QUOTE(egneus @ Sep 30 2012, 07:05 AM)
Saw a post, you mentioned that you ride a naked bike and I'm pretty sure you did those maintenance yourself. That was outstanding!
Anyway, I'm planning to buy a 250cc bikes and currently I ride FZ150i. Lets put aside on the FC. My concern is just smooth, easy ride from Puncak Jalil / Putra Perdana to Putrajaya, avoiding the daily 'pecah-perut' traffic jam, especially infront of Giant Seri Kembangan. My budget is no more than RM18k, plus to sell-off my FZ150i.
AFAIK, I found out, there are several bikes reach my eye.
1. Daichi Megelli 250r
2. Naza Blade 250r
3. SYM T2
Can someone suggest to me? Watched a few comparisons in Youtube. But all those reviews, comparisons, are from outside Malaysia and I afraid the specs 'may be' different from ours.
I ride my FZ almost daily. if not raining and not more than 120kmph or else, I 'gayat'. Single cylinder made my a$$ shaking when rev at 7-8k, not to mention the 'geli' from the vibrations.
ps: For the bike size, I'm taking it quite serious because my height is only 158cm. Short yet 'boroi' guy.
Id suggest Blade than the other two. BUT, blade is higher than fz. Its roughly an inch or inch and a half higher seat pitch. But, this wont be a problem since you are used to FZ's seat pitch. Need to get used to an inch high abit la..
For blade 250 efi, Id honestly say, they are abit 'manja'
as in, you might be in and out from shop for repairs or rectifications etc. Its an efi system afterall. While for the 650 efi, the monoshock is too soft for the bike. Most would replace the standard shock to a stiffer shock (most would replace with YSS) to improve bike handling.
Id suggest to look for carb 250r for a peace of mind.
Or, if you have that 18k in cold hard cash
, Id say dump it on Blade 650R efi. The 650 efi is less problematic than the 250. Cant say its trouble-free tho but, less headache than the 250 efi. Get the 650 efi and just change the mono to a better one, then you have a good bike.
but then, youd be thinking, I'll better dump it on a Kawa or Yammy instead.. its all about your preferences.
QUOTE(Hiwatari @ Sep 30 2012, 09:53 AM)
Blade 250R & FZ150 riding style similar?
upgrading from my humble EX5 but want a comfortable riding position. speed is not an issue - 120 is enough liao but long distance
also, can some1 confirm that Blade 250R uses air cooling instead of LC?can long distance non-stop for ~2hrs doing 130-140 if air cooled?
its not similar at all. You will be bending more downward since the R has shorter handle bar. You will experience numbness in your palm since the weight of your body will be sustained by your palm. Trust me, the first day you ride it, it will hurt your palm.
the 250N (naked) is much more comfortable and similar to FZ150's riding style. Like ER6s. Long distance wont be a problem. But youd be taking wind resistance on your body, its gonna press your chest hard if you go faster.
250 can do 140 cruising speed. Top is 170 reaching redline and not recommended to stay on that speed too long. Redline no good for v-twin. For 650, 200+ topspeed. Some may reach more than 220.
250 has oil cooler in replace of water cooler which you would found on 650. No worries bro, many have rode from south to north on a 250.