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do you dream of going touring or track, at least once in your life?

is there a particular bike model that you dream of riding/owning?

do you dream of living the lifestyle of a class 2 biker?

 

if the answer to the above is all no, then forget it. if at least one 'yes', and you can afford it, continue considering.

 

class 2 bike, especially if used entirely locally, is totally not about practicality; it is purely about passion and dreams, an itch you have to scratch before your life moves on. if you just ask whether its practical, no it is not full-stop.

 

share my own biking life. when i first start riding more than 10 years ago, i dreamed of riding/owning a class 2 sportsbike, of living the life of a class 2 sportsbiker, and wanted to go PG at least once in my life, especially before married and kids. when the CBR600RR was launched in 2003, it became my dream bike.

 

so i did it. totally no regrets, especially since i didn bust my bank account doing it (important!).

 

but during the last two years, especially after married and one kid, and now two kids, the bike slowly felt more and more like a 'waste of effort'. this is NOT 'regret'; this is about my life evolving, and that biking dream, the itchy backside, finally fulfilled and scratched until shiok, until no more.

 

so i sold it off and got a class 2a bike now. and touch heart, practicality-wise, especially with the horrendous prices of class 2 bikes today, a 2a bike is all you need for local riding. i no longer feel itchy about class 2 bikes. they are too much for practical riding in singapore.

 

but the bike was worth it, because it was a dream fulfilled, an item ticked off in my "things to do before i die" list. so think about why exactly you want a class 2 bike.

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do you dream of going touring or track, at least once in your life?

is there a particular bike model that you dream of riding/owning?

do you dream of living the lifestyle of a class 2 biker?

 

if the answer to the above is all no, then forget it. if at least one 'yes', and you can afford it, continue considering.

 

class 2 bike, especially if used entirely locally, is totally not about practicality; it is purely about passion and dreams, an itch you have to scratch before your life moves on. if you just ask whether its practical, no it is not full-stop.

 

share my own biking life. when i first start riding more than 10 years ago, i dreamed of riding/owning a class 2 sportsbike, of living the life of a class 2 sportsbiker, and wanted to go PG at least once in my life, especially before married and kids. when the CBR600RR was launched in 2003, it became my dream bike.

 

so i did it. totally no regrets, especially since i didn bust my bank account doing it (important!).

 

but during the last two years, especially after married and one kid, and now two kids, the bike slowly felt more and more like a 'waste of effort'. this is NOT 'regret'; this is about my life evolving, and that biking dream, the itchy backside, finally fulfilled and scratched until shiok, until no more.

 

so i sold it off and got a class 2a bike now. and touch heart, practicality-wise, especially with the horrendous prices of class 2 bikes today, a 2a bike is all you need for local riding. i no longer feel itchy about class 2 bikes. they are too much for practical riding in singapore.

 

but the bike was worth it, because it was a dream fulfilled, an item ticked off in my "things to do before i die" list. so think about why exactly you want a class 2 bike.

 

 

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do you dream of going touring or track, at least once in your life?

is there a particular bike model that you dream of riding/owning?

do you dream of living the lifestyle of a class 2 biker?

 

if the answer to the above is all no, then forget it. if at least one 'yes', and you can afford it, continue considering.

 

class 2 bike, especially if used entirely locally, is totally not about practicality; it is purely about passion and dreams, an itch you have to scratch before your life moves on. if you just ask whether its practical, no it is not full-stop.

 

share my own biking life. when i first start riding more than 10 years ago, i dreamed of riding/owning a class 2 sportsbike, of living the life of a class 2 sportsbiker, and wanted to go PG at least once in my life, especially before married and kids. when the CBR600RR was launched in 2003, it became my dream bike.

 

so i did it. totally no regrets, especially since i didn bust my bank account doing it (important!).

 

but during the last two years, especially after married and one kid, and now two kids, the bike slowly felt more and more like a 'waste of effort'. this is NOT 'regret'; this is about my life evolving, and that biking dream, the itchy backside, finally fulfilled and scratched until shiok, until no more.

 

so i sold it off and got a class 2a bike now. and touch heart, practicality-wise, especially with the horrendous prices of class 2 bikes today, a 2a bike is all you need for local riding. i no longer feel itchy about class 2 bikes. they are too much for practical riding in singapore.

 

but the bike was worth it, because it was a dream fulfilled, an item ticked off in my "things to do before i die" list. so think about why exactly you want a class 2 bike.

 

U r right on the spot.

