Very nice. I enjoy the same sitch but I'm lucky if I get in two rides a week (other than commuting). I'm looking forward to many more when I retire!I moved in February. I can do a 160 mile loop of the of the threes and be home around noon . I run at least a couple of the threes 3-4 times a week.
Wow. That's a lot of GromsYou know, by the time we start discussing 1000cc, performance motorcycles, we are way down the rabbit hole.
They say Kawasaki sold 370,000 motorcycles, worldwide, in 2020. 499,000 in 2019. Kawasaki motorcycle sales are nothing compared to Honda.
The search said "Honda sold 19.3 million motorcycles worldwide and about 330,000 to motorcycle shoppers in North America, a volume which increased by 2,000 in 2021."
Even if those figures are off by 50%, Honda could stop selling 500cc +bikes and not even notice the loss.
Not quite, but they are smaller bikes to be sure. See:Wow. That's a lot of Groms
I did. But I would have said awesome! H'mmmm, I wonder where the majority of the R&D $$$ are going???
Yeah, my practical daily commuter..... I just bought a turbo ZX12R with 315 rwhp. Practical .......Doing the math on the CB350RS: 400 pounds, 348cc, 20 bhp, $2600. You really think it would sell here? I doubt Honda America's marketing agrees with you or it would be here. Or maybe bringing it up to EPA standards would make it too costly? It is a pretty bike and practical. But when has an an American ever bought a bike for practical transportation reasons? (Except for me in the 60s and 70s?) (OK, and @57x 's daily commuters? )
It also begs me ask...a 1973 CB350 in the USA was 375# wet, 325cc, 36 bhp, ~$750 (1973 $) Nevermind...twin vs single.
You really have the best garage of all time...Yeah, my practical daily commuter..... I just bought a turbo ZX12R with 315 rwhp. Practical .......
I'm not wealthy by any means. I buy and sell bikes and parts as a hobby. It makes me available to see great deals that others may not. I can take this turbo 12 and pull the turbo kit to sell for more than I bought the bike for. I won't have it long. I'll quickly restore it add a few toys and easily double my money when I sell it.You really have the best garage of all time...
It's hilarious that you just bought a turbo ZX12R after spending so much time modding the blue one. I mean I would too if I could.
Interesting...chrome though 🤢I'm not wealthy by any means. I buy and sell bikes and parts as a hobby. It makes me available to see great deals that others may not. I can take this turbo 12 and pull the turbo kit to sell for more than I bought the bike for. I won't have it long. I'll quickly restore it add a few toys and easily double my money when I sell it.
My fortunate thing is I have more tools than most dealerships that I have accumulated over 40 years and have either the experience or friends to help me do whatever I need to do.
I just traded my 06 GSXR750 track bike for an 07 GSXR1000. I happen to have a C&S stretch swingarm and a Yosh pipe laying on the floor. I'll send the rear wheel to Kosman to widen it so I can put on a 240 tire, add some lights, and again, double my money when I flip it. I'm doing similar with an 01 GSXR1000 I recently bought by adding 6" extensions and lowering it, then making a bunch on it. I'm in Houston, there are no corners unless you count freeway ramps. Long, lowered, blingy and fast is the game here.