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    Hi people,

    as the thread goes, what do you like about your bikes? (Past and Present Sides)
    It's about your personal feel about your bike.

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    Let me start first then.

    1) Honda NSR 150SP
    Like:
    Light weight, refreshing "Repsol" paintwork

    Dislike:
    Not enough power. (When it is ever enough? )

    Misc:
    Taught me when you bought a lemon, it is going to drain your wallet until you get rid of it. The bike, not the wallet.

    2) Honda CB400 Version S
    Like:
    Good fuel consumption.
    Can put box.

    Dislike:
    I don't like the looks.
    Brakes always scared me when raining.

    Misc:
    Its amazing how a box can transform your biking life. Suddenly there is an option to do some shopping. And that the 42litre box can fit in all sorts of crap.

    3) Fazer 1000 Gen 1
    Like:
    Looks nice.
    Enough power. (sometimes)
    Brakes.

    Dislike:


    Misc:
    The bigger the lemon, the smaller the wallet.

    4) Fazer 1000 Gen 2
    Like:
    Looks sharper than Gen 1 (to me)
    Sharper.

    Dislike:
    Smallish tank.

    Misc:
    I discovered the joys of riding again.

    Please continue.
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    krr150:
    - cheap to maintain
    - powerful 2b bike
    - lightweight and small-sized; can cut thru traffic like a hot knife thru butter
    - lots of cheap modification in bolehland

    - noisy and uncomfortable over long distance
    - braking system is bad
    - Little to NO storage space and looks ridiculous with box
    - expensive insurance

    CB400:
    - nice sound and comfortable posture
    - smooth VTEC engine
    - power to fc level is very good
    - decent storage space
    - lots of accessories and modification
    - gd market value
    - ez to get 2nd hand stuff (juz look at garage's sale)

    cons:
    - Every regular joe and jane has rode on one before
    - in production with new models, yet still uses dualshocks
    - needs too much EO for a 400cc bike
    - heavy compared to newer cl2 bikes

    bicycle:
    pro: ez to maintain, fun, lightweight, no roadtax, insurance, petrol and can go almost everywhere
    con: too fat already lah, cycle abit, backside cramp already

     

     
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    Yamaha RXZ 135

    Likes
    Shiny and new

    Dislikes
    Was stolen before I got a chance to ride it properly. Ugh.

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    Honda XL200

    Likes
    Good fuel consumption
    Looks relatively cute and sporty
    Nice colour (white)
    Pick up good enough to accelerate away from traffic at traffic lights
    Light, nimble, flickable and fun to ride
    Cheap maintenance, simple construction
    Tough and hardy, takes drops/crashes well, just kick it straight, replace mirror and/or signal light and you're ready to go

    Dislikes
    Wide handlebars make it difficult to squeeze (bike has been lowered, making handlebars just the correct height to hit car mirrors)
    White gets yellow and dirty easily
    Vibrates very badly at high speeds and lacks stability
    Not enough power
    Can't tour with bigger bikes (can hit 110km/h anything above that a bit difficult... sigh)

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    Yamaha RD350LC

    Likes
    It's an RD350LC lor. One of my dream bikes.
    Beautiful styling (and the stock paintwork is gorgeous, even though mine didnt come with it)
    Sounds terrific.
    Had most of the important parts on it (those that are out of production)
    Taught me alot about how to DIY and alot of useful mechanic skills
    And through it I also made some really really good friends!

    Dislikes
    When I got the bike, the max speed was 80kph (yes really) the radiator fluid was leaking into the engine oil, leaking all over the place, smoking all over the place, the front brake piston seized, rear brake had no more brake shoe left (therefore it couldnt even stop reliably). in short it was a disaster.
    Because of this bike I kena chopped jialat by a bike shop and wasted alot of good money. friends and even colleagues told me to get rid of it and get a super 4 but i didnt want to cause it was an rd350lc.
    Now am restoring the bike myself (and with the help of one of abovementioned good friends) and it makes me poor (ok la not really la), dirty, tired, oily and smelly
    Also dislike the fact that i cannot ride it now
    Even if restored, touring with bigger bikes will be a challenge (ha ha)

    Misc.
    Still rebuilding so i cannot really comment about the bike's capabilities (when i bought it it was a total disaster so that wouldnt be fair)

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    And that's the end of my short biking history
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    too old to want to appear interesting anymore.

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    YBR125

    Likes:
    - Gets you from A to B with minimum fuss
    - Nobody wants to steal it... oh wait... some idiot actually tried and broke my ignition key hole while trying to unlock the bars.

    Dislike:
    - The bike stutters when you grab a fistful of throttle
    - Cheap plasticky side panels that are hard to take out and put in resulting in breakages
    - Made in China standard.... oh wait... it is actually made in china

    RxK 135

    Likes
    - fast! Smokey! And noisy!
    - Its "old" now but probably would be "vintage" in another 10 years...
    - Costs next to nothing to buy and keep it in "moveable" condition

    Dislike
    - I dislike myself for selling it... should have just kept it... d'oh!!!

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    Honda Wave 125

    Pros
    Very cheap & fuss free ride
    Excellent straight up posture
    Zippy to weave thru cars
    42L box for everything under the sun!

    Cons
    Very light
    Rear brakes was crappy

    Honda RVF400

    Pros
    1st & only sports bike I've owned
    Grey, black & white paintwork

    Cons
    I hate the posture
    Brakes are not responsive (must squeeze very hard!)
    Constant grounding problem (Never knew what's wrong!)
    1st solo bike accident
    Cornering is a nightmare (Maybe its me)
    Girlfriend (currently my wife) didn't like it
    Was caught drink driving & license revoked (Ya i know it's my fault)

    Honda CB400 Spec 1 (Sub Rider)

    Pros
    Excellent posture
    Great fuel consumption
    Parts easily available
    Every mechanic in Singapore knows how to fix a Super 4
    Successfully changed spark plugs myself
    42L box

    Cons
    The looks. Very retro & boring
    Rusty headers (despite my usual application of 2T coating)
    Cannot ride again due to license revoke

    Piaggio X9 Evo 200

    Pros
    First scooter
    Excellent storage! Under seat can store 56 pieces of M size Pampers! Proven!!!
    Can blast rock music whenever I ride.
    Seat & backrest are comfortable for my wife (She's asleep most of the time)
    It's auto!!!

