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Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2009, 07:50 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,818
Posted By tcs
I was wondering if any of the posters who have...

I was wondering if any of the posters who have said a rider doesn't need to be able to touch the ground on a dual sport could point me to an instructional video of riding in stop-and-go traffic. I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,527
Posted By tcs
The 800cc twin cylinder F engines are built in...

The 800cc twin cylinder F engines are built in Austria by Rotax.
The 650cc single cylinder G engines are built in China by Loncin (http://www.motorcycledaily.com/06january09_bmw2009g650gs.htm). I...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-14-2008, 04:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,940
Posted By tcs
I'd like an original, too, but Moto Guzzi has...

I'd like an original, too, but Moto Guzzi has shown no interest in importing a new Galletto (1 (http://www.geocities.com/moturist/galletto/motor_cycling_55_jan_13_1.jpg), 2...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-14-2008, 04:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,940
Posted By tcs
So I have been told by numerous sales staff of...

So I have been told by numerous sales staff of other brand scooters over the last eight years! In fact the CREA Scoopy/Metropolitan/Jazz scooter is and always has been built at Honda's factory in...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-12-2008, 09:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,940
Posted By tcs
Honda's Japanese-built Metropolitan 50 is $250...

Honda's Japanese-built Metropolitan 50 is $250 less, which is not, in fact, what I would expect.

tcs
Forum: Battle scooters 12-12-2008, 09:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,940
Posted By tcs
Komoto...

Komoto (http://www.komoto-motors.com/motorcycles.php) is selling a cub in the US.

tcs
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,454
Posted By tcs
Yamaha Zuma 125. Dirt roads - check. EFI -...

Yamaha Zuma 125. Dirt roads - check. EFI - check. $3K instead of $2K, but brand new. Two-up doable for skinny riders, but not great.

The best two-up on a small motorcycle is probably the Kymco...
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2008, 09:26 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 59,835
Posted By tcs
New bike with a classic look? How about an...

New bike with a classic look? How about an actual new classic bike?

http://royal-enfield.com/images/BulletClassic500-left.jpg
...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-06-2008, 06:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 30,192
Posted By tcs
Uh, yeah, I don't think the Honda Solo has...

Uh, yeah, I don't think the Honda Solo has actually been built in years.

The SYM folks told me at the Dallas Motorcycle Show a couple weeks back that the Symba was in fact on its way. It will...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2008, 06:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,663
Posted By tcs
You guys got my head spinnin'. While the US DOT...

You guys got my head spinnin'. While the US DOT and every one of the 50 states say the Suzuki Burgman 650, Honda Silverwing 600 and Yamaha TMax 500 are motorcycles, by the definitions of AdvRider...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,422
Posted By tcs
Say it ain't so!...

Say it ain't so! (http://www.suzukicycles.com/Products/AN400AK9)

tcs
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2008, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,422
Posted By tcs
Harley - VRods beginning '08 model year ...

Harley - VRods beginning '08 model year

Honda - Silverwing, Reflex (now discontinued)

tcs
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2008, 06:43 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 101,494
Posted By tcs
A new Honda chopper and 150cc scooter. ...

A new Honda chopper and 150cc scooter.

Products Honda should have had in the American market in 2003.

"I come not to praise Caesar but to bury him."

tcs
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2008, 06:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,219
Posted By tcs
Off the top on my head: American Lifan...

Off the top on my head:

American Lifan LF200III
American Lifan LF200B
Daelim Roadwin 125
Hibird QH250
Honda CRF230M
Honda Nighthawk 250
Hyosung GT250 Comet
Johnny Pag Sport 300
Forum: Battle scooters 11-09-2008, 07:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,772
Posted By tcs
Burgman 650 and Tmax also have frame mounted...

Burgman 650 and Tmax also have frame mounted twins.

tcs
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2008, 06:37 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 37,868
Posted By tcs
Standard rider position, full fairing, under 1...

Standard rider position, full fairing, under 1 liter displacement, electronic ignition, fuel injection?

At dealers near you, man:
Honda Silverwing 600...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2008, 04:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,187
Posted By tcs
Yes, a new internet record: two pages of posts...

Yes, a new internet record: two pages of posts since the Harley shout out, and the thread hasn't deteriorated into HD bashing.

Uh...is it possible that nobody else recognized that V-4 Harley?
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,412
Posted By tcs
Moving MG has got big, bad negatives. You're...

Moving MG has got big, bad negatives.

You're the editor of a moto-rag in the USA. You get two invitations to review the simultaneous introductions of new models destined for the USA. One is from...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2008, 02:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,338
Posted By tcs
I really wanted Bajaj to buy the Indian name -...

I really wanted Bajaj to buy the Indian name - "Indian" motorcycles, get it? :D

They could have imported their nifty little Pulsar 220...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,338
Posted By tcs
Back in the mid-90s Polaris looked over and saw...

