Go Big and Ride Small

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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by Godspeed » Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:37 am

End of last week I got home from 1409 miles from Bristol up to Scotland, touring around the area and then heading back down on my CBF125.
Ok, there wasn’t any fast overtakes but instead miles and miles of great scenery, limited fill ups (bike was getting 144mpg so a tank range of about 400 miles on 13 litres) and a wide grin.
Long live the small bike 👍
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Going Big and Riding Small

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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by 7800 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:58 am

Loving this thread. I used to have a gs800f and now own a crf250l. I love how light it is and it can sit on 70mph all day when required. I am going overland to Cape Town next year and went for a light bike on purpose. I don't know if I would go any lower but I'm hearing the people in the know are saying that 250 is the new 1000!!! :D
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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by 7800 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:59 am

I don't know how I got it upside down :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: maybe admin can help

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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by bill_qaz » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:47 pm

Yes small and light for trail bike makes this much easier
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Also enjoy the smaller road bike these days
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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by fatowl » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:05 pm

7800 wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:58 am
Loving this thread. I used to have a gs800f and now own a crf250l. I love how light it is and it can sit on 70mph all day when required. I am going overland to Cape Town next year and went for a light bike on purpose. I don't know if I would go any lower but I'm hearing the people in the know are saying that 250 is the new 1000!!! :D
I see you've got an Australian model :D

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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by 7800 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:12 pm

fatowl wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:05 pm
7800 wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:58 am
Loving this thread. I used to have a gs800f and now own a crf250l. I love how light it is and it can sit on 70mph all day when required. I am going overland to Cape Town next year and went for a light bike on purpose. I don't know if I would go any lower but I'm hearing the people in the know are saying that 250 is the new 1000!!! :D
I see you've got an Australian model :D
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: or just useless with anything IT :roll: :D

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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by macvisual » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:12 pm

I'm currently lusting after a Suzuki 400/650 Burgman big scooter as a second bike.

I rode my V-Strom DL1000 a lovely 100 mile ride today and thought I could do that easily on a big scooter instead.
"Progress is not possible without deviation".

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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by daveuprite » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:38 pm

macvisual wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:12 pm
I'm currently lusting after a Suzuki 400/650 Burgman big scooter as a second bike.

I rode my V-Strom DL1000 a lovely 100 mile ride today and thought I could do that easily on a big scooter instead.

Consider a Vespa 300 GTS. Still looks like a proper scooter (unlike the swollen burgmans), bodywork made of steel rather than than plastic, and it's cool.

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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by chunky butt » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:55 pm

I would love another scooter, twist and go, poss off-road tyres :o .... :lol: :lol:

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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by bill_qaz » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:51 pm

chunky butt wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:55 pm
I would love another scooter, twist and go, poss off-road tyres :o .... :lol: :lol:
Got one it's a Yamaha BWS 125 known as a zuma in some markets, great fun :D

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