Discussion in 'General VFR Discussions' started by OCLandspeeder, Nov 12, 2018.
More chance of seeing a Jewish pope.
Just because you Yanks rejected things ,doesn’t mean to say it has failed across the rest of the world. The 1200 and 800 are still selling elsewhere.
We get your point. I will tell you this the kwack doesn’t stand up to European winters as well as the Honda does.
Stop it there dude! you are just showing yourself up with your ignorance of what is going on in other parts of the world. Please.
Ah, the good old EU and its standards. The sooner that ponzi scheme folds the better. Maybe then the world can get on with living. The rest of the world has big countries where you have to travel 8-9 hour days (600-800 miles) to get a big chunk of your destination you are travelling to out of the way. I would like to see an electric motorcycle do that where I can charge the battery in the same time it takes to fill the gas tank. I also ride two up full of panniers.
Current electric range is 75 miles and and can take an hour to get 95% of the battery charged.
So let us just get on with building bikes that riders want or soon it will go like the horse and cart.
Relax. Why so much anger?
Are you suggesting that those parts of Asia are NOT capable of handling big bore bikes? Because I know for a fact they can. I also know for a fact that Kawasaki sells a lot of bikes in India and they love their 650's, 900's, and yes the Ninja 1000. They also love their Royal Enfields.
I personally do know a couple of motorcyclists from the Philippines and yes, they do ride big bore bikes and ride them fast. They have the videos to prove it.
Did I is say they failed around the world? You just conjured that statement up.
Listen if you love your Honda that's great. I love mine too. I still have my VFR800. What's your problem?
No anger here at all.
Itwas the “ i was kind of surprised that the enthusiasts out there are riding around on big bore bikes” that did it for me. It was you surprise at the fact that folk in those parts of Asia are riding around on the latest machinery.
Re- read what you posted.
“Both failed in the market”
If you say so.
If failed in the NA market. Does that make it clearer for you? Or are you still offended?
Hint: If you are easily offended on the Internet, just don't read it and move on.
Always best to be as clear as you can be, that way there can be no confusion.
No anger or offence taken here, only embarrassment of the ignorance and blinkered vision of others on what is a worldwide forum , with regard to what goes on Outwith their own country.
It is purely a geopolitical issue, unfortunately. I won't get into that here, ROFL.
You better back it down a knotch, there friend. You are a guest here, just like the rest of us. If you wanna play moderator, I suggest you start your own forum.
I feel that the world is way too sensitive. Especially in social media sites. There's enough of that to go around for a lifetime. Let's not bring that in here.
Moving on: I still have it. Still love it. Still ride it daily to work (even in winter). And I still keep her well maintained and looking shiny. Picture below I took from my work parking lot.
I also rode mine yesterday.... it was 3 centigrade... cold tyres suck. But had fun on it...
If you were going to keep one 6G, that would be the only model worth keeping.
I rode to work today too. Nice and cool down here. 51 this morning.
Honestly, last weekend I rode the N1000 and my 6th Gen (60k miles) back to back. The VFR800 felt pretty good to me. Sure there were obvious differences due to engine size and wet weight, but as far as feeling "new", the VFR800 gave up absolutely nothing. Having said that, keep in mind I keep my maintenance up to date, and replace wear items with OEM parts when I feel they need to be replaced. So it's not a rat-bike. I believe this has kept the bike feeling new. Just doesn't have that smell.
I remember test riding a nearly 20 year old Honda 929RR with 10k miles on it two years ago. That bike felt new. It sounded sweet, was smooth, had strong brakes, etc. If I didn't know any better I'd say that bike was "new".
The devil is definitely in the details. If you take care of them like you're supposed to, they will always feel and look like new. Most people just don't want to take the time or spend the money. We live in a disposable world. That is why well preserved older machines are worth as much as they are, there is value in keeping them pristine.
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