Back in the mid-90s Polaris looked over and saw how much money Harley-Davidson was making and decided they wanted a piece of the action. Now Polaris is a large, experienced powersports company and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2008, 08:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,906
Posted By tcs
I know a couple o' three young guys who can't...

I know a couple o' three young guys who can't afford insurance on anything bigger. Kawa dealer told 'em put down a big deposit, and maybe get a bike next spring or early summer.

They're riding...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,770
Posted By tcs
...the big problem Honda has: their Japanese...

...the big problem Honda has: their Japanese factories' cash cow for decades has been subassembles and knock-down kits for final assembly in the many other factories they have around the world (some...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 36,618
Posted By tcs
In the American market, the least expensive fuel...

In the American market, the least expensive fuel injected motorcycle is the $2099 Yamaha C3.

tcs
Forum: Battle scooters 10-03-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 30,192
Posted By tcs
A lot of Americans call the Super Cub a scooter. ...

A lot of Americans call the Super Cub a scooter. Hey, that's cool, it's all good - but in this Honda Cub site, Honda refers to the 60,000,000 machines they've built as motorcycles.



Around...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 36,618
Posted By tcs
In the world view, a 250 is a large displacement...

In the world view, a 250 is a large displacement motorcycle.

98% of the Chinese market is 150cc or less, and 125s make up over 50% of the bikes sold in China. Same with the big motorcycling...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 36,618
Posted By tcs
So how do you feel about the CFR230L pricing? :D...

So how do you feel about the CFR230L pricing? :D



Qingqi is looking for dealers! (Note: Qingqi and Suzuki are long time partners.)

tcs
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By tcs
Sat on one earlier this week in Texas. tcs

Sat on one earlier this week in Texas.

tcs
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2008, 06:28 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 101,494
Posted By tcs
Nice, but it's a shame BMW couldn't have gone all...

Nice, but it's a shame BMW couldn't have gone all the way and copied the sharper looking exhaust off the Johnny Pag original as well:
...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2008, 04:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,002
Posted By tcs
Passports with 375 original miles are rare. ...

Passports with 375 original miles are rare.

tcs
Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2008, 04:55 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 81,127
Posted By tcs
My '03 Metropolitan (Ruckus' brother) begins to...

My '03 Metropolitan (Ruckus' brother) begins to touch its rev limiter @ 41mph GPS. I've had it up to the high beam icon down hill. The '06 and later ones are faster.

Mine has 15,000 miles on the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,853
Posted By tcs
The CL125 got a shout-out in Honda's last annual...

The CL125 got a shout-out in Honda's last annual report - over 35 years on the world market and sales are increasing!

tcs
Forum: Battle scooters 08-31-2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 34,021
Posted By tcs
The Yamaha C3...

The Yamaha C3 (http://www.yamaha.com/yamahavgn/CDA/ContentDetail/ModelSeriesDetail/0,,CNTID%25253D208%252526CTID%25253D,00.html) is a fine piano, but many serious players are turned off by the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2008, 07:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,549
Posted By tcs
Hmmm. Wants weather protection. 60% of mileage...

Hmmm. Wants weather protection. 60% of mileage is commuting.



Honda Silverwing ABS.
Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive.

tcs
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2008, 08:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,742
Posted By tcs
Honda's Japanese motorcycle factories' cash cow...

Honda's Japanese motorcycle factories' cash cow for decades has been knock-down kits and components for final assembly in their factories and their partner's factories around the (third) world. This...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2008, 06:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,311
Posted By tcs
The Nighthawk 250 model Honda sold in Chile for a...

The Nighthawk 250 model Honda sold in Chile for a few years several years ago had a front disc. I think that's the only Latin American country in which this bike was ever sold, so don't expect the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,080
Posted By tcs
I'd like to know who's building the X-Road. If...

I'd like to know who's building the X-Road. If somebody scopes one, snag the first three letters of the VIN.

tcs
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2008, 06:12 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,892
Posted By tcs
The Japanese model Honda Super Cub 50 now has...

The Japanese model Honda Super Cub 50 now has EFI.

Resistance is futile.

tcs

PS - Yeah, you can kick it with a dead flat battery.
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2008, 08:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,311
Posted By tcs
Certainly, the Honda CG125 Cargo...

Certainly, the Honda CG125 Cargo (http://www.batmotorcycles.com/media/30385.jpg) seems ready to head to Ushuaia. Mexico can be an expensive place to buy a vehicle, but the CG125 is under $2300USD. ...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2008, 08:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,311
Posted By tcs
Hmmm. If I was headed to SA, perhaps a street...

Hmmm. If I was headed to SA, perhaps a street legal CRF230F, instead. The "L" is built in Japan and is actually a different model than the Brazilian "F". See:
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2008, 08:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,311
Posted By tcs
Well, there's the Sachs X-Road 125...

Well, there's the Sachs X-Road 125 (http://www.peirspeed.com/xroad.htm).

Or how about the Daelim Roadwin? Sweet little 125cc standard road bike. Has the advantage of being sold and serviced in...
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