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Old July 16th, 2008, 02:19 PM   #1
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I saw this bike in a different post and I'm intrigued. Anybody on here ride one or have any experience with them? How would they have to be registered in Michigan? I have been thinking a little bit about a scooter/bike or something for cruising up north to a cabin or my girlfriends (150 mile round trip). The top speed is 57 MPH stock. I'm already used to driving slow because of my samurai. I figured this would be good, throw a backpack on and cruise up north. They have 110 CC engine with a 4 speed 4 stroke. People claim to get between 80-90 MPG with them and beyond. It would be fun to cruise with and know that I could go 100 miles on a fin.

http://www.kikker5150.com/hardknock.html this is the website.

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Old July 16th, 2008, 02:34 PM   #2
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Old July 16th, 2008, 02:34 PM   #3
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Old July 16th, 2008, 02:37 PM   #4
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I think it would suck for longer trips, I don't see that thing being better then for around town. I would go get a ninja 250, or something similar, you can get 70+mpg on those.
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under 50 cc's and no faster than 30 mph on level ground, plus cannot be shifted to be considered a moped in Michigan according to the SOS. So, the Kikker is classed as a motorcycle in this state. Jay.

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It doesnt meet engine size requiremtns for the expressway but if your not planning on riding on the expressway it looks like it could be fun and economical.

Ps. the one with the ape-hangers looks stupid.
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I was checking them out also lately. That 8 ball with the red rims is pretty sweet.
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It doesnt meet engine size requiremtns for the expressway but if your not planning on riding on the expressway it looks like it could be fun and economical.

Ps. the one with the ape-hangers looks stupid.
I usually like ape hangers, but they look ugly on that, but ape hanger are soooooo much more comfortable then drag bars.
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There are several vids on you tube if you want to see it in action (turn off sound unless you like "get on your bad motor scooter and ride" songs).
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thats the most bad ass moped ive ever seen
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Anything under 250cc is worthless.

My 1100cc 600 lb. road bike will easily get over 50 mpg if just cruising.
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Again, from the SOS

"If you are a moped operator, you must follow the same traffic rules as other motor vehicle operators. A moped is a two- or three-wheeled vehicle with a motor which has no more than 50cc piston displacement producing two brake horsepower or less. The moped must have a power drive system that does not require shifting gears and cannot have a top speed exceeding 30 mph on level surfaces."

Not a moped!
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It is a 3/4 motorcycle (yes I'm posting alot about this for the casino cash).
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Anything under 250cc is worthless.

My 1100cc 600 lb. road bike will easily get over 50 mpg if just cruising.
yes, but this will get nearly double that MPG. No expressway is fine with me. I don't think I'd want to ride it on the expressway anyway.
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yes, but this will get nearly double that MPG. No expressway is fine with me. I don't think I'd want to ride it on the expressway anyway.
I said OVER 50 mpg. I get 45-50 mpg just cruising to work and back, no expressway or two lane highways.

Top speed of 57 mph with who on it? An 80 lb circus midget?

If you ask me, something that slow and that small just isn't safe.
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I think they are cool. They do make one that could be registered as a moped. Looks the same, 49cc engine, no gears, 29 mph. The one you are talking about is registered like a regular motorcycle. They sell kits too if I'm not mistaken. They would probably be fun around town. Much better than a spree..
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yes, but this will get nearly double that MPG. No expressway is fine with me. I don't think I'd want to ride it on the expressway anyway.
Just get a gas conversion for a mtn bike and get 200mpg.
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with the way the people on the roads are i don't know how someone would have the guts to ride something like that on the roads

and like above mentioned the law for freeway bikes is 125cc or at least it was last time i looked at the signs on the on ramps

to be honest i wouldn't ride a regular motorcycle on these roads with all the ass wads out there its bad enough in a vehicle
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