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« on: May 10, 2011, 06:15:41 PM »

Here's an old Helix review. Can't remember if its ever been posted here. So here it is Enjoy!
http://yewemmgee.blogspot.com/2010/12/honda-cn250.html

He says he doesn't like the feet forward position. LOL Lots of scooters enjoy this today. This may be an old review!
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2011, 06:27:06 PM »

A good review of the scoot.  Some comical remarks as well:

- looking like someone had squashed a scooter half flat

- I reckon you'd have to be blind or on a particularly strong narcotic not to find the CN an extremely ugly motorcycle

- The impression of lolling along on an armchair was emphasized by the need to do nothing more than sit there rolling the throttle back and forth.

- If it'd been ten inches shorter and a bit higher it would've been much more fun around traffic, but then it would have looked much more like a proper motorcycle

- It's a strange bike to look at and to sit on, but amazingly simple to ride.

It might be ugly to some people -- but it gets lots of looks and is a true comfort to ride.
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2011, 06:45:05 PM »

Great find Lou, that was a fun read.
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2011, 08:09:27 PM »

Thanks for sharing.  Honda definitely made some "unique" scooters from this, the Big Ruckus and even the older Elite 80's.  I still see all 3 of them on the road though so the quality and reliability is always there.  The Helix always reminds me of a ski- less snowmobile
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2011, 08:14:48 PM »

They are ugly not doubt. But they grow  on you like a mutt dog.  I have a Vstrom now those look like they were beat with the ugly stick. The Hleli 26 inch seat, great seating , lots of space , great economy. They grow on you even if they look different
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2011, 09:07:09 PM »

It's a butt ugly bike. A Pug is a butt ugly dog. When you get to know each of them you smile at just the sight of them. Inner beauty my friends. The Pug is a wonderful companion and the Helix's looks belie its wonderful ride. I would never hesitate to own one. The very fact that Lou, who has put more than a few miles on Honda Gold Wings, likes this bike would be reason enough for me to try one...had I not already tried and loved one.
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2011, 03:27:12 AM »

The venerable 65 mph Barcalounger, I did love mine while I had it....Rog
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2011, 04:11:29 AM »

I'll have to get mine going - my winter project


a true $100 barn-find with a brand new tire thrown into the deal.
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100bucks????  wow!..great value..that machine can run all day all night,very dependable....congrats kiwi!...
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