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    Speaking of being 'old enough'.* I fall into that category and admit my bias toward the standard or 'naked' bike.* Don't get me wrong, I like 'em all, but have some personal favorites.* In addition to the Suzuki Gladius, Kawasaki in now selling the ER-6n in the US.* A nice bike, from what I can tell, but then, I cut my teeth on the Triumphs, BSAs and Nortons of the 60s.*

    Yamaha also showed their Yamaha XS-V1 Sakura concept ( a retro design intended to evoke memories of their very successful XS 650) a couple of years ago.* And Honda might be releasing a new naked bike, as well.*

    Bottom line?* I love 'em all and when I hit the Power Ball I'll need a huge garage for my collection.*

    So many bikes, so little time.

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    That ER-6n looks cool. They've had that over-seas for a year or two (maybe more) I guess all ready. Standard/nakeds sell better there than here. I understand the Versys(sp?) is gaining momentum here, though personally I'm turned off by the headlight/windscreen assembly.

    I've seen that Yamaha you referred to and thought it was cool too. It wouldn't be bad having a new technology bike that looks like they did "back in the day".*

    Suzuki has another throw back of their own this year too, a small starter bike. The TU250 ($3500) 250cc, single cylinder, FI engine, probably runs great, but has the old time look to it...
    http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/1918/bike1hn6.jpg[/img]

    Like you said, bring on the powerball. So many bikes, so little money...(the new Monster is killing me too BTW)

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    don't care for the looks of the honda and the suzuki at 250cc is too small. small bikes may get good gas milage ( not why i ride a bike ) but only at slow speeds and don't make good expressway rides. just looking at the honda* it looks like the seating position / handle bar relation is all wrong. i'm not spoiled on goldwings but i am spoiled on having a big ( 900cc and bigger ) motor
    william

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    Love the short movie video. Honda does a great job, they don't hold back a bit. Strong statement, I don't see myself riding one but it's cool they did it. There is a huge untapped market for stuff like this the non riders out number riders many times. Like the Suzuki Bergman these are aimed at non traditional motorcyclists.
    Cheers, 50gary

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    The ultimate mixing of bikes... Supermoto... woot!
    Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "Holy Sh*t... WHAT A RIDE!"


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    so yall are telling me them make bikes after the 70's? LOL
    i'm building a 750 hondamatic right now so it's not a new concept.

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