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skybluestu
9th January 2013, 12:00 PM
Honda's latest small big bike http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=b7Eb3hSPznI#

Ian Bungy
9th January 2013, 01:17 PM
Cool! If I Buy one will I be Able to Ride like that? I see they have a Dash Board that Looks the Same as the CRF250L yet they manage to include a Rev Counter on it? Could have done the Same on the CRF!!!

brake034
9th January 2013, 06:54 PM
Honda's KSR?? Maybe the strategy is becoming a bit too obvious?!

KZ25
10th January 2013, 10:49 AM
I wish Honda would be smart enough to counter the KLX 150 / Tracker 150 with a full-size enduro / supermoto version using the amazing CBR150R engine!

But this is just another Mickey-Mouse 125.

Low on hp but high in price?

Even for 75,000 THB it should sell like hotcakes.

Ian Bungy
10th January 2013, 03:33 PM
I was Told it will sell for 50.000 Baht! Amazing if True that will definitely Steal some KSR Buyers!!!

brake034
10th January 2013, 09:10 PM
This is a nice to have toy for the average Thai boys and girls.
When larger than 1 meter 70, weight 80 kilo and over......it starts to look kind of stupid nah?

TonyBKK
11th January 2013, 08:06 AM
Cute little bike, and the best thing it has going is that, unlike the Kawasaki KSR, the MSX125 comes standard with passenger pegs.
http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/s480x480/13653_426535627438558_818284996_n.jpg

brake034
11th January 2013, 07:09 PM
I am afraid that with my 1.92 meter and 100 kilo not one can use those rear pegs.......
I guess Kawa long realised that even for Thai people they will hardly be used.

TonyBKK
11th January 2013, 08:00 PM
I am afraid that with my 1.92 meter and 100 kilo not one can use those rear pegs.......
I guess Kawa long realised that even for Thai people they will hardly be used.

Dunno mate,

Most KSR riders are young Thais and its rare to find a KSR that hasn't had passenger pegs added.

I reckon the new Honda MSX125 is aimed at exactly the same demographic as the KSR. Many buyers will appreciate that the passenger pegs are already there.

Personally, while I think these mini-bikes are cute and fun I would hate riding something so little on Thai roads. The little wheels aren't suited to rough roads and potholes and you're so short and low to the ground that you can't see over the cars around you and many cars are unlikely to see you. A dangerous mix IMO...

KZ25
13th January 2013, 01:13 PM
I was Told it will sell for 50.000 Baht! Amazing if True that will definitely Steal some KSR Buyers!!!

The 110cc Zoomer X is 51,900 THB down here, the 125 clutch version should be more expensive? How much is a 110cc KSR?

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brake034
13th January 2013, 06:18 PM
1) The forum topic is Honda BIG bikes Thailand?? What is big on this bike?? No big news, no big size, no big engine.....

2) As TonyBKK points out very well, these bikes are not suitable for the roads in the North, unless you ride it from your Moo Baan to your Talad and back home.
Mind you, only if you are around 1 meter 60 max and no more than 65 kilo.......

3) deleted after reconsideration.....

Javawa
14th January 2013, 08:38 AM
2) As TonyBKK points out very well, these bikes are not suitable for the roads in the North, unless you ride it from your Moo Baan to your Talad and back home.
Mind you, only if you are around 1 meter 60 max and no more than 65 kilo.......


Maybe have a look at this post of a young guy and see what is possible on a KSR 110 - he rode from Singapore to the north of Thailand and Laos and back to Singapore -
http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/showthread.php/31098-My-quot-LITTLE-quot-Adventure-Up-North?highlight=Singapore

roj
14th January 2013, 04:45 PM
66000 baht and already in some dealers.

loserlazer
16th January 2013, 12:22 PM
it has a clutch unlike kawa ksr but unfortunately only 4 gears!
it looks like a fun bike

brake034
16th January 2013, 07:27 PM
Makes me remember a epic story of a Triumph TR3 owner, I believe from Singapore, who drove his car to England to visit the factory early sixties.
It is possible to finish the Manx TT but it is not what the bike was not really designed for.
And again, driver of the Kawa KSR was small and light......

brake034
16th January 2013, 07:30 PM
Makes me remember a epic story of a Triumph TR3 owner, I believe from Singapore, who drove his car to England to visit the factory early sixties.
It is possible to finish the Manx TT on a Versys but it is not what the bike was not really designed for.
And again, driver of the Kawa KSR was small and light......

Changnoi1
22nd January 2013, 04:08 PM
I was just at the local Honda dealer with my wife (who is thinking of upgrading from her KSR) and had a look at the little fun bike. Price was 70k.
It looks good and strong. With elec. start, 125cc, foot-pegs, rear-hugger and clutch. And the latter is why my wife did not like it (ooops saved some money again).

Still a nice looking bike and it would be an nice city-bike for small people like me.

Chang Noi

nikster
31st January 2013, 09:26 PM
Best looking of the new 2013 Hondas, for sure. This is just perfect, beautiful design.

Of course it's a KSR clone but then again they've done monkey bikes / gorilla bikes for decades; they just took a little break.

The biggest advantage over the KSR is that it has a clutch; the KSR is a semi-automatic which I always found a bit strange. And the looks. So cute.

Want!

KZ25
1st February 2013, 07:22 AM
Yes, it look good in the flesh, too, I saw it at a dealership for 67,000 THB. It sat at the other end of the place and at first I thought: "Wow! Honda's answer to the Duke! I'm very interested!"
But when I stood close I realized it's as small as the KSR. Too bad, it's just a Snoopy bike. Take 17" wheels, the CBR250 engine, redesign it a bit and you've got a winner!
That it's clutch-only may be a deal breaker, like Changnoi wrote. They should offer a semi-auto version, too, bet it would double the sales. Is it supposed to replace the clutch-only Nova Sonic 125?
The advantage over the KSR is the 125cc engine; at this size every horse counts.

CBR250
2nd February 2013, 08:32 AM
There was a red and black one at the dealer yesterday, the red one looks fantastic. They sure did a fantastic job on the design. Kawa must be getting sick of Honda coming in and undercutting them on similar models. :)

nikster
2nd February 2013, 09:53 AM
There was a red and black one at the dealer yesterday, the red one looks fantastic. They sure did a fantastic job on the design. Kawa must be getting sick of Honda coming in and undercutting them on similar models. :)

Saw it in person too today. It felt, to me, that it's just a tiny bit taller than a stock KSR. It looks fantastic.

Help me find some reasons as to why exactly I need this bike right now please :)

KZ25
3rd February 2013, 09:10 PM
Kawa must be getting sick of Honda coming in and undercutting them on similar models. :)

Right, the MSX is only 1,000 baht more than the KSR with E-start. Who will buy a KSR now when the MSX is new, has 125cc and is a Honda?

KZ25
3rd February 2013, 09:12 PM
Help me find some reasons as to why exactly I need this bike right now please :)

Can't really think of any.

Wait, did you get caught cheating on your wife? :-)

CBR250
4th February 2013, 10:40 AM
Was behind one today. Looks much nicer than the Kwacker, especially the stock pipe.

KZ25
4th February 2013, 10:45 AM
It's always more easy to improve on an existing design than having to come up with a brand new one!

lordofthedreadz
11th July 2013, 01:50 AM
I tried it and I was not impressed, not that I was really expecting but I found the D-Tracker 125 way more fun and way more torquy.

Thus said it can be a perfect first timer bike to play with a real clutch, the gearbox was really smooth and it is a nice bike overall, just way underpowered, I did not try a KSR to make a real comparaison but I assume it is quite the same except for the clutch.