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I heard some news today that some of you might be interested in. I have been told from a good source that Honda will be selling the RN01 downhill bike before the start of next season. They are looking at a price of around 800,000 Japanese Yen (just shy of $7000US). For that you get the frame (including trasmission), shock, fork and possibly handlebars (not sure on that)....but no wheels and no brakes. For the bad news though. Apparently they will firstly selling the bike only Japan. Sounds rather interesting though huh!!!!!
 

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Went riding today and was told about it. Should be interesting seeing novices riding them (don't think they would look right though with a slow rider falling off all the time....like me)
Although they do look fast just sitting in their stands!!!!!!!!
 

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Part of that price I'm sure is that there intended for the Japanese market , there are allot of "collectors " in Tokyo with their entire houses filled with bikes any of us would kill for.

Still at 7K it's kinda tempting jsut to have one :eek: and I have friends in Japan who work in the industry :thumbsup:
 

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Emailed a friend @ SHOWA today he has heard nothing about it!!! He is at the US division though?????
There not going to tell him anything ......:D

I just shot an email over to a friend of mine who runs one of the biggest distrubuters in Japan I'll see what she says !
 

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Wotta waste o money!

Kn.
 

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Here in Japan the Honda G cross team don't use Showa suspension (They use Kayaba), but the retail bikes will be using Showa front and rear units.
 

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Speaking of riders, I nearly ran one of the Honda riders over yesterday. I was coming down a steep muddy part of the course when I saw a Honda bike lying on the side of the track, about 10 metres down was the rider shouting and screaming something to me!!!!!!! Managed to avoid him though. Turns out there was a dead snake on the trail and as he is terrified of snakes he thought I wouldn't want to ride over it.........Paying more attention to him than the trail, unfortunately the snake had an extra pair of michelin skid marks on its back.
 
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