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    Quote Originally Posted by mrlongbeard View Post
    I'd fecking love it, but not ULEZ compliant! Plus my biking days are over now. I just have supercommuterscooter and am more into cars now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    I'd fecking love it, but not ULEZ compliant! Plus my biking days are over now. I just have supercommuterscooter and am more into cars now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrlongbeard View Post
    Fickle fucker though, ask me again in spring and ill probably have a biking wish list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supermofo View Post
    I must admit over the years I reckon the number of girls who have found bikes attractive to be an incredibly small percentage!
    Hush. We never acknowledge that....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reburner View Post
    I'm astonished someone only has one bike!!!
    Even I have er.. several.

    Oh, and Panigale. Obv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick h. View Post
    I don't know anything about them, but I've been reading about Jap race rep 250s and the RD500 and so on, and the prices have gone crazy.
    Oh yes, racing two strokes...
    To put it in terms of the modern four stroke machines you may be more familiar with - imagine a 250cc bike (TZR250, KR-1S, RGV250, NSR250R, etc.) with the weight of a 125, the power output of a 500, that can out perform most 750s.
    Production ceased due to emission regulations. Most were destroyed by riders crashing them. Any that are still around are likely to be at least 20 years old. Very, very popular for racing even today hence the relatively high price for anything other than a 'basket case'.

    Unless someone has been riding since the 80s they would be unlikely to recognize one at a glance for what it is nowadays.
    Should get you to the café or A&E before anyone else. Not the most comfortable of machines to ride for extended periods. Of course none of this bothered the young riders who bought (and usually crashed) them back then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry View Post
    Oh yes, racing two strokes...
    To put it in terms of the modern four stroke machines you may be more familiar with - imagine a 250cc bike (TZR250, KR-1S, RGV250, NSR250R, etc.) with the weight of a 125, the power output of a 500, that can out perform most 750s.
    Production ceased due to emission regulations. Most were destroyed by riders crashing them. Any that are still around are likely to be at least 20 years old. Very, very popular for racing even today hence the relatively high price for anything other than a 'basket case'.

    Unless someone has been riding since the 80s they would be unlikely to recognize one at a glance for what it is nowadays.
    Should get you to the café or A&E before anyone else. Not the most comfortable of machines to ride for extended periods. Of course none of this bothered the young riders who bought (and usually crashed) them back then.
    Have you actually owned any 80s two strokes?
    I had a few and none of them were particularly light or massively powerful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    Have you actually owned any 80s two strokes?
    I had a few and none of them were particularly light or massively powerful.
    I had a Mk3 RG250 Gamma... it struggled up to about an indicated 90mph, you needed ideal conditions and a very long road to go any faster. I expected more. I've never tried the vtwin RGV, I assume it was a load faster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    I had a Mk3 RG250 Gamma... it struggled up to about an indicated 90mph, you needed ideal conditions and a very long road to go any faster. I expected more. I've never tried the vtwin RGV, I assume it was a load faster?
    Either your Gamma was shagged or you're a big bloke, it should've been able to do about 100mph, probably indicating a bit more than that, standard 250LCs did about 95mph, there was a girl who had a Gamma and it left my 250LC in a straight line (and corners), I bought a 1986 TZR250 in 2000 and when I got it would only do about 90mph, but a good decoke got it doing about 105mph, lovely comfortable little bike though. The 400 four strokes of the same era were quite a bit quicker than the 250s.

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    For a second bike I'd say to anyone get a Grom. Absolutely ridiculous fun to ride and super cheap to run. If you want it to be even more ridiculous fun, fit a 181cc big bore kit DAMHIK Very nickable in Thal London though, so get a few locks and a tracker as well.

    Seems to me your biggest problem is the first bike though, and there you really need to decide what you want to use it for. If you're touring then anything over 600 with a bit of a screen will do the job, I'd say avoid BMWs because they're grossly overpriced and overweight and like assholes, everybody down the cafe has got one. KTM do their 790 in Duke or Adventure flavours, they're great, but I'm biased. Yamaha MT or Tenere series get good write-ups and the Multistrada is reportedly a terrific machine despite its odd looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    Have you actually owned any 80s two strokes?
    I had a few and none of them were particularly light or massively powerful.
    True dat. I had a KR-1S (yes, that KR-1S) and while it was a hoot to ride it wasn't massively quick. Ditto the RD350LC I've got now, sounds like it's doing a zillion mph but realistically gets passed by a modern touring 600.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    Have you actually owned any 80s two strokes?
    I had a few and none of them were particularly light or massively powerful.
    I didn't own one. Unless you count the FS1E, which was only quick for its size. On the flat would not top 55mph unless you tuned it. I doubt 49cc mopeds with modern tech are any quicker. The 1980s 250 and 350s strokers were a quicker than my similar displacement four strokes

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    I didn't own one. Unless you count the FS1E, which was only quick for its size. On the flat would not top 55mph unless you tuned it. I doubt 49cc mopeds with modern tech are any quicker? The 1980s 250 and 350s strokers were a lot quicker than my similar displacement four strokes. Perhaps that was the rider's fault.
    No, 250LCs made at least 50% more power than a 250 Superdream, but we're only talking 30bhp instead of 20bhp, 350LCs are about 45bhp and YPVS 350s 50bhp, but they were all great fun, I don't think you need much power to have fun.

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