Duel Sport Cub

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by MaineScoot, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. MaineScoot

    MaineScoot Been here awhile

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

    XRM125:


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    And only 64,500 php! ($1,450)
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  2. Chillis

    Chillis Land Barge Pilot

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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. :D
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  3. JerseyBiker

    JerseyBiker Living the life!

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    Duel?

    Are they going to fight?
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  4. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

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    Is it a dual sport, or a street bike for really bad roads?
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  5. RedArrow

    RedArrow With scootrboi

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    I love how the chain is all protected for all those rough, off road duties:rofl

    I'd rather go find a nice used Trail 90 in orange, please.
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  6. gaijinrider

    gaijinrider Positively positive

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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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  7. YamaGeek

    YamaGeek Ancient trailbike padwan

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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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  8. Underboning

    Underboning Been here awhile

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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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  9. Chillis

    Chillis Land Barge Pilot

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    That looks good... Watercooled to boot?
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  10. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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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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  11. DrZook

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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.:1drink
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  12. 73Mustang

    73Mustang Been here awhile

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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?
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  13. 73Mustang

    73Mustang Been here awhile

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    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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  14. Underboning

    Underboning Been here awhile

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    They seem to hold up, at least for a while.

    Underbones are offroaded -

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/4uzhNUQtUzQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    and motocrossed in a many places!

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/LxFGshXSySQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    If they break, just weld em up and get back on it!
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    DOUBLE-O G Smooth Operator

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    73Mustang Been here awhile

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  19. DrZook

    DrZook Adventurer

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    That is a copy of a Honda City Sport 1. The real thing has a liquid cooled engine. Seems they are only 'native' in Indonesia at least up until last year.
    BTW that copy is made by Yinxiang and imported here by Roketa. It has an air cooled 125cc engine with the semi-automatic 4-speed. Despite its looks it is indeed an underbone. Kawasaki has something similar with its Fury series. I don't think it would be any more off-road capable than my Symba, but then again the Honda Trail 55 was nothing more than a Super Cub without the plastic and an extra sprocket, so what do I know? :1drink
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  20. DrZook

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    Well, it's more soft-road than off-road, but I give you:
    The Honda Pop 100:
    http://www.honda.com.br/motos/Paginas/pop-100.aspx
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    More minisite madness here:
    http://www7.honda.com.br/hondapop100/#/home
    In a nutshell: Horizontal OHC single, 4 speed, manual clutch. I don't think it has a U-box under the seat; I believe that's where the gas goes. It's sold only in Brazil and it goes for about 4350 Real (about $1950 USD)
    A worthy successor to the CT90/110? I dunno. But it looks to be a pretty good all-rounder that can take the occasional fireroad.
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