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Bikes I'm seeing in Japan

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    Bikes I'm seeing in Japan

    In Japan for 10 days. Seeing a ton of bikes. Going to post some of them here. Hoping to get to a motorcycle shop eventually.





    Mexican parts on a British bike in Japan? Mind blown.









    Okay, not a motorcycle but...





    I have one of these at home




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    Re: Bikes I'm seeing in Japan

    Are those pay bike locks? Great idea.

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    Re: Bikes I'm seeing in Japan

    Took the train to an area heavy with moto shops today.











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    VFR 1200



    This is a 250:





    125!








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    I love those new CB1100s and the updated ZRX....

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    Your wish is my command...






































































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    Re: Bikes I'm seeing in Japan

    there some awesome bikes. oldies too. very cool

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    some very cool bikes, i still question why we cant get some of those imported to the US

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondarider102 View Post
    some very cool bikes, i still question why we cant get some of those imported to the US
    Because the average, mostly ignorant American, only wants a 600 or 1000 sportbike or a Fat Boy.

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    "I'd outgrow my 600 in a few months, so I just got the 750 to start"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesmoTull
    Quote Originally Posted by hondarider102 View Post
    some very cool bikes, i still question why we cant get some of those imported to the US
    Because the average, mostly ignorant American, only wants a 600 or 1000 sportbike or a Fat Boy.
    Very true but even that r1 looked different then the r1 in the US unless it was just the angle it was taken?

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    Re: Bikes I'm seeing in Japan

    Curious what the price was on the MC28 & RG400?

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    Re: Bikes I'm seeing in Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by DesmoTull View Post
    Because the average, mostly ignorant American, only wants a 600 or 1000 sportbike or a Fat Boy.
    Yup, myself included. I have no interest in a 250 or 125 as my only motorcycle, thanks.
    I believe most of America feels this way.

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    Re: Bikes I'm seeing in Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by hondarider102 View Post
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    Very true but even that r1 looked different then the r1 in the US unless it was just the angle it was taken?
    we might not have had that color but its other wise the same as a US. that one also has some goodies on it like Ohlins forks, different rotors and exhaust. it's a first gen. 2000-2001 I think

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    Re: Bikes I'm seeing in Japan

    very cool thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Yup, myself included. I have no interest in a 250 or 125 as my only motorcycle, thanks.
    I believe most of America feels this way.
    Tell that to Honda who's been having a hard time keeping up with demand for CBR250Rs in the US. I'm loving mine so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    Tell that to Honda who's been having a hard time keeping up with demand for CBR250Rs in the US. I'm loving mine so far.
    I've heard of plenty of people that want little bikes but the general motorcycling public seems to think we all want bigger bikes. Maybe its cause that's what we're so used to seeing. Tiered licensing in other countries has kept small bikes sales going strong over big bikes.

    The only vehicle I would even think about taking on a payment for right now would be a new VFR/RVF400. other 400s like a CBR400 or ZX4 would also strongly be considered though but the V4 would have a down payment put down before I even saw the bike.

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    Re: Bikes I'm seeing in Japan

    Awesome pics, i don't see anything 'updated' on that ZRX though, other than the color scheme...

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottieducati View Post
    Awesome pics, i don't see anything 'updated' on that ZRX though, other than the color scheme...
    for someone who owned one you have a poor attention to detail. even I noticed the headlight fairing is slightly different and the rotors are new. not that it's new (article is from 2008) but the stuff would be new to what we got here in the US
    http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2008/..._zrx1200_daeg/

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    He's used to seeing bikes laying down, so he's probably never seen that bike at that angle.

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    Re: Bikes I'm seeing in Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by CBR929RE View Post
    The only vehicle I would even think about taking on a payment for right now would be a new VFR/RVF400. other 400s like a CBR400 or ZX4 would also strongly be considered though but the V4 would have a down payment put down before I even saw the bike.
    Right on about the 400s. I saw so many awesome small displacement bikes when I went to Japan a few years ago, I returned envious and frustrated with the market over here. A few more options between the 250cc parallel twins / singles and 650/600cc sportbikes would be welcome.

    Cool pics overall! They had some amazing scooters and customized pit bikes too. When you're at the moto shops, look for a brand of riding gear called Yellow Corn. The engrish on their products had my sides aching.

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    Re: Bikes I'm seeing in Japan

    great pics, thanks for sharing! the Mexican Triumph and Six Days MZ are sweet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    Tell that to Honda who's been having a hard time keeping up with demand for CBR250Rs in the US. I'm loving mine so far.
    How is it on the interstate at ~80? Would you climb on it and ride it to say western NY and back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    How is it on the interstate at ~80? Would you climb on it and ride it to say western NY and back?
    At 80 you still have some umph left, and the vibration isn't bad. I've been commuting on the interstate with it without issue. Yeah, it's not as quick as most bikes to get to 80mph, but it still beats most cars there.

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    Re: Bikes I'm seeing in Japan

    I rode my wife's EX250 home from where we bought it on a busy highway at 80mph, and I was surprised to see how well it handled the trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    How is it on the interstate at ~80? Would you climb on it and ride it to say western NY and back?
    At 80 he would be breaking the law...

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