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Old 08-10-2011, 08:47 PM   #106
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really

The thing said "250" on it. Looked like a factory set up.
I don't know what all they made. It was a single.
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Old 08-11-2011, 05:39 AM   #107
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500cc

Looks like you're right...
Coulda sworn it said 250 on it. From what I read it's 500cc.

And some body else wrote this;

The blast is an awesome beginning bike, it is a quick 500 ccs, and I have an 07 and the dealership told me that it has 48 hp, and it feels like it. It does lose some power between 60-70mph in 5th gear, but an after market exhaust makes up for it. Then add some more aftermarkey parts(header etc) and then take it to some twisties, and you can run against a 750 ninja and blast it(no pun intended haha). The blast has just so much more control and stability that its really no competition in that situation. Its not hard to get a blast running at 700 ccs with some extra money, and they are so cheap comparatively that putting more money into it is not that big of a deal.

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Old 08-11-2011, 06:10 AM   #108
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I like this one. Cleveland Cyclewerks 250cc Missfit.

I've owned a lot of thumpers. Most were dual sports. I'll be owning another one soon.
That is an awesome looking bike. The specs show a Lifan engine and only 13hp. Top speed of 75mph.

The site goes into detail of how the engine was modified to meet EPA/Carb requirements, I just wish they could have found a few more ponies in the process. 20-25hp would be more usable IMHO.
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:45 AM   #109
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The timing of this thread is uncanny.........

I just bought a DRZ400S and honestly my C109R hasn't been started in 3 weeks! I'm riding the 400 back and forth to work every day, about 10 miles each way on the highway during rush hour at about 65-70MPH. I have plenty of power to pass, I've had it up to about 85 at one point, and I probably had about another 5MPH left. It feels perfectly comfortable at 65.....and I checked the speedometer against my GPS, it's very accurate.

I'm averaging 60MPG.....and I'm not being very gentle with my right wrist......I'm sure it could do better.

If it wasn't for winter, I'd ride year round......
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:33 PM   #110
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I was born in '88 and even I hope single cylinder street bikes take off here, the sound of a single is the best as far as I'm concerned, and I've owned a parallel twin and a four cylinder powered bike. If Triumph were to release a single in the form of a thruxton for instance, I'd go nuts. lol
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:05 AM   #111
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I'm a big fan of thumpers and small displacement bikes. I recently picked up a big (relatively) thumper for commuting and I love the fact that I can get 60 mpg's in the city with it. I also enjoy riding small displacement bikes. As the old saying goes, it's more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow.

I had an old Honda 360t rebuilt for my Dad and I love wringing it out. Admittedly it's a twin, but it drives home how much fun small bikes can be. I hope there is a comeback of small displacement bikes.
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:41 AM   #112
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Yamaha needs to make a 450 version of their dual sport and SM 250s. Likely it would not sell great, but it would be a fantastic do it all bike.

Years ago I had an '83 Honda XL600. What a great do it all bike. It was smooth enough to ride at 75 mph on the highway, and quite competent off road. I think it would be fun to get a late model DR650 and farkle it up with some better suspension. That would be cool.
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:21 PM   #113
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Maybe, I hope the people of my generation are more practical thinkers than the Boomers.
C'mon the Gen-X'rs are just poorer Boomers were able to profit more off of Realty than any other generation in history as well as the biggest economic growth this country has ever seen.

If things remain on the current path us Gen X'rs will never have the prosperity of the Boomers, we're not more practical we'll just have to be more resourceful.

Street thumpers are great for the entry level segment or a Toy but I don't think most people would consider one as a serious bike. The Serious thumpers cost as much as a supersport e.g. KTM 690....
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:20 PM   #114
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I love my little thumper FT500. Have always had thumpers, dual sports mainly. Didn't have a multi cyl bike until a couple years ago with my CB650SC




Great in the twisties and cruises well in the 60ies. Really would like to swap my Nighthawk 4cyl 650 for a twin 650 Verseys
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:23 PM   #115
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I have been a thumper guy most mylife expect for a VT500 ascot i owned

here is my new baby thumper..may be mynew 6mile to work commuter...fun little putter...I reall would like to see a suzuki TU250 in person but have not seen one in so cal yet.

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Old 08-15-2011, 04:50 PM   #116
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I have been a thumper guy most mylife expect for a VT500 ascot i owned

here is my new baby thumper..may be mynew 6mile to work commuter...fun little putter...I reall would like to see a suzuki TU250 in person but have not seen one in so cal yet.


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Old 08-15-2011, 06:54 PM   #117
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:24 AM   #118
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Looks like you're right...
Coulda sworn it said 250 on it. From what I read it's 500cc.

And some body else wrote this;

The blast is an awesome beginning bike, it is a quick 500 ccs, and I have an 07 and the dealership told me that it has 48 hp, and it feels like it. It does lose some power between 60-70mph in 5th gear, but an after market exhaust makes up for it. Then add some more aftermarkey parts(header etc) and then take it to some twisties, and you can run against a 750 ninja and blast it(no pun intended haha). The blast has just so much more control and stability that its really no competition in that situation. Its not hard to get a blast running at 700 ccs with some extra money, and they are so cheap comparatively that putting more money into it is not that big of a deal.
That "some body else" must be on drugs.
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:35 AM   #119
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That "some body else" must be on drugs.
I agree
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:12 AM   #120
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I'm enjoying my street thumper alot.

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