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Old 01-03-2013, 12:24 PM   #30
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But didn't you first mention that you'd use this new scooter for riding, at elast sometimes, between the Sierra foothills and Silicon Valley? I live in Oakland and go to the Sierra's on a BV250, its perfect...for the back roads, (think through the Delta or across the valley on country roads) and OK for limited freeway use, but for slogging it on 80 over the Carniquez Bridge or over the Altamont, (yuck!!) it, and the rider, is over taxed. Sure you can do it, I can, and sometimes do, but the bike is typically running 85% WOT, and up the Altamont into a headwind its WOT and skirting around the semi-trucks, not pretty. The BV350 would be a big step up, maybe perfect. I don't imagine a 200 cutting it at all. Yes, disclosure time, I lust after a BV350, it seems perfect. And once you see one in person it makes the lust worse.
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