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Re: What is your Ride?

Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 1:06 am

Eau2011 wrote:
mophie wrote:care to share what is your ride?

my previous rides are,
1) Honda CBR1000RR
2) Suzuki Hayabusa


I never had a motorbike, only cars. :cry:

But I'm very keen on learning to drive a motorcycle. I heard one can buy a driver's licence for motorcycle in Thailand and convert to a Singaporean one. I'd like to try it.

All my former colleagues are good motorcyclists for decades, one said a BMW R1100s is suitable for me. Does anyone know how much it costs here? It's quite cheap in Germany.


You can't buy a Thai license and convert. If you've been living here, you can convert a license which you have held for at least 6 months prior to your arrival. You must then convert within one year.

An 1100 is expensive here, and although it is possible to petition to have your foreign license converted to an unlimited, most of the time you are limited to 200cc. Then again, if you have never ridden, a heavy, 1100 cc bike is asking for trouble, especially if you think you are going to covert a bought license with no experience. You must have a death wish. Smaller is good, especially in Singapore traffic.

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Re: What is your Ride?

Postby x9200 » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 3:47 am

Eau2011 wrote:I never had a motorbike, only cars. :cry:

But I'm very keen on learning to drive a motorcycle. I heard one can buy a driver's licence for motorcycle in Thailand and convert to a Singaporean one. I'd like to try it.


You seem a reasonable person. why would you do something that stupid not to mention illegal and not really ethical?
In 4 months or so you can get the basic license and learn how to ride. They put here more effort teaching the riding technique rather than the regulations and you should be able to guess why. Besides, what SE mentioned, highly unlikely you will be granted unrestricted class and his 2nd point is valid too: you will have tremendous problems handling such bike. I am riding a maxi scooter weighting ~200kg unloaded. My wife is not weak at all and was not able to move it around. And the scooters got typically lower center of gravity than regular motorbikes = are easier to handle.

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Postby Calmday » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 10:01 am

mophie wrote:btw, my friend informed me that BMW S1000RR is the bike of the year.

even surpass hayabusa.
They are two totally different bikes. For a straight line I’ll take the Busa but in the twistys the BMW is king. Personally I would rather be dragging the pegs off of the Bemer but that isnt going to happen here in Singapore.

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Re: What is your Ride?

Postby Eau2011 » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 5:45 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
Eau2011 wrote:
mophie wrote:care to share what is your ride?

my previous rides are,
1) Honda CBR1000RR
2) Suzuki Hayabusa


I never had a motorbike, only cars. :cry:

But I'm very keen on learning to drive a motorcycle. I heard one can buy a driver's licence for motorcycle in Thailand and convert to a Singaporean one. I'd like to try it.

All my former colleagues are good motorcyclists for decades, one said a BMW R1100s is suitable for me. Does anyone know how much it costs here? It's quite cheap in Germany.


You can't buy a Thai license and convert. If you've been living here, you can convert a license which you have held for at least 6 months prior to your arrival. You must then convert within one year.

An 1100 is expensive here, and although it is possible to petition to have your foreign license converted to an unlimited, most of the time you are limited to 200cc. Then again, if you have never ridden, a heavy, 1100 cc bike is asking for trouble, especially if you think you are going to covert a bought license with no experience. You must have a death wish. Smaller is good, especially in Singapore traffic.


Thanks SE.
I did no make to get my 2B in Germany cause it's winter, not good time to learn.

My intention is if I can easily get a Thai one, and afterwards convert to SG one. With that SG one I can convert to a German one when one day I go back to Europe.

Of cause I would take lesseons, I have a private teacher in Thailand, he's a German, who has decades of experience.

Noted, I will choose one below 200cc.

Thank yo again. :)

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Re: What is your Ride?

Postby Eau2011 » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 5:54 pm

x9200 wrote:
Eau2011 wrote:I never had a motorbike, only cars. :cry:

But I'm very keen on learning to drive a motorcycle. I heard one can buy a driver's licence for motorcycle in Thailand and convert to a Singaporean one. I'd like to try it.


You seem a reasonable person. why would you do something that stupid not to mention illegal and not really ethical?
In 4 months or so you can get the basic license and learn how to ride. They put here more effort teaching the riding technique rather than the regulations and you should be able to guess why. Besides, what SE mentioned, highly unlikely you will be granted unrestricted class and his 2nd point is valid too: you will have tremendous problems handling such bike. I am riding a maxi scooter weighting ~200kg unloaded. My wife is not weak at all and was not able to move it around. And the scooters got typically lower center of gravity than regular motorbikes = are easier to handle.


