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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #740 on: September 01, 2021, 03:37:00 pm »
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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #741 on: September 01, 2021, 03:39:42 pm »
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Ek wil nog eendag so XT250 besit  :drif:
 

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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #742 on: September 01, 2021, 03:47:04 pm »
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VM is hy gerestoreer of lyk hy so van nuutgeit? :thumleft: :drif:
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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #743 on: September 01, 2021, 03:53:16 pm »
En my eerste upgrade

VM is hy gerestoreer of lyk hy so van nuutgeit? :thumleft: :drif:

Daai pic is al amper 20 jaar oud ek besit hom lankal al nie meer nie. Daai tyd het ek net slaapsak vasgestrek en R50 in my sak gesteek en gery.

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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #744 on: September 01, 2021, 03:55:04 pm »
Sorry het verstaan jyt hom nou aangeskaf.
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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #745 on: September 17, 2021, 03:52:14 pm »
Test rode this guy today here in Bloem.
Xpulse 200

Very nice bike!!


« Last Edit: September 17, 2021, 03:52:48 pm by Grunder »
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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #746 on: September 17, 2021, 04:15:21 pm »
Test rode this guy today here in Bloem.
Xpulse 200

Very nice bike!!


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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #747 on: September 17, 2021, 04:33:26 pm »
Well, I could only take it around the block. It was not a demo. So the 3km on it now is me

That being said, it was a pleasure to ride. The foorpegs felt a bit high but I quickly got used to that (rode it after the sym so was maybe only 'different'). Pegs has rubbers that can be taken out. Dash is clear to read, has a gear indicator.
Has nice pull from one traffic light to the next.

I went with a friend. He was looking at the sym 200. As we walked out I spotted the xpulse (I was told they were not in bloem). Anyway, I love the bike. My friend was convinced with the sym as we were initially walking out... now he wants the xpulse.

I must say for R43k you get a lot; decent tires (as apposed what was on the sym), decent steel bashplate, handguards (boneless ofc), luggage plate plus a screen. And the other thing I loved was the fact that there was no unnecessary plastics on the front; metal tank.

The sym on the other hand R34k (demo). Still needs crash protection, plastic bashplate,  no handguards, no luggage plate.

Anyway, not a bike vs bike review.

I thoroughly enjoyed riding the xpulse.

I would buy one.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2021, 04:34:39 pm by Grunder »
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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #748 on: September 17, 2021, 05:16:38 pm »
Just watched this...



That's Sterling 5500 only .... anyone knows if it's for sale here, and price perhaps?
If yes & similar I just may be tempted to go do trackdays again  :thumleft:
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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #749 on: September 17, 2021, 06:23:28 pm »
Well, I could only take it around the block. It was not a demo. So the 3km on it now is me

That being said, it was a pleasure to ride. The foorpegs felt a bit high but I quickly got used to that (rode it after the sym so was maybe only 'different'). Pegs has rubbers that can be taken out. Dash is clear to read, has a gear indicator.
Has nice pull from one traffic light to the next.

I went with a friend. He was looking at the sym 200. As we walked out I spotted the xpulse (I was told they were not in bloem). Anyway, I love the bike. My friend was convinced with the sym as we were initially walking out... now he wants the xpulse.

I must say for R43k you get a lot; decent tires (as apposed what was on the sym), decent steel bashplate, handguards (boneless ofc), luggage plate plus a screen. And the other thing I loved was the fact that there was no unnecessary plastics on the front; metal tank.

The sym on the other hand R34k (demo). Still needs crash protection, plastic bashplate,  no handguards, no luggage plate.

Anyway, not a bike vs bike review.

I thoroughly enjoyed riding the xpulse.

I would buy one.
I've also looked at the SYM and really like it.
Being anal and analytical I compared it with the Xpule 200.
The Xpulse is very appealing, however be careful , it seems some sold in SA are the older BS4. (no oil cooler on down frame in front of engine).
The newer BS6 has an oil cooler and testers say it is far smoother and less stressed on the open road and when operating in the higher RPM range.
To differentiate, the old BS4 has the exhaust header going next to the cylinder while the new BS6 has the exhaust going under the engine along the bottom frame rail.

Use it or dont use it.

Nice bike regardless. Good value for money
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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #750 on: September 17, 2021, 06:52:19 pm »
Just watched this...



