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Hi, anyone experience fork issues? Mine just dips low when braking and never bounce back up immediately at complete stop. And after 1300+km of riding, kindda feel wobbly. Not sure if it is the tyres or forks causing it.

 

I have the same feel, once i sit on the bike 3 secs later it dips.

 

 

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Yikes. Not good.. not good.. I will get tyres changed and the shop to look at my forks, see how it goes. hopefully not because it is MIC.

 

I got my tyres changed recently too at prospin, Battlax hypersport S21 110 front 150

Rear. Might be a natural reflex for upside down fork or rather. I'll have this check at my first servicing with Boon Siew when i'm due at 800-1000km. Apart from tht the fuel gauge is another to be enquire on

 

 

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I got my tyres changed recently too at prospin, Battlax hypersport S21 110 front 150

Rear. Might be a natural reflex for upside down fork or rather. I'll have this check at my first servicing with Boon Siew when i'm due at 800-1000km. Apart from tht the fuel gauge is another to be enquire on

 

 

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I don't know but forks not bouncing up immediately is not normal, is it?

 

Apart from that it has been a good bike. I am due for 2nd servicing in 500-600km.

 

I sometimes don't know if it is because I took a 4yr break from riding or the bike or what..

 

The fuel gauge is funny right? It took like so long to get from full to one bar less, then from 3 bars to 2bars in like no time. Not consistent. Or you are getting a different issue with the fuel gauge?

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I don't know but forks not bouncing up immediately is not normal, is it?

 

Apart from that it has been a good bike. I am due for 2nd servicing in 500-600km.

 

I sometimes don't know if it is because I took a 4yr break from riding or the bike or what..

 

The fuel gauge is funny right? It took like so long to get from full to one bar less, then from 3 bars to 2bars in like no time. Not consistent. Or you are getting a different issue with the fuel gauge?

 

Likely the same issue man with the fuel gauge. Do updates your findings once you go the fork inspection.

 

 

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wanted the cb190r so bad.... then i see the handle bar!!! **** .... might be going for M siaz or KTM now

 

 

whats wrong with the handle bar ar? bike looks real cool to me leh

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Just wanna weigh in on the bike. I got it 2 months back and have ridden about 1.7k with it.

 

In terms of aesthetics, this is a big bike. Dry weight is about 140kg, which is the same as a Phantom. Because of the big tank fairings, it looks like a 2A bike.

 

Riding posture is a between a sportbike and a normal street bike (think something like FZ, etc.). The handlebars are pretty low. I personally am afraid to ride on a sportsbike because the posture makes it feel like I’d have lesser control of the bike, but I have no such problem with this bike.

 

FC is pretty good, like what you’d expect from a street bike. I’m averaging around 40km/l. It’s no Pulsar or underbone, of course. Full tank can hold 12l of petrol.

 

I’m a pretty conservative rider, so I’ve never had a situation where I thought, “Damn, I wish this bike could go faster.” This being my only bike, I will refrain from making comparison and using relative terms like “torquey”. It’s a 2B bike, so it can only go so fast. Max speed that was tested by the community is about 127km/h. I can comfortably go up most slopes with gear 2, and only have to shift to gear 1 for the worst slopes.

 

The bike is pretty new, so if you’re looking for one that’s on the cheap in the 2nd hand market, that would be impossible.

 

In terms of servicing, you only have to change the engine oil at regular intervals. Around 12,000km in, you have to clean the oil filter. There’s no coolant to worry about because it’s air-cooled. Your engine oil capacity is exactly 1l, so no need to fuss with having bottles around. One bottle of engine oil and you’re set.

 

A little side note about servicing: If you have warranty from Boon Siew Honda themselves, you can either service at Boon Siew (which is more expensive but super thorough), or at any of their approved shops to maintain warranty. If your warranty is with whatever shop you bought from (i.e you have a parallel import unit), then service with whatever shop you bought from, unless you’re given the go-ahead to service at other places, in which case go nuts.

Cost of accessories is actually very low if you look in the right place. This is a Honda bike, which means parts are everywhere. Taobao also has a lot of accessories available for this bike. Crash bars, side boxes, sliders, handlebars, levers, fairings, you name it. With EZbuy, it’s even easier to bring these into Singapore.

