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Old 10-14-2004, 07:15 AM   #21
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She'll continue to say that until you run out of cash.
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Old 10-14-2004, 07:20 AM   #22
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Crap and I thought he had gone back to Armor Alling his Mattel Big Wheel.
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Old 10-14-2004, 07:35 AM   #23
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Default After all, you can only ride one at a time.

For Southern Cal that doesn't sound too bad for motorcycle insurance, especially at 100/300.



I started riding in California (lived in Glendale and West LA for six years) so I'm familiar with the SoCal insurance markup--I mean market.



So 40 is the new 30....is that good? Seems like you can take that either way.....
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Old 10-14-2004, 07:40 AM   #24
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Don't you mean ElectraGliders?

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Old 10-14-2004, 07:54 AM   #25
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Toward the top of this thread I briefly detailed my experience with street bikes owned and insurance, blah blah blah.



And a couple of people have written in and said, of course young inexperienced riders want sportbikes and big ones are sexier (size does matter after all).



But now another of my neurons fired.



I started out with a Kawi GPZ 305. Little teeny bike, cool looking (or at least I thought so at the time) and I took it to redline every single ride because it was so much fun to do.



My point being that small displacement bikes can a blast! Motorcycle manufacturers oughta be pushing this point hard and selling newbies on light, agile, easy-to-ride bikes.



I understand that small-displacement bikes have traditionally been a hard sell in the land of the Suburban and the 3500 square foot tract house (not to mention the Rune). The average American likes their stuff big. But there are some very cool 400's available in Europe and Japan.



Honda's 599 sort of counts as a good entry bike, or the evergreen SV650. But I just know that a 300 pound, entry-level Honda 399 or SV350 could be a boatload of fun and cheap cheap cheap to insure.
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Old 10-14-2004, 07:58 AM   #26
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Old 10-14-2004, 07:58 AM   #27
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Them too.



Although I think the prize goes to the Wingers. Some of them even have accessory training wheels.



Fringed windshields with matching armchaps put the Geezergliders in the running though.
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Old 10-14-2004, 08:00 AM   #28
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Street legal Supermotard bikes seem like they would be a lot of fun for all of us.
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Old 10-14-2004, 08:00 AM   #29
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Boys...



Nothing here is a condemnation of sport bikes themselves. It's a condemnation of the WAY sport bikes are ridden.



Notice this:



b) their ability to accelerate rapidly



Funny... weren't you all arguing that cruisers accelerate faster? Yet you quote a report that laments the acceleration of sport bikes?



Don't argue like Kpaul. You make us look bad.

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Old 10-14-2004, 08:05 AM   #30
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It clearly states that cost are higher in part because of physical injuries to the rider and or passengers of motorcycles. Not just damage to the bike.
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