So I've seen some discussion around here, among different threads, about the merits (or not) of the new Honda CB125E. I haven't tried one myself so I can't speak about whether it's actually a good bike or not, and I guess we'll need to wait a little while to see if they all start breaking down or something in a few months time... Anyway what I want to ask Netriders is whether people think that the arrival of the CB125E is good or bad news for the industry as a whole. I don't want to talk about whether it's a good bike, as such, but what impact a $2000 road bike from a major manufacturer will have. For instance is it: Good, because this will encourage more people into motorcycling who will in a few years' time be buying larger displacement motorcycles in droves. or Bad, because Honda is engaging in anti-competive behaviour by pricing this thing so low? ($2000! - does anyone else have anything like that available apart from unknown Chinese makes?) Is it: Good, because every person who is riding a motorcycle and not driving a car is one less person choking our city streets and one less person who might SMIDSY or Bad, because people might grab one of these things and jump on the road having never done any proper motorcycle training courses. (The ultimate effect of vast numbers of untrained riders on the road could be some very anti-motorcycling policies from governments.) Personally I'm thinking this has the potential to change Australian motorcycling in a good way, as long as any new riders receive appropriate training. Discuss. Enlighten me, wise ones.