That's Sterling 5500 only .... anyone knows if it's for sale here, and price perhaps?
If yes & similar I just may be tempted to go do trackdays again  :thumleft:
R3 maybe ? R85 000
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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #751 on: September 17, 2021, 11:21:20 pm »
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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #752 on: September 18, 2021, 08:50:29 am »
Well, I could only take it around the block. It was not a demo. So the 3km on it now is me

That being said, it was a pleasure to ride. The foorpegs felt a bit high but I quickly got used to that (rode it after the sym so was maybe only 'different'). Pegs has rubbers that can be taken out. Dash is clear to read, has a gear indicator.
Has nice pull from one traffic light to the next.

I went with a friend. He was looking at the sym 200. As we walked out I spotted the xpulse (I was told they were not in bloem). Anyway, I love the bike. My friend was convinced with the sym as we were initially walking out... now he wants the xpulse.

I must say for R43k you get a lot; decent tires (as apposed what was on the sym), decent steel bashplate, handguards (boneless ofc), luggage plate plus a screen. And the other thing I loved was the fact that there was no unnecessary plastics on the front; metal tank.

The sym on the other hand R34k (demo). Still needs crash protection, plastic bashplate,  no handguards, no luggage plate.

Anyway, not a bike vs bike review.

I thoroughly enjoyed riding the xpulse.

I would buy one.
I've also looked at the SYM and really like it.
Being anal and analytical I compared it with the Xpule 200.
The Xpulse is very appealing, however be careful , it seems some sold in SA are the older BS4. (no oil cooler on down frame in front of engine).
The newer BS6 has an oil cooler and testers say it is far smoother and less stressed on the open road and when operating in the higher RPM range.
To differentiate, the old BS4 has the exhaust header going next to the cylinder while the new BS6 has the exhaust going under the engine along the bottom frame rail.

Use it or dont use it.

Nice bike regardless. Good value for money


The Xpulse, and all other Indian/Chinese marques, are not good value for money. It only seem so as you pay less when you buy, but it won't last like the Korean or Japanese bikes, and on selling

time they get thrown in with BibBoy's, Kazuma's, etc, and your value is gone.

One gets what you pay for.
 

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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #753 on: September 18, 2021, 11:48:23 am »
Well, I could only take it around the block. It was not a demo. So the 3km on it now is me

That being said, it was a pleasure to ride. The foorpegs felt a bit high but I quickly got used to that (rode it after the sym so was maybe only 'different'). Pegs has rubbers that can be taken out. Dash is clear to read, has a gear indicator.
Has nice pull from one traffic light to the next.

I went with a friend. He was looking at the sym 200. As we walked out I spotted the xpulse (I was told they were not in bloem). Anyway, I love the bike. My friend was convinced with the sym as we were initially walking out... now he wants the xpulse.

I must say for R43k you get a lot; decent tires (as apposed what was on the sym), decent steel bashplate, handguards (boneless ofc), luggage plate plus a screen. And the other thing I loved was the fact that there was no unnecessary plastics on the front; metal tank.

The sym on the other hand R34k (demo). Still needs crash protection, plastic bashplate,  no handguards, no luggage plate.

Anyway, not a bike vs bike review.

I thoroughly enjoyed riding the xpulse.

I would buy one.
I've also looked at the SYM and really like it.
Being anal and analytical I compared it with the Xpule 200.
The Xpulse is very appealing, however be careful , it seems some sold in SA are the older BS4. (no oil cooler on down frame in front of engine).
The newer BS6 has an oil cooler and testers say it is far smoother and less stressed on the open road and when operating in the higher RPM range.
To differentiate, the old BS4 has the exhaust header going next to the cylinder while the new BS6 has the exhaust going under the engine along the bottom frame rail.

Use it or dont use it.

Nice bike regardless. Good value for money


The Xpulse, and all other Indian/Chinese marques, are not good value for money. It only seem so as you pay less when you buy, but it won't last like the Korean or Japanese bikes, and on selling

time they get thrown in with BibBoy's, Kazuma's, etc, and your value is gone.

One gets what you pay for.
Well... to be honest... you say that about bmw as well so...
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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #754 on: September 18, 2021, 03:48:46 pm »
Well, I could only take it around the block. It was not a demo. So the 3km on it now is me

That being said, it was a pleasure to ride. The foorpegs felt a bit high but I quickly got used to that (rode it after the sym so was maybe only 'different'). Pegs has rubbers that can be taken out. Dash is clear to read, has a gear indicator.
Has nice pull from one traffic light to the next.

I went with a friend. He was looking at the sym 200. As we walked out I spotted the xpulse (I was told they were not in bloem). Anyway, I love the bike. My friend was convinced with the sym as we were initially walking out... now he wants the xpulse.

