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Unread postPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 8:56 am 
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Hopefully, they WILL get into a power war. Why should only the sport bikes have the best performance? Why should we have to ride in a twisted pretzel position to have a high-performance bike? To me. the whole point of the naked bikes was to have a bike that looks like a motorcycle, not a piece of rolling plastic. And what's wrong with "that mentality" of wanting a top-performing bike? Performance is one of the most exciting things about motorcycles. Otherwise why not ride a moped or a Vespa?

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Hopefully the nakeds won't get into power wars like the repli-racers. The whole point of the naked bike was to get away from that kind of mentality.

But if it sells (re above post) then I guess it makes sense :laughing:

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Unread postPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 11:19 am 
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TOO powerful, for a street bike is annoying.

Sure I want a bike that will haul @ss when I crank the throttle, but even on my humble 500, the bike never seems to enjoy going slow - when at low speeds it jerks forward, and the engine uneasily buzzes as though saying "come on you wuss! let's race!"

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Unread postPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 11:24 am 
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Yes, too much power would just be annoying while fighting traffic. You want enough power to navigate a freeway @ 75mph, but not so much that you're fighting the bike @ 5mph.

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