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Old 12-08-2010, 12:16 PM   #1
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:41 PM   #2
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The CBR250R enjoys the world’s first roller rocker arms on any DOHC engine, with tappet clearance relying on shim adjustment.
Did you (or Honda) mean on any 250cc single-cylinder motorcycle-engine? I ask, as a roller-follower setup is quite-common on DOHC engines; has been for years.

Particularly Automobile engines.

BTW: Kudos to the cutaway-pic: I always love looking-at those type of illustration and pictures. I find the intricacies of machinery fascinating.
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Let me guess the American versions will have some, to quote Mo "Malibu Ken paint schemes?" As I fondly remember the purple, teal, white and pink vtr 250 of the 80's.
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Did you (or Honda) mean on any 250cc single-cylinder motorcycle-engine? I ask, as a roller-follower setup is quite-common on DOHC engines; has been for years.

Particularly Automobile engines.

BTW: Kudos to the cutaway-pic: I always love looking-at those type of illustration and pictures. I find the intricacies of machinery fascinating.
Hmmm, when I went through the article for edits, I assumed Mr. Cooper had an inside line on accurate info... Anyway, full tech info from Mr. Cobb shortly.
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Let me guess the American versions will have some, to quote Mo "Malibu Ken paint schemes?" As I fondly remember the purple, teal, white and pink vtr 250 of the 80's.
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The ABS, what happen to the good ole days, rights of passage and all that crap. Now these kids won't even learn anything...
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Moke- Kiddie's today don't know how to stop safely. They've had ABS in cars since they were driving age.
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Old 12-09-2010, 05:29 AM   #8
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This is a really great bike, one MoFos have been saying we need in the US for years. I think it'll bring a lot of new riders into the sport and keep them in it by having a good first bike experience. It's also going to give Kawi some competition in a segment it's had exclusive ownership of for a decade or more. Like BMW did at the high-end, this Honda at the low-end will drive improvements in Kawi's bike, and may even draw more manufacturers into the segment.

My only regret is that they didn't call it the "Unicorn Rainbow Dazzler."
But there's still time...
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This is a really great bike, one MoFos have been saying we need in the US for years. I think it'll bring a lot of new riders into the sport and keep them in it by having a good first bike experience. It's also going to give Kawi some competition in a segment it's had exclusive ownership of for a decade or more. Like BMW did at the high-end, this Honda at the low-end will drive improvements in Kawi's bike, and may even draw more manufacturers into the segment.

My only regret is that they didn't call it the "Unicorn Rainbow Dazzler."
But there's still time...
You are spot on about this bike.This would have been my choice in high school.My first street bike was a CL175.A few years later I made the jump to a CB350.My neighbor had a Bonneville(The Bastard).Competition drives innovation.The color scheme isn't that bad.
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Like BMW did at the high-end, this Honda at the low-end will drive improvements in Kawi's bike, and may even draw more manufacturers into the segment.
I'll put up money that the 2012 Ninjette will have Europe's EFI.
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