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So I'm taking the MSF for the first time. I've been riding for about 10 years and have ridden all sorts of bikes but this has got to be the most fun. I was "given" this bike for the class.

Q link XP 200 PHIBBS POWERSPORTS ALBANY, NY (518) 459-5000


Yes its slow and very under powered but for some reason I friggin love it. Its more "fun" than my 10r because I can really hammer on the throttle and not worry about going 100mph or bringing the front wheel up. Don't get me wrong, hitting the twisties is a riot, but the bike is too..... serious? It wants to kill you with every twist of the throttle. I was told that they might be selling the bike at the end of this year and would sell for dirt cheap (under a grand). I was thinking about picking it up just to tool around/beat the hell out of. Anybody know anything about this company?

Also, what other small bikes do you guys find plain ole' fun?
 

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Actually my MSF led me to a fun small bike as well. We had a variety but I loved the Yamaha TW200. So much so that I plan to buy one in the next year and make it my dirt trail/camping bike.
 

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So I'm taking the MSF for the first time. I've been riding for about 10 years and have ridden all sorts of bikes but this has got to be the most fun. I was "given" this bike for the class.

Q link XP 200 PHIBBS POWERSPORTS ALBANY, NY (518) 459-5000


Yes its slow and very under powered but for some reason I friggin love it. Its more "fun" than my 10r because I can really hammer on the throttle and not worry about going 100mph or bringing the front wheel up. Don't get me wrong, hitting the twisties is a riot, but the bike is too..... serious? It wants to kill you with every twist of the throttle. I was told that they might be selling the bike at the end of this year and would sell for dirt cheap (under a grand). I was thinking about picking it up just to tool around/beat the hell out of. Anybody know anything about this company?

Also, what other small bikes do you guys find plain ole' fun?
Hah! When I was taking my MSF course @ HVCC earlier this year, this bike was next to the 250R I rode. The guy riding it seemed to enjoy it, but, it just wasn't my style.
 

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Yes it is the same course at HVCC. Its good stuff.

I'm taking the course for a few reasons. First, I feel like a bit of hypocrite pushing all my friends taking it when I haven't. Second, hopefully I can learn something, or a technique that I never picked up on my own and become a better rider. Third, my license status is kind of unknown. I took and passed the road test about 8 years ago but DMV had a "glitch" and I no longer have one. Even DMV shows that I took and passed the test, but they won't but the M endorsement on the license. Quite a surprise when I'm sitting on the side of the road and the trooper tells me he is gonna have to tow the bike because I don't have a license. Judge dismissed the case but rather than deal with that crap again I'll just take this and be done with it.

Plus HVCC has some advanced rider courses that I might take and you need this as a pre-req.
 
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