    Cons
    Mainenance is not cheap
    Fuel consumption is terrible
    Belt snap before
    2nd bike accident (this time with my mother!)

    Honda CB400 Spec 3 (Carb)

    Pros
    1st brand new fully paid bike
    Heavily accessories (streetfighter concept)
    Parts easily available
    Carbon fibre Leo Vince exhaust (first time buying pipe!)
    Reasonable underseat storage.
    Excellent fuel consumption
    Excellent riding posture
    Sharper tail
    Head turner

    Cons
    Same boring look (stock wise)
    Discolouration headers again (I don't understand what's the problem, heat maybe...)
    regret & bad mistake to sell her off

    Suzuki GSR600 ABS K8

    Pros
    2nd fully paid bike
    1st class 2 bike
    Futuristic look
    Head turner (because its all black!)
    Excellent riding posture
    Underseat exhaust
    Not so common on the road

    Cons
    Parts are not so common (big problem)
    No walk in servicing (not all mechanic knew about this bike)
    Limited underseat storage
    Deadly stares from CB400 riders

    Overall riding - I think I'm more of a street bike guy. I don't know maybe it's just me...
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    this thread deserves a stick at Bike Specs and Review section..

    Aprilia RS125
    Pros
    • Head tuner.
    • Big size with big tank, good for tall riders like me.

    Cons
    • expensive parts (schooling then)
    • no legal pipe (back then)

    Misc
    • 1st bike.
    • lotsa money spent on it.
    • all my friends ride SP then, felt special.



    Piaggio Hexagon 180
    Pros
    • Auto scooter
    • lotsa space at boot and in btw legs

    Cons
    • easily overheat
    • belt slips when overheat

    Misc
    • my 1st belt snapped at lane 1 along PIE..!! (sibeh scary!!)



    Honda RVF400
    Pros
    • Another head tuner
    • nice torque and speed
    • uniquely V4 sound

    Cons
    • Easily fried rectifier and coil
    • heating issues

    Misc
    • my first 2A bike
    • first bike using illegal exhaust
    • my shortest ownership of bike (4mths)



    Yamaha 125Z
    Pros
    • cheap bike
    • light weight

    Cons
    • not many aftermarket parts (bought back when it's first lauched)
    • no power if pillion (both me and pillion big size)

    Misc
    • my 1st cub
    • my first kick starter



    Yamaha Majesty 250
    Pros
    • cheap maintenance (i only change EO when EO low warning lights ups)
    • very big storage underseat
    • easy on cruising on highways

    Cons
    • rusty stock exhaust

    Misc
    • served me well



    Honda CB400 (Spec 1)
    Pros
    • all mechs know abt it
    • reliable bike

    Cons
    • old bike (spec 1)

    Misc
    • 1st bike that brought me to Thailand
    • the bike that brought me and my wife down along NSHW
    • the bike that got 4 different aftermarket exhaust fitted before



    Suzuki DRZ400SM
    Pros
    • reliable engine
    • cheap maintenance (1 plug, 2 bottles of EO and reuseable oil filter)
    • good riding posture
    • good torque

    Cons
    • narrow seat (balls numb after long ride)
    • too many accessories to buy (ebay, online stores, etc)
    • tube tyres (tubeless conversion or change rims to solve problem)

    Misc
    • first bike that bring me to track
    • bike that got endless possibilities

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    X1R
    Pros
    sporty looking
    50km/litre
    rear disc brakes
    easy maintenance
    good training (refer below)

    Cons
    too light
    no power when needed (therefore needs good "foresight" and tolerance, hence good training)
    a horn that meowed
    small fuel tank

    Misc
    looks ok with box, so very convenient.
    very trustworthy, brings me to places other than from A to B.
    Be Safe & Wreckless

    Sin Ming Editor 1 day jail, $2k fine for pillion death!

    http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5326937&posted=1#post5326937

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackOHJack View Post
    a horn that meowed
    lol... that's some amusing horn you have!
    come to think of it, my lc350's horn rang like an old-fashioned alarm clock, but it's not the original horn anyway
    boring rider. with a boring bike.
    too old to want to appear interesting anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swiftee View Post
    lol... that's some amusing horn you have!
    come to think of it, my lc350's horn rang like an old-fashioned alarm clock, but it's not the original horn anyway
    i meant not loud la.

    urgent liaoz, gan jiong liaoz, press horn. meow. changed (read: meowed)
    Be Safe & Wreckless

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    Quote Originally Posted by biting_point View Post
    my 1st belt snapped at lane 1 along PIE..!! (sibeh scary!!)
    I truly understand how u feel dude! But I'm luckier I was at AYE 2nd lane.
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    my turn to do a like/disike for my 1st and current ride.

    Honda TA150

    Likes:
    * very comfy riding posture
    * the most powerful cruiser in class 2b
    * very reliable (never gave me major problems so far)
    * gets me from point A to point B everytime w/o major hiccups
    * stable at high speeds (>120kmh) or when encountering strong cross winds caused by nature or another vehicle zooming past.
    * very cheap maintanance
    * only kick start, no batt or low batt still can start!
    * no or low demand among bike theives (who will steal this bike i wonder?)