 

Ive reach 300km/hr with rpm still going up. At least 3 times in my life. Constant touring at 230km/h

 

Been there.

 

N also rode the beast locally as the main ride.

 

May sound ridiculous but its my dream n ive reach it.

 

But now being the sole breadwinner for the home n with a boy to take care off.

 

Suddenly touring is so far fatch.

 

So gonna let it go for now.

 

I may return to high speed touring when i do feel I have the luxury.

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Honda super4 ver s - yamaha rxz 135

Honda cbr 600 rr

Suzuki hayabusa 1300 - yamaha cygnus 125 - yamaha lc135 spark

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do you dream of going touring or track, at least once in your life?

is there a particular bike model that you dream of riding/owning?

do you dream of living the lifestyle of a class 2 biker?

 

if the answer to the above is all no, then forget it. if at least one 'yes', and you can afford it, continue considering.

 

class 2 bike, especially if used entirely locally, is totally not about practicality; it is purely about passion and dreams, an itch you have to scratch before your life moves on. if you just ask whether its practical, no it is not full-stop.

 

share my own biking life. when i first start riding more than 10 years ago, i dreamed of riding/owning a class 2 sportsbike, of living the life of a class 2 sportsbiker, and wanted to go PG at least once in my life, especially before married and kids. when the CBR600RR was launched in 2003, it became my dream bike.

 

so i did it. totally no regrets, especially since i didn bust my bank account doing it (important!).

 

but during the last two years, especially after married and one kid, and now two kids, the bike slowly felt more and more like a 'waste of effort'. this is NOT 'regret'; this is about my life evolving, and that biking dream, the itchy backside, finally fulfilled and scratched until shiok, until no more.

 

so i sold it off and got a class 2a bike now. and touch heart, practicality-wise, especially with the horrendous prices of class 2 bikes today, a 2a bike is all you need for local riding. i no longer feel itchy about class 2 bikes. they are too much for practical riding in singapore.

 

but the bike was worth it, because it was a dream fulfilled, an item ticked off in my "things to do before i die" list. so think about why exactly you want a class 2 bike.

 

very much agreed, it's all about the dream, being able to own it once in your life, experience the power of class 2 bikes and live your life without regrets.

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1st question: Is it feasible to ride a class 2 bike on Singapore roads.

Of course it's feasible. Not practical, but definitely feasible.

2nd question: Is it worth it?

That's personal because people value things differently. It all comes down to how much you value the thrills that a class 2 bike can give you. But you have to try to really know. Plus class 2 bike has many types and each gives its own thrill. Sometimes you have to try several times before you find something you really like.

 

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From my exp on a 900cc, its really hot resulting in sweaty thighs. Its uncomfortable, esp one the novelty wears off. U also feel trapped n unable to utilise the engine. Eg, 1st at 5k rpm = 50kmh, 2nd = 80kmh......bearing in mind max power is at 11.5krpm..... Though I have not tried, maybe a good balance will be a road/sports 600 like the XJ6/FZ6. But unsure how much hotter these Yammies compare to S4 which is csd as acceptable.

 

on a 900cc, even moving constantly at 50-60kmh also hot. Need at least 70-80 to keep the heat at bay. So if ur 100% in SG..........

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hey guys,would like some input on whether riding a class 2 bike is feasable on our roads,is it really worth it buying a class 2 bike if im riding it only in sg?

 

Cl 2 bike is definately worth having as it's of better build quality and road handling.

If daily ride locally it is better to choose naked bike and not sportsbike.

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Cl 2 bike is definately worth having as it's of better build quality and road handling.

If daily ride locally it is better to choose naked bike and not sportsbike.

 

based on ur exp, what do u think will be the acceptable limit by capacity (naked bike ) in terms of heat & discomfort?

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based on ur exp, what do u think will be the acceptable limit by capacity (naked bike ) in terms of heat & discomfort?

 

bro, cannot gauge heat and discomfort by capacity. not even by model category. must see individual bike models.

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based on ur exp, what do u think will be the acceptable limit by capacity (naked bike ) in terms of heat & discomfort?

 

It'll be easier if you shared your most important requirements such as:

- personal preference (type of bike and maybe brand and model)

- weight and riding height preference

- main usage

- pillion requirements

- luggage requirements

- ideal fuel consumption

- budget

 

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From my exp on a 900cc, its really hot resulting in sweaty thighs. Its uncomfortable, esp one the novelty wears off. U also feel trapped n unable to utilise the engine. Eg, 1st at 5k rpm = 50kmh, 2nd = 80kmh......bearing in mind max power is at 11.5krpm..... Though I have not tried, maybe a good balance will be a road/sports 600 like the XJ6/FZ6. But unsure how much hotter these Yammies compare to S4 which is csd as acceptable.

