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How to build a trials bike with low overheads

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9 hours ago, oni nou said:

 

 

Or ones that dont fall apart.

looks better to to me than a load of bits on a bench .

jealously is a great form of flattery 

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Thanks for posting oni nou....a picture paints a thousand words....a video paints a whole encyclopaedia. Really envious of all those parts and of course the finished product, not built down to price but built to a standard! 👍😎🙂

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Yeah, Thanks for that, highly interesting.

The place looks busier than i thought it would be, especially the FreeRide assembly line, considering only two niche small market products are made there.

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Yeah, get it assembled in Spain! The overheads would be a tad higher if a Japanese workforce was used :lol:

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Are you sure only the 4RT gets assembled in a factory of that size, surely they are also pumping out truck loads of mopeds.

I was under the impression the trials bikes were made in one large batch for the whole season, that set up would be able to produce hundreds of bikes a week, look at the staff average age of 40 and there is only a few of them.

Of course the rest of the building could be R&D for the next graffics upgrade.

 

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38 minutes ago, collyolly said:

Are you sure only the 4RT gets assembled in a factory of that size, surely they are also pumping out truck loads of mopeds.

I was under the impression the trials bikes were made in one large batch for the whole season, that set up would be able to produce hundreds of bikes a week, look at the staff average age of 40 and there is only a few of them.

Of course the rest of the building could be R&D for the next graffics upgrade.

 

That is just so funny and probably exactly right! Designer labels sell at vastly inflated prices.....so what do you get for your hard earned £6,000+ not an awful lot if you break it down. Fancy suspension, chunk of alloy...the frame, some bling wheels and soft rubber, a piece of seat foam and some plastic, a titchy fuel container, a few strands of wire and a £20 ignition system just like any Chinese generator uses plus a chip for map1 and 2 oh and a few switches. An engine that some Honda techs refer to as an oversize lawnmower or outboard engine, a bit of chain and some more bling sprockets and some lights. Spaghetti exhaust work of art, handlebars and levers, a cable and some grips. That’ll be £5785 thank you sir plus delivery and fuel.  🤪

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Its interesting to note that the standard 4rt takes many members of a team of bakers  on an assembly line to complete a fully built bike while Honda only employs Connor McGregor to build the Repsol replicas in between UFC bouts....obviously working on the bikes helps with his anger management ....thanks Honda.

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