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Old 05-13-2013, 01:11 PM   #1
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Honda: Great prices and great fuel economy

Check out the front page Honda is running.
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http://powersports.honda.com/
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Every bike on there is capable of 70 mpgUS. And they are affordable.
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:26 PM   #2
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Yeah, Honda has a sweet lineup now. Several of those bikes tempt me...

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Old 05-13-2013, 03:51 PM   #3
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Conspicuously absent is the CRF250M or it could be 9 bikes.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:54 AM   #4
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Every bike on there is capable of 70 mpg US.


I didn't see any that get 70 mpg when ridden by humans?


What's that 2014 GROM thing?
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:56 AM   #5
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I guess I should made the title "Highway capable vehicles that get more than 65 mpgUS". Honda is in there with the 250's 2 to chose from, new 500's with three to chose from, and the 700's with 5 to chose from world wide if you include the ultra rare Integra. The Rebel could sneak into this group as it is just about fast enough to qualify along with the 90 mpg PCX150 which makes a good commuter but isn't fast enough for cross country travel. The New Ninja300 could make 65 mpg with longer gears. The V-Strom and Ninja 650 are just off the mark. The BMW GS 650G is great on gas. Any others I could include? 2-300 cc scooters from Kymco, Sym Genuine, ect. I'm not sure what kind of economy you can get out of a Yamaha Majesty400. The just announced Honda Forza300 will be a great machine if they can keep the price under $5,000.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:00 AM   #6
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Still mostly bland motorcycles.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:17 AM   #7
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"Highway capable vehicles that get more than 65 mpgUS".

What's interesting is that you have to stay OFF the highway to get the mythical mpg numbers that you like to claim.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:48 AM   #8
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Still mostly bland motorcycles.
Transportation. Not toys.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:12 PM   #9
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What's interesting is that you have to stay OFF the highway to get the mythical mpg numbers that you like to claim.
well I don't own any of them, but I have been following the nc700x thread pretty closely, and there seems to be several of those guys reporting some very good mileage. Not sure what you mean by "highway", but if you mean "80mph rush hour traffic hwy", then yeah, any vehicle's economy will suffer - but an efficient vehicle will suffer less than an inefficient one. If you mean "55 mph highway through the bucolic rolling farmland of Tennessee", then I think you could see some outstanding mileage under those conditions.

My Nomad gets 38 mpg on a good day, if I am lucky - and that's on premium.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:39 PM   #10
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Transportation. Not toys.
If I want trasportation I'll get a TDI.what they have now is just boring crap
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:34 PM   #11
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I could happily commute on any of these bikes. Big Red is back in a big way, offering us functional motorcycles for reasonable prices. I say, "Well-done." Choices are good.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:42 PM   #12
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If I want trasportation I'll get a TDI.what they have now is just boring crap
Have fun in your car.
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:04 AM   #13
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Another interesting new Honda: The Forza300.
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http://powersports.honda.com/2014/forza.aspx
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:29 AM   #14
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Saw a cbr500f in the flesh the other day. At the price they are selling them for they will sell lots.
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:42 AM   #15
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If I want trasportation I'll get a TDI.what they have now is just boring crap
Up until last year I had been very hard on Honda, but their recent offerings have me excited. As the thread title says they are turning out economical bikes at class leading prices. To me that is exciting. And they aren't doing it by following the other manufacturer's leads. They are blazing their own trail. If they made a full dresser on the new CTX platform, I'd buy it. I knew for example that the NT700V would be a flop. It was too expensive, but everything Honda has done since has caught on. I think that the market is going to disagree with your assessment that Honda is boring.
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