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July 16th, 2005, 02:42 PM   #1
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Welcome to the new SM forum (Read before posting anything)

Hello All,

A very warm welcome to you to our new little area!

Now, as you may be aware, the suggestion that we even have a SuperMoto forum specifically caused quite a stir throughout our membership base. In part this has nothing to do with more than the fact that the other forums cover such a wide range of subjects, some argued that they would suffice for everything and therefore the SM forum would be redundant.

With this in mind, before you post your thread to the SM forum, please have a think about whether it wouldn't be more suitable elsewhere. If so, then post it there, otherwise the moderators here are going to have to move it anyway.

Please just keep posts within this section to SM specific subjects only and everyone will be happy.

Other than that, I can only say that the other rules will be as per the rest of the site, as far as I know, anyway

As for further information regarding the subject of SM we may want some introductory information on Supermoto for those not too familiar with it and it's inherent attitude. Is there anything specifically you would like to see, then please let me know and we'll try and sort it out.

Again, welcome and, as always, cheers,
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July 16th, 2005, 07:05 PM   #2
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bumpity, bump....

BUMP!

thanks sir for taking care of that. You truly rock.

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March 3rd, 2008, 12:31 PM   #3
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RE: bumpity, bump....

So just to clarify, is this for SM bikes that are used on the track and/or road?
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RE: bumpity, bump....

Hi there loonyberg,

We're not very strict about it. Both are welcome

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August 8th, 2008, 11:46 AM   #5
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RE: bumpity, bump....

lol...next thing ya know, were gonna need a sno-x-cycle forum....hahaha
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August 8th, 2008, 06:23 PM   #6
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RE: bumpity, bump....

I'd like to ride an FS sometime. The smaller wheels lower the bike a little more than my FE. Sorry, (Did I say FE?) I hope I don't get booted! Anyway I probably would feel comfortable on it.
Plus, they look so cool!!
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August 8th, 2008, 06:32 PM   #7
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RE: bumpity, bump....

I couldn't help but notice when this forum was first started, when it was recently picked up and how many total posts are on it..
LOL!! LOL!!!!
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RE: bumpity, bump....

for anyone who owns an FS650 I have been looking at getting one sometime in the near future and would just like to know more about them. The subject doesn't have to be all that specific, as long as it deals with the SM 650 I am interested. It could be triumphs or things you don't like about them, or times you were riding and had a "Holy Crap I can't believe these things are capable of doing that" sort of moment. Anyone interested in talking about them I'm game.
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RE: bumpity, bump....

So what knobbies should I run ??????
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RE: bumpity, bump....

Hi MotardHooligan,

I'm not as experienced with, or as accomplished in Supermoto riding as some of the guys on here, but I can give you my experience for what it's worth.

I passed my bike test in 02, & promptly bought an R6., After binning it twice (once in Wales & once @ Jurby airfield in the Isle of man), I got an 03 ZX6R.

So my experience had always been Japanese sports bikes, nothing else.

I then got an 02 Husaberg FS650E & loved it (when it was running). I have to be honest and say that I found the 02 difficult to start, the e-start was never going to work, just not enough uummff to turn over the engine sufficiently), and kicking a bike was alien to me, (especially on the left hand side). However, that said, I absolutely loved the riding style, & what a contrast to the sports bike!

I then decided to get an 04 FS650E, (the best move I ever made). Starts off the e-start instantly! Now, (to me at least) it's a different ownership experience altogether, I go out to the garage, with all the gear on, pull the bike out, start her, jump on & away you go, no more hassle.

I completely love the performance and handling, flicking it nimbly into corners, or especially round roundabouts on a local industrial estate is great fun. I'd say riding this bike is where I REALLY learnt to ride a bike. Because of the better feedback/response I feel on this bike (and the fact that you turn the bike in-between your legs rather than hanging off as u do on a sports bike), my confidence grew, and to my utter surprise I heard the pegs scrape on the road one day, and to check I did it again. Only after doing this was I confident enough to jump back on the sports bike & go get my knee down for the first time, so the bike has a lot to be thanked for.

If your looking for people who have first hand experience to give you an honest opinion on them, I'd say GET ONE!

They are very competitive straight from the crate (although some are always looking for more....), and will thrash other so called supermotos developed for the roads.

Good luck with whatever you decide on.

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