I'm quite reasonable. I know what I'm saying. :)
I guess if you CAN "buy" it, it means legal. Nobody would ride without any experiences. I have a private teacher in Thailand, he's really good motorcyclist and got decades of experience.

I'm not weak either. I have been in German motorcycle driving school, I can handling those bikes and choppers, not a problem. I'm not going to ride like my former colleagues, 300km/h in D, will only ride in SG and Malaysia.

Anyway, thank you for your advice. I'll choose a smaller one.

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Postby franky-MS » Tue, 22 Mar 2011 3:25 pm

for your own safety choose a smaller one.
I learned riding on a yamaha rd 350 LC i remember :D
next bike than was the "big" DR 800 from suzuki.
You need some time to learn how to operate a bike in different weather conditions, sometimes have a blocking rear wheel, sometimes front :twisted: .
Starting with a big one might cause some serious situations. Especially that you are driving "City" over here.
I bought recently a 1000 Ducati for Singapore and can not wait to go to Malaysia to drive her at the end once beyond the 3rd gear :???:

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Postby ksl » Fri, 25 Mar 2011 2:31 am

My dream ride is a 36-24 35 :-| 30's to 40's preferably in black leather and stilettos :-| :o a real mean machine :evil:

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Postby SpawnyWhippet » Mon, 11 Apr 2011 11:47 am

No current bike, but previous ones include:

Quite a few Ducati 916 variants, including Senna limited edition
Ducati 998
Ducati 900SS
Ducati 600SS
Kawasaki ZXR750
Suzuki GSXR750
Yamaha RD350 Powervalve

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Postby QRM » Sat, 28 May 2011 9:38 pm

Past and current rides… whoa that goes back a few years

Bikes:

Yammy FZR600
Kwasaki zzr 600
Vespa 50

Cars
Original Suzuki jeep
Datsun 240z
Toyota Supra
Audi coupe
BMW 325 convertible
Toyota Hilux Surf
Cherokee Jeep
Mini cooper Classic (CURRENT)
Porsche 911
Ferrari 355
Range Rover 4.6 HSE (CURRENT AND FOR SALE)
Toyota Alphard
Toyota Velfire (CURRENT)
Mini cooper S convertible (CURRENT)

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Re: Evo X

Postby TeamSwingapore » Mon, 06 Jun 2011 3:24 pm

hoynala wrote:Here's mine :)


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NICE RIDE! :D
Tap me on my shoulder and be my friend..

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Postby QRM » Mon, 06 Jun 2011 4:52 pm

I would like to add my Mini cooper is now doing a submarine impression no thanks to the Orchard road flood protection!

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 06 Jun 2011 9:58 pm

^^^^^^

Holy moly! Amazing mate? Where? And sorry for your loss.

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Postby QRM » Tue, 07 Jun 2011 3:38 pm

The lady upstairs lost 4 cars, what pissed all the residents off was the managment didnt warn us that the car park was flooding, each flat has a direct link to the front desk, it was only when my kid asked me why the cars are floating in the road, did I realise things are a bit serious. About 40 cars went under.

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Postby Michael_A » Thu, 09 Jun 2011 2:06 pm

my current ride - Ducati Multistrada 1200

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My past rides:

Ducati Multistrada 1100s

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Previous Multistrada 1100s

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Ducati 1198s
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Ducati 1098s

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My Ducati 749s

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& my old Ducati 900SS

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Postby taxico » Wed, 15 Jun 2011 6:30 pm

taxico wrote:piaggio mp3-400


durain wrote:ok, i got to ask you this.... why a mp3?


this is an old post of mine! why an mp3...? my wife refuses to get on any bike i ride in singapore except the mp3 because she thinks it's more stable and larger looking on the road plus it has plenty of storage space compared to other bikes (rivaled only by the x9).

since october i have bought 2 more sportbikes - a ducati and suzuki. then i got into an accident (non-contact controlled braking + sliding without any riding gear except gloves and a shoei full face helmet) in december 2010 and now my wife has banned me from riding all forms of motorcycles in singapore.

my wrecked bike has been parked outside a neighbor's house since then. i'm not sure what i'm gonna do about it because come september it will be time for an inspection...

i don't want to repair it but i can't sell it either.

present rides (2011 singapore)
red foldable bicycle
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