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I had a killer vintage motorcycle in SB, really fast and heavy and powerful. It was soooo fun opening that thing up around town where there were wide open streets. Traffic time wasn't fun though and getting cut off a few times while driving normally scared the hell out of me and I got rid of it. If I were to get another I'd go with a scooter or a smaller less powerful/heavy motorbike. Maybe a street legal dirtbike.
'78, not uber vintage but it was a really nice bike. Kawasaki Z650 and around 450lbs, flatseat. The thing was tits. Not heavy compared to a big Harley or chop shop bike but I'm not a big dude. I guess it depends on where you're going in town. Downtown I'd rather be on something much lighter and maneuverable.
I think a bike like that Triumph would be fun in this town. No need imo for much power unless you're taking it up hwy 154 or 101 for some blazing around in wine country open road areas. A light city road bike would seem like fun and better than a scooter at least for me.
I had a KLR650 for when I lived in hollywood, long as your not gunning and riding like and a$$hole...limting your lane spliting, then its fine...my only complaint was it rode high..so you are more prone to hitting mirrors. it was a great reliable bike. I actually ran through an automated parking barricade one time and I barely felt it..also seen guys mount board on them and ride baja...
If you can afford it BMWs are the best enduro / motard / fast bikes... super stable and fast with versatility.
But all the cool kids ride vespas in SB right????
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I wasn't set on the Cub and don't know much about it, but I think something similar in size and power would be fun in SB (newer/more readily available parts, etc). I'd never get a big Harley or chopper for cruising around a town like SB simply because you'll never get to use it to it's really fun potential unless you hit the country roads over the hill. Downtown has lots of stop signs, stop lights, traffic, pedestrians, etc. Good town for a small lightweight bike or a gulp, scooter I Googled Honda SL-350, nice! I'd be stoked on anything similar to that.
Any idea which Triumph this one is (I don't know)? My neighbor went shopping for a used van and she came back with this brand new bike (about a year ago). Pic taken when she moved to Oregon. Kept the fvker inside her hotel rooms on the way up. I like the look of most Tritons I've seen.
Man you could put a small DP on a house for the price of a Vincent BS.
Haw, no. I'm black and asian. I wouldn't buy scooter since I would rather get a neat used motorcycle for the same price but I think scooters and small engine motorcycles good for getting around town in a smallish area like SB. Oh and if I posted her jibblies she'd motorbike down here and kill me in my sleep
I have a Suzuki Bergman 400. I get about 60 mpg highway. 53-55 city. Auto transmission and cruises nice between 55-65. It can go much faster. I got mine up to 90 and still had a little left so it will get you around quick enough if you need it to. The seat opens up to some cargo space. Enough to fit 2 full face helmets. I ride mine to work so I can easily fit my collapsable cooler in there along with the bike cover.
Quote: I have a Suzuki Bergman 400. I get about 60 mpg highway. 53-55 city. Auto transmission and cruises nice between 55-65. It can go much faster. I got mine up to 90 and still had a little left so it will get you around quick enough if you need it to. The seat opens up to some cargo space. Enough to fit 2 full face helmets. I ride mine to work so I can easily fit my collapsable cooler in there along with the bike cover.
Now that is about as gay as gay gets and I should know. Do you own a convertable PT Cruiser also?