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Old 06-08-2012, 05:55 AM   #526
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Thats cool..I didn't know they were an option.
Quite a selection of 2 wheel toys there...BUT very nice rack and heated grips.....
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:43 AM   #527
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:58 AM   #528
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heated grip option is definitely cool, thx for the photo
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:26 PM   #529
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heated grip option is definitely cool, thx for the photo
Are those grips factory installed, dealer installed, or customer installed? It's probably something you'll NEVER see in the USA!
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:29 PM   #530
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They were an additional option - but yes are Honda OEM.
can you install full wrap handgards with those? do you know how much extra they were?
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:57 PM   #531
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Was the rear rack Honda OEM?

yer getting a ton of questions here
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Old 06-08-2012, 03:06 PM   #532
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we already have that bike, a klx 250 and a wr 250 r.

If honda wants to sell somthing, put a plate on a CRF 250 X . Yamaha should do the same for the wr 250 and 450.
That is the market segment that gets ignored by the Japanes bikes. The WR 450 F with a factory plate is what i want. Great off road performance with not quite the fininky maintainess and expensive parts of the European bikes.
One problem, a CRF250X has a top end life of 100 hours max,all while making 24 hp when revved hard. Then it weighs 250lbs in off road trim. That would be 320lbs in dualsport for Honda.
Honda has not a single bike I would look at buying,they're a car company.
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Old 06-08-2012, 03:31 PM   #533
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They were an additional option - but yes are Honda OEM.
that's a slick setup for headed grips and nice and simple.
i can see if that comes to the US as an option those might find there way onto other bikes.
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:54 PM   #534
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I've started looking for dealers. I'm going to try and avoid buying here. All there are, are Powersports places and they are on the high side. Not the actual price, but all the fee's.

Heated grips and a rack will be options I will get, if they are available here.
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:38 PM   #535
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Honda has not a single bike I would look at buying,they're a car company.
Thanks so much! If you have no interest in Honda motorcycles, it's awfully nice of you take your valuable time to shit in this thread about a new Honda motorcycle that lots of folks are interested in learning more about. We've all benefited from your wisdom.
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:44 PM   #536
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Was the rear rack Honda OEM?

yer getting a ton of questions here
The rear rack is not Honda OEM. Will did out some links so you guys can get a taste of the accessories.

Its in Japanese, but link to the heated grips is here:

http://www.honda.co.jp/bike-accessor...ter/index.html

They were dealer fitted. Total cost $380 (remember, these are Honda OEM items and Japan is an expensive place to live.)

I have a bash plate on the way (not Honda) arrives in two weeks. Will post up pics when I get it.
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:10 PM   #537
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thanks so much! If you have no interest in honda motorcycles, it's awfully nice of you take your valuable time to shit in this thread about a new honda motorcycle that lots of folks are interested in learning more about. We've all benefited from your wisdom.
tell 'em how you feel.....no pussy footin' around here!!
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:32 PM   #538
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Thanks so much! If you have no interest in Honda motorcycles, it's awfully nice of you take your valuable time to shit in this thread about a new Honda motorcycle that lots of folks are interested in learning more about. We've all benefited from your wisdom.
^ What he said. Also a CRF250X does not make 24HP.
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:35 PM   #539
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^ What he said. Also a CRF250X does not make 24HP.

Another +1 to that. Get the hell out if all you're gonna do is talk crap on this bike.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:50 PM   #540
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First impressions on a 600km ride yesterday (mixture of expressway, tarmac and maybe 150km of trails).

- Practical cruising speed is 100-110km/h. Still running my bike in so expect this to go up a little.

- Top speed is 135 km/h at the most.

- Tank range is around 120km until the warning light comes on translates to 23 something km/l. Thereafter you have 1.5 litres left which will be good for 35km I reckon. I would take this as a worst case (running in, headwinds and hills en route).

- I know there a lot of debate on weight, but this feels a very light and nimble bike on the move. Yes, I am used to a F800GS, but I had no problems at all keeping up in a mixed group with Suzuki Djebels and XT250.

- For the single track gravel road with some mud the bike was perfect - easy to recover from slides and very confidence inspiring. The standard IRC tires work great on trail and road. Honda make a big deal about the 90 degree steering lock to lock and this made it very manageable in low speed maneuver situations.

- Seat is better than I thought - not as plank like as a GS. My tip is remove the seat strap so you are not sat on it.

- On the trails first was plenty low enough, although weirdly second gear felt a little too high to use as frequently as I thought I would.


The end of the road


- Pegs are wide and the bike is easy to stand up on.

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