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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-23-2007, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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favorite Sportbike maker???

I just want a general idea of what everyone's favorite maker. I know there are tons of variables to consider and this is a very generalized question. So all I need are some general answers. So I was just wandering what is your favorite maker honda, yamaha, kawasaki, suzuki, etc.?
and why is that maker your favorite?

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-23-2007, 08:04 PM
 
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Honda... because it's a Honda...
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haha good reason why!
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Kwacka for me. Started on one, so it's a nostalgia thing.

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+1 on the kawi, im still on my first bike and its taken a hammering so far without any problems and i love the look and power of the ninja's
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I'm not picky, its all about the model, though Yamaha seems to be lacking to me lately. Started on a Honda and was glad I did as it was a tank, really didn't need a lot of maint despite its 20+ years age, and Honda maintains a parts selection LONG after the model has been sold.

Now I own, obviously, a Kawi and I love its feel. Not a fan of this year's tranny but the extra 36ccs is a nice way to cheat the need for anything larger. Its one of my children

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Another Kawi fan here. Been riding Ninja's continuously since I was 18. (20+ years)

I like Kawasaki because of the emphasis they typically put on their engine development. They always strive to have the most powerful engine in each class. (even if they perhaps aren't as refined as a Honda) Kawasaki just has a hot-rod, damn the politcal correctness attitude about them.
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Another Kawi fan here. Been riding Ninja's continuously since I was 18. (20+ years)

I like Kawasaki because of the emphasis they typically put on their engine development. They always strive to have the most powerful engine in each class. (even if they perhaps aren't as refined as a Honda) Kawasaki just has a hot-rod, damn the politcal correctness attitude about them.
Not only that, they also had the most memorable ad campaign in the '70's, if you're old enough to remember it. Who doesn't know the jingle from their "Let the good times roll" commercials?

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I have to say that Suzuki is my favorite. They have a very wide range of bikes and I would be happy on any of them, also you don't have to worry about them jumping in a new direction the next year.

although my next bike will be a Triumph, unless Buell decides to put failings on the 1125 and drop the price two grand.

I just really want a bike with a turbo, because their are those times when you pull up too a stop light next to a cop, and I think a really loud PPTTTSHIIISHHHHHHHH would make his day. =P
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Ducati, because I can.

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