Originally Posted by Grreatdog
I can't imagine dual sport riders getting excited about a low fender 250 with a fairing that weighs as much as my LC4. And most commuters want a bit more engine than that. So I suspect it would find the same market here that the NX250 found. As I remember it Honda couldn't give those things away back in the day. It will probably sell great in places where bikes are used for basic transportation. But, for the most part, the US isn't that kind of place.
What killed the NX250 was the goofy wheel sizes and suspension so soft and lame that it bottomed out under braking alone.
With today's gas prices 70-85 mpg is a huge selling point unlike in the late 80's when the tank could be filled with pocket change.