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Old 11-22-2012, 02:01 AM   #91 (permalink)
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Like all the old bikes that i grew up with so this retro thing is great for me. How fast do you need to go. the HP of the original 750 HOnda with 68 HP is about all you need.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:53 AM   #92 (permalink)
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Like all the old bikes that i grew up with so this retro thing is great for me. How fast do you need to go. the HP of the original 750 HOnda with 68 HP is about all you need.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:58 AM   #93 (permalink)
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the HP of the original 750 HOnda with 68 HP is about all you need.
My old ironhead Sportster barely made 40HP, but that flexi frame and mushy suspension made for a white knuckle ride.

With these new retro bikes, lets hope they limit it to form, not function.

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Old 11-22-2012, 02:30 PM   #94 (permalink)
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Saw the new Honda at the bike show in San Mateo over the weekend. Liked it, but not as much as I did in the pics. In particular I didn't care for the plastic chrome 'carb' covers as they really looked plastic.

It did have a crowd around it every time I walked by though. Looked bigger in person than I expected, but felt small when I sat on it. Interesting; glad to see it on the market though I won't be buying one myself.
A crowd of graybeards! Yeah, I was one of them. A few years ago Vespa came out with the LX150S. It had a rectangle headlight from the late '80s. Huge seller in Europe but bombed in the US. We think of those heavy, underpowered ill handling cars when we see that rectangle headlight.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:00 PM   #95 (permalink)
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seems like nowadays, your options are:

1. bird
2. robot




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seems like nowadays, your options are:

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Old 11-22-2012, 11:01 PM   #97 (permalink)
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To me simply the retro thing means you get a versatile bike thats easy to maintain and is jack of all trades master of none. That's why I ride a twin. With a few tweeks, a change of tyres etc you can go off piste, do track days, tour, ride to work etc etc. It goes back to the days when you had one bike that could do a bit of everything rather than excelling at just one thing. The only other style of bike like that, is the Tiger type bike but frankly they are ugly big and mechanically complex in my opinion.
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I would like to see this Honda make a come back. http://wausau.craigslist.org/mcy/3333816800.html

I know its a small one but it is a great looking bike that screams Cafe', which by the way I never liked till I joined this board.
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Well said, kreemsicle and Nickwiz. This is why I still have a penchant for the Harley Davidsons and the Guzzi Eldorado. As one old biker told me, "It's a bike you can enjoy going slow."
That said, I couldn't own another Harley without keeping my Bonnie for more spirited riding.
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I'm 33 and I'd buy a modern classic version of that in a heartbeat! In fact I'd buy an original if I could afford it!


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At one time, this was probably considered retro. Now, I'd say it's antique. How soon before future generations consider modern Triumph classics as antiques instead of retro classics?

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