    Dislikes
    * riding position gets kinda sian on longer rides (tempting to doze off when sleepy)
    * high FC, 21-24km/l (bad power to FC ratio if you compare it to CB400)
    * very low resale value
    * not enough power when you really need it like getting out of sticky situations
    * cannot corner low, low footpeg gets in the way. (see sparks!)

    Conclusion
    Aggregate Score: 8-5
    Despite it's limitations (afterall it's only a class 2b bike) i still love my ride!
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    Class 2A - 01/06/2010
    Class 3 - 10/07/2009

    Rides(s)
    1) Honda TA150 - 20/04/2009 to 31/08/2014

    2) Honda CB400 Ver S - 12/07/2014 to ???

     

     
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    Honda CBR 150

    Pros
    • extremely fuel efficient (>40km/l)
    • has fairings and 6 gears, clutch
    • 4 stroke, very low maintenance, reasonable machine cost price
    • EXCELLENT for squeezing through peak hour traffic
    • mild lean forward position, reliable as a transport bike yet still fun to ride
    • magical electric start button


    Cons
    • has fairings and clutch
    • high center of gravity
    • insufficient power, accelerates well only when pushed above certain rpm, not for speed demons
    • no kick start


    Misc
    • 1st bike
    • ability to be selectively invisible to a certain group of drivers?
    • first bike brought to track, pretty fun to flip
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    Phantom TA200

    Likes:
    - super fuel efficient! 40km/L
    - cheap to buy 2nd hand, cheap to maintain
    - comfortable for me n pillion
    - put box n panniers, storage space POWER!
    - never ever need to carry helmet around..

    Dislikes:
    - no power leh.. 100kmh then vibrate like siao
    - look a bit uncle bike
    - too common!!

    Super 4 spec III

    Likes:
    - easy to ride, comfy too
    - power is reasonably gd
    - look nice with tank bra
    - somehow i like the stock exhaust sound

    Dislikes:
    - the signature chain sound
    - fuel consumption double of phantom

    Suzuki GSXR 600

    Likes:
    - almost everything! my 1st brand new bike!
    - headlights v unique
    - power is shiok

    Dislikes:
    - paranoid abt it getting knocked by other pple in carpark
    - paranoid abt accidentally scratching it
    - have to carry helmet n raincoat everywhere :S

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    tw200

    likes
    -easy riding posture
    -very big tires
    -excellent torque
    -head turner
    -fantastic thumper sound
    -easy maintenance
    -light weight
    -easy to handle
    -can go anywhere

    dislikes
    -vibrates a lot at high speed
    -what high speed? 80kph vibrate till wanna die already
    -low range (80miles hit reserve!)
    -no storage whatsoever (bought rack and panniers so its ok now)
    -drum brakes

    misc
    -my first bike
    -got me addicted to offroad bike
    -any mech can service/repair

    mito

    likes
    -big bike
    -big tires
    -big tank
    -head turner
    -solid acceleration
    -nice speed (fast!)
    -super stable
    -sexy (love the lines!)
    -nice 2t smell (hahaha!)
    -solid brakes
    -super well equipped for 2b bike
    -easy to maintain if no major repairs needed

    dislikes
    -puny exhaust pipe
    -puny sound (loud but puny)
    -uncomfortable posture (shoulder ache, wrist ache, finger ache)
    -bruised balls (when braking suddenly and too abruptly)
    -must rev hard all the time
    -expensive if need to replace parts
    -puny storage

    misc
    -my 2nd bike
    -got me addicted to sports bike

    ** now the problem is...what bike to get next?? **

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    Kawasaki KLR

    Like
    - Nice Head light
    -Balance power
    - Nice look

    Dislike:
    - more fuel consumption
    - Bad in Maintenance
    - Can now have more speed

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    Honda Wave 125

    Pros:
    Almost impossible to break down
    Comfort riding position
    Crash-resistance
    Clutchless
    Cheap to maintain
    Cheap to insure
    Cheap to buy
    Cheap to replace parts
    Cheap to refuel ($5)
    50km/l

    Cons:
    Uncle-looking bike unless u mod alot
    Not powerful enough to get out of sticky situations quickly
    Small fuel tank
    Light
    '08 Leo-Vince Wave S

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    Yamaha X1

    Like
    -Cheap bike
    -Durable
    -Good FC(4litres can go 180km)
    -save money from taking public transport
    -bring me all the way to Batu Pahat and back
    -very comfortable

    Dislike
    -slow(crusing speed is 100km/hr)
    -not tat good looking
    -no legal after market exhaust
    -only110cc
    -too light,always blow away by big VEH

    Honda Nsr SP

    Like

    -I LOVE THE LOOK!
    -tank big enff to asure me worth in going jb, inside jb for other purposes also
    -consider cheap maintainace for a sportbike plus machine also cheap
    -fast enough for me(highest 188km/hr)
    -able to go touring with it(reach genting!)
    -realli enjoy ridding it, wun bear to sell it
    -parts easily find jb/sg

    Dislike
    -engine not smooth
    -fc quite high
    -needs 2t(kanna caught 3 times for excessive smoke emmission)
    -Pillion feels uncomfortable
    -worry about piston jam if speeding above 160km/hr
    -not enough storage spaces
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    Honda CBR1000RR 2005
    like:
    - cornering very stable
    - user-friendly power-band
    - 299 capable
    - Honda reliable engine
    - nice looking front
    - FC better than average (19.6km/l wit PC III)
    - spare parts readily available

    dislike:
    - underseat pipe! limited designs to choose
    - very very little storage space
    - put box very ugly
    - stock pipe very soft hardly can hear
    - signal not intergrated into mirrors
    - no pole lights
    - no hazard lights
    - difficult to access spark plugs

    stay calm and carry on...

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    DT200RR
    Likes:
    - It's like the honda wave of all 2 stroke scrams
    - It's great for enduro trails, and its fuel efficiency allows more focus and enjoyment on the riding than looking at the tank and wondering where is the next petrol station.

