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post #1 of 22 Old 05-14-2018, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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Okay.. Here's one I might have to own...

I think this thing is a freakin' beauty!!
I can hardly wait to go try one on!
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Not really into all the retro stuff, but did take a look at the Z900RS at the bike show last year. I have a mate who was in the market for a retro and he fell in love with it too. Sadly the test ride didn't live up to his expectations and he ended up with a Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black.

https://www.motorcyclenews.com/bike-...er-black/2018/

The Bonnie is certainly a looker, but still wouldn't have one.... I'll stick to a modern design and a screaming 4cyl thanks :-)

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I like old bikes. I like new bikes. I do not however like modern retro bikes. Not my cup of tea.

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Of all the new retro style bikes, i think the new honda cb1000 has the best look. They did not necessarily try to recreate the old look versus just paying homage to it. The look is decidedly futuristic....

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I can get the whole retro bike and all ...just can't get my head around the asking price for them.
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Maybe it's just because I'm older than dirt, but I get the retro bike thing, because I'm not really fond of the Transformer look of a lot of the modern nakeds. The UJM design still works for me and I kinda like the gas tank that isn't covered in plastic.
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$11,500 is a ton of money for that one in my opinion. That's almost into R9T and Thruxton territory, both bikes that I think look far nicer, and offer a lot more in the way of cache. This is cool, but feels overpriced by about 2 grand. Heck, it's more than most of Triumph's modern classics, the Ducati scrambler, and the CB1100. Too many great options for less money, and too many better options for the same money.
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Well, I think it looks kinda cool, at least in the pic with the guy riding it .... I’m an older fart though, I used to race a KZ-900 based Superbike back in the ‘80’s, so brings back good memories. I agree, the price seems a little steep.
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Mike would you get rid of the gsxs for the cafe?

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back in the day we grew up with those bikes ..some drooled for one others owned one...the kawasaki was always top of the food chain back in those days....suzuki always took a back seat on the showroom floor behind honda and kawasaki...suzuki was the best kept secret for years....and there naked is still on top...they held true to giving the biggest bang for the buck in power and reliability ....one of the most reliable today.......ok off subject.....but all i can think of is.....Look another retro trying to find its glory days.........with the S around those days are over......theres a fever going around stay in bed
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