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Old 02-02-2014, 09:26 PM   #1
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Tell Honda what you want for off road-survey

http://www.hondasurveys.com/se.ashx?s=41783EA57771339B

Got this off the thumper thread. Passing it on. Told them what my dream off road bike would be. Although I think I currently own it. A lightweight XR650 with electric start is a good idea. Always room for improvement.
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:09 PM   #2
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I filled out one of those a few years back. I'm headed out tomorrow afternoon to pick up my new fuel injected electric start thumper
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:41 PM   #3
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I want a Honda Freeride 250 4-stroke. They can build the CRF250R and make it weigh 268 lbs. Why can't they lighten it up a little and sell a dual-sport version that weighs under 250 lbs? After all, KTM can.

I want a bike with a 33" seat height, not a 37" seat height. I want it small, light, and capable. If I wanted a real ripper, I'd buy the current CRF250R. And, if I wanted an overweight bike I'd buy the CRF250L.

Make it the size, weight, and saddle height of the CRF230L, but get the thing to at least 20 hp, and put slightly better forks and a rear shock on it. I want it light and tractable, not something that's going to tear up the desert.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:26 PM   #4
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I asked for a DR650 with BNG.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:27 PM   #5
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Done. Light weight, powerful, stiff framed, desert hauler. With kick start.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:30 PM   #6
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More passes in order to ride in WA.
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:48 AM   #7
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Honda ( read: I ) needs an NC700X that is actually a true dirty bike.
18"/21", real suspension, etc...
They could have a winner.
A modern Africa Twin with WP Suspension, Duh....
Frickin' sacreligious to call the current NX700 an "Adventure Bike".
Absolute nonsense. Even the old 80s NX-650 was waaay closer.

The NC700X isn't even an "Adventure Tourer".
It's just a comfier city bike. Probly even a very good city bike. and it probly kicks ass on two-lane twisties.
But, apparently, Honda's idea of "adventure" is a couple of potholes in a minor city side street,....

The current "Adventure" city-boy marketing hype is messing with the TRUE Adventure Bike genre started by the GS and mostly perfected by KTM's SE and Adventure (almost....they could lose 50-100 lbs). A touring-sized machine that actually will DO SERIOUS OFF-ROAD with as much enthusiasm as the rider can muster up.
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:25 AM   #8
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Done. Light weight, powerful, stiff framed, desert hauler. With dual start.
Fixeded.
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:54 AM   #9
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Simple take the KTM 690 specs, but make it Honda reliable and priced.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:45 AM   #10
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450-500cc FI 4-stroke (or 300 FI 2-stroke), small fairing (ala old NX's), E-start, 6 speed, REAL off road suspension, 4 gal tank, 250 pounds or less, no fuel.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:51 AM   #11
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I think they need to make the Dakar rally 450 street legal and available in the USA.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:53 AM   #12
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I want an xr800 with estart and 350 lbs priced below 10G
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:09 AM   #13
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I want an xr800 with estart and 350 lbs priced below 10G
That sounds even better.
V, or Parallel?
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:14 AM   #14
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This thread explains it

Everybody wants something different. That's one reason why they won't build it. No one definition of "adventure bike."
Manufacture's are using it as a catch phrase to sell bikes. Ever since Charley & Ewan trashed their big pigs, every one wants an "adventure" bike.

When I worked at St. Johns, before George sold it to that Mormon guy, I was lucky enough to have a conversation with a guy from Honda that was high up in the motorcycle division. I asked him why, with so many of us old guys tired of the latest/greatest, Honda wouldn't build an honest touring bike that was also built to do real off-road. His answer was that he didn't know. He was in agreement with me, but didn't think Honda was going to build it. That was a decade ago.

I think they'll continue to milk the m/c consumer for all they can, making only enough improvements to sell next years model.
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:18 AM   #15
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They still make it, but they still refuse to bring it back the US, the CT90-110.

We get the goofy Grom instead.
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