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Offline Ichiban 4

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How important has Honda been in motorcycle development?
« on: July 05, 2015, 02:40:04 pm »
Okay Folks..

I've always wondered why a lot of us started riding "Honda Bikes" (what the Japanese refer to them as..over other brands).  I've related on the forums what my reasons/motivations have been..but haven't read too much about how or why the rest of us got into Honda's. Something that does stand out to me..after 9 years as SOHC 4 forum member..is the sense of loyalty and pride most of us seem to have in owning/riding them.

Realize also..that there is definite sense of recollection..nostalgia that especially us old-timers have towards these bikes.  But even then..seems to me there's more to it than that. I just chose poll options that I thought would be reflective of our various perspectives.  Can change the wording..if anyone has better suggestions.

Cheers..or Arrigato!

Ichi
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Re: How important has Honda been in motorcycle development?
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2015, 02:52:56 pm »
None of the options work for me.  I was 11 when I started.  Harley or Triumph didn't make anything I could handle, but a Honda S90 was about right.
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Re: How important has Honda been in motorcycle development?
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2015, 03:41:40 pm »
A 750 made me have my first orgasm way back when.took about 30 years for one to give me another
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Re: How important has Honda been in motorcycle development?
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2015, 06:07:31 pm »
where you been hiding Al?
As of today 3/13/2012 my original owner 75 CB750F has made it through 3 wives, er EX-wives. Free at last.  ;-)

 

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