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Old 08-24-2012, 06:22 AM   #8
Leaf
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Location: Brandywine, WV
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I have a Velorex on a 34 pony 400cc vertical twin I suspect a 550/four would perform about the same, or slightly better. It does fine for what it is if you keep the bike tuned up and don't do the Slab much and don't mind high-RPM buzzing and vibrations and wearing your engine out fast; will make 70 on the flats in 6th or pull gentle hills at 55 in 5th. A fully grown passenger bogs it down pretty noticeably. A kid or normal luggage/junk in the tub, not so much. I get about the same performance out of it with chair as one gets from an Unhacked Honda Rebel 250 or somesuch.
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