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Offline Luvmystar

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Are small bikes making a comeback ?
« on: November 25, 2016, 06:20:27 pm »
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Re: Are small bikes making a comeback ?
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2016, 12:27:17 pm »
I think the new crop of small bores is a very good thing, and not just for new riders.  Some of the very best and most fun bikes I've ever owned were in the 350cc-450cc class and some of these even smaller ones look pretty fun too.  My wife Rose and I went to check out the new z125 Kawasaki and I was impressed with how sophisticated the little scoot was.

If I was looking for an around town fun bike to handle commuting duty and quick runs to the store one of these would fit the bill nicely.
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Re: Are small bikes making a comeback ?
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2016, 06:28:53 pm »
Thats my thought.If the nomad wasn't paid for I would be tempted by some of these.But paid for means alot to me.
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Re: Are small bikes making a comeback ?
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2016, 07:58:38 am »
The Duke 390 still makes me drool.

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Re: Are small bikes making a comeback ?
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2016, 12:24:53 pm »
I've always enjoyed 350-400 size bikes that were good all arounders but had some sporting pretensions.  Honda's CB400F and Yamaha's RD350 were great bikes and I'd love have one of each again.  The modern small bike that seems to come closest to that idea seems to be the KTM but I think the Yamaha R3 or BMW G310 might be contenders too.

Having a blast can be easily done in a 400 pound package propelled by about 40 hp.  The smaller scoots have always been just amazing fun to hustle through the corners.

And you even get great gas mileage too!
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