The US needs the KSR 110

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  1. scottro

    scottro Been here awhile

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    wanna bECO Been here awhile

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    wow, that is cool!
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    Like I needed ANOTHER reason to move to Thailand. NICE! -Jason
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  5. Woodsrat

    Woodsrat Gone ridin'

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    Given the off-roader is almost $2200 figure something like the KSR would set you back at least three grand or more. Not much of a market for it here.

    It is way cool, though and at least fourth gear is usable out of the box, unlike the older KLX-110's that had it blocked off.
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    That little things sweet! I'd probably consider one for screwin around on, but yea not too big of a market here, especially with it being so low many would be afraid they'd be run over by an SUV within minutes of getting it here.
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  7. Steviebear

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    Does anyone know of something similar to that sold in the US? I've been looking for a pair of bikes like that for my wife and I while traveling/camping. Lifan sold something similar, but they weren't reviewed very well. Any ideas?
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    A guy came into a dealer I used to work at to sell a KSR80 that he picked up while he was overseas.... Same basic bike but an 80cc two stroke instead! :wink:
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  9. scottro

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    Used Honda Trail 50, 70, or 90 (with street titles) would be fairly similar.

    The DAX is an option... Make sure you can get it plated in your state before buying tho.
    http://www.killermotorsports.com/CT70_Dax_Bike_Honda_Replica_Mini_Classic_Classic_p/al-ct70.htm

    Z 50
    http://www.killermotorsports.com/Z50_Monkey_Bike_Honda_Replica_Mini_Classic_p/monkey-l.htm

    PBR is very close. Check on plating in your state.

    http://mytrailbuddystore.com/gorilla125cc-1-2.aspx

    The Sachs Madass 125 is IMO pretty sweet too.

    http://www.moto-scoot.net/sachs_madass_125.php
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  10. Jimmy the Heater

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    Kawi imported the dirt only KD80x in 89 I believe
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    I also think it's a sweet bike and I would love to have one, but I definitely couldn't allow myself to buy one for what I consider to be "real bike" money (the most expensive bike I've bought is my FZ6 and it was around 3k). Too bad they don't bring them over to compete with the ruckus or the zuma, but I suppose with it being 110cc and multi-gear, it wouldn't really be in the same class.
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    This was my first monkeybike i bought around 3 years ago, had a 143cc barrel kit and some other bling bits, did around 70mph, was great, have a dax clone i am building now though then maybe al get the new honda msx125 next year there gonna sell like hot cakes and are so much better quality than the ksr!:clap
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  13. G19Tony

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    Cool bike. I love Google translator.

    Disc Brake - rear Stop that.

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  14. gatling

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    I saw those when I was in Thailand and I thought they were very, very cool. My guess is that over here they would sell for well north of $3600 or so.

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  15. gatling

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    I think the problem most folks have is that the costs of production do not vary linearly with displacement. What the manufacturers charge is a different story, but the fact is that the cost of making a 600 is about the same as the cost of making a 1000, assuming similar production quantities. My guess is that the cost of making these mini motards is about the same as the cost of a KLR 650, or maybe even more if the KLR 650s are made in greater quantities.

    That said, they are definitely cool. If they were available here I would probably buy one. Small bikes are cool.
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  16. gatling

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    Not directly similar, but consider this...

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    There's also the Yamaha TW200, which I think is another very cool bike.
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  17. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    yes there is the Susuki dr 200 , old honda XL 125 to 200 ? Kawasaki KLR 250. Same old same old we ll never see them . HOnda sell 750000 bikes that country every year. You could see what the regs are on importing a Mexican honda motorcycle and get one of the Honda cargo 150cc for around 1800 bucks. see below for different bike makers in Mexico but I left out Kawasaki because nothing they offer isn't already for sale in the usa that they have in Mexico. One old guy took an Hdona Gl125 the model before the 150cc and went to 14 thousand miles tour with it . 55MPh and and 80MPG made it a great little touring bike for south America
    Honda CGL125 Tool, 14,900 Pesos), Made in China ?,Carbureted, 9.7hp
    - Honda GL150, 20,900 Pesos, (, Made in Brazil ?, Carbureted, 11hp
    http://www.honda.mx/motos/cargo150/
    http://www.honda.mx/motos/tool/
    http://suzuki.com.mx/motos/gn125/

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  18. gatling

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    I think you are describing Simon Gandolfi. He wrote a couple of books about his adventures and they are great. This one is my favorite:

    http://www.amazon.com/Old-Man-Bike-...573195&sr=8-2&keywords=simon+gandolfi+old+men

    This is a photo I took of Simon in Baja when I rode with him to Cabo and back on California Scooters...

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  19. scottro

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    not close at all i had a ksr, its bigger than the skyteam and much better quality!:wink:
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