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      11.08.2010 16:40
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      The police should be made to ride them

      Performance of the Honda CD 250 I once owned was sluggish and so hardly interesting. A near 70 mph cruise is not really possible as it is near the limit of the bike and although the limit on UK roads it would slow right down on hills or if the wind was blowing hard 80 mph was possible down hill with the wind according to the speedometer. The 0-60 time is a bit faster than a heavy goods vehicle.

      It had a 20 horse power engine with two cylinders but no rev counter was fitted which is unusual for a bike. It had a chain final drive. The CD 250 also had electronic ignition which was the major advantage over other models in the CD range as there is also CD 200, 185 and 175 all of which came out before the 250. The oldest the CD 175 which came out in the mid sixties and was hideously ugly. Brakes were drum all round so poor on all CD models, but as it is such a low performance machine, they're adequate.

      Travel on motorways was an adventure as the draught from lorries would blow the bike all over the place as it would struggle to keep up with some of the Continental trucks. The slip stream of a truck is not a place to be on a small motorcycle.

      Overall alright for travel in areas with up to a 50 mph limit. A plus point is the seat is very low so small people can ride them safely. It will also do 70 mpg easily, and cost next to nothing to run or to buy mine was a few hundred pounds. There are none for sale on E bay today.


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