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View Poll Results: AMERICANS: Would you buy a 125cc motorcycle for the street?
Yes! 31 44.29%
Hell no! 16 22.86%
Yes, but only at the right price. 23 32.86%
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Old 03-03-2019, 05:43 PM   #281 (permalink)
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I've read that Honda is only importing 500 Super Cubs for 2019 so they don't seem to share your optimism.

Honda claims a top speed of 60 mph. However, that is likely with a 130 lb test rider, on flat ground, with a lot of room to reach that speed. I need to be able to accelerate to 55 mph, within the length of a freeway ramp and with a 200 lb rider.

The Cub seems perfect for city use on roads that are 45 mph or less. It is likely too slow for 55 mph freeways (with traffic moving at 65 mph). Any route I take to work has roads with a 55 mph speed limit.
Not a place to be at the bare minimum of power requirements
My first motorcycle experience was on an rs100 Yamaha in the mid 70's.
It was my cousin's bike. We rode the heck out of it around town, but it met its demise and almost my cousin's demise on a valley freeway. He was tucked down in a headwind, and therefore was not in good mirror position to see the drunk driver that pegged him directly with a 20 MPH speed difference. If he had good power for what he was doing, he would have had a chance of avoiding the rear-ender.

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Old 03-03-2019, 05:49 PM   #282 (permalink)
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I used to have no problem riding a Honda 65 S on the expressways of Toronto. I'd move to the rear pegs and lay on the tank, enjoying myself more than any of the plodding drivers.
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Old 03-18-2019, 12:54 AM   #283 (permalink)
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Got to ride a friends' newly acquired 1985 Suzuki FA50. As far as I know, its a single speed noped, no cvt i'm pretty sure. Two smoke 49cc. Friend picked it up for $75-100, he just brought it over today so we could put on new tubes and tires.

It needs some fuel tap work, and desperately needs new brakes. You can clamp down on those effers and it barely slows down. Dragging your shoes on the ground does much more! Aside from that, this thing accelerates pretty hard! I wouldn't be afraid to ride one during the 50cc true grits ride, although it could stand to be geared taller for open roads.


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It is actually a lot of fun, makes me want to get a scooter. This is a perfect introduction to motorcycling for him, aside from the nonfunctional brakes.
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motoIQ has a segment on this engine. Yeah, fix the brakes first. Then use the HPV body shell software on recumbents.com. Bicycle aero bars might fit.
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Pictures of Honda's 125 "Hunter Cub" are all over the 'net and even though at this point it's just a very well finished prototype many small bore/scooter forums are buzzing about this bike coming to the U. S., maybe as a 2021. If you squint your eyes it looks just like the '86 CT-110 but has all kinds of stuff that'll appeal to buyers today such as F. I., disc brakes, ABS, etc.

American Honda is tight lipped at this point. I've already put in a bid at a dealer to buy the first one they can get. Based upon the looks of the bike displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show many believe this is a pre-production prototype, not something out of a stylist's studio.

Why do folks want it? Some of it is pure sloppy sentimentality for the CT-90/110's folks had when they were younger. Some see it as the ultimate RV bike.

For me it's the answer to my moto-prayers and I'm already planning a trip to ride as much of the original "Dixie Highway" as possible from Indy to Miami and back.

Like the already released Super Cub it'll help satisfy a pent up demand for true lightweight motorcycles--and I promise to learn to understand it's F. I.

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