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Warwick

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on: November 13, 2020, 09:55:41 pm
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Reply #1 on: November 13, 2020, 10:48:10 pm
fugly bike :(
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Reply #2 on: November 13, 2020, 11:46:28 pm
I like it. it would be a great around town bike.
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Reply #3 on: November 14, 2020, 01:50:41 am
I enjoyed that, thanks for posting. I like it a lot. I think it would be a great back roads bike, like my 500, but with a little less power and vibration. Truthfully though, I like the vibration. Looking forward to their next few bikes to be released.
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Reply #4 on: November 14, 2020, 08:13:36 am
Good video - thanks for posting.
I like the bike, but would prefer a non - cruiser style, without the feet forward riding position.

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Reply #5 on: November 14, 2020, 09:05:36 am
Its also a shame they have used the 'Meteor' name on a 350cc bike and not saved it for a large capacity cruiser. They should have called this one 'Clipper' or something more suitable for a small capacity machine.
Now the Meteor name has gone where do they go when the Interceptor is upgraded to 750cc?
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Reply #6 on: November 14, 2020, 10:08:29 am
Alibaba talking about philosophy, love it.  ;D
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Reply #7 on: November 14, 2020, 12:54:12 pm
Looks like a Yamaha 650 Special II.
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Reply #8 on: November 14, 2020, 06:59:32 pm
If I was working in that firm or been anyhow involved it's creation I think I would need to shoot myself seeing this video. :)
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Reply #9 on: November 14, 2020, 07:57:10 pm
Probably looking at the new OHC 500 Bullet motor, after the factory adds a 86mm piston to it.  That may also soon be the new Himalayan 500 motor. But it would be nice to see a "standard" with the footpegs not in the gynecological position.
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Reply #10 on: November 14, 2020, 08:24:11 pm
Probably looking at the new OHC 500 Bullet motor, after the factory adds a 86mm piston to it.  That may also soon be the new Himalayan 500 motor. But it would be nice to see a "standard" with the footpegs not in the gynecological position.

86mm piston? Is it shorter stroke?
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Reply #11 on: November 14, 2020, 09:22:30 pm
They are calling their base model 350 the "Fireball".

How original. Nobody is using that name, are they?
20 "fire breathing" hp at the engine! Probably 14 or 15 at the wheel!

SOHC and a counterbalancer, and no power increase over the 1949 model with the impeccable styling of a 1979 Japanese cruiser ::).
Should fly right off the showroom floors!

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Reply #12 on: November 14, 2020, 10:11:44 pm
Definitely light blue and forest green would have been more suitable colours for what they call the "Fireball", why not directly rainbow colours.
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Reply #13 on: November 14, 2020, 11:22:44 pm
I see they've finally solved the problem of the Electra-X/Thunderbird side panels!

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Reply #14 on: November 15, 2020, 12:15:27 am
I see they've finally solved the problem of the Electra-X/Thunderbird side panels!

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Yes, they got rid of the hotdog warmers.
Also, they decided to use a very-Triumph-like tank emblem.
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