|Motorcycle gears||Budapest: 2019-06-09 19:05|
|Buenos Aires: 2019-06-09 14:05|
Praha: 2019-06-09 19:05
I support and apply the rule of the gradual sanity approach with motorcycling: one should have the complete, learning curve trajectory.
There's one ideal and an another real world.
In an ideal world after one learns to walk, you start to ride a tricycle.
Then a bicycle.
Then - if everything fits - ride a 50cc scooter.
Then a 125.
Then a 200.
Then a 250.
Then a 300.
Then a 500.
Then a 599.
Then a 600.
Then a 650.
Then a 700.
Then a 750.
Then an 800.
Then a 900.
Then a thousand.
Then a thousand-hundred.
Then a thousand-two hundred.
Then a thousand-two hundred fifty.
Yet in a real world, it's hardly believable that most of the mundane mortals can financially afford such often motorcycle changes.
Realistically in my opinion a 50 - 125 - 600 - Xcc is a rideable way; if you need an upgrade and you started motorcycling above the age of 24 (at least in Hungary you must be older than 24 to be allowed to obtain an unlimited A category licence).
I'm supporting the manufacturers with all heart, because if they don't manufacture, there are no motorcycles - yet except the selling, too many stairs don't make too much sense. Because you're hardly in any bigger danger on a 600cc than on a 125cc, if:
- you learned The Holy Trinity
- regardless to the cubic centimeters, your mentality is humble at least in the beginning on a new bike
- you know the characteristics of the motorcycle (the type and nature of the engine, where and how much is the torque, the maneuverability, etc.)
- you know where you came from, where you've been to, what did you experience - you can already organize the things to their own places
- you are in a reasonable physical harmony with the bikeFor not a single moment would I want that 1.5 mt tall people not to ride an overtowering 250 kg heavy motorcycle.
Not even Arnold would be able to withhold a 180+ kg want-to-lay-down motorcycle - yet it would be worth to keep the sensible limits in front of the eyes.
- there's a healthy distance (~2+ years) between motorcycle changes, and those 730 days indeed had significant time on the bike, not only parking in the garage
Even a 125cc scooter can go as fast as 70-80 km/h (even faster with smaller built people), where you can already suffer a fatal or serious accident at this pace.I did ride a 125cc scooter up to 85, just in a helmet, short gloves, ordinary jeans, a polar sweater and sneakers.
On usual quality countryside roads, outside cities, on slopes.
I wanted to push more, but it physically didn't have any more breath.
Lately, I would probably remember those times as bravery.
Never-ever the cubic centimeters make a motorcycle dangerous, but the wrong attitude and missing skills of the rider.