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Not me, I wouldn`t commute on a pedal bike either, for the same reasons, too small, too slow, too vulnerable - if no performance margin over the cages, no thanks..
I ride all my roadbikes, but have a regular hack, an RZ 350 Yam, which is fairly light/nimble but still has similar outright performance to a Commando.
 

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Nice Bike Madass have fun with it. Actually it looks great stickerless. We'll need a ride report....
 

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it came with all the stickers in a bag, thats where they'll stay. took it for a short ride and it performs much better than I expected, motor is very tight, after she frees up a bit, I'll look at some tuning parts, 150cc big bore kit and head is available and I've spoken to a cam grinder here, carb and pipe and she sould be fun.
 
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T.T. I think you must be kidding - if you dont get it, or are you really Tiddler Thrasher?
 
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J.A.W. said:
T.T. I think you must be kidding - if you dont get it, or are you really Tiddler Thrasher?
Not kidding; if safety means not killing yourself in an accident, then bigger faster bikes are not safer.
 
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Crashing is a risk, T.T. - whether accident or other-wise, but being underpowered is a handicap, reducing riding options needlessly.
& is your Triton 'powered ' by a Tiger Cub mill ? Why not?
 
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J.A.W. said:
Crashing is a risk, T.T. - whether accident or other-wise, but being underpowered is a handicap, reducing riding options needlessly.
& is your Triton 'powered ' by a Tiger Cub mill ? Why not?
Most motorbike road accidents happen at low speed, in town and involve a larger vehicle violating the right of way of some dreamer on a bike. In these circumstances, engine size and power has little relevance.

Most fatal motorbike road accidents happen on the open road and involve no other vehicle but a bike, ridden by some fool seeing how fast he can get round a corner, or involve another vehicle and some fool on a bike attempting an ill-advised overtaking manoeuvre. Large capacity (600cc or over) sport type bikes predominate.

Maybe it's all very different in your country. Doubt it, though.
 
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Triton Thrasher said:
J.A.W. said:
Crashing is a risk, T.T. - whether accident or other-wise, but being underpowered is a handicap, reducing riding options needlessly.
& is your Triton 'powered ' by a Tiger Cub mill ? Why not?
Most motorbike road accidents happen at low speed, in town and involve a larger vehicle violating the right of way of some dreamer on a bike. In these circumstances, engine size and power has little relevance.

Most fatal motorbike road accidents happen on the open road and involve no other vehicle but a bike, ridden by some fool seeing how fast he can get round a corner, or involve another vehicle and some fool on a bike attempting an ill-advised overtaking manoeuvre. Large capacity (600cc or over) sport type bikes predominate.

Maybe it's all very different in your country. Doubt it, though.
probably better not to encourage some here - over 1000 posts since June, can't leave much time for riding.
 
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A few minutes here or there, minutes perhaps saved by riding to work on a decently quick bike, how safe is a 125 4T tiddler on a Motorway?
Quite a few bike crashes are from car rear-enders, which under certain circumstances, a warp factor option can prevent..
 
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J.A.W. said:
A few minutes here or there, minutes perhaps saved by riding to work on a decently quick bike, how safe is a 125 4T tiddler on a Motorway?
Quite a few bike crashes are from car rear-enders, which under certain circumstances, a warp factor option can prevent..
If you've been a rider for a long time, have yourself a think about the fatal accidents you've heard about. You may even have sadly lost friends in bike accidents.

How many of those accidents were rear enders, and/or were caused by being on a lightweight bike?

The fact that you and I like big bikes doesn't make them safer.
 
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Proof please, T.T. - & if any forum members feel safer on a Tiddler than a Commando, - could you kindly state the reasons?
 
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I'll take some Cdo torque to get away from trouble over one of those bikes . Hopefully it lasts and isn't just a waist of natural resources, no offense. IMO Cdo's aren't big bikes either.
 
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Proof please, T.T. - & if any forum members feel safer on a Tiddler than a Commando, - could you kindly state the reasons?
Sorry, I can't be bothered "proving" anything. Have you had that think about how your friends's lives were lost? Was it because of small engines?

How you "feel" on a tiddler or on a Commando is of zero consequence to what crashes you'll have or not have.

I've seen the accident figures. If you haven't read them (and that's the way it sounds to me), then on you go and find and read the figures.
If you are not sufficiently interested to do so, that's ok too.


If you think your safety can be guaranteed by somehow "accelerating out of trouble," then bloody good luck.
 
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I ride to work, that toy would be ludicrously inadequate in the role, I could drive a car, or take public transport, but those options are far more costly, in many ways

They let you out of youre cage then .
 
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Ah Matt, so - do you have a cage to commute in, or a job to commute to? How about a Tiddler?..L.O.L.
T.T.- per C.Hitchens , "What is asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence".
 

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and I intend to, I have 2 other 125's that I have tuned to do 80mph, I'm already looking at a 150cc kit and matching cyl head, camshaft, carb and pipe, I reckon I wont have much trouble exceeding the top speed of my other 2 "tiddlers" I have big bikes as well and in my crowded city the little bikes piss on the big bikes for getting from A to B safety wise, because of maniac drivers here you need to be able to manuevre very quickly , the "fast" little bikes are the best for this, the slow ones are not, I dont get out of 2nd gear on my big bikes, to heavy to manouvere in heavy traffic, I rode bikes in Australia for 40 years and in Asia for the past 5, I know what I am talking about.
 
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