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#1    Miss Shadows

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:11 AM

At the moment I have an old yellow Honda that was great for the time when I bought it, but it's been a couple of years and I'm thinking of either trading it in or selling it all together. In getting a new one, I'm looking for something fuel-efficient and reliable as far as bikes go, and something that can get the speed with the lower cc, because I'm a kind of small woman. Any suggestions? I don't know if there are any other motorcycle buffs around UM but if anyone has any ideas please throw 'em out here, thanks in advance.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:36 AM

What size of bike?


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Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:45 AM

View PostEldorado, on 01 December 2012 - 09:36 AM, said:

What size of bike?
Well like I said I'm not a very big person, about 5'2 (157 cm) and 45 or 46 kg only, but I do have the experience riding so I'd say I don't want anything bigger than about 750-800cc.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:50 PM

There are only 2 kinds of bike - Harleys and the rest!

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:38 PM

And here I thought you meant a bicycle.... :huh:

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:13 PM

I ride a harley davidson Iron 883. It is, obviously, 883 cylinders. It is fast enough to outrun any traffic that does not see you. It is light enough for a woman to handle, though it is most likely heavier than what you are used to. I get 50mpg.

I have had this bike since it was new in 2009, and have put nearly 35,000 trouble free miles on it. I highly recommend this bike.

However, if you aren't into that kind of bike and want a sportbike, I would consider a Honda CBR 250R. I have never ridden one, but they get rave reviews and are very good on gas.

If I were going to get a second bike (a third actually, I also have a 1980 Honda CB 750, but it is in pieces currently..) I would probably look at one of BMW's touring bikes.


I am an avid  rider, and I would love to talk bikes with you. what kind of bike are you interested in, and what price range? New, or Used?





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