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Old 09-26-2007, 10:12 PM   #1
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278lbs., 15hp., 9lb/ft

2008 Yamaha YZF-R125


Looks like fun. Can't buy it in the U.S., though.
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Old 09-27-2007, 05:33 AM   #2
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That and the new CBR125 would be great fun.
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Old 09-27-2007, 08:06 AM   #3
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OK, I am no-longer angry because Hon-DUH refuses to bring a cool bike like the CBR125R to the US - I am feckin' Righteously CHEESED!

The YZF-R125, the CBR125R, the VTR-250.......

Bikes this size once sold by the tens of thousands! These are orders of magnitude better bikes than those old ones EVER were! WTF is WRONG with the American buyer? Since the early '90s, smallbore-bike choices have diminished to almost nothing.

You go to a dirt-track, and say "I'd like to start dirt-riding, mebbe this 450 would be a good beginner bike" and you'll be openly-derided and no less than ten experienced riders will attempt to advise you to go with a 125 or smaller (and you'll have an assload of choices, too!).

Take every single one of those people, plunk them down at bike night for some Bar, ask "the question" and you'll have responses range from 1200cc cruisers to 600cc supersports. Maybe one person might point to an EX500 or the 250 (and just because he saw the new one on MO!).

Are we really that shallow? Or is it the Japanese manufacturers are really that dense and blind?
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Old 09-27-2007, 08:14 AM   #4
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That bike with the new 250 dual sport/supermoto engine would fit the American market better. There seems to be a stigma in the US towards single cylinder bikes.
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:04 AM   #5
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OK, I am no-longer angry because Hon-DUH refuses to bring a cool bike like the CBR125R to the US - I am feckin' Righteously CHEESED!

The YZF-R125, the CBR125R, the VTR-250.......

Bikes this size once sold by the tens of thousands! These are orders of magnitude better bikes than those old ones EVER were! WTF is WRONG with the American buyer? Since the early '90s, smallbore-bike choices have diminished to almost nothing.

You go to a dirt-track, and say "I'd like to start dirt-riding, mebbe this 450 would be a good beginner bike" and you'll be openly-derided and no less than ten experienced riders will attempt to advise you to go with a 125 or smaller (and you'll have an assload of choices, too!).

Take every single one of those people, plunk them down at bike night for some Bar, ask "the question" and you'll have responses range from 1200cc cruisers to 600cc supersports. Maybe one person might point to an EX500 or the 250 (and just because he saw the new one on MO!).

Are we really that shallow? Or is it the Japanese manufacturers are really that dense and blind?
Answer: All of the above.
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:19 AM   #6
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It would have to be more than 150cc so it could be ridden on the freeway here.
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:40 AM   #7
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I have no plans on riding it on the freeway.

But, yeah, I understand why some bikes don't make it over here. Our driving conditions are completely different than Europe.

But I do plan on taking a look at the new 250R. If it's not too cramped it would be a blast on the roads around here.
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I have no plans on riding it on the freeway.

But, yeah, I understand why some bikes don't make it over here. Our driving conditions are completely different than Europe.

But I do plan on taking a look at the new 250R. If it's not too cramped it would be a blast on the roads around here.
Even if you don't plan on being on the freeway, sometimes you have to be on the freeway.
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Old 09-27-2007, 01:49 PM   #9
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Not around here.
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Old 01-15-2008, 05:11 AM   #10
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Hey, check out Yamaha R15

Yamaha has launched a new 150cc bike in India. Called the R15, it pumps out 20ps of power and weighs just 125kgs! Now hows that?
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