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post #1 of 51 Old 08-21-2003, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Have you ever been accused of...

...That Honda riders (specifically 9xx/RC51 riders) seem to have an elitist attitude compared to riders of other bikes/brands? I say this not as a derrogatory comment merely an observation. I was actually accused of having the elitist attitude shortly after purchasing my 929 by someone and it's something that I have noticed here and there on varying forums with other Honda owners. I mean, if you had to place each brand into a catagory it would go something like this:
Suzuki= squid
Yamaha= squid
Kawasaki=stuck in the 80's-squid
Triumph= misguided, uneducated, preppy squid
Harley= more money than brains, yearning for attention and imagined social status middle-aged rufian wannabe
Ducati=Guys who wish their name was Vinnie who suffer from small penis syndrom...squid (no offense Holeshot )
Aprilia= Honda lovers who don't want a Ducati

Like I said...just an observation. Carry on.
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Re: Have you ever been accused of...

1. Well this is a Honda forum holmes.

2. Honda is the best mfr. on the planet. Some may have more power, some may have more this or that, but when it comes to the entire package (reliability, power, handling, braking, cost, on and on and on) nothing pimps a Honda, nothing.

Those other bikes are great, each mfr. makes a decent bike and that is all good. I'm not going to on anyone's parade unless they come touting it as the best thing etc. I've observed this everywhere, whatever bike the owner owns is the best because he owns it. My bike isn't the best thing out there, it's the best thing out there FOR ME. If you want to heckle about an elitist attitude, go start with the Duc owners and get back to us
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Re: Have you ever been accused of...

Why does it seem that you're taking this personally? I'm fully aware of the fact that this is a Honda forum, Thanks. I own a Honda for the same reasons that you just mentioned. I'm also in the position to experience the ride, handling, and mechanical qualities of many different makes and model motorcycles and I still like my Honda over all the rest.

I was just making an observation and as those words came from my mouth I'd say I was slightly guilty of it as well. Relax, booth...this was in no way directed at you.
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nhfirefighter13 : ...That Honda riders (specifically 9xx/RC51 riders) seem to have an elitist attitude compared to riders of other bikes/brands?
There's a reason for that
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Re: Have you ever been accused of...

Wasn't flasher accused of being an elitest a$$hole!?
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ccwilli3 : Wasn't flasher accused of being an elitest a$$hole!?
Why, yes. Yes, he was.
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Thats because while everyone else is trying to keep their other brands running we are all out riding.

For the record, I like Yamaha. I think their quality has really improved over the past 4-8 years and is almost on par with Honda.
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I'm not prejudice I like the R1 & the GSXR

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Re: Have you ever been accused of...

I've had 3 Suzukis, 4 Yamahas, and an Aprilia in the past. I love my Honda and miss my Aprilia. The Suzukis and Yamahas were all great bikes. No issues with other makes here.
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ccwilli3 : Wasn't flasher accused of being an elitest a$$hole!?
ok, so i am ... maybe ... or so i was ... or better yet i always will be. *hey cc, you've got time to slam me here, but you cant even answer a PM? *so who's the elitest now??? *


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Re: Have you ever been accused of...

If I had the cash, I would own a whole fleet of every brand bike.
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Re: Have you ever been accused of...

Umm... that's coz Honda is just so much better. And we know it. knowledge is power...



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nhfirefighter13 : Relax, booth...this was in no way directed at you.
I know You are taking this more serious than me, CHILL MONEY CHILL!
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lfg929 : Thats because while everyone else is trying to keep their other brands running we are all out riding.

For the record, I like Yamaha. I think their quality has really improved over the past 4-8 years and is almost on par with Honda.
I think Yamaha has come a long way and producing quality products, but they are still #2
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Re: Have you ever been accused of...

I haven't noticed. I see all kinds on all brands...
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