    Dislike:
    - Its not as pretty faced as the elder brother, the WR200

    Yamaha X1
    Likes
    - Nimble

    Dislike
    -Its a girlish bike

    Yamaha RXK
    Likes
    - Its an underdog bike
    - Great for transport
    - Less worry about thefts
    - Mods mods and more mods!
    Dislikes
    - Im not an ahpek
    - Chicks dont dig ahpek bikes

    Honda Version S
    Likes
    - Gr8 fuel efficiency, with the ever so useful reservie knob
    - The legendary 'meter game' word u get to throw around
    - Goes along well with the saying 'S4 is the best bike for Singapore Roads' I dont know who invented that saying
    Dislikes
    - Small rear tyre
    - Ugly side panels
    - Rear lights not so bad, at least better than project big but still ugly

    Honda Spec 3
    Likes
    - The rear light
    - A delight if youve rode previous S4 models
    - Design
    Dislikes
    - Common bike
    - I cringe each time i see a specIII with a box. No offence to box bros out there!

    Yamaha RXZ
    - The glory days of the 80s lives on
    - Gr8 fuel consumption
    - One of the few bikes that actually look better wit a box!
    Dislikes
    -expressway riding
    -the occasional 2t top up

    Yamaha R1
    -to be continued...
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    Heres an update on my RD350LC

    Likes
    Beautiful, striking head turner
    Sounds mean
    Smooth, reaches 100km/h before you even notice, then just keeps going (darn speed limits)
    White (i like white)
    Handles beautifully, stops beautifully
    Lots of power on hand, very very responsive

    Dislikes
    Heavy (i am small sized)
    Kick start
    Fuel consumption
    Need to buy 2T
    Some parts are discontinued already, need to be quite creative sometimes
    You worry about it being stolen
    White (need to keep it very clean)
    Noisy at night... when you come into the carpark all the dogs start barking
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    boring rider. with a boring bike.
    too old to want to appear interesting anymore.

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    X-1R 135

    likes :
    light and nibble
    decent pick up
    ideal transport
    lots of aftermarket parts to play around
    good fuel consumption (50km per litre, full tank 4 litre), provided ya travel around 80km/hr+
    stylish design
    Easy on your pocket

    dislike :
    poor stability when the wind gets stronger
    easily over load the vehicle (maximum load 110kg)
    stressful, if the bike carries a pillion and conquering the slope
    maximum speed approximately, 110km/hr

    CB900F (2nd generation)

    likes :
    sporty street-fighter (CLS2 version of Super Four)
    side cowl twin muffler
    mono shock suspension
    instant engine response
    terrific torque
    big tyres (180/55)
    big and wide thick foam seat
    big fuel tank (19 litres inclusive of reserve)
    clock style tachometer & speedometer
    PGM-Fi

    dislike :
    tends to heat up quickly during idling/ON-OFF traffic movement
    heavy (196kg dry weight) and rather "wide"
    limited accessories
    CB900F discontinued, last production model 2007
    conventional telescopic fork, non adjustable

    CB1000R (2014)

    likes :
    good blend between super sports and street, very friendly on the road
    compact design, agile, easy cornering
    goodies of CBR engine, front fork and rear suspension (*both fully adjustable)
    stylish digital speedo with tachometer
    Pro-Arm equipped
    seriously those whom rode a regular st bike, whatever you wanna have on your ride you can find it iin CB1000R
    A head turner! Hardly seen on the road as well...

    dislike :
    engine heat up very quickly, do not wear shorts and ride
    fuel consumption not as good as my previous ride
    not many choices of st-legal exhaust
    matte paint work, quite a big hassle maintaining it... still prefer gloss finishing.
    Last edited by mild_slevin; 31-12-2014 at 09:49 AM.
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    Sin Ming Editor got 1 DAY jailterm and $2000 fine for pillion death!
    Rally Point: http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5322898#post5322898

     

     
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    1) Bajaj Pulsar 180 UG2

    Like:
    good FC + big tank(massive savings if top up at JB)
    good pick up for a 2B bike
    fat tyres + heavy, stable when cornering

    Dislike:
    cannot go anywhere to repair parts and get replacement parts
    even though parts are sold cheaply in india, shipping them here is EXPENSIVE
    engine and parts are not long lasting, cannot be pushed hard

    Misc:
    it's a damn good bike for those who just wanna get from point A to point B. with weekly trips into JB, this bike can go anywhere without the need to top up in Singapore. 600km for a full tank!!

    2) Yamaha DT125R

    Like:
    nice power for a 125cc 2-stroker
    small, light and nimble
    maintenance is very low, 750ml of engine oil and 1 bottle of 2T can last about 2 mths
    electric + kickstart

    Dislike:
    parts are hard to find due to it being rare
    drinks petrol at about 15km/l

    Misc:
    a powerful scrambler yet small and easy enough to maintain, good for girls who are intimidated to get a wr200 for its height and lack of electric starter

    3) Yamaha Nouvo Elegance 135

    Like:
    underseat box is big enough to put a spare helmet and raincoat
    can put box at the rear to put in bags/laptops and etc
    easy to ride, no need worry about gear
    cheap maintenance, just change engine oil(800ml) every 1.5mths, gear oil(200ml) 3 mths and spark plug (6 mths), belting(a year)
    no need to worry about tightening chain or lubing the chain
    lots of aftermarket parts for this nouvo

    Dislike:
    the lousy rear suspension
    the small tank, can last only 180km per full tank

    Misc:
    better than spark or wave in my opinion. the extra space under the seat really makes a lot of difference. power wise and petrol consumption differences is minimal.

