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Re: Honda blatantly rips off Triumph!!!
HawaiianTiger #610578 07/28/15 6:38 pm
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When H*nda used the VT Ascot at Ascot they converted it to chain drive. I think it was mainly for changing ratios quickly.

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Re: Honda blatantly rips off Triumph!!!
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Well, I took delivery of the Honda on Thursday and have been riding it around.

Honda at home now.
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I had intended to do a ride report giving some comparisons between it and, say, a T140, but I don't think that's possible. It's like comparing apples to houses. I can't find anything in common between them except that they have two wheels.

So, I'll give that a pass. No point in it. I'll come to love the Honda, like I did the KZ because my affections toward motorcycle comes from the loyalty and service they provide and little else.

No brand loyalty from me. I have four really different motorcycles now, for four completely different moods, so I'm happier than a dog with a bone.

I recommend owning and riding a variety of motorcycles. Staying with just one thing seems a little stuck in the mud to me.

Enjoy the spice of life, I say.

Cheers,
Bill

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Re: Honda blatantly rips off Triumph!!!
HawaiianTiger #611640 08/05/15 5:51 pm
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I wonder if Craig Vetter had anything to do with the design of the Nighthawk, as he did with the Hurricane. No mention of it here:

http://www.craigvetter.com/pages/Motorcycle_Designs/Motorcycle%20Main.html



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Re: Honda blatantly rips off Triumph!!!
HawaiianTiger #611653 08/05/15 6:52 pm
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If King Kenny can flat track a Vmax you should be able to do it on that one.

Re: Honda blatantly rips off Triumph!!!
HawaiianTiger #611676 08/05/15 10:14 pm
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kenny roberts could win a number one plate on a push bike.

even now.


every day you do not take a chance is a day of your life that you will never get back.
Re: Honda blatantly rips off Triumph!!!
HawaiianTiger #611841 08/06/15 11:33 pm
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Hey no one mentioned the Honda "GB" (sorry no picture). At least they're not trying to be sneaky about it, ey?



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Re: Honda blatantly rips off Triumph!!!
HawaiianTiger #611847 08/07/15 3:17 am
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May I?

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Re: Honda blatantly rips off Triumph!!!
HawaiianTiger #611911 08/07/15 9:43 pm
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There you go! Can anyone say "Velocette"?


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Re: Honda blatantly rips off Triumph!!!
Mark Z #611912 08/07/15 9:50 pm
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IIRC, Yamaha used to advertise the XS650II as being "in the tradition of the great British twins". I had one for 11 yrs and kept it in perfect shape. When I sold it, the new owner laid it down on gravel, then grenaded the engine within the first month.

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Re: Honda blatantly rips off Triumph!!!
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Oh, no, a new classification; the DNO or dreaded new owner....


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Re: Honda blatantly rips off Triumph!!!
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No Japanese, Kawasaki or new Triumph Corporation bike looks like a "classic" British bike. The clones are too shiny in the wrong places , too densely packed and too bulky. The new Triumph Bonneville looks obese compared to a T120. Not that the new stuff are bad bikes because some are nice machines.But to me they are just like paper cut outs of the real thing..


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Re: Honda blatantly rips off Triumph!!!
HawaiianTiger #611944 08/08/15 6:26 am
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Let me shovel some coal on the fire: grin
Doesn't the engine of the Honda that looks like a Velocette look like a Royal Enfield engine? smile


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Re: Honda blatantly rips off Triumph!!!
Ger B #611954 08/08/15 9:31 am
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May I?

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Several years ago I was looking to buy one but the prices they were going for seemed way to high for me for a used bike


When given the choice between two evils I picked the one I haven't tried before
Re: Honda blatantly rips off Triumph!!!
shel #611964 08/08/15 10:21 am
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I bought a new XS650. Used to crank the starter till the battery went dead. Then kick it for another 30 minutes till it finally started.
Thank God somebody stole it. They must have pushed it away.


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Re: Honda blatantly rips off Triumph!!!
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Originally Posted by desco
Thank God somebody stole it. They must have pushed it away.

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