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New Honda Dream for $2,380

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:46 pm
by explorer
A Cambodian friend bought a new Honda Dream 125cc for $2,380 this morning. This includes registration. He should get the number plates in about 10 days.

I share this information for people considering buying a motorbike, and want an idea of price.

You can buy new larger, stronger, non-Japanese motorbikes for much less than this.

You can buy a new 3 wheeler, probably from India, for around a thousand dollars more.

You can buy second hand Honda Dreams in good condition for around $1200. You can buy them in OK condition for around $800.

Some people buy cheap motorbikes (probably made in Vietnam) for around $300. These are not very flash.

I met one man who bought a $50 motorbike and travelled long distances on it. It was very rough, and only 70cc.

It would be interesting to hear what others have paid for motorbikes.

Re: New Honda Dream for $2,380

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:18 pm
by Paulo
The Honda Dream is a very good bike. I know 'cause they pass me out on the highway doing 90 or 100 kph while I'm still tooling along at 80.

A couple of months back, I looked droolingly at a Dream until the salesgirl quoted me $2380. :twisted: I was expecting $1800 - $2000. :x My dream was broken.

I remember back in '07 sonny, a new Honda Dream was $1500.

Oh well, I bought the Yamaha new for less than $1600 with the front discs and fuel injection and I'm happy, but I still reserve some lust for the speedy Honda Dreams of the highway. ;-)

Also, people travel the world on Honda cub 90s and many more go long distances on a 110 or 125. About every 5 minutes, a hipster backpacker on a Honda Winner or the like, completes the north to south tour of Vietnam if facebook posts are to be believed.

Re: New Honda Dream for $2,380

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:24 pm
by JerryCan
Just heads up, you can not register a bike in your name if it already has a number plate on it. On top of that, it is technically illegal for a foreigner to own a bike not in their names. I know of only one person who had their bike confiscated from them and was unable to recover it since most pay off the police, but just keep that in mind for future shoppers.

That being said, I will never understand the obsession with Honda Dreams in this country. I thought maybe I just didn't "get it", so I got a red 2019 model (couldn't bring myself to get a black one) to see what the fuss was about. It still doesn't make sense to me. Drum brakes, carbed, a few dinky LEDs in the headstock and ancient low tech suspension. On top of that I had multiple issues with it starting, so after a handful of trips to the dealer where the motor had to be worked on, I said enough and sold it.

Got $2100 back for it though, and it sold almost immediately so that was good, but the theft rate coupled to the complete lack of any redeemable features makes this still a mystery to me.

Re: New Honda Dream for $2,380

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:33 pm
by phuketrichard
I am confused
...it is technically illegal for a foreigner to own a bike not in their names. I know of only one person who had their bike confiscated from them..
If u were riding a bike and it was not urs and you were stopped, wouldn't you just say you were borrowing ur wfe/gf's bike or it was a rental?

I also cant see the popularity of a dream, I love my 125 wave.

Re: New Honda Dream for $2,380

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:36 pm
by JerryCan
phuketrichard wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:33 pm

I also cant see the popularity of a dream, I love my 125 wave.
That's what I ended up staying with, lol. Same price as the Dream (in 2017), but has fuel injection, front disk, alloy wheels, big underseat storage, and has been incredibly reliable w/39,000 km now with no mechanical problems. Fuel economy is also better than the Dream significantly. Dream was 40 km/l, the Wave is closer to 50.

Re: New Honda Dream for $2,380

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:25 pm
by Kuroneko
You can get a this years Yamaha Jupiter equivalent with fuel injection and disc break for $1200

Re: New Honda Dream for $2,380

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:33 pm
by explorer
Some Cambodians may not know that Yamaha and Suzuki are also Japanese. Kawasakis are rare in Cambodia.

Re: New Honda Dream for $2,380

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:30 pm
by Paulo
Suzuki

Yamaha

Kawasaki

Maybe it's best they don't know.

Re: New Honda Dream for $2,380

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:56 pm
by Bob tailcat
paid about the same for a scoopy not long ago.

Re: New Honda Dream for $2,380

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:03 pm
by RickyBobby
Paid $2000 in 2014 with a basket and carrier as add ons.