 

Now, onto the problems that I’ve seen fellow riders experience with the bike:

- The tailframe has been known to crack if you use a heavy box without a rack that’s 6-point

- Even with proper run-in, some have had to overhaul their engine within the first year

- Minor one: side stand actually brings your bike very low; some chose to changed it

- Minor one: stock tyres are bad for wet roads

 

There are quite a few others that I can’t remember. Maybe I’ll update the list as I remember them.

 

Maybe it’s bias, but I’d highly recommend this bike. Like what we say in the CB190R Facebook group, “the CB190R looks like a sport, handles like a street, but maintains like a cub.”

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BBDC changed their fleet in Aug/Sept to the CB190R. I have ridden it for 4 months learning on it, during the time, I found the ride position to be slightly forward, as it uses clip-ons instead of handle bars, but not uncomfortable. During one of my lessons, the gear shifter actually dropped out, not sure if it's build quality or maintenance issue. During the EFR, it felt quite planted at 90km/h, didn't feel like it was floaty. Power wise, it really doesn't want to do above 80, making me wish there was a 6th gear, I kept wanting to shift up only to realise I was already in 5th.

 

According to the old birds who started on the CB125 then forced to transition, most hated the new bike as their found it to be less responsive. The instructors are not big fans of it either. My friend who has been riding for years told me to NOT get the CB190R no matter what, he hated the handling after trying his friend's CB190R.

 

It's obvious Honda trying to clear the remaining stock (only Repsol left), it's constant on $8XXX "sale".

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guys I just bought one second hand CB190R from a shop.

but it kind of have a weird sound, like a high pitch friction noise when I release the clutch.

it is something I should leave it? or I should ask the shop to fix it, as it is still within the first month.

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BBDC changed their fleet in Aug/Sept to the CB190R. I have ridden it for 4 months learning on it, during the time, I found the ride position to be slightly forward, as it uses clip-ons instead of handle bars, but not uncomfortable. During one of my lessons, the gear shifter actually dropped out, not sure if it's build quality or maintenance issue. During the EFR, it felt quite planted at 90km/h, didn't feel like it was floaty. Power wise, it really doesn't want to do above 80, making me wish there was a 6th gear, I kept wanting to shift up only to realise I was already in 5th.

 

According to the old birds who started on the CB125 then forced to transition, most hated the new bike as their found it to be less responsive. The instructors are not big fans of it either. My friend who has been riding for years told me to NOT get the CB190R no matter what, he hated the handling after trying his friend's CB190R.

 

It's obvious Honda trying to clear the remaining stock (only Repsol left), it's constant on $8XXX "sale".

 

I think part of the reason is wuyang has stopped making this version of CB190R, upgraded it to comply with China emission standard iv, and upgraded it with gear indicator and front wheel ABS.

 

And CB190SS looks way better than it...

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Hi everyone. How is the CB190R? Looking to get one soon. Was comparing between this and FZ-16 but FZ-16 are abit old so I would rather get CB190R. Any known issues with the internal and what not ? Thanks!

 

Hi, I've heard that there are some problems with the tail light (apparently it's a bit sensitive to rain). I've been riding the cb190r for around a year, 6months on the BBDC CB190r and 6 months on mine. I got it during the sale that Imperialknight mentioned. So far I've experienced not much problems with the bike (new mah) but I have heard of some people needing to overhaul the bike after only 3 months. My opinion is that if you don't rev too hard you should be fine. I only rev to about 7000-7500 RPM and that's enough for Singapore highways going from 80 -90 kph.

 

I find the bike doesn't like to go at 70 kph, it makes kind of a hollow noise but becomes smooth after 80kph. Not too sure if this is a good thing or not, but that's my experience. The fuel gauge is also kinda inaccurate. I used to get worried and pump immediately but when I top up to full tank I only end up pumping ard 6 liters (the fuel capacity is 12liters).

 

ALSO the stock exhaust is suuper quiet. Cars can barely hear you so be careful and standby your horn. Maybe think about changing your exhaust, idk about the legality though.

 

The engine is shared with the cbf190x, cb190x tourism, cb190ss and cbf190tr and also a bike in india that they call the hornet 2.0. I would think that the engine performs around the same, but I understand the cbf190tr and hornet 2.0 have 17hp rather than the 15.8 - 16hp that the rest seem to have. Don't know how true this is. the cbf190x and cb190r share the same short exhaust, the rest have proper ones that sound sooo much better - might be why there is a slight increase in horsepower.

 

Overall I think the CB190r won't have much problem as long as you don't whack haha, though I do have a preference for the CB190ss for the styling :)

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