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Just me or does this thing look like it would be a ball to screw around on?
Can see numerous ER visits when this thing comes out, it just begs you to act stupid $3k is a lot for a toy though...will pass. Pit bike on crack!



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ha, that thing looks like a riot. 10x more fun than a scooter!

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rear seat looks like a 92 f2. alot of the bike looks like a hypermotard/monster.
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I like scooters as much as anybody but I think this one is trying to be a motorcycle too much and you might look like a wanna be biker riding around town on it lol, would make a good pitbike though.

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its like the monkey bike is a teenager now.

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As I am a big fan of smallbore stuff I will be scoring one of these at some point. It's too tucking cool.
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looks like a blast! ....was thinking that when I start commuting back DT I'd pick up a cheap/used scooter (ruckus perhaps..if they can be found cheap) to ride to/from the train station, but this would be much more fun (if I didn't get arrested).......would have to hope they sell a lot of them and can be found for cheap used later though as I couldn't drop that much $$ on something like this, would rather just pick up a older DRZ or something.

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That bike isn't priced bad. For mothers day I rode around my cousins pit bike in the neighborhood. It was a 88cc big block swap from the 50cc. It was so much fun to rip that thing around, and it's so loud. HAHAHAA

This would be a great learning too and every day toy. I can't even call this a "BIKE" it's just a straight up toy. I can't call it a scooter because practical people purchase those. This is just a damn toy that I wouldn't mind parked next to my bike for quick tasks.

The reason I don't think it's priced too bad is because it makes decent speed, and if you look at the price of scooters they you still pay a good coin for them. Scooters do have sweet storage space though that's one thing I still miss about my old one I sold.
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the 88 is a big bore.

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the 88 is a big bore.
That's what he said. It was supposed to be a 50cc but they swapped it out. Big bore and 88cc kinda sounds like a jumbo shrimp.

His bike is the same as this.



It's a hooligan to ride around the suburbs with. People stare all the time and it's incredibly loud. I'd venture to say it probably goes around 40 mph but it seems so fast because it is so damn small.

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i'm just saying 88 is a big bore, not a big block. We all had 50s a few years back and most of us did 88 kits of some variety. Mine became frightening to ride and I wished I'd left it stock.

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Yes I originally meant to say "bore" my bad.

I still don't fully understand how that thing operates without a clutch, but it works. I also find it weird that it goes N,1,2,3 Up vs the 1,N,2,3. My wife has been taunting me about getting a little cruiser for her. This pit bike would be a good way for her to get her feet wet. She rode my scooter so this is a bit more advanced and she knows how to drive a manual transmission so I think it could be a smooth transition. I just get worried. I like only having one yahoo in the family

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I do love the fact that it has a kick start. I would love it if all bikes came with them. They are the greatest inventions I swear it. My scooter had one. My ninja did not and neither does my ducati.

I guess it's just not visually appealing to consumers.

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the clutch makes sense when you see it taken apart. I upgrade the springs in mine to handle the extra power, it grabbed harder too and added to the ass puckering. most of us went 88+racehead+carb, they were really fast.

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I LOL'D at the "ass puckering" comment.

Maybe I'm crazy but if I could legally ride that pit bike to work I totally would. It so small and you can be a real menace to society on it. Every time there were people outside they would stop and just give me the stink eye LOL

For as old as I'm getting I still feel and act like a little kid. 5 more days till the big 30.
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I LOL'D at the "ass puckering" comment.

Maybe I'm crazy but if I could legally ride that pit bike to work I totally would. It so small and you can be a real menace to society on it. Every time there were people outside they would stop and just give me the stink eye LOL

For as old as I'm getting I still feel and act like a little kid. 5 more days till the big 30.


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Yes I originally meant to say "bore" my bad.

I still don't fully understand how that thing operates without a clutch, but it works. I also find it weird that it goes N,1,2,3 Up vs the 1,N,2,3. My wife has been taunting me about getting a little cruiser for her. This pit bike would be a good way for her to get her feet wet. She rode my scooter so this is a bit more advanced and she knows how to drive a manual transmission so I think it could be a smooth transition. .
it has a clutch, but not a lever, in fact most of the jap minis have 2 clutches, one centrifical so you can stop in gear, and one hooked to the shifter, when you step on the shifter it does the clutch at the same time, hold the shifter down, rev the throttle, and let go of the shifter , you'll do a wheelie
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200cc kit. I don't know what the top speed would be but damn I don't think I'd want to find out on little tires.
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200cc kit. I don't know what the top speed would be but damn I don't think I'd want to find out on little tires.
Bah - Would not be worse than the Dragster Italjet 180 2t Scooters that hit 100 mph easily

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I already wanted a Crom. Now I want one even more. This thing looks like a mini Hypermotard.


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The first of these have finally hit the streets. I expect mine to show up sometime after the 23rd.

I'm excited as hell. Most dealers expect to only get one a month for the rest of the year.
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ill be seriously looking to buy one next spring

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Saw it yesterday in person. Pretty nice. I'd take it over a scooter for in town/pit duty.


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oooooooh! This looks like a lot of fun and perfect for a poor college student like me! might be in my future come tax season.
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Looks cool but, not for me. If I was to buy something in that category, I would get a scooter so I wouldn't have to shift. Check the link for a guy's impressions.

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I have one. Its dope.
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oooooh I found a used one for sale near me! dun dun dun!
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