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Okay, so maybe a scooter just doesn't have enough power, enough cool, to carry you around town and to work and back. So what about a motorcycle? And what kind? Well we all know the Harley Davidson style cruisers are not exactly budget rides. So what else? The old sport bikes styles are just about gone, as in the KZ400 I had as a first bike, or the Honda Nighthawk 750 that was my second bike. Now I am learning that these dirt-bike-slash-street-bike rides are relatively inexpensive and so showing up more and more.
A friend referred to them as "street fighters" and told me they are popular in Europe due to their nimble nature, fuel efficiency, and low purchase price relative to full blown motorcycles. Cool. I never really had much interest in this style of bike, but I find myself looking at them more and more and wondering if this is what I should be looking at for a next bike. Hmmmm
And hey, show of hands... this guy might not be the coolest guy on the street, but most people probably think he looks cooler than the young lady on the scooter in the previous post. Do I care that much about cool? No, but I do care a lot about having the power to get out from under the bumper of the morons who will run you over if you are not looking out for them! Of course, it's always a good idea to wear a helmet.
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