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Old 10-02-2011, 10:10 AM   #1
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The US needs the KSR 110

What a cool little bike. If they could bring it to the US for approx $2--2.5K, I think it'd be a winner.

http://www.kawasaki.co.th/th/motorcycle_07_ksr110.asp
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Old 10-02-2011, 11:16 AM   #2
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wow, that is cool!
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Old 10-02-2011, 12:24 PM   #3
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Kinda like a super duper Honda 50 mini trail all grown up....
Here's a similar version available elsewhere:
http://www.kawasaki.com/products/pro...&id=451&scid=0

Remember the 1971 MT-1 mini bike?
http://www.cyclechaos.com/wiki/Kawasaki_MT1

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Old 10-02-2011, 05:06 PM   #4
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:26 PM   #5
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Given the off-roader is almost $2200 figure something like the KSR would set you back at least three grand or more. Not much of a market for it here.

It is way cool, though and at least fourth gear is usable out of the box, unlike the older KLX-110's that had it blocked off.
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:54 AM   #6
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That little things sweet! I'd probably consider one for screwin around on, but yea not too big of a market here, especially with it being so low many would be afraid they'd be run over by an SUV within minutes of getting it here.
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:52 AM   #7
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Does anyone know of something similar to that sold in the US? I've been looking for a pair of bikes like that for my wife and I while traveling/camping. Lifan sold something similar, but they weren't reviewed very well. Any ideas?
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:22 PM   #8
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A guy came into a dealer I used to work at to sell a KSR80 that he picked up while he was overseas.... Same basic bike but an 80cc two stroke instead!

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Old 10-07-2011, 06:00 PM   #9
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Does anyone know of something similar to that sold in the US? I've been looking for a pair of bikes like that for my wife and I while traveling/camping. Lifan sold something similar, but they weren't reviewed very well. Any ideas?

Used Honda Trail 50, 70, or 90 (with street titles) would be fairly similar.

The DAX is an option... Make sure you can get it plated in your state before buying tho.
http://www.killermotorsports.com/CT7..._p/al-ct70.htm

Z 50
http://www.killermotorsports.com/Z50...p/monkey-l.htm

PBR is very close. Check on plating in your state.

http://mytrailbuddystore.com/gorilla125cc-1-2.aspx

The Sachs Madass 125 is IMO pretty sweet too.

http://www.moto-scoot.net/sachs_madass_125.php
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:10 PM   #10
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:38 AM   #11
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What a cool little bike. If they could bring it to the US for approx $2--2.5K, I think it'd be a winner.

http://www.kawasaki.co.th/th/motorcycle_07_ksr110.asp
I also think it's a sweet bike and I would love to have one, but I definitely couldn't allow myself to buy one for what I consider to be "real bike" money (the most expensive bike I've bought is my FZ6 and it was around 3k). Too bad they don't bring them over to compete with the ruckus or the zuma, but I suppose with it being 110cc and multi-gear, it wouldn't really be in the same class.
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:35 AM   #12
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This was my first monkeybike i bought around 3 years ago, had a 143cc barrel kit and some other bling bits, did around 70mph, was great, have a dax clone i am building now though then maybe al get the new honda msx125 next year there gonna sell like hot cakes and are so much better quality than the ksr!
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:30 AM   #13
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Cool bike. I love Google translator.

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Old 01-17-2013, 03:40 PM   #14
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I saw those when I was in Thailand and I thought they were very, very cool. My guess is that over here they would sell for well north of $3600 or so.



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Old 01-17-2013, 03:44 PM   #15
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I also think it's a sweet bike and I would love to have one, but I definitely couldn't allow myself to buy one for what I consider to be "real bike" money (the most expensive bike I've bought is my FZ6 and it was around 3k). Too bad they don't bring them over to compete with the ruckus or the zuma, but I suppose with it being 110cc and multi-gear, it wouldn't really be in the same class.
I think the problem most folks have is that the costs of production do not vary linearly with displacement. What the manufacturers charge is a different story, but the fact is that the cost of making a 600 is about the same as the cost of making a 1000, assuming similar production quantities. My guess is that the cost of making these mini motards is about the same as the cost of a KLR 650, or maybe even more if the KLR 650s are made in greater quantities.

That said, they are definitely cool. If they were available here I would probably buy one. Small bikes are cool.
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