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Old 03-02-2010, 05:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Most likely US candidate is a Kawasaki Eliminator 125 5 spd at 95 mpg stock. The seat is 27" high and has a longer wheelbase than a sport bike or dual purpose bike such as the Peirsport 125 6spd. Most Asia manufacturers make a 250cc cruiser or sportbike and a 200cc dual purpose bike. All step through frames I have surveyed are for CVT scooters which tend to be heavier. Here in New York state, a two wheel motorcycle must have a minimum seat height of 27"; a three wheeler can have a 20" seat height as found in most cars. Well built fairings can triple fuel mileage and provide protection against the elements: rain, snow, SUVs, and road rash.

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