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Old 06-06-2017, 08:12 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 06-06-2017, 09:14 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Video of the previous version R15 top speed showing an indicated 145km/h, 90mph. Even if the error is 10% (usually about 7-8%) it would keep up with the trucks on US highways whereas my PCX cannot quite.
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Video of the previous version R15 top speed showing an indicated 145km/h, 90mph. Even if the error is 10% (usually about 7-8%) it would keep up with the trucks on US highways whereas my PCX cannot quite.
I'm not sure about the speed limits there, but recently I watched a video from a Brazilian guy who was riding a Honda CG 125 through the Pan-American Highway. Its top speed is much more limited but it doesn't seem so dangerous even though it's just a little below 70 MPH.
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A PCX is a brilliant machine and can do an occasional blast up the freeway for an exit but anything more than that and you will eventually have large trucks going 68 mph constantly forced into the left lane to pass you at +3 mph which creates a hazard. It is much safer to have a vehicle that is at least capable to chase up to the back of a group in the slow lane and latch on to the tail without getting dropped. Which it looks like the R15 can easily do And maybe the GSX125. We shall see. The new GSX 250 will be on the USA demo circuit next week so we have another nice option in the 300 world bike class.
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Scooters are so far more "specialized" as an urban runabout, while the "universal Japanese motorcycle" is pretty much as versatile as a Swiss-Army knife, and for budget reasons many of the low-displacement "racing replicas" have to share their engines with the no-frills utility motorcycles that cater to 3rd-world countries like mine.
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BMW has joined the 300 category with the G 310 R, a 313cc single machine built in India.
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BMW started its motorcycle production with utility models, that were even meant to be attached to a side-car. Even though the G-310 series follows a sportier approach (including the dual-purpose GS), this lower displacement might attract some motorcyclists who were looking for something more suitable to daily commuting and closer to that utilitarian origin. I would just not get one because BMW motorcycles have been too sought after by thieves in the POS of a country where I live and I'm not willing to take that risk.

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