Headbanger/Popes of Hell
Hmmm......Honda Magna? I have no idea. but as for the Honda Shadow.....when I was looking for my next bike, to move up from my starter bike (Honda CM400T), I looked really hard at a lot of motorcycles. it all came down to the Honda Shadow 750 and the Kawasaki Vulcan 750.Honda Shadow/Magna....??(Had a couple.)
My new KLR is a pig of a bike for sure but it's got a good track record and I like to look down at the top of jeeps when I ride by.I keep thinking about trading/selling my VN for an enduro. Been looking at the Honda XR, Kawa KLR, Suzuki Dr. Yet when I get close to a deal I seem to be the one to back out.
I don't remember the point at which I fell in love with the idea of having a VN750, but I'm pretty sure my realization that they made the exact same bike for 20 years was close to it. That really got my attention. I realized they must have gotten something really right.still crazy to think they manufactured the exact same bike for 20 straight years
Yeah, and what I don't understand is why they no longer make them. People still want them, obviously.
Well, after 20 years, and with all that changed in bike styling in the meantime, they may have been faced with the choice between ending it and replacing it with something else, or making more changes to the bike than they had ever made before.
Then we'd be talking about how they made it for 20 years exactly the same, and then for the last decade they've been mucking with it, and now it's really a very different machine, under the same name.
Rather than doing that, making a clean break was probably the right move.
well, well, well. look who decided to grace us with his presence?!Waz up buddy. ��
Honestly I thought you might move to the S.
Every design has a fault. No matter how good it is there is always a common failure. Can't say what the Magna is, but if they sell that good it outweighs the issues. Vulcan follows the same lines. I have 4 Vulcans and 0 magnas so...... :grin2: I seem to have made my decision on that. >I dunno. . . for me those 4 cylinders on the Magna and the service interval has been a deal breaker. Late models have chain drive, which for me is a double-deal breaker! I am kinda' particular, though. I'm sure they're fine machines--had friends in college that got good service from the Magnas.