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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:51 am 
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I was wondering how much honda sprees cost new when they were made?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:46 pm 
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I'm sure someone else on this forum could give you the exact MSRP for each year (they're good on here) but I think it was right at $500 back in the day.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:52 pm 
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If I remember correctly. As a teen begging for one, my parents weren't going to ante up the $1800.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:04 pm 
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skelter79 wrote:
I'm sure someone else on this forum could give you the exact MSRP for each year (they're good on here) but I think it was right at $500 back in the day.


I'm pretty sure they werent 500 new back in the day.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:14 pm 
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According to Popular Science magazine, from August 1984, page 98, Spree retailed that year for $398.00.

Check http://books.google.com, search terms Honda Spree.

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CharlotteSpreeRider wrote:
According to Popular Science magazine, from August 1984, page 98, Spree retailed that year for $398.00.

Check http://books.google.com, search terms Honda Spree.


Adjusted for inflation in 2010 that is 848.50 USD. :*:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:13 pm 
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My parents lied to me!!! :cry:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:31 pm 
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I was saving up money to buy an 85 or 86 (how ever long it took to save the money) before my parents put the kabosh on that idea. They were $495 in 1985 or 1986, thats what the dealer price tag was. I know because I wanted one so bad, and must have thought about it about 10 times a day! Maybe the 86 went up a little($30?), but it was still $500 in my 13 year old mind.


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Adjusted for inflation in 2010 that is 848.50 USD. :*:


Wow. So why can't we get a Japanese scooter or motorcycle for less than $900 (or even $2000 for that matter) these days?


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Becasue many things have increased in cost faster than inflation, cost of raw materials, cost of shipping, labor, insurance, taxes, etc, etc, etc, plus they have figured out people are willing to pay the extra price.


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My parents lied to me!!! :cry:


The Easter bunny is NOT REAL either :cry:

Just thought you would wanna hear it from a friend. :P

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:54 am 
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That's OK they did buy me a brand new 1986 350X. Kinda makes up for not getting a Spree. And that was $1800 back then.

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wow... $398 for a NEW, showroom Spree.

Could anyone tell me how much the 1985, '86 and '87 Aero 50 (NB50 / NB50M) retail cost was?

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Aero 50 was $848. I remember this because they had one on the Price is Right and I guessed it right. Sprees were $398.

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I actually worked at a Honda dealer back then (LeBard and Underwood). I remember buying a brand new 1982 Honda MB5 (in early 1983) off the billboard ads before that though. It was $399. The ad read: "10,500 (RPM) for $399".

The bike that really had me smitten was the unbelievably perfect RZ350 brand new for just $2,399.

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