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I saw a good rumor about Honda on another website.
« on: October 02, 2011, 09:07:19 PM »
Someone said they are planning a 2014 Cr250R twostroke, fuel injected.

I am calling complete bull****, but if anyone cares to dig on that rumor, i'd love to hear what you find.

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Re: I saw a good rumor about Honda on another website.
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2011, 10:39:23 AM »
Yeah, I saw that too. I'm trying to check around some other places and see if anyone has heard anything. This isn't the first of heard of Honda planning this. I didn't know Yamaha was either.

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Re: I saw a good rumor about Honda on another website.
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2011, 02:19:19 PM »
I agree, the Honda Corporation is sooo anti smoker...  from what I've read on the internet (so who knows of this is true) many of the Honda engineers still prefer 2 stroke bikes.  I don't believe Honda will change their corporate stance on the subject, they are strictly a four stroke company.
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Re: I saw a good rumor about Honda on another website.
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2011, 03:41:02 PM »
Never happen.Honda is fourstroke all the way and has been for years.As soon as they could dump the 2t,they did.They'd never go back on corporate policy now-it would be like admitting they were wrong.

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Re: I saw a good rumor about Honda on another website.
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2011, 06:46:42 PM »
IIRC Honda admitted eventually that 4T cannot compete with 2T some time ago when they abandoned that crazy NR500 GP bike project and brought out the NS. Maybe they can do it again.

Never happen.Honda is fourstroke all the way and has been for years.As soon as they could dump the 2t,they did.They'd never go back on corporate policy now-it would be like admitting they were wrong.
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Re: I saw a good rumor about Honda on another website.
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2011, 06:49:59 PM »
I wish it was true, but i know im more likely to magically get Chad Reeds talent and become 15 years younger by tommorow arvo  :(
F**K THE WHALES......................SAVE THE 2 STROKE!!!!

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Re: I saw a good rumor about Honda on another website.
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2011, 10:31:31 PM »
There's also a rumor that the recent tsunami set them back a few years and that they will start selling two strokes to make up for lost time. This of course originated from my friends dad who rides for honda, Britt Woodring 419 450cc class. So it could be valid.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2011, 10:39:57 PM by factoryX »

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Re: I saw a good rumor about Honda on another website.
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2011, 10:39:10 PM »
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Re: I saw a good rumor about Honda on another website.
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2011, 01:58:12 AM »
Rumors are rumors but, never say never.
Honda was against 2 strokes once before, before they brought a dominating CR250 Elsinore out.
Honda is a corporation, corporations are in business to make money.
When it makes business sense to bring 2 strokes out, they will again.
Meanwhile, I'll keep riding all my 2 strokes while others are rebuilding valve trains.
Don't get me wrong, I don't hate the 4 strokes.
I love the technology.
What I hate is, there is no choice.

On a side note, I can tell you first hand that the Honda service personnel do not like to work on the new engines.

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Re: I saw a good rumor about Honda on another website.
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2011, 04:12:18 AM »
The thing is, Honda didn't lay off a single 2T engineer when they went 100% 4$. When it happened, I thought they just didn't want to give the competition a leg up but now I'm starting to think they had other ideas.

If the hype about DI is anywhere near true, Honda could join the revolution, just like they did in the '70's. Back then they hated 2T's but gurdgingly joined the frey because they couldn't compete otherwise. There used to be a great story of the beginnings of the 2T motocross bike at Honda on Ed Youngblood's http://www.motohistory.net but I can't find it now.
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Re: I saw a good rumor about Honda on another website.
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2011, 04:56:24 AM »
if honda are to come back developing 2st

with the right frame, right suspension, right handling like the CR back in the 90's

i would get it!


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« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2011, 05:59:39 AM »
It will be interesting to see what unfolds at Honda.I know their automobile production is down quite substantially (it may be related to the earthquake) and it is rumored that they haven't made any money off motorcycle sales for quite a few years in Honda's key market - North America. There is corporate pride and then there is keeping the lights on, we will see how Honda reacts.

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Re: I saw a good rumor about Honda on another website.
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2011, 07:35:41 AM »
If Honda comes with a DI 2 stroke, perhaps the rules will finally be changed. . . 8)
As most of you know, Honda only competes under rules wich suit them to be able to win,
and then we will most likely see a return of the 2 strokes!


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Re: I saw a good rumor about Honda on another website.
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2011, 11:44:01 AM »
This rumor pops up every year. :-[
Ever heard of "chinese whispers"
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Re: I saw a good rumor about Honda on another website.
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2011, 01:42:21 PM »
Here is a picture of the NOT new Honda.



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