Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Sounds like you guys are talking about the1000 v-strom and its younger brother the 650. What are called comfortable adventure bike's. They are pretty much what you are talking about.
One other coment covering the engines with plastic on the 1500 and 1800 was a major mistep on honda's part. Motorcycles are mechanical and need to express it. otherwize there scooters "which is what I refer to my 1500 as". Harley would not have been the runnaway sucsess in the large touring bike market if they had covered up there engine in plastic.Like it or not that big v=twin gives the hd's caracter that goldwings clearly lack after they started to cover there engines.
79 gl1000 dresser
80 gl1100I now naked
90 1500 full dress