___Although I have not ridden the SuperMoto styled M bike, we reported on it over a year ago at the 2009 Chicago International Motorcycle Show
___I did speak with Jon Seidel at the 2010 Chicago International Motorcycle Show
earlier this month about the M and the F with regards to upgrades in order to stay competitive with Yamaha and Kawasaki. He said there is simply no R&D budget for the small displacement bike given the severe fall-off in bike sales here in the US. In addition, he mentioned that it would be highly unlikely Honda would update or improve the F or M in the near term. Both really need FI, upside down front forks, a new display and a little more suspension to compete with Yamaha and Kawasaki imho. Honda is charging nearly the same price for the 230M as Kawasaki charges for the KLX250S and the disparity in equipment is very evident.