Honda: Great prices and great fuel economy

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by sendler, May 13, 2013.

  1. sendler

    sendler Been here awhile

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    Check out the front page Honda is running.
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    Every bike on there is capable of 70 mpgUS. And they are affordable.
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  2. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    Yeah, Honda has a sweet lineup now. Several of those bikes tempt me...

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  3. strongbad

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    Conspicuously absent is the CRF250M or it could be 9 bikes.
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  4. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    I didn't see any that get 70 mpg when ridden by humans? :hmmmmm


    What's that 2014 GROM thing?
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  5. sendler

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    I guess I should made the title "Highway capable vehicles that get more than 65 mpgUS". Honda is in there with the 250's 2 to chose from, new 500's with three to chose from, and the 700's with 5 to chose from world wide if you include the ultra rare Integra. The Rebel could sneak into this group as it is just about fast enough to qualify along with the 90 mpg PCX150 which makes a good commuter but isn't fast enough for cross country travel. The New Ninja300 could make 65 mpg with longer gears. The V-Strom and Ninja 650 are just off the mark. The BMW GS 650G is great on gas. Any others I could include? 2-300 cc scooters from Kymco, Sym Genuine, ect. I'm not sure what kind of economy you can get out of a Yamaha Majesty400. The just announced Honda Forza300 will be a great machine if they can keep the price under $5,000.
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  6. Super Sneaky Steve

    Super Sneaky Steve B@nned Club :D

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    Still mostly bland motorcycles.
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  7. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    What's interesting is that you have to stay OFF the highway to get the mythical mpg numbers that you like to claim.
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  8. sendler

    sendler Been here awhile

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    Transportation. Not toys.
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  9. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    well I don't own any of them, but I have been following the nc700x thread pretty closely, and there seems to be several of those guys reporting some very good mileage. Not sure what you mean by "highway", but if you mean "80mph rush hour traffic hwy", then yeah, any vehicle's economy will suffer - but an efficient vehicle will suffer less than an inefficient one. If you mean "55 mph highway through the bucolic rolling farmland of Tennessee", then I think you could see some outstanding mileage under those conditions.

    My Nomad gets 38 mpg on a good day, if I am lucky - and that's on premium. :cry
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  10. Berto

    Berto Inherently Floridian

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    If I want trasportation I'll get a TDI.what they have now is just boring crap
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  11. kpmsprtd

    kpmsprtd Been here awhile

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    I could happily commute on any of these bikes. Big Red is back in a big way, offering us functional motorcycles for reasonable prices. I say, "Well-done." Choices are good.
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  12. swimmer

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    Have fun in your car.
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  13. sendler

    sendler Been here awhile

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  14. Vertical C

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    Saw a cbr500f in the flesh the other day. At the price they are selling them for they will sell lots.
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  15. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    Up until last year I had been very hard on Honda, but their recent offerings have me excited. As the thread title says they are turning out economical bikes at class leading prices. To me that is exciting. And they aren't doing it by following the other manufacturer's leads. They are blazing their own trail. If they made a full dresser on the new CTX platform, I'd buy it. I knew for example that the NT700V would be a flop. It was too expensive, but everything Honda has done since has caught on. I think that the market is going to disagree with your assessment that Honda is boring.
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  16. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Please explain what that really means??? What's boring if someone is on an NX700, I'm on a CBF1000, a buddy is on a CBR1000rr, another on a RK, the last on a 750 Shadow and we're riding a beautiful route around the Muskoka Lakes?

    What's crap when Honda makes the most reliable engines known to man. Whether be lawn mowers, generators, bikes and civics.
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  17. mrbreeze

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    why not have some fun while transporting yourself from point a to point b? I show up at the office with a smile on my face every time the weather allows me to ride the bike. Caried home 4 bags of groceries yesterday, too.
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  18. Berto

    Berto Inherently Floridian

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    IMO typical Honda, lots of utility and reliability almost appliance like but nothing that speaks to my motorcycle soul.
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  19. Foot dragger

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    They arent even on the bland scale for many,neutrally gray sluggish conservative objects is a nice way to put it.
    Maybe they will sell.
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  20. Berto

    Berto Inherently Floridian

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    I haven't driven my car to work in almost 17 months ,but I live in Florida so riding the bike every day is not so much of a challenge
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