Small Motorcycles - Does Size Matter?
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Small bikes: are they big fun, or just gateway motorcycles to much larger machines? Lemmy, Spurgeon, and Joe are back for another discussion, and this time they’re unpacking the small bike segment. From beginner bikes to off-roaders to sharp race machines, there’s lots to say about the tiny side of two wheels. The guys also explore common ideas like “outgrowing a motorcycle” and “a slow bike fast is more fun than a fast bike slow”. Get comfortable and tune in to hear their thoughts. To get the extended podcast for a longer, uncut experience, High Side / Low Side is now available in podcast form: open.spotify.com/show/2xOIPKztk7VO24lM5Y9U6f

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    • RevZilla
      RevZilla

      If you want to check out the podcast head on over to Common Tread for the uncut version of the episode! https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/lemmy-spurgeon-and-joe-talk-small-motorcycles

      about 3 months ago
    • Jamie B
      Jamie B In reply to RevZilla

      That was great fellas, glad you decided to do podcast, fun to watch and enjoy the stories. Thanks.

      about 1 month ago
    • random_ cocaine46
      random_ cocaine46 In reply to RevZilla

      Spotify is not available here india so can you please try on google podcast for us android users

      about 3 months ago
    • Robert Brockmann
      Robert Brockmann In reply to RevZilla

      Guys I enjoy your talks, but I never cease to wonder how spoiled American users generally are. Here in South America I knew a girl who is crossing the continent in a 125cc. She is not a mainstream case, but by no means is she an exception. I have a 250 and a 800cc. I enjoy my 250 more and I cannot imagine why would anybody need anything bigger than 800.

      about 3 months ago
    • Sam Souissi
      Sam Souissi In reply to RevZilla

      +ZLA Lemmy hahahah, thanks for the comments Buddy, I hope u consider coming to Malaysia for a ride. We can do the thousand corner road trip. Keep up the good work guys. Cheers

      about 3 months ago
    • ZLA Lemmy
      ZLA Lemmy In reply to RevZilla

      +Sam Souissi I don't say hi to everyone because my fingers would fall off from typing if I did that ;)

      about 3 months ago
    • Coyote112 12
      Coyote112 12

      People keep getting fatter and bigger. Cars keep getting smaller, bikes keep getting bigger. Touring bikes are cool for luxuries, storage, and comfort for long trips. But they are much more expensive. Riding bikes like a Sportster, Shadow, or a scout are much easier to ride around town, county roads, easier to maneuver. It’s about what the rider wants to do with it. I like bikes in general even if it’s not my taste.

      about 1 day ago
    • William Kirby
      William Kirby

      I own a KTM 390 Duke for commuting and a 2007 GSXR600. Different tools for different days.

      about 1 day ago
    • Mike Skidmore
      Mike Skidmore

      So Lemi says everyone should have a Hayabsa and a Honda 500 CC Two stroke Dirt Bike

      about 1 day ago
    • Mike Skidmore
      Mike Skidmore

      Most Motorcycles in the USA are fun Toys .. Not that many are used as commuters to ride to work ..
      The most popular Motorcycle in the World is the Honda C-90 C-125 125 Cub .. they have sold 330 million of them or more.. They get could mpg and many Asians don't own a car just the Motorcycle..

      about 1 day ago
    • Mike Skidmore
      Mike Skidmore

      Remember when Ronald Reagan put a 40% Import Duty on all Japanese bikes over 700 CC's because Harley's suck and Reagan wanted to save Harley from Bankruptcy .. The Big 4 immediately came out with more models under 700 CC's

      about 1 day ago
    • Mike Skidmore
      Mike Skidmore

      I am 5'4" 29" inseam.. Street bikes and dirt bikes from the 1960's and 1970's have a way lower seat height.. I still have a Yamaha R-5 and an RZ-350 they fit a small person like me very well.. My Yamaha FZ-07 I can't touch the ground just on my tippy toes lean to the left and put my left foot down flat.. I am considering getting a lower linkage for it.. I lowered the forks 1" in the Triple clamps.. I increased the rear spring pre load do to side and top cases.. With a passenger I can sit flat footed..

      about 1 day ago
    • Mike Skidmore
      Mike Skidmore

      Pedal bikes come in many different frame sizes based on rider height .. Motorcycles should be made in different frame sizes too.

      about 1 day ago
    • Garrett Wilson
      Garrett Wilson

      I ride a Harley V-Rod and just turned 19 in April. Although i have been riding since I was 8. I prefer bigger displacement bikes purely because the low rumble is way more exciting to me than that high pitched whine that a lot of smaller bikes have when you hammer the throttle. Just personal preference

      about 1 day ago
    • Jeremy Scoggins
      Jeremy Scoggins

      Hands down, one of my favorite motorcycle discussions!! I went from a 1600 cruiser down to a 650 Versys and I would take the 650 any day of the week. I realize that the Versys 650 it not a “small” bike but it’s considerably smaller than what I was used too. That being said, a smaller (displacement) bike that fits your stature, is going to offer a much more enjoyable experience for the majority of riders; my opinion. Again, awesome discussion!!👌👍

      about 2 days ago
    • Mahin Rishad
      Mahin Rishad

      Hi, I've been riding my father's bike for years but now I'm getting my own. Due to complicated restrictions I have to get a 150 cc (about 17 hp). Would you recommend tune-ups like ecu, fuel injectors and exhaust ? Maybe a discussion about tune-ups for small displacement bikes.

      about 2 days ago
    • G Garm
      G Garm

      What is your opinion of a CB500X as a first bike?

