Your example proved MY point, and thank you. They do have an M version of all models just about, M5...M3...even and M for the 1 series. Same as having a Repsol version of all CBR's.
I love having people on my side.
BTW, the M badge isn't just a color/powdercoat change like the Repsol. It's actual performance enhancements.
My example disproved your point. THe M badge is on the performance versions of BMW's cars and it is not the same as Honda slapping it on all of their bikes simply because all of Honda's bikes are not 'superbikes'.
How are you missing this glaring point?
THe spirit of the M badge is to represent performance. Superbikes are performance motorcycles .. 250ccs and scooters are not and respsol has no business being on them. Given the spirit of what it represents, it has been cheapened. You can say what you like, its the consumer that matters and Honda is looking out for its bottom dollar (in the short term) rather than honoring a long term tradition. A simple course in B' school reflects this as a company : cheapening its brand to hopefully temporarily increase profits.. Brand being the Repsol image and what it signifies. W/ it on everything including a donkey cart, it will slowly cease to have any meaning and after an iteration or two fail to command a price premium.
Details you are failing to see. But continue to apply base logic and call people who understand this haters.. It's a common deflection now-a-days when someone makes points contrary to just saying : Whatever bro
And the new Honda Wave 125......... What is Honda Thinking ! ! ! !
Some idiot is thinking short term 'potential' profits rather than the negative consequences of 'cheapening' the respsol brand in the long run. From the way that horrid 2013 600rr looks, it seems people at Honda are asleep at the wheel in more than one way. Throwback Jerseys = Throwback Motorcycles and now Repsol can be found on the side of a wheel barrel