125/250cc bikes

Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by Cicada, May 29, 2004.

  1. Cicada

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    yay or nay? are they easily 'outgrown'?

    if i get one im probably going to get something fairly small:

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    aprilia RS125/250

    or maybe something similar....F3/F4/i is probably not a good idea; plus ill really only be using the bike to get to/from work[15mi], and perhaps short trips back and forth between school/home [50mi] -- are the 'smaller' bikes going to be good for that?
     
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  2. Cicada

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    just picked that up and have found some pretty nice smaller bikes that id be interested in..

    and if theres anything in here you might want scanned; i should be able to do that..
     
  3. oakie

    oakie my ninja.

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    a 2-stroke 250cc bike is going to take you for a pretty intense ride. 2-strokes make more power due to reduced pumping losses that are inherent in 4-stroke motors. in addition, 2-stroke bikes usually weigh 100lbs or so less than a 4-stroke bike large enough to produce similar power levels.

    maybe you'd grow tired of a 125cc... but you'll probably enjoy a 250cc for years to come, especially an Aprilia.

    the only thing is a 4-stroke will be easier to maintain, and gasups require no mixing.
     
  4. HybriDSM

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    125 = shit

    250 = win
     
  5. Cicada

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    so...reccomended; or no? im liking the RS125/250... the only problem is their availability here in the states...
     
  6. Cicada

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    rs250 :boink:
     
  7. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    Expensive Italian bike = no no.

    The RS250 is designed to be raced, don't let the displacement fool you, it's not a mild beginner bike like a Ninja 250.
     
  8. Cicada

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    plus, they're pricey

    hmm how about a GS500F for a first bike? yay? nay?

    ill probably be taking the MSF class in the summer, and if im comfortable with it ill be buying a bike sometime after that.

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  9. oakie

    oakie my ninja.

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    suzuki's SV650 with the full fairing kit is a sweet lookin bike, provides the wide torque band due to the v-twin motor to help correct any mistakes, and is pretty mild mannered if you're a medium to large framed person.
     
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  11. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    GS500 is fine.
     

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