Motorcycling, Routes, Ride Outs & Custom Culture
The next logical stepping stone for the 2012 Motorcycle Desires honours list is to list 33hp machines. The trouble with this is you can restrict pretty much any machine so I’m ruling out any bike that makes more than 33hp in standard form.
This is a tricky category as not many manufacturers cater for this market. Nevertheless I’ve managed to find some crackers to keep those on their 2 year restriction happy. Here we go:
1) Royal Enfield Clubman
2) Kawasaki Ninja 250R
3) Vespa GTS Super 300
I do admit to having a soft spot for the Royal Enfield brand and the Clubman would be my pick of the bunch. Classic Cafe Racer looks wrapped up in a 28hp engine the Clubman would be my choice if I was waiting out my two year 33hp restriction. Actually, sod that, I’d be more than chuffed with a Clubman in my garage now!
Whatever happened to the 250 class? Well the Kawasaki is keeping it alive and kicking with class and style. What better introduction could you ask for to the world of sports bikes than to own your very own Ninja?
If you’re in the market for a classy scooter then the Super 300 would be my recommendation. I imagine if I owned one of these I’d spend my sunny days riding around quaint cobbled streets in an open-face helmet with Ray Bans waving at everyone sipping coffees in cafes. Want a taste of Italy? Then this one’s for you.
Ok, I admit that was actually harder than I thought. There is so very little in the way of decent 33hp machines. Having said that I’ll stand by those choices unless you think you know better?