Author Topic: Glynn Kerr reviews the 650's  (Read 6839 times)

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Reply #30 on: April 18, 2018, 04:08:46 am
Well, I love 1970s motorcycles, so maybe irs perfect for me.

And there's the rub - a lot of people are looking for nostalgia (be it for 50's or 60's or 70 machines) and a strong sense of 'retro' when they spring for an Enfield or a Triumph, and even (these days) a Ducati. The markets are full to bursting point with more modern alternatives.

I would like to see the original design requirements for the new twins, unembellished with PR nonsense.  How much (if at all) have the new twins deviated from those requirements?


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Reply #31 on: April 19, 2018, 06:53:47 pm
Yeah, I prefer the classic tank design, but I'm chock full of air cooled v-twins. I'm puttin the 6 speed parallel twin in the WIN column.
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