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Discussion in 'Honda 250cc Twins' started by Dirttrev, Mar 18, 2019.
Hi, can anyone shed some light on the "OBI" meaning please
Welcome to the forum
@Frankster do you know what the OBI stand's for ?
I had a search on the net and saw it refer's to a lot of 1989 model VT250's
Hi, yep, that's all I found, it's a mystery
No idea. The official Honda release database doesn't mention OBI in any of the releases relating to the Spada or VT250 range. It may be something to do with foreign market sales/exports. Not sure.
Otobai imports perhaps?
As @Linkin mentioned Otobai are motorcycle importers ... they brought in the FZRs in the day
Is it being imported and do u have any extra paperwork?
No, bought it off Facebook market
OBI appears on alot of the spec pages but I cant see off hand what it stands for ...
It is a strange one , I googled
I thought the spada was jdm only, then I believe small amount were Australian delivered, I can only assume they were unsold units in japan. My assumption. Is such because I wrecked a 1991 plated spada with an Aussie Honda compliance plate.
obi means sash in Japanese
Maybe it is a reference like the katana
Hi, I only asked as kept coming up on web, https://bikez.com/motorcycles/honda_vt_250_spada_obi_1989.php
and several places as Greyimport noted
Just had a look at the lams approved bikes
there's a few bike's listed like the OBI RVF400 VFR400 and next to it say's OBI RVF400 (Import Only)
Then just below it has another bike listed that has Octobai Import Only
So i think @Linkin may be right
Just like my Zeal was a BFM FZX250 - Bert Flood Motorcycles were the importer
Thanks guys, we'll take it as an importer,
I was hoping for obi one