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Old 08-11-2013, 07:04 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Grant-53 View Post
Dual purpose tires, a full fairing, and a heater would be necessary on a motorcycle.
Heated gear such my full set of jacket liner, glove liners, pants liners, and foot beds from Venture Heat are indispensable to a two wheeled commuter depending on the length of your commute. Mine is almost one hour each way and there many mornings that start at 45F even in July. I rarely ever turn this gear up past 40% even late into the season at 30F. I am toasty warm. Power draw is minimal.
12V Heated Glove Liners by VentureHeat
A nice full face helmet is also a must for cold weather. You must use a pin lock visor to eliminate fogging and I appreciate the tight seal all the way around my neck offered by a modular helmet like my Schuberth C3 or the Shoei Neotech.
Schuberth C3 Helmet - RevZilla
Unfortunately, snow tires for motos are nearly nonexistent. I may try to find an automotive snow tire small enough to put on my PCX150 for winter use around town.
The PCX150 is expensive but it is far and away the most advanced high fuel economy two wheeler on the market that is almost super highway capable. I run mine for one exit at 65 mph ever day but I wouldn't want to ride it all the way home on the interstate at redline so I keep to the back highways at 55 mph and still break 100 mpgUS. Used PCX125's are starting to pop up in the $2,000 range.
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