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Good ownership report !!
 

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"Thai-built" Say what? Thought Honda was Japanese.
...and Triumph is British
Toyota, Mazda, Suzuki, Nissan and Isuzu are Japanese
Chevrolet and Ford are American
Mercedes and BMW and German
Ducati are Italian

but they all still make (or made) vehicles in Thailand.

Honda also build bikes in the US.
 

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Most Japanese vehicles sold in North America are built in Canada, USA or Mexico.

Honda would have specific specs and processes and the same equipment in any of their plants so I can't see that it matters where the bike is built.
 

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Yeah for years Honda have built bikes in other countries, my last one a Hornet 600 (in 2001) was built in Italy im sure. looking over the cbr500 looks great nicely finished all around fairing etc inside seen some more expensive bikes looking less finished in places.
 

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...and Triumph is British
Toyota, Mazda, Suzuki, Nissan and Isuzu are Japanese
Chevrolet and Ford are American
Mercedes and BMW and German
Ducati are Italian

but they all still make (or made) vehicles in Thailand.

Honda also build bikes in the US.

Just read GM is moving 70% production to China with assemebly in the US over the next decade !
 

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Just read GM is moving 70% production to China with assemebly in the US over the next decade !
Well... I know what I WON'T be buying in the future. EVER.
:mad:

At first I was really concerned that the new 500 bikes were made in Thailand.
But after some research, they have a super nice facility that is supposed to be equal to the Japanese.
Japan got a bad rap decades ago, but they build some of the best stuff now.
I drive a Toyota. I like the way it is designed and built.
Far superior to the garbage coming off the Ford, GM, and Dodge lines.
 
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