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Economical Commuter: What They Build. MD Readers Part 3

Here’s more our readers regarding their on economical commuters, and what think the manufacturers should Part 2 of the series can be found .

First off I think the “economical should be designed with purpose. and not try to do all things e.g. riding, touring, on-road/off-road.

speed – the EC should be able to comfortably on the interstates – 75-80 mph

– 200 miles per tank

MPG – the designers make every attampt to very high gas mileage. A of 90 mpg would be nice.

Service – oil changes every 6-10k, and simple and easy.

Other every 20k.

Wet weight – 400 lb

Transmission – optional, manual or

Tires – 20,000 mile expectancy

Price – less $3,000

Country of origin – (not mandatory, but who else bother?)

The way I see it, the EC would not be the motorcycle prime bike. The low price make it less painless to one for the commuting role. A light modestly powered EC should be easy on tires – 20 kmi should be (and tires should not be expensive).

The Kawasaki Ninja 250 come close to my ideal of a good EC.

regardless of the capabilities and economies of the EC, I don’t think there be a large market for the bike in the US.

would appeal would be to the same people that motorcycles and scooters.

The Big Four all current street legal, mileage bikes for sale are perfect commuters:


Yamaha XT250

Kawasaki 250R

Kawasaki KLX 250S


I own a 2001 Triumph

I live in Western Colorado, so I can to commute about 7 months out of the or so, with a couple of those still being rather

For me, the Sprint is a great economical The well-designed fairing provides from the elements, and I get about mpg on average as long as I don’t it up. The 955 engine is definitely not stressed, great power and great gas

Many of my 50 miles each way are on an so I do need something that can keep up with traffic at 75 and I like to have some at that speed to get out of a situation if one

I’m not in the market at this point, but if I looking for a commuter, I’d be looking for around these lines. My are in this order:

Safety (I include reliability — power to get out of my way in this category)

from the elements

Gas mileage

are great commuters out there

I’m a …-hard traditionalist, I want a to pull, a shifter to row, and a of the horizon to observe, and if needed, a to thank.

If an 68 mpg, automatic fly by wire, bubble canopied, totally enclosed, air-conditioned floats your boat, to motorcycling.

But hey, my idea of air-conditioning, and mpg, is flogging a over Angeles Crest through the smell of pine – what do I know.

American doesn’t “permit” the use of motorcycles / as commuting vehicles. They and will always remain, vehicles except for a very percentage of our population. Make as cheap as you like, it won’t any difference.

Most commuters will take their vehicles — in traffic — on the cell phone — coffee — and staying dry / warm / / whatever (Note: I ride a or DRZ to work every single day of the

Having a 100 mile round commute everyday, this is that I have given thought. I’m a 25 year old sport enthusiast that needs a that can pull “double The primary function would be and secondary function would be cannon carver (both

You mentioned an automatic motorcycle or Unfortunately, that would not the criteria that I have set The experiences of hitting redline and the next gear is too important to go

I realize that centrifugal have infinite “gears” is always optimal for the type of / riding your doing but just like a car with a (continually variable transmission) is something that makes me about increasing speed and the RPM drop. It just not natural!

My bike would be a …, 100 bhp, 60mpg hooligan with optional soft and a descent riding position. I’m that what I’m looking for is to be considered a “market” for some manufactures. Buell’s xb series, new Monster and even Suzuki’s new (though extreme) is in the same segment. I can only hope trend continues to expand and

While the fuel economy is with a commute like I would not buy a unit just it was rated at 80 mpg. Unless it with a twist of a throttle, put a on my face!

It my humble opinion are already a great economical for commuting. You just have to your riding style and what you expect from the That does not mean I don’t expect substantial in the technology that is used.

I to see companies like Brammo who are pushing technology and design there all electric Enertia. very important for the development of our

As crazy as it seems, pure are not going to cross-over to the scooter without a fight. Perhaps it has to do the image, or the fact that are usually priced the same as a sized motorcycle. I believe a commuter would be a economically dual sport with hardbacks that come as equipment. Mid-sized, air cooled and of running comfortably at highway

I always thought that the XR400 would have a good platform for the bike in I write. It would be capable of on and off-road travel, low maintenance, travel, cheap to insure, and the ability to carry cargo. A rack, center stand, and handguards would be nice

Economy is best defined by one capable of many functions.

I was one of the few who was to get their hands on the first SV650 (only 2000 made). I loved that but it was quickly stolen and most ended up as a track bike.

Day 2, I thought that Suzuki have a winner if they a full faring and some luggage. The bike would to retain the traditional handle instead of the clip-ons of the S model. would give a nice up riding position.

The 650 is very on gas, though maybe a larger tank would be for longer runs.

The level of to make this happen is small considering that the is already complete. Some mods to the S fairing to allow the bars is all. Aftermarket get involved for the body work. In at one time Corbin was working a set of bags for the SV, but they never

Givi’s work on the bike I

In the “Keep Dreaming” category, I thinking that interest in vehicles, and smaller cars make it possible to get DOT approval to run or even Yamaha Rhino’s or Razor Side-by-Sides on the street. The would be perfect for my commute.

MY Honda CB 1000 Custom is the commuter bike.

The closest to a commuter bike would be:

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