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Old 12-11-2012, 04:36 PM   #101
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:37 PM   #102
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Talkin big don't mean nuthin. You're making the mistaken assumption that I don't have the skills.
I see now why there is controversy when you post. I'm sure you're a great guy in person but you make yourself sound foolish on the internet.
Maybe we'll meet some day, I'll buy you a beer and we'll get to know each other better.
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand this is why i like posting on motohouston vs houston-imports. lol.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:38 PM   #103
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Talkin big don't mean nuthin. You're making the mistaken assumption that I don't have the skills.
I see now why there is controversy when you post. I'm sure you're a great guy in person but you make yourself sound foolish on the internet.
Maybe we'll meet some day, I'll buy you a beer and we'll get to know each other better.
cool thanks for the beer, and remember i said "likely".
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:41 PM   #104
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:44 PM   #105
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you just can't give it a rest can you..?
again..."pegasus"??? say it aint so.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:48 PM   #107
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:53 PM   #109
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TMAX, do you even ride, bro?
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A scooter is not a motorcycle.

TMAX, do you even ride, bro?
hate to bust your sportbike bubble but, google the definitions of "motorcycle"

I ride motorcycles, like you all ride scooters.
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Put me on the same 2010 Ducati Streetfighter, and i'll likely smoke ya.

I have the skillset, but i CHOOSE to stay moderate.
LOL! The SF is a to ride in the city. Id let you ride mine if you can cover for the dump.
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Learning Curve

Riders who want to navigate on roads with a two-wheeled gas-powered vehicle will find that scooters are much easier to learn to ride than motorcycles because of the two different types of transmissions on each vehicle. A motorcycle rider must learn to accelerate by operating the vehicle's manual transmission while simultaneously using a clutch lever and shifter pedal, but a scooter rider enjoys an automatic transmission and simply twists the hand-grip throttle to increase speed. In addition, the heavier weight of a motorcycle makes it challenging to learn safe maneuvering techniques at slow speeds, while a scooter's lighter weight gives riders the ability to go slower without tipping over.

Acceleration and Power

Scooter engines are much smaller and less powerful than motorcycle engines. A typical scooter engine size ranges from 50cc to 150cc, but the smallest motorcycle engine usually starts at 250cc. Although some of the largest modern scooters have 250cc engines, they cannot compete with the acceleration and speed capabilities of a typical motorcycle; attempting to do so puts the rider at risk since the scooter's lightweight body isn't as stable at high speeds as a heavier motorcycle. Even with the scooter's smaller engine size, you can safely ride it on roads with little traffic, but riding a scooter in heavy congestion or at highway speeds poses a serious danger to the rider. Scooter engines cannot keep up with the flow of traffic at the same rate as a motorcycle.

Wheel Base and Tires

Motorcycles are safer at faster speeds than scooters, while scooters are better able to handle slower speeds because of the distance between their wheels and their tire sizes. Motorcycles have longer wheel bases of up to 70 inches, depending on the model, as well as larger tires; a longer wheel base enables motorcycles to safely ride on fast-moving roads with better stability and and balance than a scooter. While the shorter wheel base and smaller tires on a scooter gives riders better turning and maneuverability at slower speeds, it also creates an unstable situation when scooter riders accelerate to highway speeds. The larger tires on a motorcycle also allow the vehicle to travel over potholes, railroad tracks and metal road surfaces much more safely and with less chance of falling over.

Built-In Storage

On a scooter the engine is placed in front of the rear wheel, which creates a large space over the rear wheel where you can safely store helmets and other cargo. With the exception of the largest touring motorcycles, most motorcycles lack built-in storage space, and riders must attach soft or hard-sided saddle bags to each side of their motorcycle to store belongings. However, a scooter's lightweight size prevents the rider from towing any kind of cargo trailer, but many larger touring-style motorcycles can tow a trailer with ease.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:18 PM   #114
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Put me on the same 2010 Ducati Streetfighter, and i'll likely smoke ya.

I have the skillset, but i CHOOSE to stay moderate.
Doubt it.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:24 PM   #115
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Some people are naturally talented and learn at a fast rate.
Especially if they come from a background involving balance sports.

One year here and 18k miles.

Many people have been driving cars for over 20 years, but they usually suck .

Natural aptitude plays a much larger role than actual seat time.

The counter to this train of thought is, waaaay too many think they have considerably more aptitude than they really do. You cannot discount simple time and survival. This forum is littered with those who 'skill & aptitude' was nowhere near what they thought it was.
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the thing is they don't mention anything about MAXIscoots (>500cc). Wheelbaseon the TMAX is 63inches

Maxiscoots are engineered much differently than smaller displacement scooters.

Regarding handling a streetfighter, if i can handle a big peice of metal like an HD, the streetfighter would be a breeze.

I'm actually considering an Ducati 848 or Aprilia shiver.
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the thing is they don't mention anything about MAXIscoots (>500cc). Wheelbaseon the TMAX is 63inches

Maxiscoots are engineered much differently than smaller displacement scooters.

Regarding handling a streetfighter, if i can handle a big peice of metal like an HD, the streetfighter would be a breeze.

I'm actually considering an Ducati 848 or Aprilia shiver.
HD is a piece of , you seriouly dont know what you are talking about here, the streetfighter will eat any HD for breakfast, lunch and dinner
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HD is a piece of , you seriouly dont know what you are talking about here, the streetfighter will eat any HD for breakfast, lunch and dinner

You don't appear to have understood his statement in the least.
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the thing is they don't mention anything about MAXIscoots (>500cc). Wheelbaseon the TMAX is 63inches

Maxiscoots are engineered much differently than smaller displacement scooters.

Regarding handling a streetfighter, if i can handle a big peice of metal like an HD, the streetfighter would be a breeze.

I'm actually considering an Ducati 848 or Aprilia shiver.
Now you just went straight up delusional.
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