Battle of the Mini's! grom, zx125, benelli 135, lifan 150...

Chris Szuba /
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So i've been on a mini kick recently, think im going to pick one up to teach the gf how to ride a shifty with a dck around on. practice wheelies, w/e. my question is, which to buy?

Grom's of course you cant go wrong... but pushing $3400 or so new

Kawi's are cool, havent seen as many of them around and they're close to the same

Then the chinese bikes... which i've heard pretty good things about

Benelli (SSR motorsports sister company, Guiytieng something in china..) TNT135, @ $2600, you get a LOT of tech and a 1 year warranty. 11hp or so, faster then a grom and better looking & a 5spd!! i was about to pull the trigger on this until i heard Lifan made a KP150 mini for ~ $2100, draw back on the lifan is it's carb'd, whereas all the rivals are efi. i did ride a Lifan last night, it's pretty cold blooded and i know i dont need to say it, but man all of these are dogshit slow lol

i didnt like the shifter on the lifan, i had my boots on as i rode up to the bike shop on my 06 yama vstar bobber and i really had to angle my tow down in the boot to get under the shifter. havent test rode the benelli yet....

i think kymco has one too but im not really interested in that

Secondly these prices dont include all the fees i hear they ad on. i wouldnt mind financing but i'll be dammed if im gonna pay $4k for a fcking slow ess 125-150 4stroke mini streetbike. 2500 is pushing it...

Im forever wishing KTM made a mini (EDIT, they have a Duke 125 but idt it's in the US :( ), they have the 300 but im looking for something grom sized

Then again i can buy used in teh 2500 range and probably can still finance through my credit union.

Can i get your opinion on them ? hence the off-topic section, yes mopeds are better, yes i can go faster for less. this is for myself as a fun pocket bike to take offroad, wheelie on and teach the gf how to ride something easy with clutch (edited)

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  Battle of the Mini's! grom, zx125, benelli 135, lifan 150...Topic by: Chris Szuba Chris Szuba 12/22/18 06:46AM
  Re: Battle of the Mini's! grom, zx125, benelli 135, lifan 150...Re: Dave & Bummerzz Dave & Bummerzz 12/22/18 08:26PM
  Re: Battle of the Mini's! grom, zx125, benelli 135, lifan 150...Re: Stephen Keller Stephen Keller 12/22/18 10:10PM
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