60 years – Honda reaches 200 million motorcycles sold

Discussion in 'Street and Performance Bikes' started by xcel, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    When you young , you have no fear. And not a lot of sense , either.
    When you were going 110 MPH , I was going 135 on my GS1000.
    All the time thinking "Is that all there is ? "
    My dad had the GS425E which was plenty fast. He rode that thing
    to Canada , Mexico , and beyond.
     
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  2. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    I bought 3 of those 400 million. My 2019 CB300R is quietly waiting in the garage for warmer temps to roll again.
     
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  3. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

  4. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Beyond to Central America? Whow-eeee!
    Yeah, I was camping near a highway. The sport 650 riders were racing their bikes ON A TWO-LANE ROAD AT NIGHT, at 140(?)+, stopping to report their speeds once in a while. Their bikes were back-firing terribly. Suspect the bikes didn't have long lives at all, even if the drivers didn't crash & kill themselves.
    Anyhow, GS425 was bored out from the GS400. My GS450 was bored out from the GS425. After I stopped riding, I heard they bored out the GS 450 to make a GS500. That engine was said to be one of the longest lived blocks during that time period of motorcycle engine development. Whereas my GS450 was toted as fast, they no longer advertised the GS500 as the fastest, but the most durable. So much for advertising.
    I rode my GS450 to Wisconsin to see friends (& the Great Lakes), following a storm front across the country, but never got rained on. Later, I followed a crocked trail to Texas (to avoid more rain). Had more crooked roads (because I was used to crooked roads) to New Mexico, snow-dusted Colorado mountain passes, Wyoming, Oregon, Idaho & back home to Washington state.
     
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  5. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Litesong:

    Although not Honda related, you may enjoy this. ;)

    Soon after, Honda released their own CRF and during our ride of that, it was everything the WR was except a little shorter IIRC.

    2010 Yamaha WR250X Adventure Touring Project Bike - X-Country at 100 + MPG -- "Ready to traverse a long and lonesome highway on the steel horse dubbed the 'WR'".

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    From the Atlantic (left pic) to the Pacific (right pic) and all points in between. :)

    Wayne
     
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  6. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Not really beyond. But one trip he took , when he was my age , was about six weeks and
    included Canada and Mexico. After my dad died in 1987 , I had that GS425E for another 23 years.
     
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