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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by Godspeed » Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:04 am

Back home after 1200 miles over 6 days riding, on my trip up and down the UK on my Forza 125.
It certainly fulfils my needs for a slightly quicker 125 version of a long distance tourer. With 50litres space under the seat, a cruising speed of 60mph, and an average 117 mpg means sometimes I was filling up after 270 miles. Brilliant for long days in the saddle.
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Going Big and Riding Small

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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by dave j » Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:05 pm

My normal ride is my KTM 1290 SA T

On the odd day, Husky Svartpilen 401 - love it! Looks like a 125, then genuinely surprises people.
KTM 1290 Super Adventure T - Power!
KTM 690 Enduro R - lighter to pick up
Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 - Fun.

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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by Godspeed » Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:35 pm

Those 401’s are nice looking bikes but must say that’s more mid range than a ‘riding small’ bike.
I’d stick anything in the under 250cc as a small ‘un
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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by daveuprite » Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:50 am

Yeah, agree with you there God. 250 should be the limit really. So I'd go for one of these:

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About 50 bhp and 80 kgs.

Go small and ride FAST...

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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by bill_qaz » Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:30 am

Dave you probably need to be under 50 and less than 80kg to ride one :lol: and have fully operational joints for the riding position :D

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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by daveuprite » Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:12 pm

bill_qaz wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:30 am
Dave you probably need to be under 50 and less than 80kg to ride one :lol: and have fully operational joints for the riding position :D
Yep indeed. Actually most of those who get to ride a Moto3 bike are under 20 !

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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by MudFing » Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:56 pm

Do these count... 8-)

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80kg, 100 mile range and seem to go over everything!

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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by daveuprite » Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:40 am

Those look great. Tell us what they're like to ride.

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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by Yoyo » Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:05 am

For those that don't tend to follow YouTubers three vloggers took a trip on 125's, two on Honda Super Cubs and one on a Sinnis. Its well worth a watch.



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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by MudFing » Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:38 am

daveuprite wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:40 am
Those look great. Tell us what they're like to ride.
The most confidence inspiring bike I think I've had in a long while.... Just end up riding up/over everything, they lift the front wheel like a trials bike.

We've had a beta alp 200,serow 225, scorpa t ride, 250l etc in the past and these deffinitely feel the most like a 'toy' (in a good way) .. Somewhere between an e-mtb and a trail bike.

Best bit is, i was getting a bit weary of maintenance/ washing/ modding bikes and all the costs/kit that go with it... Haven't really ridden this year at all... These scorpas are £80 insurance, £15 tax, 100mpg, tools go under the seat, they barely make a noise and you can lift them up one handed...already messed around on these more in the last 2 weeks than I rode my big bikes in the last 12 months :)

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