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Old 05-14-2013, 01:07 PM   #76
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1. This thing is gonna cause a lot of trouble with hooligans on the street.

2. This thing is gonna be a lot of fun!

3. I applaud Honda for trying something totally new.

But, I will be surprised if they sell many. Of course, if something happens to oil prices, it will sell through the roof.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:09 PM   #77
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Release the 15 year old trapped inside my 41 year old body.
Exactly!

There is another thread on this over in thumpers but I'm thinking this one will get more traffic.

Here are the uses I could see it for.

Urban Commuter-I'm thinking 50mph would be easy on it. Plenty for any city street. Park the dang thing anywhere, almost small enough to take into the office with you. Most companies let employees bring their bicycles inside.

Learner bike-No real bodywork to damage, drop friendly, low seat height. FI so no worrying about a choke, electric start so no kicking.

Vertically challenged trail bike-Put some of those Kenda 12" semi knobby tires and go for some mild dirt.

Learn to wheelie-Ok I confess, I've been riding for 32 years and I still can't hold a wheelie at the balance point. Too chicken to damage my expensive sport bike plastics.

Camping/road trip bike-Small enough that it looks like it would fit in the back of a minivan/hatchback. Take the family on a road trip, bring this along for some 2wheel fun for you. Kinda like stuffing those old CT70's in the trunk.

Mini-Motard You sure as hell bet if enough of these pop up, someone is gonna start racing them

For 3k I'm certainly gonna give it a hard look!
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:17 PM   #78
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1. This thing is gonna cause a lot of trouble with hooligans on the street.

2. This thing is gonna be a lot of fun!

3. I applaud Honda for trying something totally new.

But, I will be surprised if they sell many. Of course, if something happens to oil prices, it will sell through the roof.

As far as oil prices, I don't see adults giving up their SUVs for something like this. It has a manual transmission, which most of them wouldn't have any idea what to do with. And it is not adult sized, at least as far as actual transportation goes. It is a playbike. If it develops an aftermarket, it could be the next big thing for builders and tuners, like the Ruckus is now. If not, it will probably be a flop. We already have the Madass 125, with a similar engine, and it never really became popular. But it wasn't a Honda either, though it uses a Honda designed engine.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:20 PM   #79
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4-speed transmission. Does this mean that this thing has an actual *gasp* clutch?
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:25 PM   #80
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:41 PM   #81
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=854771&page=2

Not sure of this guys size in pic above 5 post down, but I think this bike will fit a lot more people than what many think.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:50 PM   #82
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:57 PM   #83
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Looks like a blast to me. I wish Honda allowed test rides.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:58 PM   #84
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I'd ride it.

That's a huge pit bike.

That's a really small Super Moto.

I'd play around on it.. needs knobby tires


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Old 05-14-2013, 02:04 PM   #85
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There's already a short article from Cycle World:

http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/05/13...review-photos/
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:04 PM   #86
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What's up with a 4 speed transmission? 5 or 6 speed would make more sense. At least Honda is bringing small inexpensive bikes back to the U. S. market. I hope it sells well and starts a new trend.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:04 PM   #87
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Sweet!

The new Mini-Trail....with the ridiculous name! (I mean...wha?)
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