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Old 12-20-2013, 06:47 PM   #1
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Duel Sport Cub

From Honda in the Philippines. I wish they would sell something like this in the US.

XRM125:







And only 64,500 php! ($1,450)
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:18 PM   #2
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I would take that adventure version of the Zuma 125 over this. The Honda looks like an electric powerwheels kids toy.
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Old 12-21-2013, 07:00 AM   #3
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Duel?

Are they going to fight?
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Old 12-21-2013, 08:51 AM   #4
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Is it a dual sport, or a street bike for really bad roads?
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:10 PM   #5
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I love how the chain is all protected for all those rough, off road duties

I'd rather go find a nice used Trail 90 in orange, please.
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:30 PM   #6
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That thing is ugly and cheap. Where is the scabbard on that thing? They must need it to fight each other off since its a duel bike.
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:45 PM   #7
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I'm going to go against the flow here and say this thing would stomp a Trail 90 in the woods. If the engine is anything like or slightly better than my 125 engine, this bike will smoke a trail 90. And it has disc brakes up front, definitely more ground clearance, and is much lighter. It's an underbone evolved from the old Cub design, except it's lighter, quicker, more suspension travel and better stopping. I'll bet it has also 12 volt electrics.
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:40 PM   #8
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To me it looks like the homemade bikes we saw all over northern and northwestern Thailand. Underbones with dirtbike forks, an extended swingarm, taller shock and knobbies. They looked like fun to us!

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Old 12-23-2013, 09:55 PM   #9
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To me it looks like the homemade bikes we saw all over northern and northwestern Thailand. Underbones with dirtbike forks, an extended swingarm, taller shock and knobbies. They looked like fun to us!

That looks good... Watercooled to boot?
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Old 12-28-2013, 05:06 PM   #10
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Gotta say I agree with Yamageek. I've got two CT-90 s and I just never use them mainly because of the 6 volt systems that I have to charge before I can go anywhere. I tend to grab my Yamaha Vino cause I know it will always start.
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:00 PM   #11
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I would like to see these in the States too. Would make for a nice light duty trailbike for going to the corner store near the campsite.

I don't think Honda is going to bring back the CT110 and between the XRM125 or the CC110 Cross Cub I think the XRM is more off-road capable. Plus it has a U-box (underseat storage) for incidentals.

Found this on YouTube. It's in Filipino(I think) with subtitles:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WA_iDK_R-E

What really surprises me is the fact that the Chinese companies haven't really tried to make a trail-ready underbone like the Trail 90/110 or XRM. I would think they would sell reasonably well here, but that's just me.
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:08 PM   #12
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To me it looks like the homemade bikes we saw all over northern and northwestern Thailand. Underbones with dirtbike forks, an extended swingarm, taller shock and knobbies. They looked like fun to us!
I wonder if putting on real dirtbike suspension parts into a cub is really such a good idea. With more susp travel and better damping, you'll push the bike harder and ride faster over rough terrain.

Can the puny frame handle the extra stress?
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:14 PM   #13
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What really surprises me is the fact that the Chinese companies haven't really tried to make a trail-ready underbone like the Trail 90/110 or XRM. I would think they would sell reasonably well here, but that's just me.
A few years ago, there was a bike very similar to the XRM from China called Hi Bird. I am not sure if they're still in business. Probably not. My guess is it didn't sell, so they dropped it. My memory is that it was only $1000 brand new. So they've already tried, and 'Mericans are just not interested it for some reason.

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Old 07-23-2014, 02:37 PM   #14
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I wonder if putting on real dirtbike suspension parts into a cub is really such a good idea. With more susp travel and better damping, you'll push the bike harder and ride faster over rough terrain.

Can the puny frame handle the extra stress?
They seem to hold up, at least for a while.

Underbones are offroaded -



and motocrossed in a many places!



If they break, just weld em up and get back on it!
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:51 PM   #15
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Report about the XRM 125 here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=937063
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