With all the Asian car manufactures that are making CVT's to move a 3500 pound car/suv you'd think Suzuki could partner up with one to have a CVT for a 170 horsepower 750 pound "Cavelcade" big cruiser again.
what a crock, so many "manuals" now are digital, all you get from the dealer is a memory stick or a web site to go to . I just finished printing every stinking page of old ironseats operators and maintenance manual.Suzuki said no new 650 Burgman for the US, until we get with the metric system like the rest of the world.
Something about printing both quarts and liters, PSI, etc.. driving up the manual’s cost
last I heard honda is getting 40% of it's sales from dct bikes. I looked at the 1100 rebel, it has provisions for crash bars although no crash bars for it are on the market yet. I have old stone seat in the shop to have bars designed and welded on it.It seems like the dct drive is gaining popularity in the US, but most "motorcycle guys" I've talked to lump them in the same group as scoots. They view anything without a clutch lever as a toy. Not that we care and that's a different topic that's been covered here already lol. I think people will gravitate towards an automatic motorcycle vs a scooter just because it looks like a motorcycle and lastly because they don't know about maxi scoots to begin with.
dont fergit some nekk,,, uh nice lookin ladies with some extry curves helpin to advertise, Maybe a callender or magaz,,, pictcher or something 👼I think suzuki is not taking advantage of that need in the us with the 650. give it a sportier look. keep it the same, just make it look aggressive. definitely they could steal sales from tmax fans. it would attract younger folks. some nice marketing videos to hype people up. straighten out some of the curves a bit, more evil headlights, led tailights (those ak lights look stellar), slap the price tag and lets go.
maybe its time for better color options? grey and white need some help.
the old cobalt blue and even red and that orange rust limited back 10 years ago really looked snazzy
maybe add a pimp edition with speakers in the glove boxes and some chrome hahaha
the Forza has been out for several years and would be here now if it was going to come. Getting one here to the US from Europe is a real nightmare even though it now meets euro level 5 emissions. Just a silly and hidden form of trade protection which makes no senes as there are no US scooter manufacturers. Maybe Harley should being back the Topper.I'm hoping Honda brings the Forza 750 to the states. Everything I have seen on it looks like a really nice bike. Bigger tires, bigger engine, and a DCT transmission. I'm thinking that after a year or two, they'll bring it to this side of the pond.
Had 2 Pacific Coasts (1 white & 1 red) and it would now be even better with a DCT trans. don't think the Forza or Honda's off-road scooter is headed for the US. A real shame but hope someone else does write a letter. I sent a letter to Honda HQ in Torrance 3 years ago about large scooters for the US but never heard a word back. the issue in the US is that so few use motorcycles or scooters for daily transportation, unlike Europe or Asia.I kind of like the Forza 750. Reviews by motorcycle media seem to be generally positive; that is, it's seen as a decent and nifty but not outstanding motorcycle. I didn't see the "scooter" elements of the bike really get covered beyond noting that a full-face helmet (but not much else) fits under the seat and that OEM external luggage is available. Price in the EU market doesn't seem outlandish, but that's without luggage.
If you wanted a 750cc scooter (loosely defined) and don't mind the storage being bolted on rather than under the seat, this fits the bill. I've seen a lot of grousing about the Burgman 650's engine size over the years... I guess we'll see how serious that was.
(Just wants a modernized '89-98 PC800 Pacific Coast with a 750DCT powertrain -- is that too much to ask, Honda? It's not too soon to try again!)
Shoot, even for me, a scooter rider exclusively, I found that NM4 fugly as all get out and you wouldn't catch me on one even if you gave it to me. However, that fold up backrest did look mighty comfy.While not a scooter, I can’t help but think the embarrassing sales of the unusual Honda NM4, scared the decision makers into fearing anything but the standard ol bike styling for a while in the US
We ARE getting the ADV 150 (or maybe already have? My local Honda dealership says they are getting one for the showroom floor). So MAYBE... we'll get the larger X model IF the 150 sells very well. But I seriously doubt it.Had 2 Pacific Coasts (1 white & 1 red) and it would now be even better with a DCT trans. don't think the Forza or Honda's off-road scooter is headed for the US.
I actually tried to talk myself into one, as I liked that it was so unusual. Actually sat on one. No room for the little lady on the back, ruled it out for me. Plus overpriced.Shoot, even for me, a scooter rider exclusively, I found that NM4 fugly as all get out and you wouldn't catch me on one even if you gave it to me. However, that fold up backrest did look mighty comfy.
I couldn't get passed the looks to even notice the price. lolI actually tried to talk myself into one, as I liked that it was so unusual. Actually sat on one. No room for the little lady on the back, ruled it out for me. Plus overpriced.
you've hit a hot spot but the NM4 was a zombie because of price and that fact it was neither fish (motorcycle) nor fowl (good scooter)While not a scooter, I can’t help but think the embarrassing sales of the unusual Honda NM4, scared the decision makers into fearing anything but the standard ol bike styling for a while in the US