    4)Yamaha WR400FS

    Like:
    massive pick up! can reach 100km/hr in less than a traffic light away
    very light and nimble
    when converted to a motard, it's truly a road hooligan
    likes the torquey feel of the bike
    a very powerful bike at only 18km/l for its fuel consumption
    stable enough when riding at 140km/hr(clear meter so not sure if it applies for more than 140km/hr as well)

    Dislike:
    massive power loss when there's a pillion
    discomfort when riding for a long time, thanks to the narrow seat
    the wiring problem for lights and horns as the bike originally came to Singapore as a pure off road bike
    the lack of legal aftermarket pipes, using the stock pipe will cause problem to the engine
    higher maintenance for the bike
    the lack of available spare parts in SG

    Misc:
    When you want power, be prepared to pay for it. a value for money bike as it's sold cheaper than those new DRZ. just need to prepare to pay to maintain it. as good as a ktm 400 but minus the extra maintenance for a KTM 400. but price for parts wise, both are around the same price but of course, a ktm 400 looks prettier while a wr400 looks meaner.
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    Honda NSR 150SP

    Likes:
    Light weight
    Sporty Design
    Easily Available Parts / Maintenance

    Dislike:
    Noise
    Fuel Consumption
    Being a target for thieves and TP alike

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    Yamaha 125Z
    Pros
    • cheap bike
    • light weight

    Cons
    • not many aftermarket parts (bought back when it's first lauched)
    • no power if pillion (both me and pillion big size)

    Misc
    • my 1st cub
    • my first kick starter

    My Yamaha 125Z

    Pros
    Plenty of power provided you know how to ride at "supercharged" RPMs (no it's not "valve open then got power", please read up on 2 stroke exhaust design)
    Can go 140-160kph with huge pillion (customised sprockets for 6000rpm @ 120kph on 6th
    Very economical and reliable. Rev hard all you want for 6 years and still doesn't complain.
    Big slap in the face for those who like to bully cupkias. Leave everyone (less skilled) standing still at traffic lights.
    Cheap (and even optional for some parts) maintenence

    Cons

    Tiny fuel tank
    Eats up 2T fast if you use stock settings
    Wastes fuel on stock sprockets blasting away at 7500rpm to go 120
    Tyres wear very fast
    Does not like hot weather and fast driving.
    It's a Yamaha, so she will dump you in the middle of the expressway if she doesn't like you, requiring expensive tow.

    Honda Phantom TA200

    Pros

    Big, flashy, pretend-to-be-classic look. Lots of chrome. Will love you a lot if you polish well.
    Small but efficient and torquey engine. Sounds great if tuned well. Can race in traffic light grand prix due to big torque and loud sound automatically making everyone else slower
    Huge custom options.
    Friendly & helpful Phantom rider community.
    Huge tyres give great stability. Happily went 95kph in heavy rain when everyone slowed to 50. Super comfy due to long wheelbase and cruiser suspension geometry.
    People will stare at a well kept Phantom and ignore a not well kept one. Take your pick!
    Huge cargo space.
    Big entertainment from hearing and feeling vibrations, intake sound, burbling exhaust, etc etc, with different feedback over the entire rev range, so many clues to help you maintain the bike and self-diagnose engine issues. Fun!
    Unlike certain Yamahas, she doesn't leave you at the side of the road. Have Honda Will Travel.
    Won't kill you since you can't speed easily. Will remind you immediately if any maintenance needs to be done, like your wife.

    Cons

    Bad weight balance, heavy, and long wheelbase. You have to think about driving a container truck, boat, or other large object to fully appreciate the machine.
    Stock gearing is perfect for city driving but too short for highway speeds.
    Everything will tarnish and rust easily if you don't clean religiously. Buy a Spark if you want an electrical appliance to get to work and back.

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    Yamaha YBR 125cc

    Likes:

    * Very cheap maintainance
    * Unbelievable mileage 45-50km/litre
    * Light weight
    * Classic look of tail light (I like it)
    * Stylish exhaust pipe(Default)

    Dislikes:

    * Slow pickup (With pillion average 60kg, bike pickup like a duck)
    * cruising is 80-90km only
    * Less power compared to other 2B bikes

    But i still love it
    MaxSYM 400i (May 2013 onward)
    Super Four (Jun 2010 - Present)
    Yamaha YBR 125 (Feb 2009 - Jun 2010)

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    Honda NSR RR

    Likes:

    *Light weight.
    *I like 2 -stroke/the smoke/the high revs.
    *Looks quite nice to me.
    *Maintenance/parts not so expensive.

    Dislikes:

    *It's swing arm , not a proarm.




    Kawasaki KRR 150 ZX


    Likes:

    *Light, powerful.
    *2 stroker with lots of smoke.
    *Many parts/mods can be done.

    Dislikes:

    *Nothing.



    Honda RVF 400 NC35

    Likes:

    *Love the model/outlook/Stock Paintwork.
    *Proarm.
    *USD Fork.
    *Good handling.
    *Wee-four sound (V4).

    Dislikes:

    *Heaty at times.
    *Heavy for me.
    *Bigger CCs , bigger spendings. (Bo Bian)

    That's all folks.
    Ride Safe.

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    wow a lot of nice information here

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    Vespa PX150
    Likes: Cool looking if u mod to da vintage look.
    Stable and reliable engine.
    Can ride it for many many years.
    Easy to ride.
    Can put box, especially when u need more space rather than putting stuff in between ur legs.

    Dislikes: Can "fly away" when da crosswinds blow along expressway.
    Cornering can be dangerous with da smal tyres.


    Honda Wave 125
    Likes: Very easy to ride.
    No clutch so just shift ur gear den go.
    With or w/o box still looks nice.
    Got basket in between oso good... can eat MacDonalds on-da-go...

    Dislikes: Tyres too slim, can feel all the bumps on the road.
    Wet weather can just skid if hit any white lines.
    No clutch means sudden engine brake and can fall off from bike.


