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Sep 29th 2017, 02:29 PM   #1
 MMcN49's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Small Island Surrounded by Puget Sound

  07 Buell XB12STT, (Two) 12 Suzuki DR650 SE 72BMWR75/5 KIA @ 243K
Different

Anybody know anything about this?

https://www.chonday.com/videos/balnilslef5/
Sep 29th 2017, 02:35 PM   #2
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  Feb 2016
  Washington

I don't know anything about it, but I'm not too impressed. Yes, it's a remarkable engineering exercise, but I can't see it going on the market.

Would any of you guys buy it??
Sep 29th 2017, 02:38 PM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Small Island Surrounded by Puget Sound

  07 Buell XB12STT, (Two) 12 Suzuki DR650 SE 72BMWR75/5 KIA @ 243K
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I don't know anything about it, but I'm not too impressed. Yes, it's a remarkable engineering exercise, but I can't see it going on the market.

Would any of you guys buy it??
Maybe in 25 years when I'm 94.
Sep 29th 2017, 03:25 PM   #4
 Chrishil54's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Kirkland

  V-Star 1100 Custom
I like the puppy mode, but I think the wife would be upset with it following me into the house.
Sep 29th 2017, 03:44 PM   #5
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  Sep 2017
  Kingston, WA

  1976 Honda CB500T - highly customized.
Cool tech. But IMO this kinda takes the fun out of riding altogether. With self driving technology not too far behind, what then is the point of riding?
Sep 29th 2017, 03:55 PM   #6
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  Sep 2016
  Seabeck

  Africa Twin
"The bike will be one of the highlights on Honda's stand at the forthcoming 45th Tokyo Motor Show, which runs from October 27 to November 5."

Honda "Riding Assist-e" self-balancing electric motorcycle for beginners
Sep 29th 2017, 04:23 PM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  Bremerton

  '12 Concours14, '08 GSX1300R, '06 GSX-R 750
While the tech is cool and all, I think the slow speed dump is the one thing 99.9% of us have done and learned from. As with all these advances in the automotive industry, it promotes complacency and dumbs down the operator. Eventually we're going to get to where driving a car and riding a motorcycle don't exist anymore. The operator will become a passenger and never fully enjoy the experience.

I had to force my wife to drive my 1969 Plymouth for the experience. She had never driven anything with that much slop in the steering and without power brakes. She lasted less than 5 miles and quit. Driving and riding are 2 of my absolute favorite things and i don't want any robot taking that away from me. I'm not even a fan of drive by wire...
Sep 29th 2017, 04:49 PM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Salem, Oregon

  Maybe next year?
They should license the tech to Harley Davidson. You could get a hernia trying to get one upright if you drop it.
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Sep 29th 2017, 05:35 PM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  Small Island Surrounded by Puget Sound

  07 Buell XB12STT, (Two) 12 Suzuki DR650 SE 72BMWR75/5 KIA @ 243K
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They should license the tech to Harley Davidson. You could get a hernia trying to get one upright if you drop it.
You'll have to carry one of these: https://www.advmotorrad.com/dustriders-motorcycle-hoist
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Sep 30th 2017, 04:40 AM   #10
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  Jan 2016
  44 N,123 W (ish)

  2000 CBR1100 XX, 2016 FJR1300 ES
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Originally Posted by Rock Dodger
I don't know anything about it, but I'm not too impressed. Yes, it's a remarkable engineering exercise, but I can't see it going on the market.

Would any of you guys buy it??
I absolutely would buy something with that level of tech. Should it be provided with some operational selections, at least on/off, I'd be very interested. The puppy mode mode could be a quite useful parking assist

Anything of this sort will be a different beastie by the time it filters to my plebian level.

As noted (and paraphrased here) in an earlier post, this might be what I need if can still otherwise ride at 94!
Sep 30th 2017, 07:27 AM   #11
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  Feb 2016
  Poulsbo, WA

  Aprilia RSV Mille, CB77, CB750K, CB750F
A motorcycle I can take for a walk. Yay!

Now I just need a dog I can ride on the freeway.
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Sep 30th 2017, 08:02 AM   #12
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  Jan 2016
  Hazel Dell, Wa

  Honda VFR800, Husqvarna TE 610, Ducati Hypermotard 1100S
Anyone else see a potential hacking problem with it wanting to turn left to balance itself while you're turning right?
Sep 30th 2017, 09:08 AM   #13
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  Jan 2016
  The spunk-soaked wanksock formerly known as Portland

  R1200ST, CB350
Yeah, these demos of it slow-riding on its own are almost irrelevant to the idea of actually riding it. Given that it apparently balances at least in part by pointing the front wheel, what happens if you and the bike disagree on that or the lean angle? Does it fight you?
Sep 30th 2017, 09:54 AM   #14
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  Jan 2016
  Washington County

  H-D
This is life; get used to it. Technology, and by association, enjoyment evolves over time. The cowboys preferred horses and moaned and groaned when cars came along. Such is life.

This is just the latest thing in motorcycles. My first street bike was a two-stroke that required pre-mix (and if you don't know what that is you make my case), had a kick starter, drum brakes and an Amal carb. Now two-strokes are a distant memory. We have fuel injection, water cooling, ABS, dual discs, and 200 horsepower machines. We use GPS to take long trips. Heated grips keep our hands warm and we take all of this for granted. The next generations will have even more technical goodies like self balancing bikes and autonomous cars that will be routine for them. And they'll like it. And they'll dither over whatever upgrade comes next, saying all the joy and skills have been lost with the newest technical gizmo.

Enjoy what you have. No one forces you to upgrade. We're all Luddites to some degree.
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