always heard you silver spoon guys stuck together like spoons in my mamas silverware chest.
 

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Re: Basically true

>There's nothing more entertaining than

>laying down a nice display of sparks while

>out cornering some straight line wannabe

Well, sounds nice but can't do that on my H-D's chrome plated mild steel tinny rubbish Korean quality foodrests. They sound and feel like dragging an empty can on the tarmac.

In contrast, my previous Yammie Royal had proper solid aluminium pads with steel inlays for the spark effect.

There are many good qualities in a 2002 Fatso, for example ride is just 100% super excellent (whether the sports riders believe or not).

However there are some small things that really get on my nerves. Don't let me start about the hyper un-userfriendly saddle construction designed apparently by some particularly hapless MBA summer trainee. I am generally against the capital punishment but I must make an exception for the sad pervert who is responsible for this outrage.

- cruiz-euro
 

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Just look at your stack of year-old-or-less magazines. It seems as if they all have a Rune on the cover. Hard to buy that kind of advertising. It was all Honda, Honda, Honda for months on end. I don't like cruiser bikes but I did read all of the articles. You see, magazines have staying power and readers tend to read them over and over and then share them with a few others around the house. If this bike is a flop, it still has been a marketing masterpiece.
 

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i just bought 2 runes. one for me and one for my uncle. it's a great attention getter and is a pretty fun bike to cruise. if i want to ride fast i'll go with my '04r6. I am really waiting to buy the new honda cbr 1000, yamaha r1, and kawasaki zx10. It's going to be a fun year!
 

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Prius

My new Prius is pretty cool. ULEV and PZEV emissions rating. I notice that when the engine runs in the garage I never smell the exaust like I do with my bikes or other vehicles. Usually the engine just shuts off by itself unless the computer calls for the batteries to be charged. Of course the POWER button must be pushed on for the engine to ever come on. The headlights automatically switch off when the driver's door opens and then come on automatically the next time you use the car.
 

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1% better????

More like 1/10 of 1%. In fact, unless you are capable of using even 1/2 of the handling and/or power of these superbikes then you might as well buy a 10 year old used crotch rocket for pennies on the dollar. Even then most would be on bikes that are more than they can handle.
 

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I personally think the Rune is pretty neat in the fact that Honda had the cajones to actually make it. Not my sort of ride but to those it does appeal to I'm sure they'll enjoy it. Every once in awhile something different comes along to shake things up.
 

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Our local dealer had it in the showroom for about 2 weeks, then someone walked in with a wad of cash.



Also, I never saw any of them on ebay....? On Harley V-rods, esp the 100 year edition, there were "presales" where people were selling the right to take their preordered bike - some were selling for as much as two grand (that doesn't include the price of the bike yet). Anyone see any on ebay?
 
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