    SYM GTS 200
    Likes: Big and stable.
    Cool, lightings. Very bright.
    Got lots of storage space below seat, can shop like crazy especially if u install a rear box. My friend bought da big tin of biscuits & lots more @ Mustafa ctr. Can fit EVERYTHING!!!
    Good mileage.
    Easy handling.
    Windshield is very good for long rides. Went to Melaka with dis bike.

    Dislikes: Very difficult to squeeze in between traffic.
    Big is HEAVY. If bike drop, den good luck to u especially if u small sized like me...
    Parking can be a bit difficult if got not enuf space.


    Honda Super 4 Spec 2
    Likes: Got power.
    Stable and reliable engine.
    Can put box.
    Can ride for many many years too.
    Easy handling in dry and wet weather.

    Dislikes: Wow!!! 4 btls of EO and 4 plugs.


    Derbi DRD 125 SM
    Likes: Cool design, eye catcher.
    Light weight.
    No need for modifications, u dunno wat else to put on da bike. Comes with all dat u need.
    Doesn't vibrate at high speeds.
    Stable handling.
    Easy to maintain.
    Power not bad for 125cc motard.
    Damn good F/C. up to 28km/l.
    Great pickup.
    Fun to ride.

    Dislikes: Expensive machine.
    May get hot easily if u riding very slow especially at da exhaust area.
    I pity my gf. Always complain that her leg get hot and uncomfortable.
    Cannot put box, no storage space.
    Not as strong as KTM.
    No accessories except for GPR endcan, big bore kit & carburator kit.
    Parts may be a bit expensive.
    Past rides:

    1st ride : Vespa PX150
    2nd ride : Honda Wave 125
    3rd ride : SYM GTS 200
    4th ride : Honda Super 4 Spec 2
    5th ride : Derbi DRD 125 SM

    Current ride :

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    Phantom 150
    Pros
    -Cheap bike
    -Cheap ins.
    -very min. maintenance

    Cons
    -Uncle's look
    -have to wash regularly
    -very prone to fish-tailing
    -2T -.-
    -no mainstand, difficult to oil chain.

    Misc
    -1st bike.
    -did not change EO for like 2yrs.. haha...
    -serve me well, nvr broke down during my 3yrs ride


    Honda S4 VS
    Pros
    -got alot of promo package for maintenance
    -think most of the pros are as mentioned abv already

    Cons
    -Prone to lose accessories
    -Prone to lose the bike too!
    -no mainstand (again), hard to do DIY maintenance

    Misc
    -voltmeter kena stolen in wdls MSCP.
    -bike kena stolen in JB. -.-"


    VFR800 5th Gen
    Pros
    -very closely knitted SBF viffer community
    -unique gear cam sound
    -V4 engine
    -rd tax cheaper than most cls2
    -one of the "best all-rounder bike" candidates
    -won't regret owning one
    -bigger CC than small bro RVF but cheaper by alot!

    Cons
    -Easily fried rectifier if it is not properly taken care of
    -quite a hot bike, but was told R1 worse.. hehe
    -ppl always mistaken my pipe as an illegal pipe -.-
    -hard to find aftermarket parts in SG
    -FC with aftermarket pipe is like driving a car!
    -expensive aftermarket parts even if u ship it into SG
    -bike is heavy
    -no longer in production
    -does not come with OEM panniers
    -get stuck riding it for god knows how long it will be..............


    Misc
    -only regret is for the bike being so old in age
    -viffer bros are all friendly, you almost always get a "hello" wave when u see another viffer otr.
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    Phantom 150
    Pros

    -Cheap bike
    -Cheap ins.
    -very min. maintenance
    Cheap insurance! Omg 170kph top speed...

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    honda nsr sp pro arm

    likes
    - it's fast for a small bike
    - can modify till wallet koyak
    - lots of accessories available
    - loud pipe when mod

    dislikes
    - as it's fast for a small bike , lets just say suddenly i'm left with 1 demerit point to last 1 year
    - wallet koyak as modify alot
    - lots of accessories available so there the tempation
    - 2t expensive ...
    - hard to get rid of the 2t smoke so there's the saman again

    honda super 4 ver s

    likes
    - accessories available
    - 4 piston and no 2t
    - can maintain high cruising speed
    - big tank
    - gd fuel consumptin of 400+km per tank

    dislikes
    - oem looks
    - prone to radiator/coolant problem
    - prone to top overhaul
    - prone to get stolen

    honda cbr 600 rr 2005

    likes
    - sportbikes
    - looks
    - underseat exhaust (akra)
    - speed
    - cornering

    dislikes
    - pillon posture
    - no storeage space for rain coat
    - insurance too near cost with a bigger bike
    - painful when attempting to cruise on even higher speed

    suzuki hayabusa 1300 gen1

    likes
    - speeeeeeeeeeeed !
    - for now THIRD MOST FASTEST PRODUCTION BIKE
    - big daddy looks
    - since it expensive to modify , it push me away from temptations

    dislikes
    - parts expensive lar but compair with an r1 it's cheaper
    - hot but compair with an r1 it's cooler
    - dual exhaust therefor expensive to change to aftermarket
    - need power commander to tune it n tuning it cost a lot
    - without the one seater it looks crap
    - expensive to modify
    Past to present rides

    Honda nsr sp 150 pro arm
    Honda super4 ver s - yamaha rxz 135
    Honda cbr 600 rr
    Suzuki hayabusa 1300 - yamaha cygnus 125 - yamaha lc135 spark
    Aprilia sr max 300 I.e


     

     
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    there's so much info here the moderators should link this to the front section of the used bike section to help newbies

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    Model: Bajaj Pulsar 180

    Likes: Powerful, really quiet, lots of torque , can carry pillion rather easily, looks sporty although its 4 stroke.

