Steep Mountain Roads-Highways

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Tacoma, May 7, 2011.

  1. btcn

    btcn Long timer

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    Yep I would agree. Just cause a bike'll do it doesn't mean it'll do it comfortably and nicely.

    As a general guideline, you usually want a bike that has at least 20-30 MPH on reserve of the posted speed limit for highway riding. This is for a bike that you'll do lots of highway riding on, not short jaunts.

    Not to mention he is talking about steep inclines. You want the bike to hold an honest GPS 65-70 MPH up steep highway climbs.

    And on the flats you want a nice tall top gear. It gets annoying to have your engine buzzing like crazy all the time.

    A Burgman 400 would handle it, but may not be the most comfortable bike for this. The 650 would be ideal for this kind of ride with the extra torque.
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  2. FlySniper

    FlySniper Bleh...

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    I had one, long time ago. Couldn't get rid of it fast enough... thought it was a dog all around!:evil Crappy handling, heavy and sounded like a Hardley with the shits... and ugly to boot!
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  3. btcn

    btcn Long timer

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    Really? Well what are you comparing it to a CB750 or R6 or something?

    It handles fine compared to most cruisers, weighs less than most, and has plenty of power.

    My service manuel states it has 66 HP which isn't bad. Most Big Twins are in the mid 60s in the HP department, and their displacing twice what it does.

    It gets me up to 100 MPH fine, and has some reserve even at this speed on GPS. So it has plenty of power for me. Great gearing as well.
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