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Old 11-16-2012, 07:22 PM   #241
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Honda could make a 350cc dual sport.. For more power on the highway than a 250cc. Still light and small.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:27 PM   #242
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Something like a Yamaha TW200,but,make it a 250 or 300cc?.Larger gas tank especially.
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:18 PM   #243
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What about this motor in a real DS platform ? Not perfect, a twin, but damn, it's in 3 other bikes, make it 4. I mean damnit.

Ok. Not a good idea at all. But if they can do this, give us an e start 400-500cc sub300lb thumper.

CBR500R
http://powersports.honda.com/2013/cbr500r.aspx

CB500F
http://powersports.honda.com/2013/cb500f.aspx

CB500X
http://powersports.honda.com/2013/cb500x.aspx
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:49 PM   #244
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Please Honda, make a streetegal version of that new 450 Ralleye thing.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:40 PM   #245
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and sell it in the states!
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:33 PM   #246
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Honda could make a 350cc dual sport.. For more power on the highway than a 250cc. Still light and small.
never gonna happen when they already have a 250. too close.
honda will more than likely release an updated 650 dual-sport and hopefully a 450 but i would not hold your breath on that size.
unlike ktm, the japanese are not trying to make a bike for all the sizes. they will stick with 250, 650 and one of them (suzuki?) might delve into the 450 street legal size. after that expect them to compete in the mid-displacement multi-cyl adv bike and the 1200+ size.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:39 PM   #247
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It's hard for them to build fast lightweight dual sports because of the strict environmental laws in Japan, remember this is the country that first adopted the Kyoto protocol (who believes this nonsense really). I think that's probably why they never updated the DRZ400 with fuel injection, WR gearbox and a 6 speed because they'd probably have to pass the emissions tests again.

Thankfully it doesn't really matter because Yamaha have the WR250R which is just delightful...
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:36 AM   #248
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you don't think the world is warming and global ice is melting???
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Global warming and cooling trends come and go, give me 500 years of empirical dataand then we can ralk.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:37 AM   #249
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Take the KTM EXC 500, build a Honda version of it.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:53 AM   #250
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Take the KTM EXC 500, build a Honda version of it.
Yes! And make the oil capacity larger, and add a small spin on oil filter...
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:47 AM   #251
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:19 AM   #252
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Yeah every time I look at this thread I think "Does it really matter who makes it?"

Besides dealer network, I don't see why you wouldn't go to another brand to get what you want.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:05 PM   #253
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What Dual Sport should Honda build next? CB500X?

With the intro of the 7 new models to include the CB500X 'adventure' bike we are still waiting, Honda...

Waiting to see if anything develops for a retail 450X Dakar or similar.

Hondas are great, tough to find too many threads about Hondas that fail. Honda engineering is superior in regard to mechanical attributes and also geometry. Honda chooses certain levels of performance for the masses, not for a niche.

(note- above related to the topic and Honda motorcycles).

In the meantime I added another brand of fine Japanese moto to my quiver, but will keep my excellent Honda!

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Old 11-30-2012, 01:21 PM   #254
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:02 PM   #255
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Hey ADVNCW, I see you opted to revise your post ablove to exclude the trolling material. Good choice and a far better choice than sending me the rather classless PM you just did.

If it comes down to it, I will either post that PM out in the open (not really my style) or ask a moderator to evaluate the situation with a suggestion you take a ride in the penalty box.

Your choice,
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