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Old 10-23-2009, 08:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
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2003 Ninja EX250 - '03 Kawasaki Ninja EX250
90 day: 78.57 mpg (US)

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Originally Posted by McTimson View Post
Yea, but can your bike ride safely in the snow? Can you haul anything larger than a backpack and saddlebags on your bike?

100MPG on a bike is great, don't get me wrong, but when one wheel slips in the snow, it's a lot more dangerous on a bike than it is in a car or truck. And, how long is your commute? I mean, once you travel over, I don't know, 10 miles or so, doesn't riding a motorcycle get really cold in the winter?

I mean, if you don't need a truck for anything, then don't get it. If you never plan on hauling anything, then just go for a Metro or something small. But trucks can definitely serve a purpose, as long as it's something more than just getting from A to B.
I understand the dangers of riding in the snow on a motorcycle, and I'm not going to do it. I used to ride dirtbikes in the snow all the time and it was "interesting" to say the least. I'd rather leave it for having fun offroad than doing it daily on the road!

The cold doesn't bother me at all. I made a tall windshield for my bike that blocks out pretty much all the wind from hitting me in the chest. I could go down to below fre

I never really have to haul anything other than clothes and stuff. The only reason this vehicle is attractive (in a economic sense) is because the cost of just the vehicle is cheap and i could probably squeeze mid 30's mpg out of it, maybe more with heavy modding.

It just pisses me off that the price of getting it titled, registered, and insured is so much!!! Fees to register+title the vehicle shouldn't cost more than what you paid for the vehicle itself.
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