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Old 08-01-2012, 01:59 PM   #61
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Thanks for the information Redline. I'm gonna wait and see what the 500 is all about before upgrading. Even though it might be difficult once I see one of these babies in person!!!
Aahh, the MG. I actually traded my V7 Classic in for the CBR believe it or not. The bike is absolutely stunning to look at and riding around town and will make you feel like a celebrity. But I just got fed up with its poor handling and weight. The 750cc engine feels weaker and less fun to me than the 250 single. They did upgrade the engine for the new model so that might be different.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:00 AM   #62
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Aahh, the MG. I actually traded my V7 Classic in for the CBR believe it or not. The bike is absolutely stunning to look at and riding around town and will make you feel like a celebrity. But I just got fed up with its poor handling and weight. The 750cc engine feels weaker and less fun to me than the 250 single. They did upgrade the engine for the new model so that might be different.
Really?? That is very interesting. I haven't spent much time on the v7. Actually I've only ridden the v7 cafe a few times. I wasn't completely impressed with the handling either but I thought maybe I just wasn't use to it or maybe it was the narrowness of the bars which many say make the cafe and racer hard to initiate turns. The wider bars of the classic are supposed to make for quicker handling. Also, I didn't appreciate the cbr250 appropriately the first time I rode it so I thought maybe that was the case with the v7 too. I really, really like the v7 but I do wonder if it really would be much better than my 250. Hearing that you traded your v7 for the 250 makes me think I need a little more seat time before I make my mind up completely. How did you find the upright seating position of the v7 in comparison to the more leaned over position of our 250's? How many miles did you put on the v7? Is there anything you miss about the v7? I would appreciate any other information you could provide in comparing the two bikes. Thanks in advance Empty Set.
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Don't want to hijack the thread so here's my answer to your questions

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Yes, apologies for hijacking the thread. Back to the rumors of a cbr500r. Keep us posted!
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Bangkok Post two days ago

Honda moves big bikes here | Bangkok Post: business
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Honda plans to shift production of some big bike models to Thailand to deal with the strong yen and high labour costs in Japan.


Thai Honda Manufacturing Co has moved the lines for multipurpose engines at Bangkok's Lat Krabang plant to an adjacent area to pave the way for production of global motorcycle and big bike models.


The new plant opened on Monday to make 2.7 million engines a year for use as generators, pumps, marine motors and farm tools.


Apart from engines, Thai Honda makes 1.5 million motorcycles a year.
Some 800 big bikes a day will be built after the lines for engine production have been moved.


Suchart Arunsaengroj, the sales director at AP Honda, the country's biggest motorcycle distributor, said Honda plans to make big bikes with engine sizes exceeding 400cc in Thailand by year-end.

In April, AP Honda opened its Honda Big Wing showroom and service centre in Bangkok to sell imported big bikes with engines ranging from 600-1,500cc.
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Well, I'm on a business trip to Japan again for couple of days, and again looked through motorcycle magazines here.

There was an article about this bike, and apparently, there is going to be a CBR500 AND CBR400. Engine is going to be p twin, and apparently CBR500 is going to be targeted towards the US market, and CBR400, mainly to Japan and other SE Asian markets.

There was a picture of the bike, so if you guys like, I can buy the magazine, and scan it once I get home.
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Thanks.

Those Jap mags had the scoopon the cbr250 2 months before it was announced here in Thailand. And we got the bike 6 months before other countries.

Their pics are usually some photochops, but with the CBR250 they were surprisingly accurate.
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Thanks TheoR, please scan and post. I'm sure many would be interested to see!
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Thanks TheoR, please scan and post. I'm sure many would be interested to see!
I agree, yes please do!!

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A little googling turned up this site, think the 500 is what they're talking about, but not really clear. Link is Google Translated from a site called "honda500thai.com", and here's the pic they posted:

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