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#1 Unread post by acerider42 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:46 pm

what are the options right now? it is only guzzi v7, triumph thruxton, or bonnie?

wonder if honda will ever bring back a new version of an old bike.

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#2 Unread post by acerider42 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:03 pm

norton has been talking a lot, but i dont think there is any official word when they'll be in the US and from what i've heard they will be around $20k

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#3 Unread post by Johnj » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:30 pm

Ural, Royal Enfield, and Honda has the CB1100
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#4 Unread post by dr_bar » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:33 am

Johnj wrote:Ural, Royal Enfield, and Honda has the CB1100
That CB1100 is a great looking bike...
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#5 Unread post by acerider42 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:07 pm

cb1100, very cool. looks like it isn't available in the US yet.

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#6 Unread post by acerider42 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:20 pm

looks like a cool bike for $3k new 250cc - cleveland cyclewerks misfit
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bike falling apart in test ride @1:29 :lol:

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#7 Unread post by pyronano » Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:45 am

If only the Cleveland was a well made bike

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#8 Unread post by ceemes » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:26 pm

pyronano wrote:If only the Cleveland was a well made bike
You would swear they are the best built, best riding, bestest of all the bestest bikes in world according to their fanboys on their FB page. I subscribe to it and read it when I need a cheap laugh or giggles. Of course if you should mention or hint at some of their many quality issues, you will bring down the wrath of fanboydom upon your head.
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#9 Unread post by jstark47 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:33 pm

I believe the Suzuki TU250X would qualify as a retro bike.
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#10 Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:56 pm

doesn't ducati make one?
there aint nothin like it

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#11 Unread post by jstark47 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:12 pm

BRUMBEAR wrote:doesn't ducati make one?
Last year for their SportClassic line was 2010.
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#12 Unread post by High_Side » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:44 pm

jstark47 wrote:
BRUMBEAR wrote:doesn't ducati make one?
Last year for their SportClassic line was 2010.
Having owned one - good riddance!

Did I mention what a disappointment that thing was????

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#13 Unread post by Flat Knuckle » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:07 pm

jstark47 wrote:I believe the Suzuki TU250X would qualify as a retro bike.
I think so, too. Sadly, though, I won't be riding one anytime soon, as Suzuki's Web site says:
*Unfortunately, this model is not available in California.

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#14 Unread post by sapaul » Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:50 am

Can't get better than this
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#15 Unread post by High_Side » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:57 am

sapaul wrote:Can't get better than this
Don't they sell the classic version of what you already own in SA?

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#16 Unread post by sapaul » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:19 am

yeah they do, I could have had one but the spoke tyres and tubes put me off.
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#17 Unread post by HYPERR » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:38 pm

High_Side wrote: Did I mention what a disappointment that thing was????
No, can you tell us about it? :laughing:
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#18 Unread post by pyronano » Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:08 am

High_Side wrote:
jstark47 wrote:
BRUMBEAR wrote:doesn't ducati make one?
Last year for their SportClassic line was 2010.
Having owned one - good riddance!

Did I mention what a disappointment that thing was????
I was looking at one whats up?

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#19 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:38 am

Don't forget the Suzuki Savage (S40), it has been made UNCHANGED for over 27 years now (since 1986!) and CURRENTLY is the longest running unchanged motorcycle model in any big manufacturer (even the sportster from H-D hasn't remained unchanged for so long).

So, this is truly a retro-bike as well. But not a modern-retro other than it's still available as a 2013:

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... rd-S40.htm

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#20 Unread post by High_Side » Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:19 pm

pyronano wrote: I was looking at one whats up?
Budget for the termi kit (cans, air filter and ECU if you want it to run correctly), budget for suspension to replace the utter dodo that the bike comes with. If you can get past this, plus never feel the need to see the battery, it will serve you well.

Not that I'm bitter.....

Actually, if the bike had been better I wouldn't have moved on to own the KTM Superduke I have now - and that would have been the real tragedy :mrgreen:

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