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REpozer

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Re: Another Querying Thread
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2013, 09:16:26 PM »
I'm pretty sure I am further from "parts" then you . If you have a mail box its not an issue.

 You are trying to compare apples with oranges.

The TU 250 has been compared to a SYM Wolf 150 (Honda CB 125 clone).http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/17/13104/Motorcycle-Article/2012-SYM-Wolf-Classic-150-Review.aspx.

All good choices for small cc motorcycle, but all different.
While your at it, you might as well look at a Honda Rebel.

I'm sticking with my RE.
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Re: Another Querying Thread
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2013, 11:57:39 AM »
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Re: Another Querying Thread
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2013, 12:08:23 PM »
I would have to say this...and only from my experience on my '09 G5...get K70 on DELIVERY, and ride in confidence. This bike has no surprises, pulls well at anything under 65mph, has the long seating for just in case you have a passenger,  handles like a rock with the K70's. Get saddle bag rails, and get a couple army backpacks and strap them to em...

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Re: Another Querying Thread
« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2013, 12:34:33 PM »
Thanks, that's all great info.
Was there a fork change for the G5 in 2014 as well?
And if possible can someone weigh directly in vs. the TU250.  I suspect the TU is going to be a bit slower, but it does have the advantage of more common parts in this neck of the woods.

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I have a C5 and a TU250. The TU is fine if you are below 5' 8" and is a highly refined mini-RE, but it will never attract any crowds like the RE. Aftermarket parts for the TU are also harder to find than RE parts and 2-3X more expensive. My TU is a starter bike for the wife and is probably the best handling bike available. It can make a nice little cafe racer, but there is no way it would ever replace my C5! Top speed is the same for both.
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Re: Another Querying Thread
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2013, 01:18:29 PM »
As an older Iron Barrel Bullet owner, I will chime in on behalf of the new UCE.

The thing with Bullets is that they are different than other bikes which might be seen as "competition" in the way the power is delivered. The Bullet delivers its power at lower rpm with high torque, so that you get the power right off of idle, and it climbs from there. You don't have a weak lower rpm area which you need to get past before the real power starts to come on, like the higher revving bikes do.

So, the "feel" is very different. This is one of the most attractive aspects of the Bullet.

I would say you have to ride one before you can decide.
Once you do, then you'll understand what it's all about. It feels much more powerful than the numbers would indicate it is. It's not a high-revver, but it is a low rpm puller, and that is a very enjoyable attribute.
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Re: Another Querying Thread
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2013, 02:55:17 PM »
Regarding the response recommending the Continental, has anyone in the US actually taken delivery of one yet?

I've put down a deposit at the local (Ft. Worth) dealer.
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Re: Another Querying Thread
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2013, 06:01:13 PM »
The Cafe Racer isn't supposed to be here until January. Or so I've heard.
As for the Tu-250 vs the RE performancewise, The Suzuki rider will have to flog the hell out of his/her bike to keep up with a sportily ridden RE. Cubic Inches still count!
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Re: Another Querying Thread
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2013, 06:53:44 PM »
The Cafe Racer isn't supposed to be here until January. Or so I've heard.
As for the Tu-250 vs the RE performancewise, The Suzuki rider will have to flog the hell out of his/her bike to keep up with a sportily ridden RE. Cubic Inches still count!
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There are a few on sale on ebay, probably the demos.