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    Default Motomia Monza 250cc

    Hi All

    I am looking for a cheap commuter since my normal commute with the scooter has been changed from 6kms to +-45kms with mostly highway riding.

    While I did do this with the Scooter last year, it indicated that it did not like riding on the redline all the time (Although, slipping the trucks became my new favorite game)....

    So, I started looking at bikes online. Under 20k (even the flippen creche hiked up their fees with 25%, so the bike budget keeps shrinking...)

    I am concerned about the 400s with regards to parts, and most being a bit on the old side.

    I am concerned about the Chinese stuff because you never know when the dealers are going to fly the coop.

    But Motomia have been around for a while, and their 250 seems to be the only one capable of (maybe, possibly, hopefully, allegedly) cruising at 100 km/h and at 18 000 too...

    http://www.motomia.com/monza.htm

    Please inundate my thread with your wise and witty comments / advice regarding the bike, or other commuter options.

    thanks all!

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    Whats your budget ?
    Spent my therapy money on a K1200S
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    What is a budget? can you eat it?

    seriously, as little as possible with an absolute roof at 20K...this was an unexpected thing, so dont have a lot of money lying around for it...

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    Someone will be along shortly and they will tell you to get a good secondhand Twister (Honda CBX250)

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyalex View Post
    Someone will be along shortly and they will tell you to get a good secondhand Twister (Honda CBX250)
    Ah, but then we get back to the budget part of it...what does a good second hand twister cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ares View Post
    Ah, but then we get back to the budget part of it...what does a good second hand twister cost?
    Between R12k and R22k. There were two or three sold on this forum in th epast few months for around R15k. A way better option than on of the Chinese cheapies. If you want to go new, I would go toward India, i.e. Bajaj before I looked at China.

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    For the price the Motomia looks good, compare against

    http://www.jonway.co.za/news.php?id=7&i=7

    I personally would take the BAJAJ just for it toughness
    http://www.jonway.co.za/products.php?id=2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elouise View Post
    I don't know the Motomia but here is 2 ads in your area so quickly found:
    Hi Elouise

    Thank you for the links...I also found masses of links for bikes in the price range, but looking at specs indicate that most chinese bikes have a recomended cruise speed of about 85km/h...I want at least 100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    For the price the Motomia looks good, compare against

    http://www.jonway.co.za/news.php?id=7&i=7

    I personally would take the BAJAJ just for it toughness
    http://www.jonway.co.za/products.php?id=2
    +1000.

    Bajaj Pulsar 180 now around R18k new.

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    Another one:
    http://capetown-westerncape.gumtree....AdIdZ426404939

    A twister can give you at least 140km/h. Enough to attract metro's attention and get you out of a tight spot if and when you need a bit extra power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    I personally would take the BAJAJ just for it toughness
    The Bajaj 180 might be an option, but with a top speed of 110km/h, I would be riding close to the edge when cruising at 100km/h, wouldnt I?

    The Baja 220 would be ideal, but more than I am willing to throw at this at the momen...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elouise View Post
    A twister can give you at least 140km/h. Enough to attract metro's attention and get you out of a tight spot if and when you need a bit extra power.
    The Motomia can get up to 120 (according to the site), so cruising at 100 should still give me some in reserve should it be needed..

    I bought a Gomoto after my scrambler and before entering the world of real bikes....I have to mention that my new gomoto gave me way better service than my GSXR750 a few years later....I assume this is due to the Gomoto being new, and the GSXR750 being second hand...

    Never know what the previous owner / his kids / friends did with the bike or why they are realy selling it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elouise View Post
    Made him an offer, now to wait and see...

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    Just realised that I didnt pick up Elouise's ads on gumtree during my searches because I was filtered to Northern suburbs....THank you for broadening my horizons Elouise!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ares View Post
    The Bajaj 180 might be an option, but with a top speed of 110km/h, I would be riding close to the edge when cruising at 100km/h, wouldnt I?
    Quote Originally Posted by Ares View Post
    The Motomia can get up to 120 (according to the site), so cruising at 100 should still give me some in reserve should it be needed..
    Careful as the reasoning may be flawed. The one may well only be able to do 110, but be able to cruise at 90 all day. Another may have a 120 top speed due to gearing only and could struggle to maintain 90 on anything but a slight downhill. As I said previously, 2nd hand Twister is by far the best choice, then Indian, then Korean and only then Chinese.

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    Has anyone ever had a look at this bike (Motomia Monza), or are we just throwing the generalized hatred of all things Chinese at it?

    I have to admit that the 2 or 3 2012 models for sale on gumtree is a but concerning...

    But of course they want to sell their bikes, and wont be a good source of information regarding it until after the sale...

    The one seller claims that his reaches a top of 140km/h....not buying that one then....

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    Ares, parts and support is an issue on these fonkongs. I have a Eurotrac 200. Topend 120 with 2 up, ask Gremlin. But the guys selling you those things are not good at supporting them.
    It must have two wheels.....

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    I have the 180 Pulsar and can cruise quite comfortably on the highway at 100...... and yes they are pretty indestructable (despite good attempts, I have not managed to wreck the bike or gearbox....... and I learned to ride on it as well).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ares View Post
    Has anyone ever had a look at this bike (Motomia Monza), or are we just throwing the generalized hatred of all things Chinese at it?
    Motomia is currently the strongest and best selling chinese brand in the Western Cape.
    Their service may not be the best but I don't see them going anywhere anytime soon.

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