Post by nulldevice on Mar 13, 2013 16:57:34 GMT -5
Until the mud months end around here there is nothing gained washing it. I keep it in the basement and there are a couple places between the walk out basement door and the pavement that are muddy and can't be gone around. This summer I am going to buy a ton or three of crushed gravel and fix that problem.
I like the size, weight, and handling of a 250, but I am quite large and the group I ride with tends to ride speeds that are the top of a 250's capacity with my 300 pounds on it, thus the TMAX. I found the TMAX and a Burgman 400 at equally attractive prices. It was a tough choice. Day trips of 300 to 400 miles are an easy yet ambitious ride for me.
For me the choice between the Burgman and TMAX were the same choice as between a Buick or a Camero. Both very nice cars but very different styles.
It has a 500cc parallel twin motor and has somewhere around 40-45 horsepower. My wife refuses to get on it because of health concerns with allergies and back issues, but my younger son has taken a few rides. As for power, it is adequate with my 300 pounds and my son's 230 pounds on it. I had problems keeping it below 75 MPH on the Interstate -- while going up hill in to a 20 MPH head wind. There was no bottoming out of the suspension and the ride and handling is still great.
Lol. It's kind of hard not to get enthusiastic about these babies!
Thanks for the info, I'll bear that in mind if it ever comes to a new scoot. I was in chatting to the local motorcycle shop owner today, while his mechanic was fixing a puncture for me. He showed me a Kymco.........something........300, that was very nice. It would also have the benefit of keeping my Â£Â£Â£s in the local economy.