    Dislikes: cant get replacement parts from anywhere other than UM, a lil heavy but thats good if the rider is big, tendency for exhaust can to rattle.

    well its an indian bike so quality definitely loses to the jap ones by a bit. however its a good cruising bike with a good posture and its easy to control. plus economy is really good too

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    Model: Bajaj Pulsar 200

    Likes
    -Super fuel efficient
    -The look of it
    -Really slient
    -Powerful torque
    -Good for cruising at speed limit

    Dislike
    -Hard to get parts (Only at UM)
    -Not much accessories
    -Engine sounds like it is going to pass away after hitting 90km/h
    -crappy front & rear brake
    -My 1st accident after passing for 2 months, kana hit & run

    But overall I LOVE my bike, it would have been solid powerful if I didnt had that accident, now everything seems uncertain. Still it is strong and powerful enough to bring me around.

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    Ducati Monster 400 (Reg. Date 1997)

    Pros
    Awesome look (with the pipes on the side)
    Easy to curve around
    Gives a great feeling of gliding
    V-Twin (you just need to like that)

    Cons
    Only 400cc
    Bid turning radius at low speed
    Italian bike: the electric system is not super-reliable
    A bit small (I'm 1.85 m.)

    Misc
    Only 5 gears (but you get used to it very quickly)
    Chicks love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandonwang View Post
    Model: Bajaj Pulsar 200

    Likes
    -Super fuel efficient
    -The look of it
    -Really slient
    -Powerful torque
    -Good for cruising at speed limit

    Dislike
    -Hard to get parts (Only at UM)
    -Not much accessories
    -Engine sounds like it is going to pass away after hitting 90km/h
    -crappy front & rear brake
    -My 1st accident after passing for 2 months, kana hit & run

    But overall I LOVE my bike, it would have been solid powerful if I didnt had that accident, now everything seems uncertain. Still it is strong and powerful enough to bring me around.
    Sorry to hear about the hit and run but it sure looks like a rugged machine!

    I'm thinking with the 200cc's torque you could increase your cruising speed beyond 90 by reducing size of rear sprocket and using a bigger sprocket in front.

    My Phantom can go beyond 100 but the RPMs soar sky-high. But with the big torque (for a 2B) you could optimise the sprockets to cruise faster and improve fuel economy at the same time.

    I don't have to throttle up much uphill @ or > 90kph so there is enough torque to handle the top-speed optimised sprockets. You'll also find you need to change gear less often since the gearing has automatically become 'longer'.

    Disclaimer: Spocket size customisations only recommended if you know your powerband well.

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    Model: yzf r1 2010

    Like:
    -stylish
    -powerful torque
    -nice cross plane crankshaft
    -smooth riding
    -powerful brakes


    dislike
    -poor fuel consumption
    -aftermarket parts are very expensive
    -high maintenance
    -very hot especially when traffic jam.. (balls will be cooked)leave my legs with burn marks
    2007-=Honda NSR 150sp=-FR
    2008-=Honda CBR 400=-FP
    2008-=Suzuki GSXR 400=-FK
    2009-=Yzf-R1 2004=-FX
    2010-=Yzf-R1 2010=-FBE
    2011-=Suzuki Gsxr 600 K7=- FBB

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    S4 vtec 3

    - Lots of modification to do
    - Spare parts any shop got sell
    - Gd FC
    Rider Can Be Driver, But Driver Cannot Be Rider......

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    Kalyan: Thank you for the info perhaps u can guide/advise me on where would be reliable to do such replacement for better performance. Appreciated

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    Model: CBR 400 RR R model

    Pros.
    -old but durable
    -powerful for sg roads
    -can mod for higher power = pocket burnt XD
    -pillion stand can hide ^^
    -a low costing yet gd enuf bike (as in machine price and insurance etc)


    Cons.
    -Due to its age, a lot of wear and tear = pocket burnt
    -Lousy brakes compared to other 400cc bikes.
    -a Hot bike.... esp after high rev or traffic jam
    -Not a very good looking bike
    -Fairing crack easily... (too weak)
    -Not too sure abt tis but it seems that I always kena target by Tp... =.=

    Yea tink thats all overall a sweet ride =)
    If change Afam sprocket / Hel brake hose and a few other mods, it would be as perfect! =)
    its been so long...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandonwang View Post
    Kalyan: Thank you for the info perhaps u can guide/advise me on where would be reliable to do such replacement for better performance. Appreciated
    Can do at any bike shop that respects it's customers' opinions. Sprocket size selection is the most simple, risk-free and effective tuning you can do for any chain-driven bike.

    Just tell them to (-) the back sprocket and (+) the front sprocket by one size for higher top speed.

    This will affect your low speed performance as you will need to 'play' with the gears more to get desired acceleration. But once on the highways for the rest of the trip, your bike will be very happy. Less rpms = better economy, lower wear and tear.

     

     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalyan View Post
    Can do at any bike shop that respects it's customers' opinions. Sprocket size selection is the most simple, risk-free and effective tuning you can do for any chain-driven bike.

    Just tell them to (-) the back sprocket and (+) the front sprocket by one size for higher top speed.

    This will affect your low speed performance as you will need to 'play' with the gears more to get desired acceleration. But once on the highways for the rest of the trip, your bike will be very happy. Less rpms = better economy, lower wear and tear.
    Thank you so much kaylan.

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    Triumph Daytona 675 2009

    Pros:
    - Smaller, agile and sleek body compared to other 600cc class, a little more nimble.
    - Inline 3 cylinder engine, Torquey, in sg roads very subtle n lovable
    - Fuel consumption about the same as any average class 2 ride. 17+km/l
    - Maintenance the same as japs bike slightly cheaper.
    - Spare parts are not that difficult to find when you do your hmwerk and realise that other bike parts suzuki, yamaha, bmw, kawa are also compatible to this one such as oil filter, levers, throttle, sprocket etc...great way to save.
    - Many changes from the 2006 model including brake calipers and engine werks. (Rode the 06 previously)

    Cons:
    - Bike gets hot easily at traffic jams (which cls 2 bikes dont?)
    - The price for this ride is around the price of R1 '09. So basically paying the price of 1000cc bike for a 600cc series.
    - Insurance about the same as 750cc to 1000cc bike.
    - Top speed not that high compared to other 600cc but I'm ok with that since i dont travel at top speed everyday.


