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Which bike that has been discussed before in this forum (the trivia I mean) had a front wheel of 23 inches diameter?

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Kevlar7R said:
1980 R80 G/S??

Or was it the 1966 125cc RC149??
No, sorry Kevlar, you missed that one.
Well the RC was a racing street bike. 23 inch wheels don't belong on a street bike (hint) ;)
These wheels made it handle, lets say 'interestingly'!

As far as I know only one bike had them and it wasn't a BMW.

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I remember that 23" front wheel coming out. Honda said that it was to help the bike over obstacles and as it had a larger rolling circumference, this would make it easier to do.

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Grok said:
Honda XL series back in the 80's
You re right Grok, but it wasn't in the 80s.
The Honda XL250S of 1978 introduced it, and it was cancelled with the XL250R 1982 model.

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Do I get extra points for the explaination ?
You get one point for the explanation Smeg :p

Take a look here for the history :
http://www.100megsfree4.com/honda/h0200/xl250.htm

In fact the XL500S which was the bigger brother, appeared in 1979 with the same huge wheel, which was again dumped with the XL500R of 1982.
The 23 inch wheel made the bike unstable at high speed, but (especially the 500) were the best wheelie machines then!

And a nice picture:

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