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post #11 of 42 (permalink) Old 11-12-2008, 10:40 AM
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I just made the above pic my new desktop background.

I would really like to check out one of those. CVT +1!
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If the CVT+1 had saddle bags, and trunk it might be the ticket

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That's a nice looking bike! It would look great in Wexy Tango Orange!

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What I had in mind was a fully faired bike, With the hard bags and a removable trunk just like the 1100 but have a cleaner look (no rack) when the trunk is removed. Basicly just a slightly updated 1100 style bike.

The best way to describe it would be a entry level tourer I guess. Somthing that would allow a person to go and buy a brand new bike for about half the cost of thetop model and still have the basics to be able to ride acrosscountry in comfort.
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I was in the market for a new bike and would have for sure bought a 1800 if they made a stripped down version.

A great ride but I don't want all the gizmos, doodads, and crap that they come stock with. If Honda made one in an "Interstate" version, I would buy it.

In the end I will end up with what I want. I bought a Valkyrie and am outfitting it the way I want.
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I know just what you mean Maddog. I don't want to spend a good portion of my retirement nest egg to buy a car on 2 wheels, no matter how comfortable or exhilarating it might be. I would buy this bike

in a second if it were available in North America at a reasonable price and the fairing beefed up a bit to give a little more protection around the edges.

And, yes, CJ it is a ST but not a 1300. It's a 700 and not available on this side of the pond. Just would like to have it a little less SPORT and a bit more TOURING: and 1/2 the price of a 1300! When you live (i think it's better named "surviving") 700 miles from the nearest mountains you like to get there with some sense of comfort. It's hard to imagine SPORT riding across 700 miles of bald prairie! I crossed the prairies once on a 500 and couldn't enjoy the mountains due to the lack of sensation in my legs and butt for a month afterward. I said "NEVER AGAIN!" and bought the '78 (back in '79). I had to take it easier in the twisties but I still got the adrenalin rush I was after. And I got there in relative comfort. That 700 would be just the ticket IMHO. And with the 65 HP and 520 lbs dry weight it's only slightly less powerful but 150 lbs lighter than the '78. Perfect for a smaller rider and probably strong enough to haul a small trailer for two up over-exuberance.


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i think honda needa a smaller wing to but i would like to see a glodwing classic. it could have the 1800 or what ever the motor on the next wing will be but i would like the styling to be more inline with the 1100/ 1200 / 1500. and hopefully the trunk will hold two fullface helmets unlike my 1500

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the silverwing didn't really catch on for several reasons, too high a cost, luaage not sufient, and the two cylinder buzz.... but something like a 1200 sure might fir the bill
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I've been at this cross-roads for quite some time now. I really like the looks of the 1200's, and I think the luggage space is aduquate but the aerodynamics could use some help. I really don't want or need an extra 100lbs as in the 1500's.

I have been looking very hard at some 97/98's in the 400 miles around me on e-bay. But I'm still torn between investing $1,500. in up-grades for seat/suspension/lighting. Or going another $7/8K for the heavier "NEWER" 1500-6.

Maybe it just boils down to having too many comfortableyears/ miles on the 1200's and being slow or unwilling to change. I looked at a lot of great bikes at NASSIR and asked several queations, but that cross-roads intersection still has me wondering...

For those who've never fought for it, the price of freedom shall never be known.... Shooter (2Late45)

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I'd like to see a basic 1000cc flat four with a simple frame that would allow future generations of customizers to work on them. It is so difficult to customize modern bikes without just buying a bunch of bolt on "made for" accessories.

Goldwing cusomizing and polishing, that's all I know.
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