    All in all very happy with this ride but of course comes with a little price to pay. Actually almost every bike has a price to pay, if not the machine then insurance or spare parts etc...
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    Suzuki Raider 150 R

    Likes:
    - One of the smallest cub in the market
    - slim & easy to squeese thr any traffic!
    - 6-speed close ratio gear
    - Superb acceleration
    - The one & only DOHC engine cub!
    - Stock engine oil cooler
    - Rev limit at 11,500rpm!
    - super sporty stock exhaust
    - super fuel economy (about 40km/litre)
    - Air cooled & no worry about radiator & coolent
    - Super light Mag rim (Enkei) stock
    - slightly bigger fuel tank (4.9litre)
    - one of the lightest bike (95kg)
    - largest stock front disc brake for any cub. Bigger than many bigger cc bikes!
    - rear disc brake
    - low insurance, low road tax
    - stock digital speedometer
    - Switch for eco/power mode just like GSXR! (for 2010 Raider)
    - cheap parts easily available in Malaysia
    - thrills you on the ride yet easy on your wallet!
    - its like a mini GSXR 1000 ! Fast yet cheap!
    - Mono rear suspension
    - beautiful flaring and logo
    - superbly reliable and revvy suzuki engine
    - Head turner on the road coz rare to find one in Singapore!
    - Street sleeper...Just when others thot you can't catch up at traffic light, you vroom vroom and vanish... leaving the rest in awe!
    - very cheap to own
    - easy to park
    - Love at first sight!


    Dislikes :

    - None!!!!

    Raider all the Way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Give it all your best & a little bit more...

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    Honda XR400

    Likes:
    Its indestructible!!!!!!!
    Very torquey!!!
    Brought me endless off-road fun and could manage city riding as well.

    Dislikes:
    high-end range is really bad.....but its indestructible!!!!!!

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    Yamaha R1:
    Good: The feeling of riding a 1000cc bike

    Bad:
    - Not suitable for SG road.. to ride at 90kmh, only open less then 5% of throttle range which is sibei uncomfortable!
    - Temptation to speed and break the law is always there
    - hot and uncomfortable in jams
    - $$$ flying away...


    Yamaha Sparkie:

    Good: need minimal $ to operate, can cruise 100kmh comfortably, small and lightweight

    Bad: boring bike... onli good for transport

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    Thanks for the comment bigbird. I couldn’t agree more. A little helpful information never hurt anybody!
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    Whoa, love the Raider review. Very spirited lol.

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    Honda Wave R
    Likes:
    Cheap cheap, good good.
    Using it for about 5 years already (1st owner FZ plate)
    Everything can DIY.
    Can put box.
    Basket in between your legs can act as an imaginary tank.
    Ignition system, got lock to prevent tampering.
    Fuel Consumption
    My world suddenly feels so fast whenever I ride it. Hahah.

    Dislikes:
    Nothing much actually.

    NSR150SP
    Likes:
    The only 2b with a pro arm.
    Dual headlights compared to KR and TZM.

    Dislikes:
    No storage.
    Too small for me. (I'm 1.8m tall)

    CB400 Spec 3
    Likes:
    Stock headlight + HID.
    ALOT of after market parts.
    the sound of MICRON.
    The sound of two brothers Full system on S4.
    The fuel - power consumption.
    Tail light / tail board design
    Vtec technology on a 2A bike.
    Bullet proof engine.

    Dislikes:
    Too common, Throw a stone down the bridge when u're at CTE and will either hit a Super 4 or a taxi.
    Shoulder ache after a long ride.

    2005 Gilera VXR Runner 200
    Likes:
    My first Italian bike.
    Alot of parts that can be imported thru tursted websites.
    Twist and go.

    Dislikes:
    Super sway, only own for a month, sent for overhaul already.
    Missing the clutch.
    Not enuf speed.

    Misc: I am going to sell it and get myself a REVO!
    Faster than fast,
    Quicker than quick.

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    Honda Wave R
    Likes:
    Cheap cheap, good good.
    Using it for about 5 years already (1st owner FZ plate)
    Everything can DIY.
    Can put box.
    Basket in between your legs can act as an imaginary tank.
    Ignition system, got lock to prevent tampering.
    Fuel Consumption
    My world suddenly feels so fast whenever I ride it. Hahah.

    Dislikes:
    Nothing much actually.

    NSR150SP
    Likes:
    The only 2b with a pro arm.
    Dual headlights compared to KR and TZM.

    Dislikes:
    No storage.
    Too small for me. (I'm 1.8m tall)

    CB400 Spec 3
    Likes:
    Stock headlight + HID.
    ALOT of after market parts.
    the sound of MICRON.
    The sound of two brothers Full system on S4.
    The fuel - power consumption.
    Tail light / tail board design
    Vtec technology on a 2A bike.
    Bullet proof engine.

    Dislikes:
    Too common, Throw a stone down the bridge when u're at CTE and will either hit a Super 4 or a taxi.
    Shoulder ache after a long ride.

    2005 Gilera VXR Runner 200
    Likes:
    My first Italian bike.
    Alot of parts that can be imported thru tursted websites.
    Twist and go.

    Dislikes:
    Super sway, only own for a month, sent for overhaul already.
    Missing the clutch.
    Not enuf speed.

    Misc: I am going to sell it and get myself a REVO!
    Faster than fast,
    Quicker than quick.

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