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  1. My humble opinion after reading almost all the posts here. The high price of COE may be attributed to dealers hogging into stacks of COEs because the dealers lose only $200 for each piece of unused COE, so one suggestion is for LTA to impose higher charges for unused COE, like $3000 to $5000. HOWEVER, it will unintentionally punish individuals who wish to bid their own COE, not many people got $3000 to $5000 cash to spare. HOWEVER, I feel the main driver of high price of COE is the HIGH DEMAND for motorcycles. The government has frozen the increase of COE quotas for cars and motor
  2. For me, if I were to buy a Goldwing or Can Am, I will keep it for long term and it will probably be my last bike. I'm using it for daily transport.
  3. Ha, I'm like 65% Goldwing, 35% Can Am. Pros of Goldwing : established brand, ultra smooth engine, reliable, still can split lane occasionally if enough space, spare parts readily available, mechanics available, can go Malaysia to pump petrol (during non COVID) without paying checkpoint fees, no toll fees in Malaysia highway. Cons of Goldwing : high road tax, especially when owning a more than 10-year old bike, manual transmission (pre-2018 model). Pros of Can Am : unique in Singapore, safer (3 wheelers are less prone to skidding and fishtail especially on slippery roads), semi
  4. LTA should limit the mass of 2-wheelers to 400 kg, and 3-wheelers to 500 kg, then Can Am Spyders will thrive in Singapore. But I guess since 3-wheelers (especially Can Am Spyders) do not alleviate traffic congestion like 2-wheelers do, there is no incentive to allow 3-wheelers to thrive on Singapore roads, they add to congestion.
  5. Hi, my humble and with my limited knowledge is, it won't matter much. Reason being, what is the price difference between high COE and low COE? High = $7.5 k, low = $6k? It is about $150 per year. I would say the make and model, condition and mileage of the bike play a bigger role in the price. I feel that small, class 2B, common bread and butter bikes (including 2B scooters) are easier to sell, and sellers usually don't lose much as compared to big, luxurious, exotic sport or touring bikes (eg BMW RT, LT, Honda Goldwing etc) would have very limited market, the sellers usually lose
  6. I think the COE will not drop in near to medium term because of strong food delivery demand and high COE for cars. Yes, high COE for cars does affect the bike COE. I just sold my Burgman. The buyer who bought it used to drive a car, and due to poor economic climate, downgraded to bike.
  7. Hi, actually you can bid your own COE. I bidded my own COE when I bought my Suzuki Burgman 650 executive back in 2016. Actually it was the dealer who did the paper work for me, I just told them how much I wanted to bid and they did so accordingly. However, interesting events followed. I told the dealer to bid $6500, knowing that the COE in the past few bidding exercises hovered between $6000 and $6400. You know what? The final price ended up at $6501! I called the dealer immediately after the bidding ended, and he said that I was unsuccessful as he bidded per my instruction, $6500,
  8. Thank you so much for the prompt reply. I am contemplating between a Goldwing and a Can Am, and looking at used bikes. A Goldwing is a more established bike in Singapore as well as in the world market, however, it suffers from high road tax in Singapore. Riding a Can Am is sure to be a special and interesting experience. One a while I thought of buying a small car but I don't like to be boxed up! Lol. Cheers.
  9. People ask me "Why ride bike?", I ask them back "Why drive car?"

    You may lose your life when riding a motorcycle, but you lose the meaning of life if you don't ride one. 

  10. Thank you so much for the prompt reply. I am contemplating between a Goldwing and a Can Am, and looking at an used bikes. A Goldwing is a more established bike in Singapore as well as in the world market, however, it suffers from high road tax in Singapore. Riding a Can Am is sure to be a special and interesting experience. One a while I thought of buying a small car but I don't like to be boxed up! Lol. Cheers.
  11. Thank you so much for the prompt reply. I am contemplating between a Goldwing and a Can Am, and looking at used bikes. A Goldwing is a more established bike in Singapore as well as in the world market, however, it suffers from high road tax in Singapore. Riding a Can Am is sure to be a special and interesting experience. One a while I thought of buying a small car but I don't like to be boxed up! Lol. Cheers.
  12. People ask me "Why ride bike?", I ask them back "Why drive car?"

    You may lose your life when riding a motorcycle, but you lose the meaning of life if you don't ride one. 

  13. Hi, I'm quite interested to get a Can Am Spyder. I've read this thread and many of the questions I have had been answered by kind forumers here. Thank you so much. However, I still have a few general questions about the Can Am Spyder, may I ask it here? 1. I understand that one needs to buy 2 motorcycle season parking for HDB parking, but how about short term, per minute, parking using cashard? Is the rate 2 times of motorcycle's per minute fees too? 2. Is the overheating problem solved by now, what I mean is, which model year should I buy in order to avoid the overheating pro
  14. Hi, I'm quite interested to get a Can Am Spyder. I've read this thread and many of the questions I have had been answered by kind forumers here. Thank you so much. However, I still have a few general questions about the Can Am Spyder, may I ask it here? 1. I understand that one needs to buy 2 motorcycle season parking for HDB parking, but how about short term, per minute, parking using cashard? Is the rate 2 times of motorcycle's per minute fees too? 2. Is the overheating problem solved by now, what I mean is, which model year should I buy in order to avoid the overheating pro
  15. I know what you mean.... But I' just curious why do you need to use the front brake and throttle at the SAME time. If you want to reduce speed when entering curve road and to avoid the bike dipping forward, apply REAR brakes and still open throttle a bit, then after cornering just release rear brake and the bike will accelerate..... For low speed balancing (lane splitting) also the same, apply rear brake and a bit of throttle and your bike will be stable. Please tell us why do you need to use the front brake AND throttle at the SAME time. Side track a bit.... I am very amazed
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