Smaller Bikes

DiePotman

Wannabie Member
Dec 3, 2015
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Ceturion, Gauteng
I ride a
2015 Honda XR 150, 2013 Big Boy Zooka 125
Hi guys.

I've been wondering this for a while now and only got through to actually posting this now.

This might sound stupid, but do guys on bigger bikes see guys on smaller bikes as bikers, or just commuters?

With smaller bikes I mean in and around 150cc - 250cc.

Thanks.
 

dandoolittle

Site owner, lovely and adorable
Feb 9, 2013
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I ride a
Suzuki GSXR 1000 L5
Suzuki GSXR 1000 K7 track/race bike
Kawasaki ZX6R 98 race bike
MiniMotos
Hmm if they have L plates then I presume the worst most of the time.

A bikes a bike in my opinion
 
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BluePixel

Wannabie Member
Nov 28, 2015
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I ride a
ZX9R
A bike is a bike. I know people who prefer to ride smaller bikes as they're much cheaper to run and jump on the big ones for weekend blasts. If you're riding around in trackies with L plates and a bike that looks like it should be in the scrap yard then you already know what type of person that is :)
 

lupin

2016 Solar Bear Champion.
Jul 5, 2015
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I ride a
FZ1N
As long as it a bike and not a scooter I'm fine with it.

Its when they think they have a fast bike I start to walk away.

Heard "Yea my 250 really hammers" a few too many times.
 
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chix

Bike Chick
Oct 30, 2014
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I ride a
2015 Grom
A bike is a bike. I used to have a BMW S1000rr and now I have a Grom. Both great bikes. Just get out there an ride.
 
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Marbro_za

Dan's princess
Mar 13, 2014
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I ride a
Yamaha fz6
I dont see you, Because i have the power of speeeeeeeed


I dont mind little bikes, hell if i wasnt a fatty, id consider getting something like a grom. Nippy and small
 

SwissMotard

The Swiss Motard
Sep 19, 2014
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I ride a
Triumph Street Triple
I'm tempted to get a grom for my missus to learn on and for me to play on.
 
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chix

Bike Chick
Oct 30, 2014
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I ride a
2015 Grom
Find a Grom for a low price it's totally worth it. It's like being on a little pit bike going wherever you want, and being legal doing it.
 

BbqRider

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Depends. You should know here in SA most people on small bikes are school kids in skirts/shorts or pizza delivery guys. I don't greet those, except for the laugh factor of seeing the expression on a schoolgirl's face when a big hairy biker gives her a solemn nod :D

But I greet everyone on two wheels that's wearing at least a jacket. The jacket is how I distinguish between the "casuals" and the actual riders
 

DiePotman

Wannabie Member
Dec 3, 2015
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Ceturion, Gauteng
I ride a
2015 Honda XR 150, 2013 Big Boy Zooka 125
Yeah, you're right about that. I've seen way too many people on smaller bikes almost freak out as soon as someone on a bigger bike nods at them...hiliarious.

But thanks, I thought the gear might be the main difference.
Depends. You should know here in SA most people on small bikes are school kids in skirts/shorts or pizza delivery guys. I don't greet those, except for the laugh factor of seeing the expression on a schoolgirl's face when a big hairy biker gives her a solemn nod :D

But I greet everyone on two wheels that's wearing at least a jacket. The jacket is how I distinguish between the "casuals" and the actual riders
 

F4celess

Cold
Dec 20, 2015
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I ride a
Yamaha Fazer
Even a 50cc gear moped (MT5, RMX etc) is a bike in my eyes. Big bikes, small bikes. All got 2 wheels, engine in the middle and doesn't look like a chair. The rest is numbers.
 

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RustyMoto
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2017 Harley Roadster, 2017 Harley Street Rod, 2011 Kawasaki ZX14, 2001 Honda Magna
If it has two wheels and a engine it's a bike.
 
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Pigs

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Dec 4, 2015
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I ride a
zx6r
I currently ride a zx6r but Im looking at getting a 1990 honda vtr 250. Whenever I see someone on a small bike, I am envious of how much fun they are probably having. I don't mind scooters and Ill through them a wave(you feel like shit if they don't wave back though). Its the bicyclists that I hate.
 

Heartland

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Jan 9, 2016
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I ride a
DRZ400s
I just see them as someone on a bike, and hope that they are having fun. I like all kinds of motorcycles, ad if my budget would allow it, I would own many.
 
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