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Originally Posted by Velocivixen View Post
Definitely not my intention. I have seen several casual mentions of this sentiment on multiple threads, did a search to learn more but didn't find much, and thought it might be an interesting discussion point.

Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
What year is your Lotus Odyssey? While I don't think there are national characteristics to bikes, what you have to understand is that the odyssey was never a racing bike, and most (not all) were full tourers. Compared to the liveliness of a pure roadie, yes...all touring bikes are going to feel dead.
I have an '81 Odyssey, which isn't quite the dedicated touring machine that it would later become (and become known for). I gather it has a very similar frame (if not identical) to the Lotus Legend of the same year. More a sport-touring geometry somewhere between a roadie and tourer.
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