      about 2 days ago
    • Kevin Freist
      Kevin Freist

      I've ridden an 800 Suzuki Marauder for 22 years. bought it new . have ridden with many larger bikes and never had a problem keepin up or being comfortable. i did build custom bars to move them forward and built forward controls. also built a lower seat. i am 5`10" i rode a Honda rebel for a year or so many years before i got the marauder. it was cool but just tooo small.

      about 2 days ago
    • John Ladan
      John Ladan

      Liked it for "always add" 19:52.

      about 2 days ago
    • Scott Havens
      Scott Havens

      Sort of wanted. Definition figured out before hand
      Had 1965 Honda 90 always felt like it would suddenly bend .
      How about small being something that struggles to do freeway speeds .

      about 2 days ago
    • holoholo haole no ka oi
      holoholo haole no ka oi

      i ride a small scooter because i like the feel of the wind on my mangina

      about 3 days ago
    • Wineglass Oracle
      Wineglass Oracle

      2004 Guzzi Breva 750. At the MAX

      about 3 days ago
    • The Raconteur
      The Raconteur

      Holy crap this was painful to watch. Spurgeon, quit interrupting!

      about 3 days ago
    • Sean Donnelly
      Sean Donnelly In reply to The Raconteur

      Probably why he failed as a High School teacher. Kept asking the students questions and cutting them off before they could answer :)

      about 13 hours ago
    • barkeep25
      barkeep25

      I think Harry and Loyd proved you don't need a big bike for two up touring!!!

      about 3 days ago
    • barkeep25
      barkeep25 In reply to barkeep25

      Just watch out for sea bass!

      about 3 days ago
    • Hablemos Del Huerto
      Hablemos Del Huerto

      Super entertaining and interesting! Great format

      about 3 days ago
    • Sunshine Moto
      Sunshine Moto

      I wouldn't buy a horse that would only travel on pavement.
      Dual Sport is the best choice for most people , get a set of super Moto wheels and you 3 bikes in one

      about 4 days ago
    • Coyote112 12
      Coyote112 12 In reply to Sunshine Moto

      Sunshine Moto only have a street bike but definitely think dual sports are awesome

      about 1 day ago
    • Dave Sleyer
      Dave Sleyer

      I’m 6’3 and ride an 883 Sportster comfortably. I pushed my bars forward and raised the suspension. problem solved.

      about 4 days ago
    • Dave Potter
      Dave Potter

      When I started on a CBR125 It was a great learner bike. You have to throw yourself around the bike when cornering because YOU are the heaviest thing on the bike. Its actually more difficult to control well. I moved up to a CBR500R (which by many people's standards in a small bike) and still had dangerous moments, but I used that tiny bike experience to get myself out of trouble - otherwise I would have been dead by now. Now I commute 25mile into London. I only have 5000miles experience on that bike but I know that I will be improving for the next 10K before I even consider a 650.

      about 4 days ago
    • Howard Rains
      Howard Rains

      I've been riding for about 12 years now and have ridden about 100,000 miles in that time. I tour 1500-2000 miles at a time. The largest bike I had until last year was a 250cc Honda.

      about 4 days ago
    • Matthew Hoopes
      Matthew Hoopes

      Dude, I've just outgrown my BossHoss. Just doesn't have the power and torque I need. Need something bigger

      about 4 days ago
    • RevZilla
      RevZilla In reply to Matthew Hoopes

      What you need is the Dodge Tomahawk. -DrewZilla

      about 3 days ago
    • D.A. Risse
      D.A. Risse

      Just go by horsepower ....

      about 5 days ago
    • Kevin Barlage
      Kevin Barlage

      For most people, when they ask about outgrowing a bike, they are actually asking "Will my friends not think its cool anymore?".


      Bike size should be dependent on a persons frame and riding ability. While anybody can ride any bike, bikes fit different people better than others. I'm 5' 7" 125lbs and ride a V Strom 650. The bike weighs 500lbs in adventure trim. Its a large bike for me. It rides fantastic and cruises perfect but physically i'm more at home on a smaller bike like CB300R or Ninja 400. Its taken me over 500 miles of riding it to feel comfortable with the bike. Im still not comfortable pushing the bike in and out of parking areas because of the weight and height. My first bike was a CBR250R and it was still the most fun bike i ever had. It wasn't fast but went everywhere i needed to and handled amazing.

      about 5 days ago
    • Crippling Debt
      Crippling Debt

      27 years old got my first bike today 2011 suzuki DR650SE 6,100 miles on it for a great price wanted something good to start on but never really out grow and turn it into an adventure bike

      about 6 days ago
    • Dave Novotny
      Dave Novotny

      Back in '61 I got my first bike, a '47 Knucklehead. Currently I ride a CTX700. In between I've had everything above and below these two, from a XL-100, to a 80 inch sportster drag bike. My most favorite bike was my '75 Can Am TNT. Small bikes can be a lot of fun. I laughed when Spurg mentioned "You'll outgrow it", because that's what people told me when I got the CTX a couple years ago. I'll never "Outgrow it". It has <50hp, and I think about the same top speed as the '75 Can Am did, but It gets the job done, very comfortably, and economically, Not everyone does track days. Some of us just use a bike for transportation. And, some of us actually could care less about what other riders think about our choice to get that transportation done. Good video, guys!

      about 6 days ago
    • Jonathan Lovelace
      Jonathan Lovelace

      Hahahaha my first bike is my gsxr750 lel

      about 6 days ago