I must say for R43k you get a lot; decent tires (as apposed what was on the sym), decent steel bashplate, handguards (boneless ofc), luggage plate plus a screen. And the other thing I loved was the fact that there was no unnecessary plastics on the front; metal tank.

The sym on the other hand R34k (demo). Still needs crash protection, plastic bashplate,  no handguards, no luggage plate.

Anyway, not a bike vs bike review.

I thoroughly enjoyed riding the xpulse.

I would buy one.
I've also looked at the SYM and really like it.
Being anal and analytical I compared it with the Xpule 200.
The Xpulse is very appealing, however be careful , it seems some sold in SA are the older BS4. (no oil cooler on down frame in front of engine).
The newer BS6 has an oil cooler and testers say it is far smoother and less stressed on the open road and when operating in the higher RPM range.
To differentiate, the old BS4 has the exhaust header going next to the cylinder while the new BS6 has the exhaust going under the engine along the bottom frame rail.

Use it or dont use it.

Nice bike regardless. Good value for money


The Xpulse, and all other Indian/Chinese marques, are not good value for money. It only seem so as you pay less when you buy, but it won't last like the Korean or Japanese bikes, and on selling

time they get thrown in with BibBoy's, Kazuma's, etc, and your value is gone.

One gets what you pay for.
I suppose life is like this...
In the old days a ship goes into a foreign port for a run ashore.
You can give each sailor a case of beer and a women...
and someone will always complain because he wants a bottle of wine and a man....

No malice or harm intended
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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #755 on: September 18, 2021, 05:59:46 pm »
Well, I could only take it around the block. It was not a demo. So the 3km on it now is me

That being said, it was a pleasure to ride. The foorpegs felt a bit high but I quickly got used to that (rode it after the sym so was maybe only 'different'). Pegs has rubbers that can be taken out. Dash is clear to read, has a gear indicator.
Has nice pull from one traffic light to the next.

I went with a friend. He was looking at the sym 200. As we walked out I spotted the xpulse (I was told they were not in bloem). Anyway, I love the bike. My friend was convinced with the sym as we were initially walking out... now he wants the xpulse.

I must say for R43k you get a lot; decent tires (as apposed what was on the sym), decent steel bashplate, handguards (boneless ofc), luggage plate plus a screen. And the other thing I loved was the fact that there was no unnecessary plastics on the front; metal tank.

The sym on the other hand R34k (demo). Still needs crash protection, plastic bashplate,  no handguards, no luggage plate.

Anyway, not a bike vs bike review.

I thoroughly enjoyed riding the xpulse.

I would buy one.
I've also looked at the SYM and really like it.
Being anal and analytical I compared it with the Xpule 200.
The Xpulse is very appealing, however be careful , it seems some sold in SA are the older BS4. (no oil cooler on down frame in front of engine).
The newer BS6 has an oil cooler and testers say it is far smoother and less stressed on the open road and when operating in the higher RPM range.
To differentiate, the old BS4 has the exhaust header going next to the cylinder while the new BS6 has the exhaust going under the engine along the bottom frame rail.

Use it or dont use it.

Nice bike regardless. Good value for money


The Xpulse, and all other Indian/Chinese marques, are not good value for money. It only seem so as you pay less when you buy, but it won't last like the Korean or Japanese bikes, and on selling

time they get thrown in with BibBoy's, Kazuma's, etc, and your value is gone.

One gets what you pay for.
Well... to be honest... you say that about bmw as well so...




BMW is the opposite, not cheap and a fancy dealer network the paying client has to subsidise. BMW's are also gross.

So, you weren't that honest.
 

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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #756 on: September 18, 2021, 06:04:02 pm »
In fact, now that Grunder dragged in BMW, just do a Google search on BMW GS310 reliability.

Sidestands, waterpumps, stators, all on low kms, bikse more in the shops it seems than under an owner.

Why?  They're built in India.

Do not waste your money.
 

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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #757 on: September 18, 2021, 07:11:42 pm »
In fact, now that Grunder dragged in BMW, just do a Google search on BMW GS310 reliability.

Sidestands, waterpumps, stators, all on low kms, bikse more in the shops it seems than under an owner.

Why?  They're built in India.

Do not waste your money.
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« Reply #758 on: September 18, 2021, 08:49:10 pm »
In fact, now that Grunder dragged in BMW, just do a Google search on BMW GS310 reliability.

Sidestands, waterpumps, stators, all on low kms, bikse more in the shops it seems than under an owner.

Why?  They're built in India.

Do not waste your money.
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Re: The small bike thread
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