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Old 08-10-2010, 08:51 AM   #11
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Come on Honda sell this bike in the USA like Harley did its Sportster. Buy this bike and in one year you can trade it in for full value toward any 600cc on up bike. This does two things. It creates a cheap entry level bike that kids can learn to ride on that looks cool while hopefully keeping the newbie from a 100 plus bhp bike as a first cycle.
Another fine idea. The OEMs should hire you guys for their marketing depts.
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:38 AM   #12
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I would love a bike that's as small and light as the Ninja 250 and puts out a bit more torque and power (say, 20 ft-lbs of torque and 40 hp). (And, no, the Ninja 500 doesn't count, 'cause it's bigger and heavier than the little 250). Unfortunately, it doesn't exist. At least, not here in the U.S.

A CBR250 would be much better sales competition for the Ninja 250 than the CBR125.
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:21 AM   #13
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That is one cool little bike. Like the Honda Dream 50cc DOHC road racer they re-released a few years back, you want to bolt it to the den wall as art.

Please Mr. Honda start exporting that stuff to the US of A. We promise not to break it.
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:43 PM   #14
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That and the Yamaha YZF125, too!
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:57 PM   #15
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Honda's pricing would put the 125 about the same as a Ninja 250. I doubt more than a handful would sell. Aside from the brand loyal nuts no one would touch one.
$3500 CDN = $3393 USD.

But of course, you're right about that - American Honda would probably start the pricing at $4495, plus "Setup" and Delivery-Gouge.
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Old 08-10-2010, 01:00 PM   #16
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Another fine idea. The OEMs should hire you guys for their marketing depts.
Except, I STILL wouldn't turn my kid loose on a CBR600RR after only a year on the street on one of these things. Now, if they had something comparable to the EX500, or a "detuned" Hornet 600......

(oh wait - they DID have something like that! Only, it wasn't really all that good of a bike for the money....... another reason American Honda can Blow Me.)
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:33 PM   #17
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America needs to push for these bikes to come here, its rediculous they dont import these here. Dont wee why groups like MSF dont push for this through our goverment. They even promote it for racing and hold a series. Gee sure wish somebody would figure out how this would really help american riders on the street and track. Ugggg
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Old 08-13-2010, 03:28 PM   #18
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I'd gladly trade my CBR600RR for this bike (or keep both). My daily commute is 20 miles in city traffic. CBR125R would be perfect. Is there a way to import one from Canada?
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:24 AM   #19
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I live in British Columbia, so these bikes are available in my area. I bought a used low-mileage CBR125r about a week ago and have put maybe 500 KM on it since then.

Having always owned larger bikes, I was a bit worried that a 125cc would be too small, but it's actually not bad. Of course it doesn't compare speed-wise to larger motorcycles, but from zero to about 80 KPH it's faster than most cars. Once you get up to about 100-110 KPH it doesn't have much power left to punch through the wind, so I won't be doing a lot of passing on the freeway.

Being small and light the 125 is actually very flickable and fun on the backroads and slower highways. I don't think I would want to ride across the country on this little Honda, but I will probably make the occasional day trip on it.
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