so Honda is so desperate they have to come and advertise on a kawa forum .that is laughable:act-up::act-up:
LOL...makes sense!!Why would they advertise on a Honda forum? They've already got those customers!
There's a legion of ppl upgrading from the Kaw 900 to a larger power plant (engine) that don't (maybe can't) want to gravitate to the heavy Flagship Kaw 1700 line. So where do they go? Ah, Honda makes a 1300 Custom line, including the Sabre, Interstate, and Stateline models. Even the Fury is equipped with a 1300.The forum is full of metric-owning motorcyclists. Seems like a logical place to advertise! Hondas been putting up some serious numbers, I don't think 'desperation' has anything to do with their current marketing campaign.
Must not be THAT comfortable if you have to keep loading it on a truckFriend of mine has the stateline. Its a nice ride but dang it is extremely long(9feet) Makes it a pain to put in the back of his truck and what not. Its an okay ride comfort wise just mot my style and I love my Vaq.
My wifes 750 is an awesome bike. Well built, has features usually only on much bigger bikes (nice dual suspension, a non-useless helmet lock, EFI, etc.) It's got a STRONG motor that is super smooth. Plus, Honda reliability!The last model they made that interested me was the Valkyrie.
They dropped the Valk to make the P.O.S. VTX 1800 that they have also dropped.
Their cruisers are LAME.
Not that the 1300 is a bad motor since it's nicer and sounds better than the 1800 but they now look like Victories (gay looking) and sport tiny gas tanks,skinny tires,and useless saddlebags.
I dont like the big gap from the top of the forward jug to the frame/tank at the neck. Looks dumb. And, the rear fender seems out of proportion too. I may be able to overlook those faults if it weren't for the somewhat strange riding position and wide handlebars. If I turn the wheel to lock, I could barely hold on to the bar with my extended arm, and I'm 5'10". It seems that the best looking cruiser they make is the anemic 750cc Shadow line (Phantom looks especially nice).I looked at the Interstate, etc and they all look too much like they are trying to be custom choppers. Tiny gas tanks and all. Something about them just looks... wrong to me.
I don't own a Kawasaki and I'm on this forum. Seems to reason they would advertise everywhere they could.so Honda is so desperate they have to come and advertise on a kawa forum .that is laughable:act-up::act-up:
I'm leaning toward a touring bike as well.. i'm 42 and leaning over is getting old for sportbikes... need to be comfortable and be able to haul a few cases of beer on occasion... I dont really like driving a car much anymore.I had an M109R. It is a beast!! It has so many problems however with the design, I sold it. They are notorious for tearing up the tranny, the secondary gear, for blowing oil out of the intake on occasion (even if not over filled), destroying motor mounts after 10-15K miles and snapping the clutch cable fairly frequently.
That said, it was the most fun bike I have ever ridden and I got my first when I was 15. If you don't mind tinkering with your bike a lot, it's great. I'm more into reliability at this stage in my life (50s').