Ok… I’m honestly having a hard time deciding between the GMAX150 and Cygnus… I visited the local Yamaha and PGO out here and I got about the same price for both (~60000 unnegotiated) – thats for the GMAX150 (4V engine) and Cygnus carbed version. I’m getting a deal on the Gmax since its technically a 2nd hand bike… however, its still a brand new bike since the original owner could not come up with the money to finalize the purchase and never ridden it (something like that)… so the dealer knocked 10K off the original price down to 60K to get rid of the thing. Brand new, they go for just under 70K.
Would this make the Gmax a better buy over the Cygnus despite the difference in acceleration performance? Actually, I’d prefer to get a [stock] bike that handles better (gmax?) with room for engine mods later anyways… but I heard the cygnus is good perfomer in the handling dept as well… I guess it comes down to dual shock vs swing arm when comparing both?
Also, since I dont have a ARC… … … … . The bike will be registered under my Taiwanese friend’s name … ok flame away… but I have another question… Theft insurance – the PGO guy quoted 5000 for the year which from what I understand is a 10% deductible package… so if the bike gets ripped off, all I have to do is come up with the 10% and proof that the bike actually got ripped off – I think (sorry I couldnt understand the guy 100% – my chinese sucks)… My question is – what effect will my non-existent ownership title have on the theft insurance policy in the case that the bike does get ripped off when I have it? In other words… my friend (the prospective legal owner) lives in Keelung – I live in Taipei… if the bike gets ripped off here in Taipei while I’m upstairs snoozing… will that have any effect on theft insurance policy or proof of the bike being stolen under normal circumstance, etc… This proof of stolen bike thing has me a bit confused and paranoid. I heard that the compensation can be a difficult process due to the abilty /inabilty of providing proof.
I’m assuming “proof” means the bike must be recovered in some way, form, or fashion… as opposed to say a video of some punk actually stealing the bike. I gotta ask since I have no chioce but to park the bike outside until I move. Any help in regards to this would be highly appreciated – thx in adavance.