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Old 05-23-2010, 12:58 PM   #1
 
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Honda and a Big Sports Bike

Does anyone know if Honda plans on joining the 1300 or 1400 cc club with Suzuki and Kawasaki anytime down the road?

Seems like they could use a big displacement sport bike in the lineup....

I know I saw pics of the 1200 Interceptor or whatever it will be called. But that's more sport tour.

They plan on entering the fray against the Busa and the Zed?
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Re: Honda and a Big Sports Bike

Honestly, why does honda need to "buck up" and Join Suzuki, or Kawasaki...Honda has made a name for itself as one of the finest sport bikes made in/on the market today. the CBR 1000rr and the RC51/Sp2 v twin, are known for their superior power. Why mess with success..? the power to weight ratio for all machines is fanominal..for any manufacturer out there...and i think they are pushing the power limits a lil too much..but thats my opinion. I have been riding a 600cc Honda for the last almost 15 years now, and i can say, i will put my 600 up against any CC motorcycle out there.......its about the rider and the knowlege that he has about his machine....and its limits...dont get me wrong, im in a tug-of-war with myself over a nice CBR 1000 rr or a RC51...both are beautiful machines..and would love to have one, but i have a VERY capable corner carver right in my garage....why do i need a larger CC machine when i can have just as much fun on a smaller cc machine?....BOTH can Kill.....even a small 250 can kill...lucky for me im still alive, and was able to upgrade...anyhow...ive inserted my opinion, i will lay low and see what everyone else has to say.....
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:18 PM   #3
 
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Re: Honda and a Big Sports Bike

I wasn't suggesting that they need to "buck up" at all.

I was just curious as to whether it was in the making or not.

Hell, if we wanna talk need, nothing bigger than a 500cc is necessary at all. And a 250 will kill you doin 100 MPH just like a 1000cc will.

None of it is necessary, I agree. Zed trumping the Busa with a 1400 wasn't necessary. They did it anyway.
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Re: Honda and a Big Sports Bike

IMHO, Honda started that war first between the manufacturers in that class with the Big Bird.

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Re: Honda and a Big Sports Bike

Originally Posted by Leadfinger View Post
IMHO, Honda started that war first between the manufacturers in that class with the Big Bird.

http://www.psfk.com/wp-content/uploa...fk.com/cbr.jpg

Haha, I thought the same thing myself.
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Re: Honda and a Big Sports Bike

Nah.... Honda didn't start that. I am pretty sure Yamaha had an 1100 sport bike. At least I think. And I wanna say there was a gsx1100 before the Busa as well.
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Re: Honda and a Big Sports Bike

Yes there was a GSXR1100 and a ZX-11 but the big bird was really the first street bike built to go 200 mph stretched out like a busa, IMO. Ram air, long seat. One could argue that the ZX-11 was first. The GSXR was always sportier IMO. I think the BB started the class and then the Busa was built to knock it off, without question.
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Re: Honda and a Big Sports Bike

Originally Posted by Zee-Ro View Post
Nah.... Honda didn't start that. I am pretty sure Yamaha had an 1100 sport bike. At least I think. And I wanna say there was a gsx1100 before the Busa as well.
Yamaha had the FJ1100.

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Re: Honda and a Big Sports Bike

I don't think Honda needs a big engine sportbike. A 1000 is enough for most riders on the street.
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Re: Honda and a Big Sports Bike

Originally Posted by FB1000inPA View Post
I don't think Honda needs a big engine sportbike. A 1000 is enough for most riders on the street.


I agree they don't NEED one, I was curious as to whether they wanted one or were gonna do one. Need is relative. Does Yamaha need an R7? They don't think so. Yet Zuke still makes the GSXR750. They "think" they need to.

Again... Short of a big touring bike... Does anyone NEED anything larger than 500cc's?
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Re: Honda and a Big Sports Bike

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I agree they don't NEED one, I was curious as to whether they wanted one or were gonna do one. Need is relative. Does Yamaha need an R7? They don't think so. Yet Zuke still makes the GSXR750. They "think" they need to.

Again... Short of a big touring bike... Does anyone NEED anything larger than 500cc's?

So what is your point? It looks like the answer from what everyone knows is NO and they see no reason for it.

It looks like all you want to do is disagree with everyone.

Go build one yourself if you want it so bad.
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Re: Honda and a Big Sports Bike

[QUOTE=Leadfinger;928654]So what is your point? It looks like the answer from what everyone knows is NO and they see no reason for it.

It looks like all you want to do is disagree with everyone.

Go build one yourself if you want it so bad.[/QUOMy



Hmmmm.... My apologies. I recall asking if Honda plans to do something and thought I would get an answer to that. I don't recall asking if you or anyone else thought Honda should or shouldn't build one. A simple "not that I know of" would suffice.

But... If I have come across as wanting to disagree with you or anyone else, I apologize.

Finger... Be easy fellow rider... A simple no woulda been easier. To date... I haven't seen any response tell me "no" or "not that we have heard."
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Re: Honda and a Big Sports Bike

I am not sure what others think about it but I look at it from the point of drivability. I like my 1000 because it handles great and has more than enough umpf to carry my heavy body from point A to point B and through twisties. I am not much of a straight line rider and look for roads that are narrow and twisty. I believe the 12/1300 ccm bikes are maybe slightly faster on top and maybe excellerate a little harder but it ain't worth it to spent the extra money or add the extra weight.
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Re: Honda and a Big Sports Bike

Honda Motor Company has had alot of "firsts" within their reign with motorcycles and automobiles alike, Why would they want to "follow" within the rivals footsteps so to speak, and make a larger cc machine...not dont get me wrong, they have sat back and waited far too long to introduce their version of a UTV side by side, but didnt they have a short stint with one back in the 80's...kinda like an off road go cart..well...umm...with that said...again i guess one could say honda was first....seems like Honda is at the top with everything i can think of....Give it time Zee-Ro...im sure one is on the drawing board....
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FB.... Blacksheep....

Thank you and everyone else for the input.

I think 1000cc's is plenty, more than is necessary in fact.
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