Motorcycle for Mexico City?

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by museumplanner, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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    I'd disagree. The tornados are a step down from the old XR250 dirt bikes sold in the US. They have cheaper suspension, drum rear brake, just shoddier build quality and components all the way around.
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  2. fujian

    fujian Been here awhile

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    @ Mike: Sorry I figured the Tornado was just an upgraded version of the old XR250.

    @Mike: Will do, Thanks again for the help here, I hope It can also help someone else in the future. Mainly just to buy a bike in the US and ride it down. Haha. :freaky

    To anyone who has never been to Mexico a Pemex Worker is someone who works here.

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  3. fujian

    fujian Been here awhile

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    I think that's exactly what Mike was saying.
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  4. MikeMike

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    Yes, but Airhead understood, he knows the old XRs were tougher than the new XLs, but the Tornado will do fine for you.
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  5. fujian

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    Heard they are only assembled in Mexico, all the parts are made in China.
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  6. fujian

    fujian Been here awhile

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    Hope that my new 2013 Yamaha Double Purpose YBR 125 G will do me fine.

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    Hope this works out. Also I´m thinking about driving from Mexico City to Veracruz tomorrow on the new bike. Aren´t you living in Veracruz now Mikemike.
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  7. MikeMike

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    I am here. PM me, I will be busy until Saturday afternoon. Maybe have some time Friday AM.
    Heavy rains here, hopefully will stop soon. If it is still raining, hang atound in Puebla a little, it is a good stop on the way.
    Congratulations on the new bike, always lock it up!:deal
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  8. Klutch

    Klutch gringo goatrider

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    Bike looks great for mexico! That thing should get great fuel mileage.
    Hope it's cheap to register and insure too.

    Maybe Mike can recommend a good lock for when you have to park outside.
    I've left the V-Strom on the streets quite a few nights but would never do that with a small bike. My dirtbike stays inside when my butt isn't on it.
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  9. MikeMike

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    A lock on the gate at the supervised parking is the best option.:deal

    The proposed energy plan for Mexico will in no way be affected by the fuel consumption by that bike. What you save on gas, you can spend on some very good food and beer.:freaky
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  10. fujian

    fujian Been here awhile

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    Exactly, I'm getting fairly decent millage around 3.5 Liters per 100 kilometers.
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  11. Klutch

    Klutch gringo goatrider

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