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Help Honda VT250 Spada OBI ! What's OBI?

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  1. Dirttrev

    Dirttrev Member Premium Member

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    Hi, can anyone shed some light on the "OBI" meaning please
    TIA
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    @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
     
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    Hi, yep, that's all I found, it's a mystery
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    Frankster See the World before you leave it Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew

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    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.

    VTZ250 Specs.jpg
     
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    Linkin The Apprentice Premium Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

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    Otobai imports perhaps?
     
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    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?

    http://otobai.com.au/
     
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    No, bought it off Facebook market

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    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

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obi_(sash)
     
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    Just like my Zeal was a BFM FZX250 - Bert Flood Motorcycles were the importer
     
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    Thanks guys, we'll take it as an importer,
    I was hoping for obi one ;)
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