It appears the XR650R and XR650L are dead

I wish there were a DR-Z650. The DR-Z400 is long overdue for more displacement.

So you are saying you want a partly yellow dual sport for the full size market?

There already is one!

I love the TE610, and would not hesitate to buy one, except it lacks EFI. I am tired of dialing in jets and carb altitude sickness. In my experience, the flat-slide FCRs on the TE610 and the DR-Z400E are good for +/- 1500 ft. CV carbs are good for +/- 2500 ft. EFI is good for sea level to 13,000 ft. (I do extended off-road tours, e.g, Canadian Rockies ... to date, I've used a Strom, but that rules out single-track and the rougher dual track).

Sounds like we have a dilemna on our hands. You could spend more money and get a Husky or a Husaberg, and have a less reliable product. Does that make sense? Is it true, though? Is the Husaberg EFI?

What about that KTM 525EXC? It's supposed to be Baja-ready, isn't it? I don't see how, with that 13litre tank.

On a better note, one of the other forums mentions the possibility of a 300-350 CRF. I don't know if it is air or water cooled and whether it will be an "X" or "F" but it dosen't appear like Honda is going to abandon dirtbikes, most likely just shuffle the deck and redeal.
No one here has suggested Honda is abandoning dirt bikes...but possibly the type of dirt bikes that appeal most to them; those that combine high performance AND reliability! A new 300 four stroke is basically a non event for most in this forum, as there already is a 450 that is considered a little small and fragile for serious cross-country work. The question is what is the future for big bore off-road Honda's? :applause:
No one here has suggested Honda is abandoning dirt bikes...but possibly the type of dirt bikes that appeal most to them; those that combine high performance AND reliability! A new 300 four stroke is basically a non event for most in this forum, as there already is a 450 that is considered a little small and fragile for serious cross-country work. The question is what is the future for big bore off-road Honda's? :applause:

I apologize, I am truley sorry.

I apologize, I am truley sorry.
As well you should! he he. But for what I'm not sure? Spelling mistakes are hardly uncommon here!

as mentioned it'l take years for honda to unload its inventory. so instead of bitchin' how would you all improve the the next version?

myself? a real subframe, one you can hang some gear, soft panniers on, maybe E start, handle bars are junk. big tanks are easy , aftermarket. the seat sucks for long haul several days of riding 350 mi days, x 3,4, etc.... in other words this bike is prett damn close, I am going to attempt to build a real subframe,

I know I'll be buying another bike and if Honda doesn't come out with something lighter, just as reliable and holds two quarts of oil...someone else will and I'll buy that.

Downunder got rid of the XR250 and XR400 and the U.S.A fallowed right after. They were replaced with the CRF250X and CRF450X....... I hope Mike Kay is right. Lighter, same power, reliable :applause:

I know I'll be buying another bike and if Honda doesn't come out with something lighter, just as reliable and holds two quarts of oil...someone else will and I'll buy that.

Downunder got rid of the XR250 and XR400 and the U.S.A fallowed right after. They were replaced with the CRF250X and CRF450X....... I hope Mike Kay is right. Lighter, same power, reliable :applause:

I'm gonna hound Honda will they release some info to me. I'm already pissed at their attitude already

Do it. Someone has to try.

Why doesn't someone call up and say they are from Keihin, and tell them that they have to talk to someone on the new CRF600 project. That might work. We'll see who they patch you through to.

Do it. Someone has to try.

Why doesn't someone call up and say they are from Keihin, and tell them that they have to talk to someone on the new CRF600 project. That might work. We'll see who they patch you through to.

That's cute. :applause:

I know

JZ - we're expecting EFI

Does Keihin make the EFI system we all want?

Do it. Someone has to try.

Why doesn't someone call up and say they are from Keihin, and tell them that they have to talk to someone on the new CRF600 project. That might work. We'll see who they patch you through to.

I wouldn't try that, they could nail your ass to the wall for fraud.

Got quicktime?

Got quicktime?

I'm on a mac, pretty sure I have quicktime on here somewhere :ride:

it keeps telling me that http://www.ovrlnd.com can't be found.

edit: just tried again and working now. could have been the modem reset, my nets been acting up lately. :applause:

on macs too, so this bike must have the OEM front tire?

I wouldn't try that, they could nail your ass to the wall for fraud.

Okay, use a payphone! :applause:

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