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    Aprilia builds the next HAWK?

    Looks like Aprilia beat Honda to it (not that Honda was ever going to)

    Year (of specifications) 2007
    Engine 749 cc DOHC 90 V-twin
    Transmission 6-speed, chain
    Max speed -
    0-60 mph -
    Horsepower 95 bhp @ 9000 rpm
    Weight 189 kg / 416 lbs
    Seat height 810 mm / 31.8 inches
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    88 sort of blue Hawk "Heidi"
    98 yellow Valkyrie, "Hilda"
    02 Grey Futura "Ashley"
    06 Yellow Daytona 675 "Sunny"

    #2
    Ugh. What's with the goofy triple mounted bar/clamps, and Kawi 650R inspired rearsets?!

    Pull all that crap off and might be a nice looking bike. Like the numbers.



    Think I'll wait for the RS250/SRX550 hybrid...
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      #3
      I always thought the Ducati Monster 600/620/695 was the Hawk's replacement. I'd sure like to own one. For being their absolute entry bike, it's about all I'd need.
      '88 Hawk GT - back in the saddle
      '99 Suzuki GZ250 - the first

      '87 Suzuki GSXR1100/1207cc - traded to get my Hawk back

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        #4
        Yes the Aprilia is a very nice bike. BUT I just wait to the day somebody break the new Honda Deauville, so that I can get the cylinderheads with 4 valves. Maybe they fit.
        Maybe the heads is the old ones, from your old dirt track racers, you used overthere (USA) and also was used on the Paris/Dakar racers in the 80s
        They was laying around, and when Honda cleaned up they found them

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          #5
          makes some clip-ons work on the front end and some rear-sets for better more agressive riding ...and it would make my list of bikes I would buy.
          I'm also waiting to see if bmw will make a 800twin "r" model. Naked triumph 675 would be nice too.

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            #6
            Yeah, the Monster is sorta the neo-Hawk. But I think what's really replaced us is the SV, right?
            1988 "BlackHawk" project
            1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
            1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

            I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
            People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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              #7
              Hmmm this is the SV that would replace the Hawk....



              Rob
              88 Street Hawk
              F2 tank, Aztec8 dual 4", Duc seat and CF cowl, Stage 3 jet, Uni Pods, M4 stubby, SV650 clips, controls & fuel pump, GSXR front mc and CFB1000 front caliper, F3 forks upper and internals, Penske 8983, Gino RCR, rear jump plates & R6 pegs and Vapor gauge...
              04 CRF50 pit bike and stunt runner...
              91 Suzuki GSF400 Bandit (she's a runner now...)

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                #8
                For as long as I can remember people have talked about a Hawk replacement.Replace it with whatever you want but unless it says Honda Hawk GT on the side,the friggin thing ain't a Hawk,will never be a Hawk and can therefore not be "the new Hawk".
                I have "replaced" my Hawk with: a GSXR750,2 ZX-7R's,900RR,ZX-10R,750SS and 996SPS Ducatis... but I still have my Hawk...because it's a Hawk and it will always be a Hawk.There were faster and better bikes available when the Hawk was new,it should be no surprise that there are faster and better bikes now...but they're not Hawks.

                Suzuki was smart and the SV has been a huge success because it filled the gap Honda tried filling before it was ready.Some people have made some friggin insane claims about what the "new Hawk" is- like the Speed Triple.Er,great bike but it ain't very much like a Hawk in any way that I can see on a functional level.

                Hmm,people believe in stranger things...wonder if the gov't will give me tax-exempt statust for a religion based upon the second coming of the Hawk?


                Re: the Monsterettes.A decent Hawk is a better bike than the little Ducs- they're really not very good.If you're digging on the Monster, a lightly used 900 is a MUCH better bet for the same money.

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                  #9
                  Thus spake Joel, high priest of Hawksterianism.

                  Well put, bud. There is only one Hawk GT and the rest just fill the gap to varying degrees. I think what we all want to see is exactly what you said - "Hawk GT" splashed across the side of a 2008 model Honda. What Honda doesn't understand is that they could throw new bodywork on exactly the same bike and it would sell. And it would mean decent spares for the oldschoolers...
                  1988 "BlackHawk" project
                  1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
                  1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

                  I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
                  People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by joel
                    For as long as I can remember people have talked about a Hawk replacement.Replace it with whatever you want but unless it says Honda Hawk GT on the side,the friggin thing ain't a Hawk,will never be a Hawk and can therefore not be "the new Hawk".
                    Would it still count if it had "Honda Bros" on the side?

                    Also I think Aprillia broke into the Yamaha factory as that Aprillia looks like the Yamaha MT03 ............!!!!!!!!

                    "Life may begin at 40, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 150."

                    • '88 in Candy Flair Blue + '90 in Italian Red
                    • Ohlins Rear Shock
                    • F2 front wheel
                    • VFR750 rear wheel
                    • Hiperform seat&headers
                    • MSMotorsport Seat Cowl
                    • Steve Lenac Tokico six pot caliper

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