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Review of the 1975 Honda CB 250 G:
Author: André Haevermaet - Bredene ( Belgium ), 2004-07-03|
I was 19 years old in 1975, and I bought the cb 250 G as my first bike. I traded it 5 years later for a bigger bike ( Honda CX 5OO ). The 250 had then 65.000 registred kilometres.
I ride motorcycles for over 29 years, and I started my career with a red CB 250 G. I purchased it from the local Honda dealer in Ostend, Belgium.|
I did a lot of kilometres with it : Driving back and forth to Germany during my military service, travelling all around Europe, visiting motorcycles rallies and touring in the province of West-Flanders ( Belgium - Europe ).
I dit not have any breakdowns at all, exept some rust on the original exhausts ( one rusted through and fell off while riding ... ) and on other parts of the framework.
Last year my wife learned to ride the motorbike, and also started her career on a .... Honda CB 25O.
Her bike was a 1999 model made in Spain.
This bike looks a bit the same , but :
Things have changed in 25 years, for example :
* The weight of the new model is 23 kilo less.
* Only 5 rate gearbox ( instead of 6 rate in 1975 )
* Less power - between 27 and 31 HP in 1975, now only 20 HP.
* The new model was improved on fuel consumption ( 4 l/100 km in 1975, only 2.5 l/100 km in 1999 )
It was a very reliable little machine, and I even made big trips with it. For example a 650 kilometer drive on the German autobahn, at an average speed of 120 - 130 km/h while on holiday.
It did not only used it as a commuter bike,but also for touring.
The little Honda never let me down, and I still have good memories of it. I would recommend anyone who found one in good shape, to do some effort to restore the bike. It´s a real classic.
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