Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:55 pm

Molto Verboso
Dongfang 170cc, CF Moto Fashion 250
Joined: 07 Dec 2008
Posts: 1147
Location: Hyde Park, New York
 
Molto Verboso
Dongfang 170cc, CF Moto Fashion 250
Joined: 07 Dec 2008
Posts: 1147
Location: Hyde Park, New York
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:11 pm

Addicted
2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 20 Feb 2019
Posts: 568
Location: Norfolk, VA
 
Addicted
2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 20 Feb 2019
Posts: 568
Location: Norfolk, VA
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:11 pm linkquote
Two completely different bikes in reality but is was still interesting to see their opinions. A Trail 125 vs. a Monkey bike would have been a better comparison. What would you compare the ADV 150 with? Maybe a Lance Cabo 200i? I've been watching TW200 vs. VanVan200 reviews lately.
Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:27 pm

Molto Verboso
LXS 150
Joined: 13 Aug 2009
Posts: 1124
Location: The OTHER South Bay, CA
 
Molto Verboso
LXS 150
Joined: 13 Aug 2009
Posts: 1124
Location: The OTHER South Bay, CA
Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:27 pm linkquote
I had fun playing "San Pedro/Long Beach Scooter Tag" with the photos in the article.

Still trying to place the "off-road" shots, though. Friendship Park (Deane Dana Friendship Natural Area), maybe?

Not too surprised they mostly preferred the scooter.
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:56 am

Addicted
BV 350
Joined: 22 Nov 2016
Posts: 924
Location: Nebraska
 
Addicted
BV 350
Joined: 22 Nov 2016
Posts: 924
Location: Nebraska
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:56 am linkquote
Real off-road
I occasionally have the opportunity to ride on dirt-bike trails. I suspect the Trail 125 woud be far superior in that environment. Sometimes wheel (and foot) placement is critical in that environment. Easier to see and do on the bike. Much like my old XR650, less fun to ride there, more fun when I get there.
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:25 pm

Molto Verboso
2017 BMW R Ninet Pure & 2007 GT200
Joined: 16 Nov 2007
Posts: 1537
Location: LOS ANGELES
 
Molto Verboso
2017 BMW R Ninet Pure & 2007 GT200
Joined: 16 Nov 2007
Posts: 1537
Location: LOS ANGELES
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:25 pm linkquote
sc00ter wrote:
Two completely different bikes in reality but is was still interesting to see their opinions. A Trail 125 vs. a Monkey bike would have been a better comparison. What would you compare the ADV 150 with? Maybe a Lance Cabo 200i? I've been watching TW200 vs. VanVan200 reviews lately.
Iíve been researching little bikes myself.
And I believe I read the van-van & tw200 have tubed tires. Total Bummer, i donít want to deal with tubes or trying to make them tubeless.
And now I find myself reading about the new Kawasaki 2021 klx300sm
Supermoto!
But Iíll probably get a Monkey.
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:10 pm

Ossessionato
2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody)
Joined: 22 Apr 2015
Posts: 2916
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
 
Ossessionato
2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody)
Joined: 22 Apr 2015
Posts: 2916
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:10 pm linkquote
Let me just say that, in my world, for a host of reasons, neither of these could replace my dear Melody. However, given the funds, I'd absolutely grab a Trail 125 to keep Mel company over the Winter for tag-team duty, skittering around snowdrifts and trailsÖa horse I'd certainly find a course for.

https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/2021-honda-trail-125-first-ride-motorcycle-review
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:27 pm

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2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 20 Feb 2019
Posts: 568
Location: Norfolk, VA
 
Addicted
2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 20 Feb 2019
Posts: 568
Location: Norfolk, VA
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:27 pm linkquote
Most small enduro bikes are super tall. I got a reality check when the wife and I went to check out the Honda Rally 250. It took me like 15 tries just to swing my leg over it, then my wife couldn't climb onto the back. To much hassle and I know I'll end up dropping it. I'm 5'10" and in decent shape but apparently don't do enough yoga to figure out how to safely mount it! The super motard versions of enduro bikes sit a little bit lower because of the 17" rims.
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:12 am

Ossessionato
Triumph Street Scrambler 2018, Suzuki VanVan200 (sold), 2015 Sprint 125 (sold)
Joined: 12 Apr 2015
Posts: 2581
Location: Finland
 
Ossessionato
Triumph Street Scrambler 2018, Suzuki VanVan200 (sold), 2015 Sprint 125 (sold)
Joined: 12 Apr 2015
Posts: 2581
Location: Finland
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:12 am linkquote
gopam wrote:
sc00ter wrote:
Two completely different bikes in reality but is was still interesting to see their opinions. A Trail 125 vs. a Monkey bike would have been a better comparison. What would you compare the ADV 150 with? Maybe a Lance Cabo 200i? I've been watching TW200 vs. VanVan200 reviews lately.
Iíve been researching little bikes myself.
And I believe I read the van-van & tw200 have tubed tires. Total Bummer, i donít want to deal with tubes or trying to make them tubeless.
And now I find myself reading about the new Kawasaki 2021 klx300sm
Supermoto!
But Iíll probably get a Monkey.
Yep, at least my VanVan200 had tubed tires.

On the other hand, those 'balloon' tires are pretty much immune to sharp rocks and such... not to nails and glass though.

The 125 Monkey is a really comfy bike, just mayby a bit power-challenged.
It is actually even comfier than the VanVan, because it has less tight knee angle.

What I liked about VanVan was that those tires + a lazy engine could handle anything. It was virtually impossible to go down e.g. in loose gravel, the grip just never ended
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:16 pm

Hooked
bv350 (sold) and now,'14 honda ctx700 dct
Joined: 03 Aug 2014
Posts: 495
Location: haifa israel
 
Hooked
bv350 (sold) and now,'14 honda ctx700 dct
Joined: 03 Aug 2014
Posts: 495
Location: haifa israel
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:16 pm linkquote
howdy, for getting on those tall bikes , i find the pommel horse mount the best way.
ken
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:19 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190, Primavera
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 7121
Location: New Zealand
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190, Primavera
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 7121
Location: New Zealand
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:19 am linkquote
And then thereís the special edition flying model.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ6L6CdJsUw/
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