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Low On Cash

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Re: Fairing suggestions
« Reply #30 on: December 09, 2016, 08:24:55 AM »

I understand what the bike is all about, I just think it's ugly. There are compromises to be made between aerodynamics and aesthetics but in my opinion that's swung too far one way.

No need to take my opinions personally. I've got no problem if you or anyone else likes it.

Let me give you some real simple advise - in this day and age of road rage, don't go pulling up to a biker and tell him his bike is ugly - your gonna get shot in heart beat!

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Re: Fairing suggestions
« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2016, 08:27:19 AM »

The NM4 Honda is a crazy bike.  I bet it is not as areo as you think.  You said 80 MPH, but you probably meant 80 MPG. A lot of that probably has to do with a more efficient larger engine that is less racy.  If you consider weight and size of a car, then 80 MPG is not really that good.

Killroy,

Sorry you're right - its 80 mpg, the bike will go considerable faster than 80 mpg

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Re: Fairing suggestions
« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2016, 12:34:20 PM »

That DCT is pretty cool. My Ford Focus has one. Gets 35 mpg, same as my old 5 speed Escort, but with an automatic.



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Re: Fairing suggestions
« Reply #33 on: December 09, 2016, 07:29:40 PM »

That is one of the ugliest bikes I've ever seen. Even if it meant you could do 100mph for 200 miles on a couple of AA batteries, I wouldn't be able to bring myself to ride a bike that looked like that!
Would you ride it if going to a costume party dressed as Batman?
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Re: Fairing suggestions
« Reply #34 on: December 09, 2016, 07:58:51 PM »

@ctrlburn - Definitely. You've hit nail on the head. Caricature Batman or bad 70's sci fi.

@Low on Cash - All I've done is say that one of Honda's designs is ugly. They have made many beautiful bikes, but not this time. You have called me goofy, a goon, insulted my intelligence and ability. You've suggested I might get shot. Enough of being polite. You're a bellend. If you own one of these then your bike is ugly. No doubt your wife is ugly too. Perhaps you're low on cash because you're too stupid to get a decent job. I've got loads of cash. It's just sitting in the bank waiting to be spent on a 2017 FXS once they're available here.


Anyway, enough petty online squabbling. I'm sure everyone else reading this thread thinks we're *both* bellends. Insult me again if you like. I'm done.
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Re: Fairing suggestions
« Reply #35 on: December 09, 2016, 08:02:26 PM »

not that it matters, but just random fact from riding 70,000+ miles on a CBR1000....
90mph gives me 55mpg when sitting UPRIGHT in the wind. (head held high, chest up, not tucked at all)

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Re: Fairing suggestions
« Reply #36 on: December 09, 2016, 08:19:11 PM »

The front of that Honda is ridiculous, and the useful storage space they got out of all these plastics is miniscule compared to what I think it could have been. It's more of a design statement than anything else...

For sure you're not going to be doing any cross country without a trunk ( one is available) but as limited on space as they are on the NM4 I have my frog togs - jacket -water - 12 volt air pump - tire plug. on one side and my girl uses the other side for her purse. The two compartments in the fairing are handy, the left side is smaller but has you charging cord and room for a cell phone which lock. The right side is much larger - you can put two full size bottles of water upright and still have a some room left.

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Re: Fairing suggestions
« Reply #37 on: December 09, 2016, 08:21:31 PM »

Here's another shot of the front compartments Man How i would love to have a Zero power system in this bike. 
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Re: Fairing suggestions
« Reply #38 on: December 09, 2016, 08:49:30 PM »

You could probably squeeze your utility belt and batarang in there too.
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Re: Fairing suggestions
« Reply #39 on: December 10, 2016, 02:57:28 AM »

This transmission technology is only used in high end sports cars costing $500K to over a mill,

Not really - as noted in another post in this thread:

"That DCT is pretty cool. My Ford Focus has one. Gets 35 mpg, same as my old 5 speed Escort, but with an automatic."

My wife's VW GTI has a DCT and I have owned 2 BMW M cars with DCTs - and now they're available in BMW non-M cars. Porsche and Audi have had them for a while. Double clutch transmissions are not just found in exotic sports cars.
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Re: Fairing suggestions
« Reply #40 on: December 10, 2016, 04:39:55 AM »

This transmission technology is only used in high end sports cars costing $500K to over a mill,

Not really - as noted in another post in this thread:

"That DCT is pretty cool. My Ford Focus has one. Gets 35 mpg, same as my old 5 speed Escort, but with an automatic."

My wife's VW GTI has a DCT and I have owned 2 BMW M cars with DCTs - and now they're available in BMW non-M cars. Porsche and Audi have had them for a while. Double clutch transmissions are not just found in exotic sports cars.

Most of the latest Honda motorcycle models have DCT as an option, including the new Africa Twin.
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Re: Fairing suggestions
« Reply #41 on: December 13, 2016, 04:16:01 PM »

I am subscribing to this topic because I am very interested. Hope to see Erasmo's adaptation pictures soon  ;)
« Last Edit: January 07, 2017, 09:07:22 AM by gt13013 »
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Re: Fairing suggestions
« Reply #42 on: December 13, 2016, 05:55:15 PM »

Dropping the bike of tomorrow.
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Re: Fairing suggestions
« Reply #43 on: December 13, 2016, 06:45:31 PM »

Please, don't drop "the bike of tomorrow" ;-)

Dropping the bike of tomorrow.
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Re: Fairing suggestions
« Reply #44 on: December 14, 2016, 04:20:29 AM »

Oh meant off of course, English isn't my first language.

It's gonna be an interesting ride tomorrow, 176 km at primarily motorways in 8° weather. I'll have to pilot fish behind a truck an perhaps do a good tour and lunch at the IKEA half way while topping up a bit. Also to squeeze every last wh out of the brick the bike will spend the night under a heated blanket.
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