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Old 12-08-2006, 08:53 PM   #41
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Is it just me or does this look like Jay Leno's turbine bike only in red?



J/K I remember that pos, wasn't this the one with oval pistons?
If you look at a few details it's hard to believe this thing was top o the line in it's day. Doesn't even have slotted front rotors.
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Honda tried building a few bikes in the past to compete with the Italians. No one was willing to pay that kinda cash for a bike. Maybe times have changed, but no one's willing to take the risk again...

The 1992 Honda NR 750



course, it didn't help that it was a piece of junk.


'compete with the Italians' In what way? It never raced on the track IIRC, and was like 60-80k? This is 1992 when a CBR600F2 = 5495.


POS? No. If so, how? Over-priced? heck yes.


It did set some records though.
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Old 12-08-2006, 11:39 PM   #43
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I think Jaime and a few others probably have the perspective on things;
Ducati, Triumph, Aprilia, BMW, et al, do what they do best; build semi exclusive high performance motorcycles with a certain amount of an undefinable ingredient let's call "character".

The Japanese build "cookie cutter" bikes that perform extremely well if not better than most of the European mfrs., but long run short are thought of as "disposable"., constantly being displaced by next years latest / greatest model.

Whichever you choose, we are living in phenomonal times to be a motorcyclist, in terms of the bikes available to us!
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Old 12-09-2006, 01:25 AM   #44
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Old 12-09-2006, 01:42 AM   #45
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You won't see the bikes doing anything different than they already are until the euro market begins to take a bigger chunk of the total market sales.

There are a lot of people spending a lot of money,and for now, the Japanese seem to be happy with the distribution, in a time when everyone is saying 'save save save' they are still seeing astronomical amounts of sales for a product that is lightly termed 'luxary' at best. If you started seeing an increase in the number of Ducati's Triumphs Aprillas and whatever else on the road, then you can be sure Japan would step back and re-evaluate what is making the other bikes sell more than their own. In the mean time, they created a forumula, stuck with it, and are enjoying world-renowned success with it.

Plus you have to look at it like this, besides track people, who really pays attention to stuff like the brand of suspension.. heck, how many of you that only ride street have ever even had your suspension checked? I know I didn't until I got out on the track, and even then, I haven't reached the limit of my stock setups ability to perform, so why would I want to spend unnecesary dollars up front for something that I am unable to utilize?

Besides, what if they made them 'too good' I mean, you saw what happened with the busa's.. they come out with 'the fastest' and bam, now everyone gets a 186mph governer.. what if one handles too good stock? They might install bumpers to make you more unsteady in a turn.. who knows :P

I just don't think the market is there, for the few people who do want stuff like this, you can contact OCC, Motorcycles Unlimited, or whoever and have your bike taken straight to them to be built as you please.. plus you get the satisfaction supporting your local shops and getting their support in return. Remember, Honda doesn't have representatives trackside should you eff something up or need help.... But Patrick does
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Old 12-09-2006, 01:45 AM   #46
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'compete with the Italians' In what way? It never raced on the track IIRC, and was like 60-80k? This is 1992 when a CBR600F2 = 5495.


POS? No. If so, how? Over-priced? heck yes.


It did set some records though.

i think it was closer to 30k, but i could be wrong. there is one for sale right now tho on bike biz.com for 75k tho. it was a POS because even with all the amazing technology on the bike (for it's day at least) it still underperformed every other 750 on the market. it handled like , and was way under powered. i never got the chance to ride one, but this was the opinion of all those who did. everyone saw it as more of a trophy piece than a bike you ride.
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