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Old 11-09-18, 01:10 PM   #11
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I've been sorting out my late Dad's stuff. Tucked away in the attic was a Katana, not the bike, the sword. It's a type 95 NCO Katana from the Kokura Arsenal, Suya sword shop. Apparently they were mass produced and are not particularly rare or valuable.

Looks like this one:
https://www.gunstar.co.uk/suya-sword.../Blades/991380
only in worse condition.
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Old 11-09-18, 03:14 PM   #12
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I've been sorting out my late Dad's stuff. Tucked away in the attic was a Katana, not the bike, the sword. It's a type 95 NCO Katana from the Kokura Arsenal, Suya sword shop. Apparently they were mass produced and are not particularly rare or valuable.

Looks like this one:
https://www.gunstar.co.uk/suya-sword.../Blades/991380
only in worse condition.

Apparently a Hyabusa is a Japanese bird of prey that likes to eat Blackbirds, presumably the Honda type, who said Japanese do not have a sense of humour ?
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Old 17-09-18, 08:54 PM   #13
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Looks like the new katana is basically a gsx-s1000 with alternative tank, seat/sub frame and fairing...
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Old 18-09-18, 12:38 PM   #14
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Sounds good to me
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Old 19-09-18, 07:59 AM   #15
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Apparently a Hyabusa is a Japanese bird of prey that likes to eat Blackbirds, presumably the Honda type, who said Japanese do not have a sense of humour ?
It's a Peregrine falcon, afaik. So not so prosaic unfortunately. It's just bloody fast.
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Old 19-09-18, 08:29 AM   #16
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It's a Peregrine falcon, afaik. So not so prosaic unfortunately. It's just bloody fast.
I'd say a blackbird sits nicely in the food chain between a goldcrest and a woodpigeon

"Feral pigeons are favourite prey wherever they are freely available, though a wide range of birds are taken, ranging in size from goldcrest to woodpigeon."

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wi...itat-and-food/

Honda never made a "Feral Pigeon RRR" though did they
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Old 19-09-18, 02:59 PM   #17
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Hahaha, touche!
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Old 20-09-18, 01:47 AM   #18
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I think Honda were trying to allude to the SR-71 rather than the feathery flappy thing.
The SR-71 was a beast of a thing, send a ballistic missile after it and all the pilot needs to do is open the taps and accelerate away.
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Old 20-09-18, 10:37 AM   #19
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Another teaser from a couple days back showing the tank, which looks very very much like the concept bike we've seen before:

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https://bikes.suzuki.co.uk/news/suzu...a-at-intermot/
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