[quote=“jussip”]thank you for all the replys. How about scooters then, which models would be quite easy to have as both race bike and normal commuter, which are cheap to modify, looks quite ok (not those old kymcos) and are relatively cheap?
I have also been lookin at SYM 100+ CC KTR but thats quite impossible on a track use i guess. Moreover, that CPI supermotard would be perfect choice if there would be 2nd handed available, I blew too much money in Thailand on my previous bike, so I am short on cash to use 100k NT$ for a bike.
Also those 2-sroke bikes havent ever been my favorites Just cant stand the sounds and smoke coming out
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Youve got some incompatible criteria there. You cant have everything for nothing, but, 4WIW, the Duke has been mentioned on here as a suitable platform for go faster goods (“The Honda Civic of scooters” or something like that). It is, however, an old Kymco. (Edit:Well, actually, its an old SYM, but I’m assuming its the “old” you object to rather than the maker.) Fast out of the box the Cygnus and the Fighter seem to be favoured.
There isn’t a “SYM 100+ CC KTR”. There’s a SYM Legend (Honda CB 125 clone) which has been around for ever and of which you’ll see extensively customised examples with very loud pipes. Dunno if they are that much faster, but the bike has a relatively free-revving OHC engine. I imagine these are raced in their own class but I’ve never been to an official track so don’t know this for a fact. I THINK there’s a 150cc “police special” version of this bike but havn’t seen it on the civilian market.
There’s a 150cc 4V Kymco KTR with trail bike styling which looks nice and light and is quite popular with the yoof. It doesn’t seem to get customised, but it hasn’t been around nearly as long as the Legend so there may not have been time.
Both these bikes are quite small, a problem for taller foreigners. Hartford and Kymco both do taller trail bike style things (VR and Stryker) but they’re scarce, underpowered, and out of your price range new, though the CPI competition may have brought the VR price down if the dealer I spoke to last week got his English / Arabic numbers right.
Just what I’ve heard. I know nothing.