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First time ive seen that VERY nice I could handle that!
about 85 miles, i set the tripodometer when i got it and its at 85 now .
yes snug, its not a “fashion” or roomy fit you want stuff NOT to move around if you happen to crash.
im hoping like the korean automakers they improve..I still really do like the 250/650 naked bikes they have.
I really like this bike especially in Yellow.
yeah, even though I dont know if I will ever use it the U turns(figure were my favorite exercises. Gave me good confidence where i started out putting my foot down 2 X and that was in the “larger” area they give you then on the test going to the smaller area and doing just fine. After locking up that front brake the one time on the quick stop that was the one that “bothered” me the most. I kept going through the lockup so I didnt stop as well as I probably could have.
Well, now you have to decide on what riding “style” you like as far as seating position. I really did not care for the feet up/forward position of the cruisers in the MSF. I had a hard time shifting and using the brake..I much prefer the sitting up/mountain bike posture of the Ninja 250. I also dont like the leaning over the tank position of most other Sports Bikes(like my brother in laws Gixxer just too much on my back). So I guess if and when I get something else(it will be quite a while) it may be a “standard”. I assume I may be able to get “used to” a cruiser someday but right now its just too odd..Ive had more seat time in the cruisers in the MSF than I have on my Ninja but the Ninja just seems more “natural” as far as where the feet should be placed and where the shifter/brake are located.
The first time on the cruisers at the MSF I rode them I went to put my feet on the pegs and missed(where they would have been on the ninja) and put both feet down and actually had to look down to see where the hell my feet were supposed to go on the damn thing lol. Also had a lot of problems getting my feet (toes) right for shifting..sometimes I would not even have my foot under the shifter(i thought i did) and tried to upshift and nothing happened…i just had a ton of “cruiser” problems lol. I wish I had taken the dual sport bike but another guy that HAS(and drove to class) a dual sport bike got dibs on that .
go for it if you can and then take it again locally at your convenience in the spring as a “refresher”. They actually recommend taking it several times(just for the seat time even if you have passed it) and then taking the advanced course also.
This is what worried me, We have a dealer locally BUT some of the guys with the Hyosungs locally(and there are a few because of the dealer and they sell them out of the local Sams Club) have said..IF the bike needs repair sometimes they have to wait for the DEALER to actually get the parts..some of the guys have gotten parts off Ebay quicker than the dealership could order them…and to me thats LAME. One of the guys needed something like a carb o ring..3 weeks his bike was down for a simple O ring..I needed one for the Ninja 250 when the guys drained the tank(bad gas) and carbs, had it in 25 minutes it took to get to the dealership/bike shop.
Same here, I passed today also. So did the whole class. I was laughing at the last part though im the exact OPPOSITE.
Last thought…. you guys can keep them cramped sport bikes…lol…. I came back to the house and hugged my cruiser. I have not had to have my legs that close together since I was old enough to have crushes on girls (about 8-ish yrs old). I felt like I was in that standard position your little sister gives you when you threaten to touch her with you newly found frog pet as kids.
I was thinking thank god im off those foot out in front like your sitting in a lawn chair or recliner while trying to ride a Motorcycle..I like the riding a mountain bike position of my Ninja 250 MUCH better(i dont like the laid forward feel of a true SS sports bike at all though)! and neither are cramped for me but I really DONT like how you sit on a cruiser lol.
I think it depends. I always wonder about their reliability then next I wonder about their dealer network and or service department and availability of parts. Lets say you have a local dealer(I do) that sells them..how good are they, can they and do they readily stock the parts for repair and or service or is it going to be one of those things if something breaks that you have to wait days/weeks/months for the parts to come in? I know with mu Ninja parts and dealerships as so prevalent that I can rebuild almost the whole thing from the ground up in a few days, I dont know but I dont think you can do that with the Hyosung. I think they look nice Id really like that Naked 650(comet GT?) as my second bike but im just not sold on them yet.
I just think with the bigger bikes with more HP and torque that if you make a mistake with the throttle it will get you in trouble a LOT quicker than one with less HP and torque. Its not that you are going to go out and TRY to go real fast or even WANT to go real fast..im like you I have no “need for speed” BUT I also know that if I had had you bike to “learn on” id have already either laid it down or crashed it once already..the only thing that prevented that was that mine has a hamster in it running really fast instead of a Thoroughbred horse lol. When learning that extra HP and torque will make your noob mistakes happen a LOT quicker and a lot FASTER. I have a feeling that at some point that beautiful bike will be laid down because something happened and that will be a shame..Thats also why I myself would always recommend a USED and if possible farringless bike to learn on..just so if it is laid down you done really mess up either a large(and beautiful) bike/investment/$$$ or have to fix tons of plastic farrings…I laid down the MSF bike I was riding last week when I locked up the front brake in the quick stop. im not happy the bike got laid down at all theirs or mine but im much happier it WAS theirs not mine. If that had been the ninja id be getting right side Farrings . it was low speed and no injuries..in fact the bike was so light I almost caught it B4 it actually tipped over….I could have seen what id do if that was your Ducati : ( . Well I hope you have good luck with that bike..IMO it would have made a REAL nice 2nd bike..id have gotten a cheap $1100 bike like mine to learn on first though…less HP& Torque for noob mistakes=better time lol.
good, I like my 1999 and my “upgrade” may be to a new model when i get the $$$.
73 miles here
Hey, I know what your saying..I locked up the FRONT brake on one of the MSF bikes..luckily it was their bike not mine . That wont be happening again any time soon .
loose gravel SUCKS, the only guy I knew growing up only dumped his bike 2 X ever(ninja 600) and BOTH times it was loose gravel that got him. Lol to be honest its what made him quit riding..he figured 1 time was a fluke 2 times he said screw it and was not fixing plastic anymore , sold the bike, and has never rode since .