Honda refuses to provide 450 for magazine

tobz
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10/18/2017 5:53pm Edited Date/Time 10/21/2017 3:37pm


Why wouldn't they allow a shop to provide a 450 for their shootout?

Most here might dismiss shootouts but there's no denying they're a force in marketing.
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TeamGreen
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10/18/2017 6:04pm
Fake News!

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fanger
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10/18/2017 6:07pm
There probably isn't any point in supply a bike when all the American mags have done their shootouts already.
Myke
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10/18/2017 6:09pm
fanger wrote:
There probably isn't any point in supply a bike when all the American mags have done their shootouts already.
Right and they have already sold a bunch. Try again next year 2 months earlier.
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10/18/2017 6:34pm
Love the headline, they are refusing when really they dont have one available, and dealers saying they have been told not to supply one....really????

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ML512
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10/18/2017 6:37pm
I'm curious if they asked the dealer to supply it for free or if they offered to buy it. I can't see there being any issue if they wanted to buy it.
Donovan759
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10/18/2017 6:42pm
Yeah... something doesnt add up here.
snape99
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10/18/2017 6:42pm
There isn’t any 2018 models in the country, and what’s the point of a shop supplying a 2017 model
JMR1976
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10/18/2017 7:03pm
Have someone they don’t know buy a bike?
10/18/2017 7:07pm
JMR1976 wrote:
Have someone they don’t know buy a bike?
They say none in the country.
tobz
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10/18/2017 7:18pm
JMR1976 wrote:
Have someone they don’t know buy a bike?
They say none in the country.
But the dealers were told not to supply one?
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10/18/2017 7:24pm Edited Date/Time 10/18/2017 7:26pm
ya, I asked Honda for a bike too for my shootout and they said no! So did everybody else. Thanks for posting this thread. No wayyy I'll ever buy a Honda now!!
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10/18/2017 7:30pm
I guess all of the 25 Kiwis who were going to buy a Honda will have to read the Aussie shootouts. I wonder if the valve settings are the same.

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10/18/2017 7:34pm
Yeah come on. If you are Honda and you ship bikes there, do you want to bother letting one become ‘used’ for magazine shoot outs. I’m surprised the other manufacturers bother.

I don’t think it’s because of anything sinister. UNLESS they imported some matterley basin clay to that track?
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10/18/2017 7:40pm
They won't let a dealer supply a bike because it will not be set up by the factory Honda set up crew. That means they basically take the bike apart and rebuild it correctly. They don't want a stock production bike in a shootout if they can't verify the set up. Thats my take on it. All the other bikes in the test probably have been through the process.

My wife has a friend who works for Jaguar in the UK and it is her job to set up and prep magazine test vehicles. It is quite a process that they go through. Bedding in the brakes, alignments, setting trans and engine calibrations, and much more. She hated prepping cars for Top Gear, said Jeremy Clarkson always hated new Jags. He actually liked the last one she did for them.
10/18/2017 7:41pm
tobz wrote:
But the dealers were told not to supply one?
Which is odd, because how would they?
RPM68
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10/18/2017 8:00pm
Anyone heard of this magazine in the states?


Didn't think so. They just got 13x more famous for being peasants.
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10/18/2017 8:07pm
It's called fashion.. maybe you've heard of it.

Hcallz5
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10/18/2017 8:21pm
Maybe the linkage broke off during shipping......

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10/18/2017 8:29pm
RPM68 wrote:
Anyone heard of this magazine in the states?


Didn't think so. They just got 13x more famous for being peasants.
They're in New Zealand, I think.

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ML512
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10/18/2017 8:36pm
Naw, but if I had to I would.
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10/18/2017 9:03pm
ML512 wrote:
They're in New Zealand, I think.
Did the Aussie flags give it away?Tongue

That's one of my local tracks and where I had my last race.
ML512
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10/18/2017 9:06pm
ML512 wrote:
They're in New Zealand, I think.
EZZA 95B wrote:
Did the Aussie flags give it away?Tongue

That's one of my local tracks and where I had my last race.
Damnit, why do you two have such similar flags! Laughing
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10/18/2017 9:16pm
ML512 wrote:
They're in New Zealand, I think.
EZZA 95B wrote:
Did the Aussie flags give it away?Tongue

That's one of my local tracks and where I had my last race.
ML512 wrote:
Damnit, why do you two have such similar flags! Laughing
Bloody hell mate don't get them mixed up down here lol
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10/18/2017 9:33pm
deluxeman wrote:
They won't let a dealer supply a bike because it will not be set up by the factory Honda set up crew. That means they basically...
They won't let a dealer supply a bike because it will not be set up by the factory Honda set up crew. That means they basically take the bike apart and rebuild it correctly. They don't want a stock production bike in a shootout if they can't verify the set up. Thats my take on it. All the other bikes in the test probably have been through the process.

My wife has a friend who works for Jaguar in the UK and it is her job to set up and prep magazine test vehicles. It is quite a process that they go through. Bedding in the brakes, alignments, setting trans and engine calibrations, and much more. She hated prepping cars for Top Gear, said Jeremy Clarkson always hated new Jags. He actually liked the last one she did for them.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner.

Can you imagine the companies telling a magazine to just go pick one up that was assembled by JoJo, the shop apprentice and hope he knew what he was doing??
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10/19/2017 12:44am Edited Date/Time 10/19/2017 12:45am
RPM68 wrote:
Anyone heard of this magazine in the states?


Didn't think so. They just got 13x more famous for being peasants.
ML512 wrote:
They're in New Zealand, I think.
New Zealand!! Christ mate worst post in this thread by heaps.

When you guys go to war I hope we don't send our aircraft carriers to help
scott_nz
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10/19/2017 12:53am
ML512 wrote:
They're in New Zealand, I think.
EZZA 95B wrote:
Did the Aussie flags give it away?Tongue

That's one of my local tracks and where I had my last race.
ML512 wrote:
Damnit, why do you two have such similar flags! Laughing
because 53% of us decided not to change out one, bastards,
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10/19/2017 2:30am
I would assume because everyone already knows hondas are the best
10/19/2017 2:51am
I don't even know how New Zealand came into the equation here other than some fan of Kiwi's?

But anyway,



Plugga
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10/19/2017 2:54am
Is this the same mag that never includes 250 2 strokes in their "250" shootouts?

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scott_nz wrote:
because 53% of us decided not to change out one, bastards,
Jacinta will change it for you comrade.

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