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  • Some Kind of a Sick Joke? Damn Honda

    So is it just me, or does this thing look like an updated version of the good ol' TL1000S?

    Last edited by rzarobbie; 08-12-2003, 02:18 AM.

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    awww damn.. I can't get the link to work, Copy and paste it in to your browser.. or maybe someone could put it up here for me?

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    • #3
      It's the brackets in the name that stop it from being linked to properly.
      "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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      • #4
        Tada!
        "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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        • #5
          It looks like the bastard child of a CBR 600RR and a SV1000.

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            • #7
              Thats prolly their new Superchicken.
              PCIIIUSB::CZ wheels::Akra f/s custom cans&hangers::Bitubo shock::GSXR750 K4 legs::R1 calipers::GSXR K2 rear caliper::ExtremeTech damper::Race rearsets::Joe V mod::K&N filter::Van's CCC+PP::Barnett springs::GiPro ATRE::1/5 throttle::C/F mirrors+hugger+fender+tankprotector::LP screen::mod subframe w/ gap tray::undertail::flush indicators::Van's rear cup::Brembo 19x18::Braided lines::Galfer wave rear rotor::Speedking mod OEM rotors::Van's ecc::WC clipons::520 @ 16/40::Van's spr cover::TWM cap::

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              • #8
                Yep thats pretty similar . always thought the TLS was ahead of its time
                1997 TLS , Stock apart from Neptune Cans and Ohlins rear Shock ad TLS 6 pot brakes

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                • #9
                  Honda
                  Batestlr1000

                  2002 R1 (Silver)

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                  • #10
                    i don't quite see the similarity to be fair,

                    TLS = roundy, curvy, sexy with yummy frame
                    Firestorm (Superhawk) 2004 = angular, ugly wanna be sportsmotorcycle....

                    i preferred the ol' Firestorm, which is kinda 'ok' in my book

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                    • #11
                      Bill-look at it and then glance over at the pic in steve's sig-see how the defining characteristic of the front end is the black vee shape?

                      TLS is first thing I thought of when I saw this pic as well.

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                      • #12
                        Yup - I did the same lil test too
                        "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming WOW, what a RIDE!!"

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                        • #13
                          I think it's pretty cool! It looks like it has a proper swing-arm and rear suspension and everything! Not like the TL-S's short stubby excuse for a swinger and that shite rotary damper. Plus, to be fair, Honda will probably have a much superior FI system on it's bike (as they always do). And no, the Honda's lines aren't very organic. Certainly more angular than the S. Plus, I think the radiators are on the side a'la Firestorm. I'd say a production model in a different color will probably not look a whole lot like a TL. My $.02
                          It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a bad example.

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                            Honda needs to give up on the whole side mounted radiator thing. It does not work. RC51s commonly hit well over 240F. That is too damn hot.
                            "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw

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                            • #15
                              Maybe so, but I'm thinking the trade-off is that you can place the engine closer to the front wheel which gives better weight distribution and room for a proper rear suspension set-up.
                              It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a bad example.

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