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Are We Motorcyclists or Not

Postby Bigshankhank » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:14 am

Seriously, how are we not talking about this? Does it not trip the right switches for all of us? Neo-classic good looks? OG sportbike nameplate? Cult engine?
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Re: Are We Motorcyclists or Not

Postby Bigshankhank » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:15 am

Also, and from Honda of all places! Yes there is life left in the old girl.

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Re: Are We Motorcyclists or Not

Postby Jaeger » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:54 am

ooOOOOOooooh! Verreh nize! I'm diggin' the resurrected Cylon-Nighthawk. :mrgreen:

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Re: Are We Motorcyclists or Not

Postby xtian » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:25 pm

what an interesting time to be alive and riding bikes. I like that katana. and the big neo-sport honda. currently waiting for the triumph 1200 scrambler. (mid range looks good and are the reasonable option but I still fancy a little overkill)
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Re: Are We Motorcyclists or Not

Postby Aggroton » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:42 pm

1. Those are cool. Dont get me wrong. Especcially the Honda.
2. Does the world really need another Katana? You know it will never be as good as the first one. All others have been terrible. So will this one.
3. Intermot was a fucking snore. But this thing....this thing gets my wiener scale moving. Idk if it is because I just rode Problem Addicts magic bicycles?
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Re: Are We Motorcyclists or Not

Postby jae » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:22 pm

I really like the new Katana. It's got really goofy styling, and sticking to their previous formula of relying on the power plant of older GSX-R's, they just plucked a 10-year old 1000cc GSX-R engine out of the parts bin. Given the weight, power, and semi-naked setup, it looks pretty darn close to what I would want to throw together in my garage. I look forward to getting a leg over one some day.
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Re: Are We Motorcyclists or Not

Postby Bigshankhank » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:36 pm

Aggroton wrote:1. Those are cool. Dont get me wrong. Especcially the Honda.
2. Does the world really need another Katana? You know it will never be as good as the first one. All others have been terrible. So will this one.
3. Intermot was a fucking snore. But this thing....this thing gets my wiener scale moving. Idk if it is because I just rode Problem Addicts magic bicycles?

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The world doesn't NEED any of these bikes, but the fact that manufacturer's keep making interesting things like this is what keeps me coming back.

However like you I am now wishing that PAs electric toys were once again touching me and I them, in a most delicate way.
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Re: Are We Motorcyclists or Not

Postby Jaeger » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:22 pm

Bigshankhank wrote:... However like you I am now wishing that PAs electric toys were once again touching me and I them, in a most delicate way.


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Re: Are We Motorcyclists or Not

Postby red » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:54 am

I dig the Katana but to me the fairing looks too low. Other than that, those two bikes are total bonertown. I agree that nothing will top the OG Katana but to me that doesn't mean they shouldn't try again. I say cash in on that nostalgia!

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Re: Are We Motorcyclists or Not

Postby Beemer Dan » Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:11 pm

I know I’m becoming an old man when I look at new bikes the way I used to look at women, and look at women the way I used to look at classic bikes. I like these new takes on the old bikes. It makes me wonder if the motorcycle industry has reached a level of maturity in that it seems getting a feel for what works and sticking with it more and more.
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Re: Are We Motorcyclists or Not

Postby Bigshankhank » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:56 am

So EICMA is going on right now, some really interesting shit coming out of there as well. Honda coming on strong in the small displacement arena, KTM lighting up the ADV segment with two variants of the 790 twin, several obscure Euro and SE Asian brands bringing some interesting stuff to market. Hell even HD brought out a working production version of the Livewire and it doesn't absolutely suck.
This is looking like it will be an exciting time for riders in the near future.
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Re: Are We Motorcyclists or Not

Postby thrasherbill » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:10 am

red wrote:I dig the Katana but to me the fairing looks too low.


I agree. Same way I feel about the newer Z1000.
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Re: Are We Motorcyclists or Not

Postby Skkot » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:04 pm

I really like that Cake electric! I would even take that out to play in the snow.
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