Originally Posted by markjenn
You can argue that USD forks aren't necessary or required for any given class of bike, but they are a genuine advancement in fork technology for several reasons, the big one being a reduction in unsprung weight. There's more than style involved here.
Honda has a history of taking good bikes and crippling them with bargain basement, sub-par suspension. Too early to tell with these new Hondas, but the use of conventional forks isn't a good omen.
Just an honest question, are USD forks more suceptable to damage when used off-road, in sand and mud?