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Old 08-14-2017, 09:09 PM   #11
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Maybe a ninja 300 if you want fuel injected.
Do any of the 300s have abs as an option? Probably not being a budget bike, but I'm not sure.
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:26 PM   #12
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Or an R3. I think they look better.
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Old 08-15-2017, 09:27 PM   #13
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About twice a month I ride it 120 mile one-way from NJ to PA on highway, NJ and PA Turnpk, likely the busiest highways in the nation.
Not even close - you need to go to California and drive I-5, I-405, etc. to experience the busiest roads in the US.
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Psssh, the 91 is hell 24/7 and widened to 6 lanes. 57 @ 5pm would make you harm someone. The traffic here is insane. I will not go anywhere near LA during the morning through 7pm.
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Bay area is getting to be just as bad as LA. Not sure how accurate is it, but an area called the maze was recently named worst traffic in the country. Dunno if that's accurate, but it's damn sure in the running.
Highways 580, 880, 80, 13, 24, and 980 all come together in a few mile stretch. 2 miles if not counting highway 13. All parking lots during commute time. 880 and 80 are parkig lots literally half the day any day of the week.

Anyways, a small nimble bike can work in those conditions if you're lane splitting. If you're not, you'd probably even more want something smaller and lighter cause stop and go traffic on 2 wheels without lane splitting sucks on heavy bikes. And you'd want water cooled.


OP is from Ohio, so no lane splitting.
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Not even close - you need to go to California and drive I-5, I-405, etc. to experience the busiest roads in the US.
I wonder where you find the statistics to back that up.
Section of I-95 is NJ turpk that I ride on.

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Certain parts of the 405 is rated americas no.1 busiest freeway. Cali has 6 or 7 of the countries busiest freeways, also the most population. They go hand in hand.
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Old 08-17-2017, 12:23 AM   #18
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Have read many articles on it over the years. Did a google search, first result:
http://www.businessinsider.com/13-us...m-last-year-11

FYI San Jose and San Fran are basically next door to each other (40 miles). And having lived for 30 years in San Jose, and 1 in Oakland, I dont know how the hell these rankings are made because Oakland is FAR worse.

End of the day, traffic here sucks. Sucks in a lot of other places too. Really glad I can land split, saves me ~50 minutes 1 way every day.


1LE - honestly, a basic budget bike that's fuel injected is all you need. You can still have a ton of fun on a 250-300cc bike, and they're cheap to own/operate, and faster than most cars.

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