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Postby Sinan » Sun, 04 Jul 2010 12:49 am

x9200 wrote:
nakatago wrote:
x9200 wrote:Personally I like this one much more
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That's 100% manly right there.

No, not at all. When Mrs X saw it (in reality) she also liked the red one pretty much and she is pinkophobic. The red one looks almost like a candy :) Asian women often prefer pink. Not necessary the case for the European or American.


I have this red vespa, and 100% manly... the girlfriend says she prefers the white one against the pink one!
Anyway, it's a very good bike ^^

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Postby minimini81 » Sun, 04 Jul 2010 9:45 pm

Now I think I prefer the red Vespa!

Can anyone tell me what is the name of the other bike that has got covers and prevent rain coming to you from the front?

I know nuts about Bikes! :P

Can we purchase a bike without a licence?

I passed my basic theory and about 3 more practical driving lessons to go.
Is that the same as the bike?
Which class should i go to for the bike licence if I want to ride a scooter?

:oops:

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 06 Jul 2010 3:20 pm

curiousgeorge wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:
Example: When coming to a stop, your left foot must always come down heel first, and then stop flatfooted. Any other way, or dragging foot... FAIL.


Wow, lucky I got my Class 2 conversion! I guess whoever wrote the test has never ridden an F800GS or many of the other big bikes.


Not sure about the foot but I can confirm they are really focusing on such technical details when it comes to the test. You can easily fail one for some minor bike wobbling or such. You score negative points if you accelerate too slow or too fast and we are not talking about striking differences but relatively minor deviations. Etc.

curiousgeorge wrote:In the UK we are taught the 'Hendon Shuffle' (named after the Traffic Police Training Centre) whereby you stop with your left foot down so you can apply rear brake. Then right foot down to find 1st, then left down again to hold the brake on until pulling away yada yada yada.

I quit putting my left foot down years ago. :shock:

THinking about it, on a scooter it shouldn't matter which foot, should it?!

In SG you should go to neutral before you stop if not you score negative points. From practical point of view depends on the bike I guess. My scooter has first handle for the front brake and the 2nd for both front and back brakes.

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 06 Jul 2010 3:32 pm

minimini81 wrote:Now I think I prefer the red Vespa!

Can anyone tell me what is the name of the other bike that has got covers and prevent rain coming to you from the front?

Many different types if you mean the windshield -> google windshield motorbike. Unless you mean a kind of roofed bike -> google roofed motorbike. The later is not that popular - I recall seeing some Piaggios and perhaps one other make.

I know nuts about Bikes! :P

Can we purchase a bike without a licence?

I passed my basic theory and about 3 more practical driving lessons to go.
Is that the same as the bike?
Which class should i go to for the bike licence if I want to ride a scooter?

:oops:


Not sure what you are talking about above but as far as I remember you need to pass RTT to be allowed to complete the course and take the final road tests. Weird that you don't know it at this stage - check the websites of the driving centres, they are very comprehensive for what and in what order you should have completed and follow. To start riding any motorbike including scooters you need 2b class DL.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 06 Jul 2010 4:23 pm

I think she is taking the normal Class C classes and wants to change to a 2B.

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Postby curiousgeorge » Fri, 09 Jul 2010 2:02 pm

minimini81 wrote:Can anyone tell me what is the name of the other bike that has got covers and prevent rain coming to you from the front?



The BMW C1 has a roof, windscreen wiper and even a seatbelt! Not so dry for your pillion though :x

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Only 10 were imported to Singapore originally. The bike didn't sell well when released in 2000, but has become more valuable in resale as the scooter riding public accepted it's concept. I believe BMW is considering bringing it back in an electric version.

ANother really groovy scoot is the Pigaggio MP3, a three-wheeled carver. Gaining a lot of fans from 'traditional' bikers who like it's cornering ability:

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But you know, if you want to stay with the times you should be looking at something a bit more modern, like a Tron lightcycle! Only US$35k!

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Postby redside277 » Tue, 10 Aug 2010 5:02 pm

double posted.
Last edited by redside277 on Tue, 10 Aug 2010 5:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Postby redside277 » Tue, 10 Aug 2010 5:04 pm

minimini81 wrote:Now I think I prefer the red Vespa!

Can anyone tell me what is the name of the other bike that has got covers and prevent rain coming to you from the front?

I know nuts about Bikes! :P

Can we purchase a bike without a licence?

I passed my basic theory and about 3 more practical driving lessons to go.
Is that the same as the bike?
Which class should i go to for the bike licence if I want to ride a scooter?

:oops:


hi there,
you may consider fino 115 for a more lady-like bike. the (covers) u refer to is call a flyscreen or a windscreen. they can be purchased as aftermarket parts.

you may want to take alook at the below online site for used bikes.
http://www.sgbikemart.com.sg/bikelist.p ... &value2=18
http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/fo ... y.php?f=95
http://vesporeans.proboards.com/index.c ... lassifieds

generally the vespa bike you are looking at is called lx150. for used bike it ranges from $3.5k-$4.3k.

as others have mention that you need a class 2b to start riding.

you can purchase a bike without a licence. what you need to do is called 'lay up'.
http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/sh ... p?t=220914

p/s: im riding the red vespa lx150 and im enjoying it. ;)

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Postby denden » Wed, 08 Sep 2010 2:21 am

minimini81 wrote:Now I think I prefer the red Vespa!

Can anyone tell me what is the name of the other bike that has got covers and prevent rain coming to you from the front?

:oops:


There's also the Benelli Ardiva.

I suggest joining the local bike group during their meet-ups, you can find out alot more, maybe even trying out some of the small bikes.

http://www.moto-v.sg


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