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Old 08-30-2005, 12:25 AM   #1
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BIG influx in motorcycles coming. . me thinks

I think that in light of the gas prices and just my general observation im seeing a big move to bikes. I was just wondering if anyone else has noticed more bikes on the road? Or perhaps someone here has access to sales stats at a dealership. I know for a fact tho that in the area im in, given its a very compact area, I have seen many more mopeds and bikes of all types. Any thoughts ?

I think its great!

Any MSF instructors seeing a boom?

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Re: BIG influx in motorcycles coming. . me thinks

i think your an idiot. jk...mopeds of course would be pouplar around universitys or around Montrose and upper kirby disctrict. other than that houston is way to big to have mopeds going across the huge city. have you seen any mopeds on the freeways?
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Re: BIG influx in motorcycles coming. . me thinks

well, 2004 was the best yr in motorcycle sales since like the 70's........

i do agree, there will be more people getting into it, just for the gas savings.........

****most manuf make scooter, and most have models that are frwy capable..

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i want a honda silverwing 600cc
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Re: BIG influx in motorcycles coming. . me thinks

I did not to long ago and it was funny as .. She was on 610 crossing over the big bridge that goes over 59. She was on a yellow moped and she had a helmet on.. But it was funny cause she had a pink towel and it was waving in the wind. She had it clipped onto her like a 3 year old pretending to be Superman would have it. She was backing up traffic cause she was only doing like 40 MPH. She exited Westheimer exit, thats when I was able to snap the photo on my phone...

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Re: BIG influx in motorcycles coming. . me thinks

I've noticed quite a few bikes around as well, but I usually see an increase in the summer time anyway.

But I'm not too sure about the gas savings. Depending on how much money one spends on a motorcycle and what kind of mileage they were getting out of their current vehicle, it could be years before they break even.

For example, lets say my Tundra averages 15MPG (I really get between 16 and 17, but 15 is an easier number). Now I go and buy a $5000 motorcycle that gets 40MPG. I also used gas at 2.50/gal. It would take roughly 3 years before I would break even and that's considering I stop using the truck altogether. :eh:
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Re: BIG influx in motorcycles coming. . me thinks

my bike gets 20mpg and i use supreme

my car gets 40 and i use reg....

meh, ALOT cheaper to run my car.....and its "safer", has a roof for when it rains, and can take long trips easily.
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Re: BIG influx in motorcycles coming. . me thinks

The Kawi dealership where I bought my zzr just got in two EX250s and an EX500 when I went to see them last week. He said he cant keep them in stock! They go out the door like nothing else! That includes the 500 Cruiser as well. I bought mine for both the gas and to save the miles on my truck back and forth to work all the time. I was putting a lot of miles on it and was hoping to help it out a bit by reducing the trips it had to take for menial stuff and just for fun trips. I still want another bike and am already looking into a good standard or even a cruiser. Something like the FZ or V-Strom so I can put a hard bag or two on it. Any one every ride one or know someone who has?
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Re: BIG influx in motorcycles coming. . me thinks

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Yep. Grteat bikes. The VFR should also be a viable choice as well. You could pick up a used one relatively cheap. And Solracer, what's up man, I'm getting 40 mpg on my K5 1000. I guess you need to ditch those carbs..........
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Flippin sweet!

I really love mopeds and scooters. I'm going to get one one of these days.

Godsuki, my bikes gets 50mpg on the highway, and 42 in the city. Carbs are here forever (till the gas runs out)
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Re: BIG influx in motorcycles coming. . me thinks

If I'm not mistaken the Burgman scooter is one of Suzuki's big sellers.
Anthony,
The FZ1 is a great all around bike.

One thing I've noticed though is that many new bike owners that bought their bikes for gas savings don't anticipate maintenance costs; tires and brakes don't last as long as on a car.
Overall if you're committed to it a bike is still cheaper than a car, I did it for years, and RacerX and Zapata still do.
Ed, how old will your little girl be before you let her ride on back? Gabrielle wants to go all the time but I have to tell her she's still too young.

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If I'm not mistaken the Burgman scooter is one of Suzuki's big sellers.
Anthony,
The FZ1 is a great all around bike.

One thing I've noticed though is that many new bike owners that bought their bikes for gas savings don't anticipate maintenance costs; tires and brakes don't last as long as on a car.
Overall if you're committed to it a bike is still cheaper than a car, I did it for years, and RacerX and Zapata still do.
Ed, how old will your little girl be before you let her ride on back? Gabrielle wants to go all the time but I have to tell her she's still too young.

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well, i'm not as hardcore as Zapata.......fair weather commuter........ , i'll ride if its not raining when i goto work.

my wife's son is 7, and i started taking him around this summer. unfor, he lives w/ his dad in kansas, so he'll only get to ride w/ us when he's down for the summer's. the girl, prolly around hte same age, when she can reach the rear pegs. we'll prolly have her own dirtbike before then, if she doesn't become to prissy.......lol

i think a 250 scooter is the way to go.......fast enough for the frwy, and maintence is not as bad as a "motorcycle" and w/ the large ft fairing, riding in the rain ain't so bad.

my ultimate scenerio, aerostitch and honda silverwing.......i'd ride every day rain or shine.
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...........i'd ride every day rain or shine.
If is raining in the morning I'll not ride to work, in the afternoon if I get caught in the rain is OK...I can take the inner roads and ride extra carefully...but still do not feel confortable in the rain. :eh: :eh: :eh: :eh:

Hope we can see more and more bikes in the road, like in Europe.
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I really love mopeds and scooters.* I'm going to get one one of these days.

Godsuki, my bikes gets 50mpg on the highway, and 42 in the city.* Carbs are here forever (till the gas runs out)
Maybe you should borrow Porschito's scooter. He may even let you take over the Buttercup name too.....
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I didnt even make it that far with mine! :BangHead: LOL I even had those new brake pads I won! The higher maintenance costs was something my MSF warned us all about. Still I enjoyed riding and it was 2000 miles my truck didnt accumulate on its already 70000 miles chasis.
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Re: BIG influx in motorcycles coming. . me thinks

the interceptor is an awesome looking bike... lot's of loyal followers on that bike...

but the fz1 is the best all around bike in it's class (imho)... tons of power... and a stance that doesn't have you reaching for the baby powder b/c your all chapped 'down there' after a full days riding...

if you really really like the cruiser look, just not the cruiser speed... do what i did... buy a honda nighthawk... right:

spanked many a harleys/shadows on my nighthawk...

too bad they don't sell'em new anymore... :eh:

anyway... where's texmex for the stats on new motorcycles sales?...
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Sold my car 6months ago and now all I have is my bikie. I get better gas mileage, cheaper insurance, easy parking, and a grin on my face (maybethat's just the helmet pressing at 150!! who know and who cares.) The rain isn't that bad if you have the gear and a bit of experience.

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