Discussion in 'The Environment' started by xscoutx, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. xscoutx

    xscoutx Member

    does anyone else out there ride a motorbike (scooter, motorcycle , etc.)??
    they are sooo good on gas!
  2. element7

    element7 Random fool

    ..ever get the cash, I'm getting a Harley but for now it's the bipedal human powered transportation for the most part. Two wheeled transport just doesn't feel as restrictive as a moving box.
  3. thespeez

    thespeez Member

    FTR, one of the advantages that a Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 has over bikes in its class (believe it or not) is that they are probably more fuel efficient. I remember reading about this in a comparison that Motorcycle Cruiser magazine made several months back (included in that comaprro were the Honda Aero 750, the Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic and the Yamaha V-Star 650). The only thing that you'd have to watch if you got a Sporster is that they have a higher center of gravity and tend to be more high maintenance than the Hondas, Kawasakis and Yamahas of similar ilk.

    Good luck in your decision!
  4. peacelovebarefeet

    peacelovebarefeet BuRniN oNe...

    motorcycles are toooo loud and for me.. when they WHOOOOSH by me while im driving.. wheeeeww scary!
  5. stuntdragon1

    stuntdragon1 Member

    Man I was so trying to get a motorcycle...I even have the permit because I was planning on getting one. Ended up getting an economy car anyway. But yea they are good on gas and carry cheap insurance.
  6. element7

    element7 Random fool

    Thanks for the info. That's awesome.
  7. bedlam

    bedlam Senior Member

    This is what l'm aiming to own very soon..
    Ducati ST4s is a Sports Tourer motorbike featuring the beautiful Desmoquattro 996 engine....Yum...
  8. puddin

    puddin Banned

    Its a yucky shade of red. Get a deeper red.
  9. Love113

    Love113 Member

    Im buyin a scooter sometime this year, I've been a pedestrian for a really long time and I've decided I am gonna upgrade to something a little faster than feet. I want some sort of Piago vespa.
  10. This is my '90 Sportster 1200 Its not a very good picture but the bike is awesome. I get close to 100 miles to a tank. Its so loud. Just how i like em. But yeah i always prefer motorcycles over cars.
  11. Gurkadurk

    Gurkadurk Member

    Bikes are awesome. Wish I had one.
  12. Bilby

    Bilby Lifetime Supporter and Freerangertarian Super Moderator

    Small cars are almost as good on fuel as the larger motorbikes?
  13. xscoutx

    xscoutx Member

    ahhh, vespas! i have a scooter: a kymco people 50...its baby blue!
    also just got a suzuki GZ 250 and i love it too! yay bikes!!
  14. anyone know anything about Victory motrcycles?I was checkin em out cuz they got the Harley look,they are U.S. made,but a lot cheaper price tag.anyone hear anything on em,let me know.ideally,i'll have me a restored 1940-something indian,but thats probably a good ways down the road
  15. Victory sounds familiar but i may be thinking of Triumph's I dont know man, good luck on the Indian though
  16. thespeez

    thespeez Member

    Victory is owned by Polaris out of Minneapolis, who produce ATVs. They were started about five years ago or so and have gained market share since the introduction of the Vegas in 2003, which has been the basis thus far for their subsequent models, like the Kingpin, 8-Ball and Hammer. Only one of the origional models, the Touring Cruiser is still in the lineup.

    Hate to break the news to you, but the entry-level 8-Ball model starts out at about $13,000 and the top models top out at about $21,000.

    I have heard mixed stories with regard to their reliability.
  17. EricZ123

    EricZ123 Member

    any1 like to ride offroad ? i sure do..
  18. vw1989

    vw1989 Member

    I think bikes are ace much better than cars. Im not old enough to get one but i am a keen xc cyclist. What scares me is incompitent and stupid drivers who dont look out for you. Ive have numerous near death experiances of people opening car doors on me or pulling out into me. I nearly got sucked into the wheels of an articulated truck. Something should be done to get the car driving public to look out for bikes of any type.
  19. keowyn

    keowyn Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Bedlam, you are so sexy right now.

    Sportsters get good mileage compared to all the larger harleys. But being harleys, all parts and maintanance are going to cost an arm and a leg. And there are many bikes that get better mileage than a sportster.

    An economy car will get better mileage than a large motorcycle. The new hybrids get arround 50 mpg, where as my roommates harley gets arround 30 mpg (but it is heavily modifies and very fast). But my Ninja 600 gets 55 mpg and I ride the piss out of it. My Riva 180 got over 80 mpg with a gas leak, lol.

    Motorcycle insurance is way cheaper than car insurance. Obviously gas is less. Maintanace and repair is almost always cheaper and less frequent. Bikes rule!
  20. Small_Brown

    Small_Brown Senior Member

    Oh wow....Ducati, so beautiful. I'm looking at this when I get out of college:
    Aprilia RSV 1000-R Factory. I love European Bikes.

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