Okay ladies and gentlemen, I notice that there are quite a number of excited people who cant decide on which bike to purchase, and so they come down to our forums just for the specific reason who ask for recommendations. Well.
Allow me to try to consolidate the answers frequently asked by the recently passed... and those who have yet to.
Q. Help me decide between Bike X, Bike Y and Bike Z?
A. Alright. Normally when I read the posts i get a jarring pain in my head, because often the bikes being compared are of different classes. The pain intensifies when the person asking the question obviously has no idea what class of bike he wants.
Once and for all I would like to say again...
CHOSE WHAT CLASS OF BIKE YOU WOULD LIKE TO RIDE
It took me 4 months to choose, and i changed my mind several times in the process. Originally I wanted to scooter to commute with. I ended up with a Pulsar, which is in my honest opinion one of the best street/dispatch bikes you can own. Four months after i passed my 2b. Four months from the time i passed my 2b, to the time i picked up my bike that i paid for with my own money, with a huge grin on my face.
There are many, many different classes of bikes in the market right now.
-Street Bikes (More commonly known as Naked Bikes)
-Mopeds (More commonly known as "Kupchai", or "Cubs")
Heck. SBF was kind enough to list down the bike classed as well. Go read up in the sub sections.
Take your time... and CHOSE. If you got money to burn, donate it to charity. If charity is not your thing, then go ahead and chose more than one class of bike to chase.
Most importantly, like seepromt kindly highlighted, an important factor to think about before even deciding on class of bike would be your budget. No money, no talk. There is no point asking about import bikes when you are relying on your mommy and daddy to pay for your every expense. unless you hang on to their coat tails like some little kid. You got your license, and of a legal age. Get a job. For the love of God.
OTHER COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS!
Q: Two Stroke and Four Stroke, whats the difference?
A: In a nutshell, two stroke bikes are faster than four stroke bikes. Four stroke bikes are slower, but has superior fuel economy, has cleaner emissions, and much much easier to maintain.
A: Engines are cooled down by different methods, Air/Liquid/Oil. Air cooled means that heat is transfered to the fins on the engine cover, and the heat is then transferred to surrounding air. Liquid cooled means that instead of fins, the heat is transfered by liquid, into a radiator. The radiator then transfer the heat into the surrounding air. Oil cooled is the same as liquid cooled, except lubricant from the engine is sent to the radiator.
Q: How do I maintain my bike?
A: Go to a bike shop and pay then what they ask for. No? Click here.
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I humbly request for more people to give input.
I will add more question that newbies are likely to ask about this matter in later posts below. stay tuned!