> Jimmy Cincinnati Wrote:
> The Honda Cub is the most produced motorcycle in history, how do you not
> see a modernized version selling well?
> True, but it was sold world wide. There are some in the states for sure,
> but modern Americans have this "bigger is better" mentality. For
> example, i ride a Honda Nighthawk 250cc which is double the size of that
> cub. Everyone considers it a starter or womans motorcycle... actually
> they call it a starter womans bike. Every craigslist add i see for
> rebels and similar bikes list them as starter bikes. I consider it my
> "big bike." Its basically a rebel styled a little bit different. I see a
> few honda rebels around but i hardly ever see anything smaller. Hell
> they consider Harley 883's to be starter bikes.
> I was in a motorcycle safety course about 10 years ago and there was a
> few women in the class. I remember one of them talking about how much
> she loved her husbands harley and he had bought her a new 1200cc for
> when she gets her license. FYI she dropped a Honda Rebel in that class
> probably a dozen times.
> You can even see it in cars. I see dudes commuting to work in large
> dully trucks... only 1 person in the crew cab truck, empty bed. Or all
> the SUV's with V8's & 4 wheel drive. Having that $60K SUV is now part of
> the american dream. Minivan's nowadays have over 300+hp for crying out
> loud. Its all about bigger, better, and more crap.
> Its a great bike. I wish it would be more popular here. I just dont
> think it aligns with American ideals. Remember when gas prices first
> started soaring? Most people didnt give up their gas suckers then.
> I guess what im saying is the bike will probably sell well in the world
> market but i expect it to sell poorly in the states. There are tons of
> Honda motorcycles from the 70's & 80's forsale on craiglist but few cubs
> pop up. I think that speaks of past sales here... of which i suspect
> were still higher sales then what we can expect now.
Do you feel safe on that 250 on the freeway? WOT is about 70 right? They drive like effing idiots in the Bay Area so I don't know if I'd feel safe on one. Was thinking about a Rebel because it's about the only thing short enough for me. And yeah, I'd have to learn shifting, but I don't have a problem with trying to learn.