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Old 08-27-2010, 05:16 AM   #1
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Hello everybody. I don't know in what thread I should post this message but I figured this would be the most appropriate one.

So I want to buy a new motorcycle. The main reason for this is of course because I really like motorcycles and because I want to consume less fuel than a car. The most important thing for me is environement! (I know I may shock some people with this especially motocrossers ^^)

I want a engine that consumes the least fuel possible and that emits the least fine particles possible too. (In other words to have the best euro emission standarts possible).

I got my info on that and from what I understood the motocycle has to be 4-stroke, have an electronic injection system and a 3 way catalyst. Are theese technologies only available for very powerfull motorcycles?

My type of motocycle is "supermotard", "naked" and "dual sport". Just for you to understand I really love the kawasaki Z750 design and zero s (google it and you will find out that is is an ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE!!!!^^)

The type of use would be in the city. So I would want it to be light, agile, manoeuvrable and be able to accelerate in need. I don't think I will use it for long trips, but comfort could be a plus of course.

I do not aim to go ultra fast!!! I'm a new driver so I don't want to kill my self.

I hope some one of you will be able to point out a motorcycle that fits me, my need and my ideology.

Thx alot!!
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Old 08-27-2010, 08:11 AM   #2
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Pack a lunch and look at the 'New Riders' "stickie."

Oodles and gobs of good info in there.

It sounds like you want an electric bike. If you are going to be city-only, go for it! Other than price, the only big disadvantage to the e-bies is range. And, no one can hear you approaching.

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Old 08-27-2010, 08:31 AM   #3
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Well given you stated leftist bunny-hugging environmentalist wish for zero pollution, and the fact that you're going to be riding in the city.............

I would say a bicycle or scooter would be your best bet. Piaggio has some nice new models out that should work well for you
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Old 08-27-2010, 04:21 PM   #4
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Get a nice used Cushman Eagle. It will never break down, get around 75MPG and can cruise at 50 MPH all day long.

With tapered roller bearings on the crankshaft, submarine diesel technology in the engine room, and solid cast iron construciton will make sure you get to your destination without worry.

Google 1959 Cushman Super Eagle. You won't be sorry.
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Old 08-28-2010, 08:39 AM   #5
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Hi guys.

From what I know scooters emit far too much fine particles. Aren't they?

The main question I would like to be answered is this one

"I got my info on that and from what I understood the motocycle has to be 4-stroke, have an electronic injection system and a 3 way catalyst. Are theese technologies only available for very powerfull motorcycles?"

I was thinking of buying a maximum 300cc motocycle to get started. can I find one with theese technologies? If not then I know an electric motorcycle is meant for me.

Also by the way why can't I find ANY internet site that says how much fuel each bike consumes? not even the manufacturers indicate this info...

I don't like scooters...^^
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:58 AM   #6
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Then "Motorcycling" is probably not for you.

Harsh Reality is, even the "Zero Emissions" Electric bikes produce emissions - only, they displace over someone ELSE's Zipcode. You're producing emissions right now, just reading this.
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Old 08-28-2010, 05:54 PM   #7
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Then "Motorcycling" is probably not for you.

Harsh Reality is, even the "Zero Emissions" Electric bikes produce emissions - only, they displace over someone ELSE's Zipcode. You're producing emissions right now, just reading this.
You just HAD to throw water on the fire, didn't you? Sheesh!
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:30 AM   #8
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You just HAD to throw water on the fire, didn't you? Sheesh!
It wasn't water that hit the coals......
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:27 AM   #9
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No, those technologies are not only available for very powerful motorcycles. Buy a 250cc fuel-injected Kawasaki Ninja. It should be available where you are (which is not the U.S. right?)

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Old 08-30-2010, 09:33 AM   #10
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The cheapest Cushman Eagle (on cycletrader) is $7100. That might be worth it, but it definitely needs a niche buyer.
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