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The Bike to get in Asia.......
|The Bike to get in Asia.......|
|NN said 2001-10-11 08:53|
For anyone whoīs in Asia and looking for good motorcycle transport then the Honda CB 100 is a good bike to have. Honda has a good reputation in Asia for reliabilty (Iīm in Indonesia) and they have a good resale value. I paid AUS$750 for a bike thatīs had the suspension chopped and has hot carbies on it, and with the long stroke it has heaps of torque, although it revs out real fast in top gear, and i think the top speed given in this article is a bit optomistic, although i donīt have a speedometer i donīt think i can get any faster than about 70 km/hr. Fast enough on the roads here which are crazy, like playing Mario Brothers. Handlings good, very much like a vintage bike, slow and predictable, uncomfortable over the rough stuff but stable and you can stuff it into a corner under full brakes with no hassles which is handy when a bus comes round the corner on the wrong side of the road. I own a BMW in Australia but really like this bike for heavy traffic because of itīs maneuverabilty, and ridden solo ran like clockwork on a 2 1/2 hour run through the hills down to the beach. Yeah, a nice bike..... most of us like big bikes, with good cause, but small bikes can be fun too and in certain situations are a bloody sensible option.
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