 

on a 900cc, even moving constantly at 50-60kmh also hot. Need at least 70-80 to keep the heat at bay. So if ur 100% in SG..........

 

If i ride a class 2 and my thighs sweat, does that mean that i will get to have skinny thighs? :3

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I think all class 2 street bike not much heat, may be cb400 revo is even hotter than them.

 

not true bro. a fren of mine who rode a gsx-r1000, an RSV4 and now a street triple, claimed that the RSV4 was significantly more heaty than the other 2. whether its a consequence of the V4 layout, or because the RSV4 was designed to be pure performance, i donno. definitely not just because its a sportsbike, coz his previous gsx-r1000 was a powerful sportsbike too. but it is what it is.

 

edit: sorry, missed out on the part you said 'street' bike. but still, i'd expect that the amount of heat the bike produce is an individual thing. maybe the aprilia tuono street bike also produce a lot of heat like its sports sibling.

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not true bro. a fren of mine who rode a gsx-r1000, an RSV4 and now a street triple, claimed that the RSV4 was significantly more heaty than the other 2. whether its a consequence of the V4 layout, or because the RSV4 was designed to be pure performance, i donno. definitely not just because its a sportsbike, coz his previous gsx-r1000 was a powerful sportsbike too. but it is what it is.

 

Hot bikes = lean running, the RSV4 runs lean stock, I hear the Panigale is worse.

 

Anyway physics wise, bigger capacity = more energy = more lost as heat, more so if its lean running, strangely enough, fuel is a coolant. the heated convection can be diverted or masked with heat guards, fairings tend to trap and funnel hot air unless you get airflow over them.

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Hot bikes = lean running, the RSV4 runs lean stock, I hear the Panigale is worse.

 

oh ok. but how to tell how lean/rich a bike model runs before buying?

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not true bro. a fren of mine who rode a gsx-r1000, an RSV4 and now a street triple, claimed that the RSV4 was significantly more heaty than the other 2. whether its a consequence of the V4 layout, or because the RSV4 was designed to be pure performance, i donno. definitely not just because its a sportsbike, coz his previous gsx-r1000 was a powerful sportsbike too. but it is what it is.

 

edit: sorry, missed out on the part you said 'street' bike. but still, i'd expect that the amount of heat the bike produce is an individual thing. maybe the aprilia tuono street bike also produce a lot of heat like its sports sibling.

 

yeah i mean street bike or naked bike not sport bike, like fazer, gsr750, z800, MV Agusta Brutale. all this bikes should be not hot

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Looking at an

 

1) 600-800cc

3) Naked, half faired

3) Comfy for both rider & pillion

4) +- 20km/litre

5) No need luggage

6) Total passenger weight

7) Mainly commuting in SG that can also add a grin :)

8) OTR plus insurance within 20k. (I'm late 30s)

 

I was thinking Divvy 6 or NC670/750, maybe Vstrom 650, but heard its so overpriced at 24k !, also heard yammy all damn hot these days.

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i think all the naked or half-faired bikes i can think of miss out one point somewhere on your list.

 

a triumph speed triple or kawa z800 fits everything except 8.

 

NC series fit everything except fun factor in 7.

 

FZ8 or XJ6 you think is hot (i donno true or not).

 

err... hornet 600? Suzuki Gladius? KTM Duke 690? Harley Davidson Sportster?

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Triumph Street Triple should be just over 20k if you're looking to get it properly covered... but if you don't mind a cheap deal on your insurance premium (like, say, DirectAsia), could even be just under - base model OTR =$18k per pricelist from weekend. Of course, if you find a good used one, can be a couple $k below (and decent-looking headlights!).

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Looking at an

 

1) 600-800cc

3) Naked, half faired

3) Comfy for both rider & pillion

4) +- 20km/litre

5) No need luggage

6) Total passenger weight

7) Mainly commuting in SG that can also add a grin :)

8) OTR plus insurance within 20k. (I'm late 30s)

 

I was thinking Divvy 6 or NC670/750, maybe Vstrom 650, but heard its so overpriced at 24k !, also heard yammy all damn hot these days.

 

What you're looking for is a DR650 on motard trim.

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