It's dandy in town or on backroads, but kinda buzzy on the interstate. Handles and stops well, and it will climb upgrade without slowing down, but it's unlikely to win any drag races. If you like little 25 (or less) hp UJMs you'd like it, if not, then you wouldn't.Here's my '68 Honda CL90. Fun lil round towner.
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I also have an '86 Yamaha srx600 thats currently under construction, but is in the 'project line' behind my truck. (which is allllmost there..) And I have a '68 BSA starfire 250 on the back burner that I can't wait to get to, but will be a year or two.
@deorman how do you like the SR400?? I've been eyein those for two years now. I realllly like em, but can't convince myself to pull the trigger having such a similar bike (the srx 600)
I pass an old man, looks to be about 80, every morning on my way to work that rides one of these. He waves at me every time. You're probably right about the gas mileage. My '80 Honda XL250 averages about 88 miles per gallon. I spend about 5 bucks a week on gas! Love it.Well, if you guys are including Schwinn Wizzers and Simplex Servi-cycles , I guess I can include my daily driver-
Little Wing, a 2013 Zenn-n 50cc scooter. Despite the low-powered engine and the beefier-than-standard frame, she'll do an easy 45MPH at the local racetrack...but due to NC regs I must stay at 35MPH. I'm still trying to figure out if the odometer in in Kilometers rather than miles-because if it's in miles i'm averaging 130MPG and that is just INSANE!
The gas mileage isn't the best part to me though so much as the utter mechanical simplicity of the beast-a simple GY-6 (the original Honda air-cooled 4-stroke, 2-valve 1-cylinder engine before Honda pulled the license and made their own) gravity-feed tank with vacuum pump, electric and kickstart ignition, hoses and wiring that I can trace, CVT twist-and-go transmission, 1.2 Gallon tank...and a local scooter/jetski/motorcycle/ATV mechanic who gives free classes two Saturdays a month...I pass an old man, looks to be about 80, every morning on my way to work that rides one of these. He waves at me every time. You're probably right about the gas mileage. My '80 Honda XL250 averages about 88 miles per gallon. I spend about 5 bucks a week on gas! Love it.