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Old 04-11-2007, 06:05 PM   #21
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The 1982 Honda CM450E I had would consistently better 65 mpg at sustained highway speeds, but was a bit small for comfortable fit on long rides. I bought an 81 GL1100 GoldWing (with Vetter aftermarket fairing) that returned mid 50's. I then fell in love with the GL1500 and it's silky six, but that one "only" returned 45 mpg. I sold that one for the cash to buy my Sonett.
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Old 04-11-2007, 06:12 PM   #22
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Honda still makes the nighthawk, , just for information's sake.
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Old 05-18-2007, 09:42 AM   #23
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The Ninja 250 was a 2-stroke. Not sure about the 500.
Ninja 250 is a 4-stroke.

I have a 1984 RZ350 Yamaha, now thats a 2 stroke. at its best it may get 35-40 mpg. Wont even think of hypermileing that....
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I think you would want a smaller rear sprocket to reduce cruising revs.
Whoops. Right you are. I get confused sometimes...

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I always wanted to hear one of those Ninja 250s hit the redline. Had to sound like an F1 car...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HV0-RtbUty4
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I see Honda's now offering a CBR 125 cc bike:



With a 1 cylinder 4-stroke. 13 hp... Oooo!
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I have a 1984 RZ350 Yamaha, now thats a 2 stroke. at its best it may get 35-40 mpg. Wont even think of hypermileing that....
I came very close to buying that instead of the Ninja 250. Guess I made the right choice in hindsight (regarding FE, I mean).
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Link to the cbr 125?
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I came very close to buying that instead of the Ninja 250. Guess I made the right choice in hindsight (regarding FE, I mean).
YES, 2-strokes are not as environmentally friendly. but bang for the size is off the charts...
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Link to the cbr 125?
Is google broken?

Try: http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/hon...125_r_2006.php
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My google is set on japanese...and honda doesn't have it listed,
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