Today I realize how awesome looking supermoto's are.
Today I realize how awesome looking supermoto's are.
I don't understand why anyone would get a 50cc sport bike
I miss my moped, it was fun as hell to drift around in winter
Now I'm stuck on whether getting a Supermoto, Sportbike or Nakedbike. But I still have a year left to decide.
Adam did you buy that scooter from a page back?
You really can't beat a trail bike/motard in terms of fun (and simplicity), but they're much more likely to be stolen than a street bike is.
Yes but why would you get one
enduro mopeds are much more fun
I may be buying a Yamaha YSR50.
A friend of a friend just bought a Ninja 250 so now we're gonna be the perfect noob squad. We have my friend on his cruiser (Virago 250), me on my standard/naked (GS500), and him on his sportbike.
Although my friend with the Virago is probably gonna buy a new bike this summer or something. Still doesn't know what he wants though.
And I wish the would cancel the 3 license shit here. I don't wait to wait till 21 for a full license.
I'm enjoying my DNA quite a lot. Still has some issues that need to be fixed, even after spending 800 euros on it already.
Annoyingly, I'm not feeling comfortable on the road at all right now. I'm trying to keep looking around watching for pedestrians, cars getting off parking spaces etc. But it's tough to have oversight when there's a place to cross the road every 200 meters, and that some crossings have four or five paths crossing yours (separate cyclist/pedestrian lane, road, 2 way tram, road, separate cyclist/pedestrian lane as an example of a crossing). I don't want to take ages and hold up traffic trying to see the full picture, but perhaps that's exactly what I need to do to get the basics down.
For me, it's tough being a new driver...
Just give it time. Get more time on the bike and you'll be more comfortable doing it all.
Semi-related: Last night I helped a friend buy her first motorbike; an '08 CBR125. Being that she has only actually been in control of a bike twice (Both times on my bike, before the first time she said she HAD ridden a bike before. Bloody women -_-) and isn't the most mechanical savvy, I went with her to check it over and take it for a test ride. She bought it and I rode it back to hers for her.
I've only ever ridden 250s or larger and you can definitely tell it doesn't have a whole lot of puff, but it actually wasn't too bad. I just want to know what kind of ridiculous fuel economy you'd get from a 125cc FI engine O_o
my friend had a rieju RS2(?) 125, got about 3L/100km
he sold it and bought a zx-6r because he turned 18
Well it was raining in the afternoon just now and every main road from the school to my house will be full of cars. So we took the road going on a hill and wow, the road is full of corners, climbs and downhills and full of fun.
There was one flat part where the road goes zig-zag where you can just take on straight but its really bloody fun to bank around and swerve with the road. Not to mention when it rains the road turns into a river so fun splashed and traction problem everywhere.
Damn, now I want to try a a sportbike or a superbike just so I can have fun on that road. Its just a short 3 km small road but damn its the best road you can get in the middle of a city.
Well yeah technically he's not allowed to drive the zx-6r if it has full power, but if the papers say it's been restricted down cops won't do anything
Fuelly.com says that the bike gets around 86MPG (US) and around 105MPG (UK). That's frigging fantastic.
According to many car and motorcycle journalists, half the fun is pushing your vehicle to the limit. 125cc? Small limit. Lots of fun.
eh, I'm all for "driving a slow car fast > driving a fast car slow" but 125cc on the streets around here would be pushing it. Sure it's flickable, but the fact that I'd have to hammer on it to get it up to the speed limit would make me crazy.
Yeah, it won't do much over 100kph (~60mph) because it's sitting at 8-9k rpm and redline is at 9.5-10k or something. You also need to keep it over ~6k rpm to get any usable torque, which isn't so different to my Suzuki Across (which also sits at about 8-9k rpm at 100kph) but it's a I4 250cc and redlines at 16.5k rpm
But if you just want to put around it's good. I also think it's perfect for my friend, who actually thinks a 250 is too big at the moment, it'll be a great starting bike for her.
Also me being a poser earlier today:
I wish north america actually had a better selection of 250cc bikes. All we really have is the Kawasaki Ninja 250, and more recently the honda cbr250r. I wish we had i4 250s that actually made power (Like that CBR250RR posted in the honda thread, that is my 250cc dream bike now)
Don't you guys have the Hyosung? Its re badged as a Naza here and apart from the rust problem in the old model the new one is pretty good.
Yeah we have Hyosung but they're hard to come by in most places.
The Hyosung/Naza Blade has the aesthetics, but I'm not really impressed with the things I've been hearing about it overall. Besides, Naza is known among some to produce and rebrand cheap products, including their cars. =P
I wouldn't trust anything korean
My friends Hyosung was pretty... well, not very trustworthy. It sometimes just stopped running without any warnings or anything. It shot some pretty crazy backfires though. One time we were driving some twisty roads and it suddenly shot a huge, maybe a meter long flame pillar and then it almost stalled
And the sound, holy shit. I still haven't seen any better sounding 125cc bike. Dat V2 roar.
Guess those bolts that broke off are turning out to be the biggest pain in the ass of my short mechanical life. Turns out I'm gonna have to pull the motor out just to have a shot at drilling them out.
I SURE DO LOVE THIS GS!
Thread is slooow.
I'm craving for a sports bike.
My bike's been at the mechanic longer than that I have had the privilege to actually have it in my possession, let alone drive it :(
My bike has been in the warehouse for 3 days now. I'm only getting in back somewhere from tomorrow till Wednesday.
Dream bike right here, My granddad used to have one but he crashed it and had to scrap it. Norton Dominator 99