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Old 02.11.2010, 20:52
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So how much percent of youths in CH is into biking???
Is Biking respected or is it considered as an activity of the reckless in CH???
What is mortality rate due to use of two-wheelers in CH???
How many motorcycles does a Biker usually maintain???-I mean to ask that,do you people,who are close to biking,have a big multi-cylinder Bike for touring and sports and also a small single cylinder Bike for commuting purpose????

My question may seem silly or may seem bugging to you,but I am a Died-in -wool Biker myself ,so I am very eager to know the pros and cons of Biking in Switzerland.
Ark, There seems to be a higher percentage of bikers here, at least during summer, and generally they seem well respected. Get the usual complaints about filtering down traffic jams, but that's about all, at least that I've heard myself. Others may have a different view. Then we get into a discussion about general driving standards/style in CH, and that's a different ball game and topic :-)
A lot of us have more than 1 bike, and having different types does have it's advantages, as well as the extra costs, but the Swiss system of having 2 vehicles on the same set of plates greatly helps. Myself, I take both the PanEuropean out on rides with the group as well as the fireblade, depending on where we are going. Over 6 hours and the Fireblade is a little uncomfortable.
If you are a card carrying biker, you love it here, as there are so many great pass roads etc in the summer, plus the mountains are a very nice backdrop. The system for speeding and fines may be different to what you are used to, search the forums and see the sliding scale of costs. Come join us next season.

@Paulnsue the snow depends on how high up you go, so some places are probably out due to snow already. But lower down here at city level (circa 1400ft above sea level) the roads can be okay for quite a while yet. I have been out on short rides in jan/feb in years past, when we get the odd day where temps shoot up to around 15C.

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Colin, I'm available early evening 07/08/09/10/11/12 (early shift), all day 13/14 early evening 15, 20/21/22/23/24/25/26/27/28/29/30. Seem to be working a lot of early mornings this months.



Bexie, any pics ??

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Fraid not since I did not load up the bike cam...
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Old 02.11.2010, 21:23
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If you are a card carrying biker, you love it here, as there are so many great pass roads etc in the summer, plus the mountains are a very nice backdrop. The system for speeding and fines may be different to what you are used to, search the forums and see the sliding scale of costs. Come join us next season.

Chris
Oh it was so good of you Chris

It would always be my dream to join you people and ride together.I hope it comes true.

If I ever come to reside and stay in the CH(which is my dream),I will buy a Suzuki Bking and ride with all of you.

I am a foreigner with dreams to settle in CH,I am an Indian National......
We don't have Biking as a lifestyle here,few of us youths who love Biking,use our own commuter machines to ride to all places and locations beautiful and adventurous.High speed is not enjoyed in India because of over crowded streets.National Highways are not protected like in CH,ample number of cattle and jaywalkers crossing expressways makes it a nightmare for Superbikes here.So,what we do is enjoy touring at speeds around 100kph with our 150cc or 200cc Bikes.

Here is a picture of myself and my Bike.

My Bike is the Suzuki GS150R....it is an air-cooled,2V,Carburetted,150cc bike having 14PS@8500rpm and 13.8NM@6000rpms,which are quite minimal to bikes you ride






Above are pictures of our Biking get together and biking getaways and meets.


At one instance I rode a friend's Yzf-R1

At another instance,I rode a friend's Fireblade too !!!

But believe me roads and road behaviour in CH is much,much better than what I am used to riding..........

So riding with you People on a big Bking on the scenic safe roads of CH would be my dream that I would cherish very greatly.

Ride Safe,Ride Long
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Old 02.11.2010, 22:02
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If I ever come to reside and stay in the CH(which is my dream),I will buy a Suzuki Bking and ride with all of you.

A friend recently rode from Switzerland to India on an 1100GS - so you never know, we might end up on your doorstep .
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A friend recently rode from Switzerland to India on an 1100GS - so you never know, we might end up on your doorstep .
Think we could do this over a weekend :-)
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Old 03.11.2010, 07:11
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Think we could do this over a weekend :-)
He did it in 3 weeks and went through Afghanistan. Respect .
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A friend recently rode from Switzerland to India on an1100GS - so you never know, we might end up on your doorstep .
You are always welcome
but that would take a lot of time and resources.
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Old 03.11.2010, 20:22
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Well I'm buggering off out on mine for a quick blast in the morn and then prob use it to go to rugby training tomorrow night.
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Old 04.11.2010, 01:43
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Well I'm buggering off out on mine for a quick blast in the morn and then prob use it to go to rugby training tomorrow night.
Thats what we like to see, still biking in November. Used mine over the weekend to get to work, good chance to run the engine :-)
Still saving for next seasons love toy Mr P ??

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Old 04.11.2010, 06:59
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Thats what we like to see, still biking in November. Used mine over the weekend to get to work, good chance to run the engine :-)
Still saving for next seasons love toy Mr P ??

Chris
Commuting by bike all this week - which is nice. Only issue is the spring tyres I'm planning may have to come a bit early .
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Still saving for next seasons love toy Mr P ??

Chris
Hmmmmm, its that or I have my eye on an 850T3 that needs a little cosmetic work but sounds the dogs bolloks, plus its cheaper
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Old 04.11.2010, 12:09
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Blinking bollocks - dropped it this morning. Own fault, lack of observation coming off a roundabout with a strategically place pedestrian crossing - car in front stopped on a sixpense. I did too but it was a slippery sixpence. Almost saved it but caught my boot on a peg and that was that. Solidly embarrassing. Only damage a slightly bent clutch lever and very red face .
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I'm in love :

http://www.kawasaki.ch/de/W800
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Careful now. Why have a nasty copy when you can get the real thing?

http://www.triumph.co.uk/switzerlandde/6888_7034.aspx
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Go googling "Davida moto guzzi cafe racer". That will make you moist .....
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Re: Motorcycle Ride Out V:

Bob, sorry to hear you dropped it, glad you are ok, if red faced.

From the Triumph stable, I really like the Thruxton, love the retro look.

Are we any further with dates for a get together ??

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Careful now. Why have a nasty copy when you can get the real thing?

http://www.triumph.co.uk/switzerlandde/6888_7034.aspx
Sorry but you cannot compare the blandness of this triumph with the beauty of the W800. The 800 instantly reminded
me of my old GS750 with the narrow large spoked wheels and the chrome fenders. The triumph even tries to hide it has
fuel injection by making them look like fake carbs, how tacky can you get ?

About Moto Guzzi, I used to have a Le Mans III but they don't make 'm like that anymore
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Go googling "Davida moto guzzi cafe racer". That will make you moist .....
you are correct have a moto guzzi poster calender showing a similar bike hanging in the office since 1997

the guy that bought my old Le Mans III is real DIY-er, he once mated a guzzi with a BMW:
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you are correct have a moto guzzi poster calender showing a similar bike hanging in the office since 1997

the guy that bought my old Le Mans III is real DIY-er, he once mated a guzzi with a BMW:
I was hoping for it with the girl !
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I was hoping for it with the girl !
she would just block the view of the bike
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